Kroll Names Keith Wojcieszek Associate Managing Director in Cyber Security and Investigations Practice
May 30, 2017
Former United States Secret Service Special Agent Led Transnational Cyber Investigations; Also Served in Presidential Protective Division and Special Operations Division
NEW YORK – May 30, 2017 – Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security, and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of Keith Wojcieszek as an Associate Managing Director in Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice. He will be based in Kroll’s Washington, D.C. office.
Until recently, Wojcieszek led the United States Secret Services’ (USSS) Cyber Intelligence Section, Criminal Investigation Division, where he managed the agency’s national response to cyber investigative initiatives focused on protecting the financial infrastructure of the United States. In this role, Wojcieszek also coordinated complex international investigations that targeted transnational organized crime networks with an emphasis on cyber and information security. Under Wojcieszek’s leadership, a number of these cases resulted in the apprehension of highly sophisticated cyber criminals who collectively were responsible for causing over $1 billion in losses stemming from the theft of the financial and identity data of thousands of consumers.
“Keith brings with him not only a wealth of advanced technical expertise, but also extensive experience working with diverse international stakeholders, which is vitally important in resolving today’s most challenging cyber security problems,” said Jason Smolanoff, Senior Managing Director and Global Cyber Security Practice Leader for Kroll. “The addition of Keith to our team will further expand the multidisciplinary support our Cyber experts are providing to our global clientele across a wide range of industry sectors. I am excited to welcome him to Kroll.”
“Each day with increasing frequency, the criticality of cyber preparedness and response to organizations of all types is becoming more apparent. In a world where organizations can be overwhelmed by the diversity, complexity, and danger of cyber-related threats and risks, I am confident that our clients will find Keith to be a strategic problem-solver, who will draw on his vast experience investigating global cyber threats and in designing real-world programs aimed at improving detection, remediation, and the sharing of best practices,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings. “Keith’s global experience dovetails well with Kroll’s worldwide capabilities and demonstrated history of helping clients, no matter where located, to prevent, respond, and mitigate cyber-related and other urgent risk challenges.”
Previously, Wojcieszek served with the USSS Cyber Intelligence Section, leading top-priority initiatives and multi-agency efforts, international and domestic, to apprehend high-value targets of cyber investigations across the world. These cases resulted in the arrest of several criminals who caused financial losses of more than $800 million. During this time, Wojcieszek also headed the USSS Cyber Incident Operations Center, which had responsibility for coordinating the investigation and response to attacks on the financial infrastructure of the United States that inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars of losses. The investigations spearheaded by this group resulted in 19 individuals being taken into custody and prosecuted. Earlier in his career, Wojcieszek led several domestic and global investigations working with the U.S. Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and Office of International Affairs (OIA). From 2004-2010, Wojcieszek managed the Electronic Crimes Task Force in support of all electronic crimes investigations, computer forensic examinations, and cell phone data extraction in the Louisville Field Office District. In this role, he also established the operation of a forensic laboratory; provided expert testimony in multiple state and federal cases; and coordinated training for USSS agents, local law enforcement, and industry representatives.
From 2012-2016, Wojcieszek was an integral member of protection details for the President, Vice President, Homeland Security Advisor to Terrorism, and Presidential Chief of Staff. During his time with the Presidential Protection Division, Wojcieszek led physical security for protection assignments and was also responsible for formulating, establishing, and implementing physical security and emergency action protocols. Earlier, from 2012-2015, Wojcieszek was with the Counter Assault Team in the Special Operations Division, where he was acting and back-up supervisor of Special Operations personnel for its numerous foreign and domestic protection assignments for the President and Vice President. This often involved coordinating security in varying international environments for the USSS protective mission, and incorporated multiple U.S. federal agencies, local law enforcement, and foreign government personnel.
Wojcieszek earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds numerous professional and technical certifications.
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