Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Michael Miora Joins Kroll’s Cyber Risk Practice, Expanding Virtual CISO Advisory

Successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience advancing security and privacy strategy 

New York – Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, the global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, today announced that Michael Miora has joined the firm as a managing director in the Cyber Risk practice, based in Los Angeles. Miora has over three decades of experience advancing security strategy for clients in a wide range of sectors, including financial, healthcare, communications, pharmaceutical and medical devices. Miora will be focused on expanding Kroll’s Virtual CISO (vCISO) advisory services leveraging his unique expertise to help executives and security teams mature their cyber security program.

Before joining Kroll, Miora served as the senior vice president and CISO at Korn Ferry, a USD 2 billion public business advisory services company serving Fortune 500/Global 2000 clients with high levels of security requirements. There, he refocused security goals and led a project to harden the environment and detect and remediate possible intrusions quickly and effectively. He spearheaded global efforts to establish an overall security enhancement program, achieving ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 certifications.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Miora founded and later sold InfoSec Labs, a business security advisory and one of the first specialty security consulting companies, ePrivacy Group and ContingenZ Corporation. During his time growing these companies, Miora pioneered security services that have since become well known and used by major firms, including virtual CISO services, independent security trusted advisory and security assessments. He also became one of the original HIPAA privacy experts, participating in reviews of HIPAA prior to it becoming law, and lectured on the implementations and implications of HIPAA. He then designed and developed a business continuity planning software to help businesses protect themselves in case of disasters, pandemics and other continuity issues. 

“Michael has not only terrific technical prowess, but also a deep understanding of the nuances of designing a highly-effective cyber security program,” said Jason Smolanoff, Senior Managing Director and Global Cyber Risk practice leader. “Michael’s visionary leadership and global perspective will greatly enhance Kroll’s vCISO services for clients worldwide.” 

Miora has been an international speaker at security and resiliency conferences, including various CISO executive leadership forums, Association of Commuting Machinery (ACM) conferences, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) conferences, Business Continuity (BCI) conferences and others in the U.S., the UK, Netherlands and France.

About Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps
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