MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s the devastating new normal after the NotPetya ransomware and wiper attack: cyber criminals steal and manipulate information, stop physical operations — and ultimately slow company productivity and reduce revenue. Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) today announced four new senior hires, part of the firm’s continuing strategy to build the most skilled and experienced cyber team for commercial clients. The addition of these professionals expands Booz Allen’s ability to solve increasingly advanced cyber challenges and to deliver cyber solutions that manage risk and prevent the loss, manipulation or destruction of critical data.
“Cybersecurity is at an inflection point as the threats we all face become more complex. Success in this environment requires a diverse team with a multidisciplinary skill set,” said Bill Phelps, leader of Booz Allen’s U.S. Commercial business and an executive vice president. “The addition of these four cyber experts reflects Booz Allen’s commitment to continue aggressively growing our commercial cyber security business.”
With decades of front-line cyber expertise, these new leaders bring a unique understanding of the business challenges faced by commercial clients:
- An Air Force veteran, Anil Markose joins as a senior vice president leading cyber strategy and advanced analytics for the U.S. Commercial business. Previously, Anil led EY’s Cyber Threat Management Practice within the organization’s Financial Services Sector. Based in New York, he holds a Master’s in Management of Information Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University.
- Miguel Crespo joins as a vice president and will serve as Booz Allen’s Cyber Defense lead for the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences industry sector. Based in New York, he joins from Mandiant where he helped guide Fortune 500 companies through security transformation projects. Miguel is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland University College. He’ll continue to teach classes for the Computer Management and Information Technology Department. Miguel served in the U.S. Navy for nearly nine years, and holds a Master’s in Information Assurance from Norwich University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Management of Information Systems from National Louis University.
- Wade Alt joins as a vice president to spearhead the growth of Booz Allen’s Managed Threat Services, which enable clients to acquire the firm’s cyber threat intelligence and threat defense capabilities as a managed service. Previously, Wade was a senior vice president of global solutions engineering at Sungard Availability Services. Based in Washington, D.C., Wade holds an international M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University at Buffalo.
- Morgan Bjerke joins as a principal focused on Cyber Defense, and is based in Texas. Previously, Morgan served as a vice president in Stroz Friedberg’s global Incident Response practice, overseeing a team of first cyber responders, threat intelligence analysts and malware specialists. Morgan holds a Bachelors’ in Management Information Systems from Oklahoma State University.
Booz Allen is committed to continuing to build a market-leading team of cyber professionals to address our clients most serious cyber security challenges. To learn more about Booz Allen’s Commercial business, visit BoozAllen.com/Commercial.
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