Alex Cowperthwaite
Alex Cowperthwaite

Alex Cowperthwaite

Technical Director of Research and Development

Alex Cowperthwaite is Technical Director of Research and Development in the Cyber Risk practice, based in Toronto.

Alex leverages more than seven years as a security consultant, with a notable emphasis on performing a variety of assessments, including cloud architecture, threat models, web application and infrastructure penetration tests. His experience guides the development of Kroll’s offensive security services, including methodology and process improvements, new tools and techniques, and consultant skill development.

Prior to the acquisition of Security Compass Advisory (SCA) by Kroll in December 2021,  Alex served as technical director at SCA. Before that, he held the title of Vulnerability Researcher at TELUS Security Solutions, where his primary responsibilities included reverse engineering of n-day vulnerabilities, developing of proof-of-concept exploits and providing detection guidance.

Alex received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of New Brunswick, with a major in theory and computation. He also received a master’s degree in computer science from Carleton University. His master’s degree included peer-reviewed publications on network traffic analysis and DNSSec and a research thesis on authentication trust models.

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