Scott Downie



Managing Director

Scott Downie is a managing director in the Cyber Risk practice, based in Secaucus. Scott leverages more than 20 years of computer networking and information security experience, including 15 years specializing in computer forensics for the FBI.

Scott assists Kroll clients with a wide range of cyber-related matters through advanced investigative digital forensics and intrusion response-related work, encompassing both onsite and remote digital evidence collection, triage and in-depth analysis. Representative matters include cyber-based corporate espionage, Office 365 compromises and related log analytics, ransomware and malware intrusion events, breach response, point-of-sale and financial services fraud, threat hunting and response, matters involving PII and PHI spillage, malicious spear phishing and whaling campaigns and other events involving misuse of networked endpoints. Scott also uses his extensive field experience to facilitate cyber tabletop exercises (TTX), including scenario design, presentation and client action items.

Prior to joining Kroll, Scott worked for the FBI, where over the course of a 15-year career he primarily delivered computer forensic examinations and provided expert witness testimony in multiple federal and state courts. Additionally in this role, he performed search and seizure operations, led research and development initiatives and trained new field examiners. For three years, Scott concurrently specialized in information technology, coordinating the daily operations of critical applications and serving as the office authority for online capabilities and various computer programs that supported investigative efforts. Before that, Scott began his professional career as manager of desktop computing for the University of New Orleans. In that role, he oversaw nearly 80 full- and part-time employees involved in networking projects and in providing support for thousands of desktops, 1,500 faculty and staff members and 18,000 students.

Scott received a B.S. in computer engineering from Louisiana State University. He is also a Certified Field Instructor for the FBI.

Cyber Risk

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

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.

Computer Forensics

Kroll's computer forensics experts ensure that no digital evidence is overlooked and assist at any stage of an investigation or litigation, regardless of the number or location of data sources.

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.

24x7 Incident Response

Kroll is the largest global IR provider with experienced responders who can handle the entire security incident lifecycle.

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.

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.

Data Recovery and Forensic Analysis

Kroll's expertise establishes whether data was compromised and to what extent. We uncover actionable information, leaving you better prepared to manage a future incident.