Michael Vega is an associate managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the Secaucus office. Michael leverages nearly 20 years of cyber security experience in assisting firms, organizations and personnel with strategic planning, digital research and completing tough security challenges.

Michael has a wide range of experience in the investigation and remediation of cyber-related incidents. Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Michael served as Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase and Co., where he was the global head of Digital Forensics and Analytic Services for the firm. While at JPMorgan, Michael spearheaded strategic planning for the global team and contributed to the growth of the firm’s cyber security program. His team was responsible for numerous missions, including: the triage of data loss events and follow-on forensic support for internal investigations; forensic analysis in support of network intrusions; digital research for emerging threats and technology; forensic services supporting legal matters and eDiscovery; and root cause analysis and recommendations to close gaps. Before that, Michael held the title of Special Agent at the Department of Defense’s Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), where he served as a senior criminal investigator and Team Chief and established the cybercrime program.

Previously, Michael was a Special Agent in the Computer Crime Investigative Unit at the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID). While at CID, he conducted complex criminal investigations involving computer network intrusions and performed law enforcement activities such as interviews and interrogations and evidence processing. Prior, Michael held the position of Procurement Fraud Special Agent in the European Special Investigations and Fraud Field Office at CID. Earlier in his career he was a Special Agent in the CID’s 286th Military Police Detachment and was deployed to Iraq to conduct terrorism investigations against coalition forces.

Michael received a B.S. in marine biology from Texas A&M University and holds a M.S. in management from Thomas Edison University. Michael holds several industry certifications and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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