Kroll Appoints Wayne Peterson as Chief Information Security Officer
November 30, 2015
Globally Recognized Enterprise Security Risk Executive Brings More Than 25 Years of Experience
NEW YORK – Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation and response solutions, today announced that Wayne Peterson has been appointed Chief Information Security Officer, effective immediately. Most recently, Peterson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (“FIS”), the world’s largest global provider dedicated to technologies in support of payment processing and banking solutions, with over 40,000 employees worldwide.
Peterson brings to Kroll more than 25 years of experience in the commercial, government and law enforcement sectors. Throughout his career, he has spearheaded numerous international risk management assignments and cybercrime investigations, as well as remediation and security initiatives, in complex, dynamic and high-stakes environments. While at FIS, Peterson initiated and led the build-out of a global cyber incident response team of 27 professionals stationed around the world. He was also responsible for the creation of a cyber intelligence threat unit tasked with collecting, analyzing and fusing intelligence data to detect potential threats and to ensure preparedness for future security incidents. Peterson also partnered with U.S. federal and international law enforcement organizations, as well as industry peers engaged in cyber defense, to share learnings and to enhance overall industry preparedness levels.
“I am very pleased to welcome Wayne to Kroll,” said Bill Krivoshik, Chief Technology Officer for Kroll. “Wayne is a globally recognized enterprise security risk executive with more than two decades of experience spanning multiple sectors, and I am confident he will bring an added dimension of valuable expertise and an extraordinarily global perspective to our team. Throughout his career, Wayne has demonstrated leadership capabilities and produced a track record of innovation and award-winning accomplishments. He is a terrific addition to the Kroll team.”
“Wayne’s wide-ranging expertise and exemplary record of leadership add depth and additional capabilities to the Kroll senior management team,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Risk Holdings, Kroll’s parent company. “Wayne possesses keen insight into the essentials that define Kroll’s core client services, and he has a proven ability to integrate varying enterprise priorities spanning finance, operations and compliance within a robust information security framework. Wayne brings a unique combination of law enforcement experience handling highly complex international cyber investigations and practical business approaches to solving the daily challenges that impact the financial services industry and other data intensive industries. His experiences and talents complement and reinforce the capabilities of Kroll’s outstanding team of client-facing cyber professionals. I know Wayne will help our Kroll team to fulfill its mission of delivering outstanding and state-of-the-art solutions and services to our clients.”
Mr. Peterson said, “I am very excited to join the Kroll team and look forward to applying my experiences and skills to benefit Kroll’s global clients. I am confident that we can deliver new and innovative solutions that will help and enable our clients to address their increasingly complex and security driven business needs.”
Prior to joining FIS, Peterson, over the course of close to 20 years, rose progressively through the ranks of the U.S. Secret Service, ultimately attaining the position of Supervisory Special Agent, directing the operations of the agency’s Cyber Intelligence Section of its Criminal Investigative Division. In this role, he managed the work of an internal team as well as several hundred field agents charged with conducting critical cybercrime investigations. His duties also included regularly briefing the Secretary of Homeland Security on cybercrime trends. Through collaborative and collegial outreach, he earned the trust of C-level commercial industry executives facing data breaches and cultivated long-standing, productive partnerships with international law enforcement personnel.
Peterson earned a CIO Graduate Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), holds a Federal CIO Certification from the U.S. General Services Administration and was honored with the U.S. Attorney General Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, as well as an Award for Excellence presented by the U.S. Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency.
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 40 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security and data and information management services. Headquartered in New York with more than 50 offices across nearly 30 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary team of over 2,000 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies and individuals. For more information visit www.kroll.com.
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