Nickolas B. Savage is an associate managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, based in Secaucus, New Jersey. Nickolas has over 25 years of experience in cyber forensics, crisis response, counterterrorism and cybercrime, including 20 years with the FBI working on matters involving national security, white-collar crime, civil rights and counterterrorism. At Kroll he manages complex client engagements with multiple components including risk assessment and forensic investigation and represents the firm in speaking engagements, conventions and industry events. 

Notable experience with the FBI includes his stint as Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Baltimore Field Office where he led 11 squads, including Maryland’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and 195 agents, analysts, task force officers and linguists; and his experience leading and managing the FBI’s global and national cyber security investigations in Washington, D.C. Nickolas has held several positions with the City of Pittsburgh, Bureau of Police in Pennsylvania, including Detective (Internal Affairs) and Detective (Sexual Assault Unit). During his tenure with the police department, he has investigated complaints related to police misconduct against city officers as well as worked on all investigations involving the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and physical abuse of children who were 13 years and younger.

Nickolas was a member of the Council of Governments Chief of Police, Maryland Chiefs of Police Executive Board, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, and FBI Baltimore Policymakers in 2018-2019.

He holds a B.A. in history and sociology from Duquesne University; an MPM in management and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University; an M.S. in criminal justice from Boston University; and an M.S. in information technology (security and assurance) from Carnegie Mellon University. His certifications include Chief Information Officer (CIO) from Carnegie Mellon University; CIO in Federal Executive Competencies; Chief Risk Officer from Carnegie Mellon University; and one in Cyber security from Georgetown University. Additionally, Nickolas has an Executive Leaders Program in National Security certification from the Naval Postgraduate School.

He has won several awards, including Florida Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2002 and 2005; and Outstanding Law Enforcement of the Year in 2001 and 2002 which was presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Middle District of Florida. Nickolas is also on the board of the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute (CSLI) in Washington, D.C., which is the first (and only) cross-functional, international cyber education program that brings together lawyers, CIOs, CISOs, board of directors and government (including law enforcement). 

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