Kroll, the world’s premier provider of services and digital products related to valuation, governance, risk and transparency, today announced it is expanding its cyber risk services in Asia Pacific with several recent strategic new hires to bolster its existing world-class capability.

The firm’s experience handling over 3,000 incidents globally in the past year has enabled Kroll to identify and strengthen skillsets most needed to assist clients with their most complex cyber challenges. Additionally, in times of continued travel restrictions, Kroll’s experienced professionals spread geographically throughout the region and with local language skills providing critical, effective incident response and support for any cyber uplift/recovery programs.

Joining the Kroll team:

Gerallt Owen joins the firm in Singapore as a managing director, following a successful international career in the legal profession. With increased demand for assistance in employee/fraud and internal company investigations, data, and documentation disclosure to meet requests made by regulators, litigation support services, IT forensic, expert evidence, data and document collection hosting and review, data breach response, and personally identifiable information (PII) searches, there was a need to align the strong technical skills that already exist in Kroll APAC with a legal and business perspective. As a former senior equity partner with leading international law firms, Owen has extensive experience in the use of legal-tech and brings a unique ability to help translate complex legal challenges using our full range of technical support services into meaningful business-centric solutions and outcomes.

Lester Lim joins the firm in Hong Kong as a senior vice president, serving as the APAC lead interface with the insurance ecosystem. Kroll is positioned as a leading provider of breach response services to insureds, but additionally, in view of the hardening of the cyber insurance market, Kroll helps clients navigate the options available to address cyber security risks versus transferring risks via insurance.

Patrick Lum joins Kroll’s leadership team as a senior vice president, based in the region’s largest lab in Singapore. Lum brings the highest level of experience in this complex field from his previous roles with Verizon, and more recently, as the APAC head of DFIR for JP Morgan.

Source: Harbour Times news