Dawit Kim is a Senior Director in FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice and is based in Singapore. Mr. Kim is an information security professional with 10 years of experience in data loss prevention, incident response, governance, risk management, and compliance.
At FTI Consulting, Mr. Kim leads a wide range of engagements to assist clients in identifying and managing cybersecurity risks, as well as meeting regulatory, legal, and compliance requirements and best practices (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, CIS Controls, MAS TRMG, and PDPA). He has delivered incident response and recovery, post-incident review, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, readiness and risk assessment, M&A cybersecurity due diligence, IT audit, tabletop exercise, and complex litigation engagements.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Kim served as Vice President, Incident Response Manager for Bank of America. He led a globally coordinated, 24/7 incident response team for the APAC region to protect clients and employees against legal, financial, reputational, operational, and regulatory risks. As the primary incident commander, he managed hundreds of incidents, including distributed denial of service (DDoS), malware attacks, system vulnerability assessments and remediation, insider threat, third-party breaches, and technology issues impacting information security controls.
For insider threat prevention, detection, and response, he played an instrumental role in starting a data loss prevention (DLP) program for Bloomberg Terminals in the United States. Shortly after the design and implementation, he moved to Singapore to build and lead a regional team in APAC to cover all aspects of DLP, including email, the Internet, database, printing, and removable media. As the subject matter expert, he led multi-departmental insider threat investigations, involving intellectual property (IP) theft and workplace misconduct.
He participated in regional risk committees to keep senior leadership and members abreast of critical metrics and address identified gaps, as well as engage risk stakeholders on regulatory reporting and compliance requirements in the banking industry.
Being culturally versed and bilingual in English and Korean, he has worked with clients across the United States, China, South Korea, and Singapore.
Prior to Mr. Kim’s professional career, he served two years as a Sergeant in the Republic of Korea Army, leading a squad of 12 translation specialists in English and Korea for the U.S. and South Korea joint military exercises.
Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, where he majored in International Business, Global Supply Chain, and Operations Management with a minor in Chinese Studies.