Dani Dilkin is an Associate Managing Director in Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice, based in the São Paulo office. Dani is a highly accomplished cyber security professional, with more than two decades of experience managing information security in complex environments. Notably, Dani is one of the first professionals in Brazil to achieve Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA) certification and pioneered the coordination and implementation of information security transformation and compliance projects related to PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for leading organizations involved in the Brazilian payment system, including defining associated technologies and activities. Additionally, he has particular expertise in enterprise risk management, risk assessment and audit, crisis management and incident response, and project plan design and execution for companies across a wide variety of industry sectors.

Dani joined Kroll in 2018 from a Big Four accounting firm, where he served as Cyber Risk Practice Director for the firm’s Brazilian Cyber Intelligence Centre in São Paulo. Dani’s extensive responsibilities in this role included day-to-day management of the business as well as conducting numerous client consultations on matters including threat intelligence, security and brand monitoring, crisis response, malware analysis, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment, and cyber resilience strategic planning.

From 2006-2014, Dani held roles of increasing responsibility with the São Paulo office of CIPHER, a global managed security service provider, ultimately serving as Director of Consulting Services. Over his tenure with the firm, Dani coordinated and implemented numerous information security projects, many with a focus on helping clients achieve and maintain compliance with industry standards such as PCI DSS and ISO 27001/27002 and business continuity planning activities as outlined in ISO 22301.

Earlier in his career, Dani served in cyber security consulting and analyst positions with firms in the telecommunications and information technology space.

Selected Media Appearances and Speaking Engagements
  • “Bitcoin: o futuro do dinheiro é virtual,” CBN, 2017
  • Olhar Digital News interview, May 16, 2017
  • “Internet of Things: Is IoT a personal or corporate concern?”, (ISC)2 Security Congress Latin America, 2015

Education & Certifications
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Management Processes, FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Electronical and Law Specialization, Ibmec
  • PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
  • PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)

Affiliations & Memberships
  • Brazilian Association of Internet of Things (ABINC)

  • Portuguese – Native
  • English – Fluent
  • Spanish – Basic
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