Kyung Kim is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Cybersecurity for the Asia-Pacific Region at FTI Consulting. Mr. Kim is an expert in cybersecurity; privacy; digital forensic investigations; risk management; crisis management; criminal, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism investigations; and national security matters.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kim served as the head (Legal Attaché) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the U.S. Embassy Seoul, Korea. He served as a Special Advisor to two U.S. Ambassadors on significant international affairs covering all FBI national security matters affecting the U.S. and Korean Peninsula. He oversaw and managed FBI’s overseas missions and strategic plans covering cyber intrusion, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal matters.
During the North Korea nuclear crisis, Mr. Kim provided strategic risk mitigation guidance to the private sector as well as U.S. Government executives, including the White House, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, CIA Director, FBI Director, and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command.
Mr. Kim is also an expert in network management and analysis, adept at investigating the root cause of network failures, implementing proper security processes, and assisting with cloud migration issues.
Mr. Kim led the efforts to create a permanent FBI cyber agent position in U.S. Embassy and the Korean National Policy Agency HQ to proactively address cyber threats and vulnerabilities. He provided guidance and coordination on numerous risk management and crisis incidents related to cyber threats, such as ransomware, DDoS attacks, theft of cryptocurrency, and business email compromise schemes. Mr. Kim coordinated with the FBI Cyber Division and Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force to provide cyber training to the host nation entities in order to better address cyber threats emanating from North Korea, China, and Russia.
Prior to deploying to Seoul, Korea, Mr. Kim served as Supervisory Special Agent in the New York FBI Division covering all organized crime-related matters. Mr. Kim also worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) covering East Asia matters between 2008 and 2009. Between 1997 and 2004, Mr. Kim worked at the Philadelphia Police Department as a major crime detective covering all criminal matters including shootings, assaults, armed robberies, and fraudulent investigations. During his tenure, Mr. Kim received the FBI Director’s Award and CIA Exceptional Performance Award.
Mr. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Chestnut Hill College and a master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Fort Hays State University.