NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation, compliance, security, and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of Erik Rasmussen as Associate Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations practice, and Jeff Kernohan as Associate Managing Director, Security Risk Management practice, effective immediately. Mr. Rasmussen is based in Reston, Virginia and reports to Cyber Security and Investigations practice leader, Tim Ryan. Mr. Kernohan is based in Chicago and reports to Security Risk Management practice leader, Tim Horner.
Mr. Ryan stated, “Erik brings to Kroll an exceptional combination of legal, federal law enforcement and corporate experience. His unique set of skills and valuable real world insights will make him a fantastic addition to our company and our Cyber Security and Investigations practice. I have no doubt that Erik’s knowledge and demonstrated capabilities will help our clients address and respond to the cyber threats that increasingly impact their businesses on a daily basis.”
Mr. Horner commented on Mr. Kernohan’s return to Kroll, “I am pleased to welcome Jeff back to Kroll. His experience in providing security consulting, threat and risk assessment, and project management to a broad range of clients augments and reinforces our Security Risk Management practice. Throughout his distinguished career, he has worked with diverse clients, including, federal agencies, high-profile museums, religious institutions, sports and entertainment leagues and venues and high net worth individuals, and he has consistently delivered outstanding results.”
“We are pleased to welcome Erik and offer Jeff a warm welcome home to Kroll,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Corporate Risk Holdings, Kroll’s parent company. “Erik’s and Jeff’s individual accomplishments are many and their experiences highlight the diverse capabilities that Kroll routinely delivers on a global basis. Both Erik and Jeff are joining strong teams with the multidisciplinary expertise to advise clients on standalone risks and crisis situations as well as business critical physical and cyber risks.”
Mr. Rasmussen most recently served as Director, North America Cyber Security Intelligence, Payment System Risk, for Visa Inc., where he developed the threat intelligence platform for cyber intelligence and investigations needs. Prior to Visa, he was IT Security Manager, Security and Investigations for Fidelity National Information Services, a leading international provider of technology-enabled solutions for the payments and banking industries.
Previously, Mr. Rasmussen served for almost a decade in the United States Secret Service. At the time he left the Secret Service, he was a Special Agent focused primarily on domestic and international computer crime investigations. In addition to criminal violations related to access device fraud, bulletproof hosting services, child pornography, distributed denial of service attacks, botnet attacks and wire fraud, he conducted the international investigation that resulted in United States of America v. Sergey Vovnenko (a.k.a. “Flycracker”). He earlier served on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, based in Los Angeles, which investigated the activities of domestic and international terrorist organizations. He began his career as a deputy prosecuting attorney with the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Tacoma, Washington.
Mr. Rasmussen earned his Juris Doctor at the Seattle University School of Law and is admitted to the Washington State Bar. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law Section. Additionally, he has presented at numerous internationally recognized conferences such as RSA, IACP and ASIS International.
Mr. Kernohan is returning to Kroll after serving for the past three years in Washington, D.C. as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for Guidepost Solutions LLC, a global provider of monitoring, compliance, investigations and risk management solutions. In this role, he was responsible for the financial and operational performance of the firm’s Security & Technology Consulting division. He also concurrently managed Guidepost’s Private Client Protection Security practice.
Mr. Kernohan was previously a member of the Kroll team, from 2000 to 2012, a period during which he steadily took on greater leadership responsibilities, ultimately serving as Associate Vice President from 2010 to 2012, with responsibility for managing all of Kroll’s security consulting, design and engineering services for the East Coast. After September 11, 2001, Mr. Kernohan transferred from Kroll’s Texas office to New York City, where he was responsible for ensuring the quality of work conducted by more than 60 security professionals performing risk assessments in the year following the terrorist attacks. He was also instrumental in developing with outside counsel Kroll’s successful application for Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Safety Act status, a DHS effort designed to help promote the creation, deployment and use of anti-terrorism technologies.
Mr. Kernohan has a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and ASIS International.
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