Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Kroll Named a Cyber Security Services Pacesetter by ALM Intelligence

Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, today announced that its Cyber Risk practice has been named a Pacesetter in the management consulting segment of the ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research: Cybersecurity Services 2020 thanks to its ability to deliver end-to-end cyber risk management solutions to clients worldwide. 

This year’s recognition follows Kroll’s recognition as a Vanguard Leader in The ALM Vanguard: Cybersecurity Consulting 2019, reinforcing the impact of Kroll’s end-to-end cyber risk solutions in an increasingly complex cyber security environment that demands rapid response, actionable intelligence and effective governance. In the 2020 report, Kroll is acknowledged as unique among the Pacesetter cohort “for a business model focused on maintaining an elite team of security professionals” that are “fully engaged in helping clients coordinate the services within their broad ecosystem of law firms, insurance providers and managed security services providers.” Kroll also earned high marks for its “global, end-to-end cyber risk offering that supports the entire incident lifecycle: incident response, notification, monitoring and proactive services.”

ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research: Cybersecurity Services 2020

“The current environment underpins the need for organizations to build a defensible security strategy able to adjust to massive change while empowering the business to continue delivering value. With organizational, political and criminal activity swinging wildly, security and risk leaders can’t afford to be seen as obstacles but instead as enablers of business,” said Jason Smolanoff, Kroll’s Global Cyber Risk Practice Leader. “Clients benefit from our five-pillar framework of governance, infrastructure and standards, policies and procedures, people and training, and relationships, which expands security beyond technology solutions to embed not only higher standards but more flexibility and redundancy into everyday operations.” 

“Kroll’s leadership shines when clients face the most complex security challenges, from compliance, privacy and risk, remote work, staff augmentation and insider threats to intellectual property and reputational threats,” said Andrew Beckett, EMEA Leader in Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice. “We’re proud to be recognized once again by ALM Intelligence.”

ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research takes a uniquely customer-centric view of the professional services marketplace by analyzing the comparative strengths and weaknesses of providers across multiple disciplines, enabling buyers to make better-informed decisions and providers to better understand their increasingly dynamic competitive landscape. ALM Pacesetters are identified and selected by a panel of experts, including general counsel, procurement, external professionals and academics, and internal ALM representatives.

A summary version of the ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research: Cybersecurity Services 2020 is available for download here.

About Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 45 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. For more information, visit

Duff & Phelps is the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions. We work with clients across diverse sectors in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, cyber security, claims administration and regulatory compliance. With Kroll, the leading global provider of risk solutions, and Prime Clerk, the leader in complex business services and claims administration, our firm has nearly 4,000 professionals in 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit

About ALM Intelligence
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Cyber Risk

Incident response, digital forensics, breach notification, managed detection services, penetration testing, cyber assessments and advisory.

Virtual CISO (vCISO) Advisory Services

Kroll’s Virtual CISO (vCISO) services help executives, security and technology teams safeguard information assets while supporting business operations with augmented cyber expertise to reduce business risk, signal commitment to data security and enhance overall security posture.

Cyber Governance and Strategy

Manage cyber risk and information security governance issues with Kroll’s defensible cyber security strategy framework.

Incident Response and Litigation Support

Kroll’s elite security leaders deliver rapid responses for over 3,000 incidents per year and have the resources and expertise to support the entire incident lifecycle.

Cyber Risk Retainer

Kroll delivers more than a typical incident response retainer—secure a true cyber risk retainer with elite digital forensics and incident response capabilities and maximum flexibility for proactive and notification services.

Threat Exposure and Validation

Proactively identify your highest-risk exposures and address key gaps in your security posture. As the No. 1 Incident Response provider, Kroll leverages frontline intelligence from 3000+ IR cases a year with adversary intel from deep and dark web sources to discover unknown exposures and validate defenses.

Notification, Call Centers and Monitoring

Kroll’s data breach notification, call centers and monitoring team brings global breach response expertise to efficiently manage regulatory and reputational needs.