NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation, compliance, security, and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of J. Andrew Valentine as an Associate Managing Director in its Cyber Security and Investigations practice. With a wide range of experiences and skills that bridge the private sector and law enforcement, Valentine is a highly accomplished practitioner as well as a recognized thought leader, author, and speaker on computer crime and cyber security. He has managed numerous high-profile criminal forensic and data breach investigations in the United States and internationally, where his work proved instrumental in the arrests and successful prosecutions of notorious hackers and criminals.
“Andrew is a high-energy cyber security professional with superb technical and investigative skills,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings. “Time and again, he has proved tenacious and innovative in successfully working through the intricacies of highly complex cyber incidents to protect the best interests of clients. He brings a unique skillset that complements our existing team of extraordinary cyber professionals. I am pleased to have him join the Kroll organization. His knowledge and experiences will help us continue to drive the expansion of our cyber practice and business growth.”
Over the course of a 14-year career, Valentine became well-versed in criminal and civil investigative requirements, including computer forensics, evidentiary procedures, and fact-finding techniques, during his service with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Computer Crime Center and with Verizon/Cybertrust. He has regularly collaborated with government and state/provincial law enforcement agencies worldwide, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, and Department of Homeland Security. Adept at making a complex and challenging subject matter clear and comprehensible, Valentine has served as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials.
Valentine is the author of numerous articles as well as the co-author of often-cited books and reports. His articles have been published in Computer Fraud and Security Magazine, SC Magazine, and Retail Banking Magazine, among others. One of his blog postings was subsequently carried by major media outlets that included CNN, ABC, BBC, and the Los Angeles Times. Additionally, Valentine was a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s “2008 Cybercrime Handbook” and recently co-authored the book “CyberForensics: Understanding Information Security Investigations.” Most notably, Valentine has served as one of three primary authors and creators of the annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), a reference work that is highly regarded throughout the security and digital forensics industries. He is also frequently invited to speak on the subjects of data breach, digital forensics, and computer crime at industry events and specialized panels.
Valentine earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish at Purdue University. In addition to holding numerous certifications, he is a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and PCI Council Qualified Incident Response Assessor (QIRA/PFI).
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 40 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security and data and information management services. Headquartered in New York with more than 50 offices across nearly 30 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary team of over 2,000 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies and individuals. For more information visit www.kroll.com.
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