Mon, Dec 7, 2020

Kroll Expands Australia Cyber Team with New Incident Response Lead

Sydney – Kroll, the global leader in cyber security management, governance and risk services has today announced the appointment of Karthik Ramanathan as Senior Vice President of Digital Forensics and Incident Response in Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice. In his role he will be responsible for leading and further advancing Kroll’s digital forensics and incident response expertise and resources within the region.

Karthik has nearly 20 years’ experience in the cyber security industry, working in both the private and government sectors in Australia across industries including banking, telecommunications, energy, utilities and retail. His core areas of expertise are Incident Response, Digital Forensic, Threat Hunting and Intrusion Analysis.

Prior to moving into security consulting, Karthik worked for various Australian Federal Government Departments for close to 15 years, leading a number of high-profile incident response investigations.

Louisa Vogelenzang, Associate Managing Director of Identity Theft and Breach Notification services in Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice said, “We are thrilled to welcome Karthik to the Kroll team in Australia, which we continue to expand in order to serve the growing need for data breach support services in this market. Karthik’s extensive experience and technical expertise will strengthen Kroll’s local offering as more Australia corporates face the very real threat of cyber incidents.” 

In addition to Kroll’s cyber risk practice, Duff & Phelps’ existing Australian services include its Restructuring Advisory, led by Managing Directors Marcus Ayres and Brett Lord, Transfer Pricing, led by Managing Director David Lewis, and Business Intelligence and Investigations, led by Managing Director Cem Ozturk.

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