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Cybersecurity’s New Quantum Shift

September 7, 2022

In this article for Infosecurity Magazine, FTI Cybersecurity expert Kevin Hughes comments on quantum security, explaining why post quantum algorithms offer a solution to Q-day dangers and discussing the trial of quantum-secured connections.

The NIS2 Directive

September 6, 2022

In this podcast episode, FTI Cybersecurity experts Dave Harvey and Ayala Maurer-Prager are joined by external guests David McIlwaine and Stuart Davey from Pinsent Masons. Together, the group discusses the latest iteration of the Network and Information Security Directive, more commonly referred to as NIS2, and how this proposed legislation will impact businesses.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, August 2022 Edition

August 31, 2022

In August’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about Black Hat USA, our cybersecurity energy services, and recent awards, media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

#HowTo: Enhance Data Security and Privacy

August 29, 2022

In this article for Infosecurity Magazine, FTI Consulting experts share five tips that address key phases of cybersecurity and data privacy resilience.

What You May Not Know About DORA — But Should

August 29, 2022

The European Council will formalize its Digital Operational Resilience Act (“DORA”) later this year, leaving firms less than 24 months to ensure compliance with the new regulations. In this article, FTI Consulting experts answer questions related to the new framework that may be on the minds of boards and senior managers, and explain how acting now has major advantages.

Cryptocurrency Mixer Tornado Cash Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury Department

August 19, 2022

Due to the recent sanction of tumbler/mixer Tornado Cash by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, many organizations engaged in digital assets may need a refresh in their operational practices. FTI Consulting experts explore their perspectives on this ruling and discuss operational refinements that will ensure companies’ adherence to regulations.

Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022

August 1, 2022

In this podcast episode, FTI Consulting experts Brian Hale, Don Good, and Sara Sendek are joined by external guest Adam Griffin from Maynard Cooper. The group discusses the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022, which aims to develop a clearer picture of the threats facing the United States and how better to organize a collaborative response strategy to these attacks.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, July 2022 Edition

July 29, 2022

In July’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about the U.S. federal cybersecurity strategy, our cyber incident response simulations, and recent awards, media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, June 2022 Edition

June 30, 2022

In June’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about the latest from RSA, our cybersecurity social engineering services, and recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

The Data Breach Response Checklist

June 30, 2022

In this article for The Oath, FTI Consulting experts highlight the important elements of an incident response plan and how leveraging machine learning and AI tools can enable a swift and transparent response.

The Cyber World Turns to M&A

June 28, 2022

As the cyber world evolves, it is increasingly clear that companies moving through a transaction could be the ideal targets. Corporate leaders need to consider why a deal can draw out bad actors, what risks this poses to the deal itself, and how best to achieve success in the face of this new era of cyber threats.

Cyber Threat Intelligence

June 21, 2022

In this article for Directors & Boards, FTI Consulting’s Pat Bolger and Kelly Miller share why boards must use their oversight role to move the focus on cybersecurity past regulatory compliance and toward the goals of identifying threats before they happen and being able to respond quickly should an incident occur, to truly protect their organizations.

Key Questions Answered for China’s Personal Information Protection Law

June 21, 2022

In this article for CPO Magazine, FTI Consulting’s Mason Drew and Frances Chen provide an overview of key questions that many multinational organizations and corporations have been asking as they assess their PIPL readiness and plan for the most challenging aspects of compliance.

Medical Robotics: the Fears and Frontiers

June 20, 2022

In this article for Healthcare Digital, our experts explore cybersecurity and medical devices in healthcare and discuss what’s next for robotics.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, May 2022 Edition

May 31, 2022

In May’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about cryptocurrency threats, our private equity services, and recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

The Cybersecurity Evolving Landscape

May 27, 2022

At the 2022 International Telecoms Week Conference, Managing Director Brian Hale moderated a session with experts from Cloudflare, Quantum Computing, Verizon, and HGC Global Communication.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, April 2022 Edition

April 28, 2022

In April’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about new tools targeting critical infrastructure devices, our critical infrastructure offering, and recent awards, media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

Cybersecurity Is Essential to ESG and Corporate Governance

April 21, 2022

In this article for Directors & Boards, FTI Consulting’s Erica Vinish and Adriana Villasenor discuss how the increasingly digital landscape of business is proving that you can’t have a complete appreciation of environmental, social, and corporate governance concerns without extensive knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, March 2022 Edition

March 31, 2022

In March’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about global cyber threats to critical infrastructure, our 360 incident response offering, and recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, February 2022 Edition

February 28, 2022

In February’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about state-sponsored cyber threats, cybersecurity services for the construction industry, and recent media mentions, awards, thought leadership, and events.

Alert: State-Sponsored Cyber Threats

February 23, 2022

In this Actionable Guidance Alert, we share information related to state-sponsored cyber threats and immediate recommendations organizations can take to mitigate cyber risk.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, January 2022 Edition

January 31, 2022

In January’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about our alert on state-sponsored cyber threats, penetration testing capabilities, and recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, December 2021 Edition

December 22, 2021

In December’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about the Log4j vulnerability, our Office of the Chief Risk Officer solution, and recent awards, thought leadership, and events.

Third-Party Cyber Risk

December 13, 2021

In this podcast episode, FTI Cybersecurity experts Ron Yearwood and Oli Price are joined by DWF’s Mark Hendry and Tughan Thuraisingam to discuss third-party cyber risk challenges while offering tangible advice for business leaders.

Take Action!

November 23, 2021

In this article for The Oath, we share five practical steps that organizations in the Middle East can implement to build, improve, and sustain a robust cybersecurity culture.

How Cyber Attacks Target Stakeholders

November 18, 2021

In this article for O’Dwyers, our cybersecurity communications experts discuss the reputational impact of double extortion tactics and how companies can respond.

Cybersecurity Due Diligence in the M&A Process

November 18, 2021

In this podcast episode, FTI Cybersecurity experts Dave Harvey and David Dunn are joined by external guests from DWF, Jay Birch and Shervin Nahid, to discuss cybersecurity due diligence in the M&A process.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, October 2021 Edition

October 28, 2021

In October’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about our Cybersecurity Awareness Month activity and recent awards, media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

Why Energy Sector Cybersecurity Is Essential

October 28, 2021

In this FTI Journal article, our Cybersecurity and Communications experts discuss why energy sector cybersecurity is essential and emphasize the need to develop robust incident response plans.

Putin’s Army of Hackers are Targeting America

October 26, 2021

Global Head of Cybersecurity, Anthony J. Ferrante, appeared on CNN’s Situation Room to discuss the possible motivations behind the latest cyber attacks targeting US IT providers.

Balancing Cybersecurity and Your Hospital’s Digital Transformation

October 21, 2021

With the need to continue to push ahead with digital transformation while maintaining the highest safety standards, health care leaders must assess common pitfalls in this transition and carefully evaluate and implement cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies.

Why the Airlines Need to Ramp Up Their Cyber Defenses Now

October 15, 2021

The Transportation Security Administration recently created new cybersecurity mandates aimed at aviation industry. In this FTI Journal article, learn why airlines need to ramp up their cybersecurity defenses now.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, September 2021 Edition

September 30, 2021

In September’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about our recent trends, dark web data retrieval capabilities, and recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

The Experts’ Manual on Handling Hijacked Data

August 3, 2021

In this article, written in Portuguese, for Valor Econômico, FTI Consulting experts share insight on proper ransomware response and how to mitigate financial, legal, and reputational risk.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, July 2021 Edition

July 30, 2021

In July’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about our recent trends, ransomware prevention capabilities, recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

Don’t Let Your Healthcare System Become a Hostage

July 26, 2021

As the threat of ransomware attacks on healthcare systems continues to rise, some traditional defensive measures are becoming obsolete. To better prepare, and to mitigate issues following an attack, firms must take a holistic approach to fortifying their cybersecurity posture.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, June 2021 Edition

June 30, 2021

In June’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about our sponsored Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report, expert witness capabilities, Chambers & Partners Cybersecurity Risk recognition, recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

Addressing Third-Party Cyber Risk

June 18, 2021

In recent years, cyber attacks via third parties have made headlines across the globe. To provide insight on this cybersecurity challenge, FTI Cybersecurity sponsored its flagship report with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services focusing on “Addressing Third-party Cyber Risk.”

Digital Sting Operation that Led to Hundreds of Arrests

June 8, 2021

Jon Snow from UK’s Channel 4 News spoke to former FBI cyber division chief of staff and White House National Security Council member, Jordan Rae Kelly, now head of cybersecurity for the Americas at FTI Consulting, and started by asking how the security services utilised the digital age.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, May 2021 Edition

May 26, 2021

In May’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about actionable guidance for the critical infrastructure sector, our cybersecurity energy capabilities, our preferred cybersecurity services for the American Hospital Association, recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

APAC Cybersecurity Briefing, May 2021 Edition

May 18, 2021

In May’s edition of the APAC Cybersecurity Briefing, read about Singapore’s mandatory data breach notification laws, our insider threat & workplace misconduct services, recent awards, media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, April 2021 Edition

April 29, 2021

In April’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about actionable guidance on Hafnium cyber attacks, our cybersecurity social engineering services, recent awards, media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

CFIUS is Eyeing Your Data. You Should, Too

April 16, 2021

In this FTI Journal article, FTI Consulting experts highlight key considerations for due diligence across the deal lifecycle and meeting expectations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, March 2021 Edition

March 31, 2021

In March’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about actionable guidance on Hafnium cyber attacks, our cybersecurity private equity services, recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

Complex Investigations: Are You Prepared to Meet the Rising Bar?

March 25, 2021

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, FTI Consulting’s Dave Harvey, Laura Kippin and Oliver Price are joined by Ben Denison, Director of Information Technology at RPC. The group highlights the current trends around complex investigations, the extensive data from an incident or breach, and the increase in litigation and concerns from third-party auditors.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, February 2021 Edition

February 26, 2021

In February’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing, read about actionable guidance for the critical infrastructure sector, our incident response services, recent media mentions, thought leadership, and events.

Microsoft’s Smith: SolarWinds Attack Involved 1,000 Developers

February 15, 2021

In this GovInfoSecurity article, Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante comments on the SolarWinds attack, which Microsoft President Brad Smith said was the “largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen.”

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

February 8, 2021

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, FTI Consulting’s Ayala Maurer-Prager and Neil Doyle are joined by Monica Sah, Partner at Clifford Chance specializing in financial markets law and regulation. The conversation centers around the experts’ assessment of the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), recently published by the European Commission, and outlines the key questions business leaders should be asking.

A Disturbing Trend – Road to a Cyber Dark Age

January 6, 2021

In this Security Magazine article, Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante and Director Matt McManus discuss the current threat to the open Internet and the path to de-escalating global tensions.

New Golang-based Worm Targets Servers to Mine Monero

January 4, 2021

Researchers have detected a new Golang-based worm that is targeting Windows and Linux servers with monero cryptomining malware. In this InfoRisk Today article, Kyung Kim comments on how the Golang malware works and its use among threat actors.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, December 2020 Edition

December 29, 2020

In December’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about staying secure during the holidays, urgent guidance regarding nation-state attacks, thought leadership, and recent and upcoming events.

New and Evolving Threats: Cybersecurity Flashpoints in 2021

December 21, 2020

The global leaders of FTI Cybersecurity analyzed major developments from their respective regions — including the fallout of the U.S. Presidential Election, Brexit, and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics — to forecast what to expect in the coming year.

Future Trends

December 17, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, our experts are joined by special guest Ed Vaizey (a member of the House of Lords and formerly the UK Government’s longest-serving Culture and Digital Minister) to discuss future trends in cybersecurity.

Securing Operational Technology and Critical Infrastructure

November 11, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, our experts are joined by Lieutenant Colonel Erica Mitchell and Lieutenant Colonel Doug Fletcher from the United States Military Academy at West Point to discuss the evolving threats impacting critical infrastructure and how the recent Jack Voltaic research exercise has helped to prepare for the worst.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, October 2020 Edition

October 30, 2020

In October’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a recent OFAC alert, our ransomware capabilities, thought leadership, and recent and upcoming events.

Five Steps to Secure Operational Technology in an Evolving Threat Landscape

October 26, 2020

In a world where hackers can change a satellite’s orbit, or youngsters honing their cyber skills can cause huge disruptions, organizations need to be more vigilant than ever when protecting operational technology. In this FTI Journal article, Paul Reilly shares five ways an organization can remain resilient and keep its OT secure.

The APAC Cybersecurity Landscape

October 13, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, experts discuss the changing cybersecurity landscape across Asia. They provide valuable insight into the evolving cybersecurity threats currently facing the region and offer their guidance for business leaders to help build resilience.

Now’s the Time to Get Smart About Securing Your Smartphone

October 13, 2020

Most of us consider the minicomputer we carry in our pockets to be a direct line for managing various parts of our personal and professional lives. Cyber criminals look at our smartphones through a different lens. They see a veritable treasure chest of data and information for the taking. In this FTI Journal article, David Dunn and Jonathan Snyder present essential best practices for securing your mobile device at home and on the job.

The US Presidential Election is Under Attack

October 11, 2020

Election meddling threatens the right to vote that so many groups have fought for, yet little is being done to prevent a repeat attack — or worse — in this year’s election. In this op-ed for The Hill, Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante discusses why the U.S. presidential election is under attack.

The COVID-19 Cyber Threat Landscape

October 2, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, our experts discuss the cyber threats stemming from COVID-19 and offer advice on what steps organizations and business leaders should be taking to build cybersecurity resilience and mitigate risk.

If You’re Connected, Get Protected

October 2, 2020

Internet-connected devices, programs, and apps are ubiquitous in today’s world and provide conveniences to our daily lives. But all that convenience comes with a price. In this FTI Journal article, Ron Yearwood and Dave Best present best practices for protecting your connected devices.

How Do I Respond to an Insider Attack?

September 29, 2020

In this FTI Journal article, Kyung Kim, Head of Cybersecurity for the APAC region, looks at the five steps companies should take when they discover an insider is responsible for a cyber breach.

Jack Voltaic 3.0 – Cyber Attack Simulation

September 24, 2020

The U.S. Army Cyber Institute partnered with FTI Consulting to host a virtual exercise, known as Jack Voltaic 3.0, that tested the abilities of Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia to respond to a simulated cyber attack. The simulation combined digital attacks with physical disruptions to gauge defenses and response tactics.

Insider Threat and How to Mitigate It – 5 Top Tips

September 21, 2020

In this FTI Journal article, Managing Director Steve Morgan provides 5 top tips for business leaders on how to mitigate the risk of insider threat. In today’s digital age — where hackers can override a system from the other side of the globe — organizations must be warier than ever. Unfortunately, it’s no longer enough to remain vigilant of the outside world. Some of the most damaging threats originate from within.

Insider Threat

September 11, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, the experts delve into the topic of insider threat, discussing how awareness training, coordinated communication channels, and education programs help mitigate the risk. Throughout the episode, they offer their guidance on the current trends and real-life examples they are seeing.

Reopening With Care

September 9, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, Ken Jones is in conversation with colleagues Elizabeth Cholis, Jordan Rae Kelly, and Lisa O’Connor. They discuss the key considerations for business leaders and provide guidance as to how organizations can make a successful transition to a post-COVID world.

Women in Cybersecurity

August 28, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, the conversation explores each guests’ differing roles and paths which led them to a career within cybersecurity, the obstacles they have overcome, and honest advice to women who are wishing to pursue a career within the industry.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, July 2020 Edition

July 31, 2020

In July’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about COVID-19 trends, our new Reopening with Care offering, recent thought leadership, and recent and upcoming events.

Incident Response and Managing the Crisis

July 29, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, our experts discuss their observations on the current climate when it comes to cyber incidents and crisis response. The conversation delves deeper and offers a step by step guide on how organizations can best prepare for a future cyber incident and work to improve their crisis preparedness.

Not If But When: Building Cybersecurity Resilience to Secure Competitive Advantage

July 29, 2020

Head of Cybersecurity for the EMEIA region Joshua Burch has written a white paper entitled ‘Not If But When: Building Cybersecurity Resilience to Secure Competitive Advantage’, where he sketches out the building blocks for constructing cybersecurity resilience, focusing on strategic risk management, cultural change, leadership, and effective communication. This isn’t a technical blueprint, but rather Joshua explores what it takes in today’s world to build an organisation with cybersecurity resilience at its core.

Cyber Incident Response: Regulatory Reporting and Notification Obligations

July 24, 2020

In this Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence article, Gita Shivarattan, Jake Green, and Tom Brookes from Ashurst LLP and Paul Reilly and Patrick MacGloin from FTI Consulting explain the key phases of a cyber incident response and summarize the regulatory reporting and notification obligations which may be triggered when a cyber incident involves a personal data breach.

Securing the Remote Working World

July 22, 2020

In this episode of The Expert Briefing podcast, conversation centers around the biggest cybersecurity threats and challenges organizations now face in the current remote working environment, from best practice to keeping on top of a remote patching regime.

Your Network Goes Dark. What Should You Do?

July 8, 2020

In this FTI Journal article, Kyung Kim, Head of Cybersecurity for the APAC region, looks at the three steps you can take today to reduce the chances of the unthinkable: a paralyzed network and an IT team that can’t be reached.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, June 2020 Edition

June 30, 2020

In June’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our 9 post-coronavirus cybersecurity predictions for companies, service spotlight, recent thought leadership and events, and upcoming events.

4 Simple Steps to Determine Cybersecurity Gaps in the Work-From-Home Era

June 24, 2020

Millions of workers around the world have shifted from offices to working from home since the COVID-19 outbreak. In this FTI Journal article, Joshua Burch, Head of Cybersecurity in EMEIA, offers timely advice for businesses to help mitigate the increased risk of a cyber breach that comes with that shift.

States Must Take Action to Protect Against Unemployment Fraud

June 23, 2020

Cyber actors are using the COVID-19 pandemic to evolve their methodologies and steal money from the unsuspecting. In this op-ed for The Hill, Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante discusses this new cyber threat and why action is needed now.

9 Post-Coronavirus Cybersecurity Predictions For Cos.

June 18, 2020

With the world slowly starting to reopen and returning to life before COVID-19, it is essential to consider how cyber threats will continue to evolve as the situation changes. In this Law360 article, Anthony J. Ferrante shares his cybersecurity predictions for a post-COVID-19 world.

About Jack Voltaic 3.0

June 15, 2020

The third experiment in the Jack Voltaic™ series, in partnership with FTI Consulting, will take place in 22-24 September, 2020, through a regionally focused exercise that includes commercial critical infrastructure supporting military deployment and global logistics operations.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, May 2020 Edition

May 28, 2020

In May’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our COVID-19 updates from leading intelligence agencies, service spotlight, recent awards, thought leadership, and events, and upcoming events.

The Life-Saving Intersection of Healthcare and Cybersecurity

May 27, 2020

For all the challenges brought on by COVID-19, one bright spot has been the accelerated development of healthcare technology that is saving lives. In this FTI Journal article, Head of Cybersecurity for the Americas Jordan Rae Kelly, Health Solutions Senior Managing Director Bruce Hallowell, and Health Solutions Managing Director Chris Sdao discuss this topic.

COVID-19 Intelligence Agency Alerts

May 5, 2020

While we all adjust to the new world of social distancing and working remotely as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is important to not let our guard down when it comes to cyber risks. Intelligence agencies have released alerts to keep the public informed and to provide guidance on how to mitigate threats from cyber actors trying to take advantage of an uncertain situation.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, April 2020 Edition

April 30, 2020

In April’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our COVID-19 updates from leading intelligence agencies, service spotlight, recent awards, thought leadership, media mentions, and events, and upcoming events.

A White Paper on India’s National Cybersecurity Strategy 2020

April 27, 2020

FTI Consulting and American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) collaborated together to bring out a comprehensive report on India’s upcoming National Cybersecurity Strategy. The white paper was developed in consultation with members of industry and security experts.

COVID-19: Attempts to Influence and Deceive

April 20, 2020

In this op-ed for The Hill, Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante discusses cyber actors using COVID-19 campaigns that attempt to influence and deceive.

Security in a Remote World

April 14, 2020

Kyung Kim, Head of Cybersecurity, APAC, shares his thoughts on cybersecurity in a remote world as a result of the coronavirus spread in this article for Asian Legal Business.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, March 2020 Edition

March 31, 2020

In March’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our advice to strengthen cybersecurity in a remote work environment, service spotlight, recent thought leadership and media mentions, and recent events.

COVID-19: New Cyber Threats

March 27, 2020

In this article, authored by Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante and Managing Director David Dunn, we highlight the new cyber threats that have emerged as a result of COVID-19 and provide recommendations to help mitigate risks.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Employees in a Remote Work Environment

March 26, 2020

With organizations shifting to remote work environments due to the coronavirus pandemic, Joshua Burch, Head of Cybersecurity, EMEA, and Kate Brader, Managing Director, offer advice to strengthen cybersecurity at this crucial moment in time in this FTI Journal article.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, February 2020 Edition

February 27, 2020

In February’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our trend alerts, service spotlight, recent news and media mentions, and recent events and upcoming speaking engagements.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, January 2020 Edition

January 30, 2020

In January’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our trend alerts, service spotlight, recent news, thought leadership, and media mentions, and recent events and upcoming speaking engagements.

Cyber Adversaries Constantly Evolving

January 14, 2020

In this radio interview for Bloomberg, Head of Cybersecurity for the Asia-Pacific region Kyung Kim discusses the threat of cyber warfare in the year ahead.

Invest Now, Save Later: The Best Business Strategy Against Cyber Attacks

December 16, 2019

The key to mitigating cyber risk is a shift in mindset — from a reactive to a proactive approach — along with a corresponding investment. In this FTI Journal article, Senior Managing Director Ron Yearwood explains why a proactive approach is important and how to get started.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, November 2019 Edition

November 27, 2019

In November’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our recognition of National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month, trend alerts, recent awards, and recent and upcoming events.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, October 2019 Edition

October 31, 2019

In October’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about our recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, trend alerts, recent awards and media mentions, and recent and upcoming events.

Stay Protected While Connected: Wi-Fi Safety

October 17, 2019

Whether at home or in public, the Wi-Fi connection may leave a window open for nefarious actors to climb inside your digital life. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s Ron Yearwood and Dave Best present best practices for protecting your wireless connection.

Secure Your Data by Tightening Your Weakest Links

October 10, 2019

The old adage “you’re only as strong as your weakest link” is spot-on when it comes to safeguarding your computer systems from cyber attack. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s Jordan Rae Kelly and Angjelo Marku present best practices for fortifying basic barriers that secure your most sensitive data.

Keep Your Phone Close — And Your Data Closer

October 4, 2019

With employees depending heavily on their mobile devices to accomplish business goals, the need to keep those devices secure is imperative. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s David Dunn and Jonathan Snyder present best practices for securing your mobile device.

SAfm: Battle Against Cyber Crime

October 2, 2019

In this radio interview for SAfm, Senior Managing Director Jordan Rae Kelly discusses cybersecurity and how governments are building resiliency today and where gaps still remain.

eNCA Video: The Global Threat

October 1, 2019

In this interview for eNCA, a South African news broadcaster, Senior Managing Director Jordan Rae Kelly provided commentary on the cybersecurity global threat landscape.

IBASeoul: Africa Examines Cybersecurity Conundrums

October 1, 2019

African Law & Business recapped the panel session at the International Bar Association (IBA) annual conference in Seoul, where Jordan Rae Kelly participated alongside expert lawyers who provided their national and regional perspectives on the role of lawyers in helping design appropriate legislative architecture for data security.

Cybersecurity and Resilience in South Africa

September 30, 2019

South Africa is a target firmly in the view of cyber threat actors today. The Country’s move towards digital transformation, combined with a regulatory and judicial environment that is still grappling to achieve greater effectiveness, leaves it in a vulnerable position. In this article, read about the current cybersecurity landscape in South Africa.

The Healthcare Industry Needs a Cybersecurity Booster Shot

August 28, 2019

The unfortunate reality is that the healthcare industry faces tremendous risks from cyber threats due to a combination of dangerous factors. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s Jordan Rae Kelly and Jonathan Snyder analyze those factors and how they contribute to the industry’s cyber risk.

Former FBI Agent Sounds Alarm on Cyber Security

August 7, 2019

Anthony J. Ferrante, Global Head of Cybersecurity, recently sat down with Fordham News to discuss the inception of the International Conference on Cyber Security and his participation at the 2019 event.

The Costly Risk Everyone Forgets About in M&A

July 30, 2019

Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions has traditionally centered on financial, organizational structure, operational, or contractual risks; however, assessing cyber risk is now just as vital. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s Ron Yearwood and Dave Best discuss the importance of cyber risk due diligence and what to be mindful of during M&A.

Panel Finds Election System Sound, but Voices Concern About Social Media and Turnout

July 24, 2019

Fordham News recapped “The Tipping Point: Cyber Risks to the Election System,” a panel held at the International Conference on Cyber Security. Panelists included Anthony J. Ferrante, Global Head of Cybersecurity at FTI Consulting; Anne Nueberger, Director of Cybersecurity at the National Security Agency; Chris Wlaschin, Vice President of Election and Systems Software; and Brad Tusk, CEO of Tusk Ventures.

AI Is Both Friend and Foe in Cybersecurity

July 1, 2019

In this Connected World article, Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante provides comment on the role that artificial intelligence plays in both cybersecurity and cyber attacks.

FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, April 2019 Edition

April 30, 2019

In April’s edition of the FTI Cybersecurity Briefing Book, read about the BuzzFeed Defamation Lawsuit, our Assessment & Incident Response Retainer, trend alerts, media mentions, and events.

Ferrante and Ferrillo on Cybersecurity: Business Email Compromise – How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

April 23, 2019

Emails impersonating legitimate individuals for nefarious purposes, also known as business email compromise (BEC), is a rapidly growing threat. In this High Performance Counsel article, FTI Cybersecurity’s Anthony J. Ferrante and Greenberg Traurig’s Paul Ferrillo describe why it should be a concern for all organizations, and how to protect against an attack or respond in the event an attack is successful.

Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting the Dark Web. Here’s Why You Should Too

March 27, 2019

The ominous-sounding “dark web” is often associated with criminal activity, and there is no denying that it is used as a platform for illicit purposes. But corporations that know how to monitor the global platform can protect themselves from cyber attacks. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s David Dunn details how cyber criminals are exploiting the dark web and why you should too.

RSA 2019: Experts Consider AI as a Security Topic to Watch

February 15, 2019

Ahead of the RSA 2019 conference, IT Pro Today asked cybersecurity experts what they thought would be the biggest draws. Many spoke about machine learning and artificial intelligence, including Anthony J. Ferrante, Global Head of Cybersecurity.

Corporate Cybersecurity Now: 10 Things to Know in the Next 10 Months—and Beyond

January 31, 2019

In the fast-moving world of cybersecurity, predicting the full threat landscape is near impossible. But it is possible to extrapolate major risks in the coming months based on trends and events of last year. In this FTI Journal article, Anthony J. Ferrante, Global Head of Cybersecurity at FTI Consulting discusses what organizations must be aware of to be prepared.

The Cybersecurity 202: FBI cyber investigations hit hard by shutdown

January 23, 2019

When the government shutdown at the end of 2018 and it continued into 2019, it slowed investigations and prosecutions of cyber criminals by the FBI, as well as their ability to fend off digital threats to national security. Anthony J. Ferrante, Global Head of Cybersecurity, provided his input on the bureau’s “difficulty resuming cyber operations” in this article from The Washington Post.

C-Suite Alert: US DOJ Updates Guidelines for Managing Cyber Attacks

January 9, 2019

In September 2018, the Cybersecurity Unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ) released an update to its 2015 guidance for navigating cybersecurity incident response. In this FTI Journal article, Anthony J. Ferrante addresses both what is new in the DOJ’s revised guidance, and what is critical for clients to understand and act upon.

Understanding the Intersection Between GDPR and Cybersecurity

November 9, 2018

Since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was activated in May 2018, we are now seeing examples of enforcement activity. Those are helping organizations better understand the long-term landscape for compliance. This Law.com article examines the intersection of GDPR and cybersecurity.

Cryptocurrency and Corporate Security

August 10, 2018

In this article, originally published by ISSA, FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity expert Anthony J. Ferrante and Fordham University Professor of Science D. Frank Hsu discuss cryptocurrency and the use of blockchain technology. Learn about the risks associated with cryptocurrency and the process in which organizations should take to strengthen their security stance as it relates to […]

The Insiders: Cybersecurity

April 9, 2018

Anthony J. Ferrante, FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity, recently spoke with Corporate Board Member about how companies can help manage cyber risks by regularly enlisting independent advisors to identify security flaws.

60 Minutes – Ground Zero in Russia’s Hack of U.S. Election Infrastructure

April 8, 2018

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity, Anthony J. Ferrante, appeared on the 60 Minutes segment “Ground Zero in Russia’s Hack of U.S. Election Infrastructure.” As a former Director of Cyber Incident Response on the National Security Council, Anthony discussed election security and lessons learned from Russia’s cyberattack against state voting systems during the 2016 presidential election.

Global Head of Cybersecurity Anthony J. Ferrante Gives Prepared Statement

March 8, 2018

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Anthony J. Ferrante, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Cybersecurity at FTI Consulting, gave a prepared statement before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on China, the United States, and Next Generation Connectivity. His testimony focused on the massive leaps digital networks have made to support our […]

Are Dockless Bikes a Cybersecurity Threat?

February 16, 2018

FTI Cybersecurity’s Anthony J. Ferrante discusses the potential security risks associated with dockless bike services based on the financial and mobility data that such services collect in this CityLab article.

Cyberspace Triggers a New Kind of Arms Race

February 1, 2018

FTI Cybersecurity’s Anthony J. Ferrante discusses how the internet is fueling the cyber arms race, allowing malicious cyber actors to deliver weaponized tools at an unprecedented scope and scale in this article featured in Signal Magazine.

Compass Points: The Perils of Data-Sharing

January 31, 2018

In the wake of security concerns over the Strava app, FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity, Anthony J. Ferrante comments on the risks associated with other data-sharing technologies, including dockless bike services in this CityLab article.

Should I Fear the Reaper?

January 17, 2018

In the first of a new series in which FTI Consulting experts answer timely questions about matters affecting business, FTI’s Global Head of Cybersecurity, Anthony J. Ferrante, offers insight about Reaper, a malware that can lie dormant in corporate computer systems.

3 Top Cyber Experts Speaking Out

January 10, 2018

FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity revealed his top three cybersecurity predictions for 2018 which include learning why a surge in IoT issues, the weaponization of cyberspace, and the emergence of new security requirements top his list of concerns in the cyber arena.

Incident Response for Hidden Cobra and State-Sponsored Threats

January 5, 2018

In this article, FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity discusses the issued alerts as well as the importance of staying abreast of the most up-to-date intelligence on this front and organizations building a strong incident response programs to deal with emerging risks from Hidden Cobra and threat actors.

A Look Into the Crystal Ball: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

December 27, 2017

In this article, FTI’s Head of Cybersecurity comments on cyberspace becoming the new battlefield for modern warfare, the rise in malicious state-sponsored activity, the exploitation of information as a weapon for financial, political and other gain, and urges cybersecurity professionals to be prepared to stay ahead of malicious actors.

China’s Ghost in Europe’s Telecom Machine

December 11, 2017

In this POLITICO EU article which discusses the growing security worries derailing the Chinese tech giant, Huawei’s 5G ambitions, FTI’s Head of Cybersecurity comments on the infrastructure of which data flows, government decisions to use Huawei products, and the risks these governments are willing to take.

The European Union’s Strategy to Face Cyber Threats

December 7, 2017

In this article, FTI’s Alejandro Sánchez discusses the EC’s strategy and its opportunity to improve cybersecurity preparedness, response and recovery throughout the EU to ensure the security of their increasingly digitized society and, therefore, of the digital single market.

Building an Intelligence-Led Cyber Program

December 6, 2017

This webinar covers how to build a proactive program by mapping out the risk landscape and requirements early; how to lead and drive the process, who to involve and what to include; knowing what to prioritize; conducting a vulnerability assessment and identifying your organization’s critical assets; and offers practical tips for making malicious actors’ jobs harder.

Cyber Resilience in 2018: What to Watch

November 28, 2017

With the rising number of cyber attacks taking place, malicious actors are gaining rapid momentum and becoming increasingly sophisticated. In 2018, cybersecurity professionals can surely expect to see more of the same from this past year, along with a handful of new challenges. In this November 2017 edition of Cyber Defense Magazine, Anthony J. Ferrante, […]

Cyberwar is our era’s Cuban missile crisis. We need to de-escalate, now.

November 24, 2017

Our global landscape has become increasingly digitized, and this increased cyberconnectivity is changing the nature of the threats we face, posing serious implications for our national security. In this Yahoo article, FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity discusses the similarities between cyber and nuclear weapons and how these attacks are capable of imposing catastrophic consequences […]

Why CrashOverride Is a Red Flag for U.S. Power Companies

November 1, 2017

Advanced threat actors — either cyber criminals or nation state hackers — are persistent in looking to conduct demonstrable harm to the national security interests, foreign relations, or economic posture of the U.S. Previous attacks have shown that these people are motivated, highly capable and constantly improving. In this POWER Magazine article, FTI Consulting’s Global […]

Vulnerability Management: A Holistic View

October 30, 2017

In this article, Anthony J. Ferrante, FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity discusses some of this year’s biggest cybersecurity incidents and his thoughts on current and emerging federal policy and legislation around how cybersecurity vulnerabilities are handled through the government’s Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP). Learn More >

Come Fly the Hackable Skies

October 12, 2017

FTI’s Anthony J. Ferrante is featured in this article Come Fly the Hackable Skies on SecurityInfoWatch.com and outlines a number of proactive measures that the aviation industry and organizations at large can adopt to address emerging cybersecurity threats.

What Insurance Companies Need to Know About Part 500 Cybersecurity Compliance

October 10, 2017

The threats to insurers, and all organizations, are growing due to the increasing reliance of business activity on global internet connectivity, as well as the commercialization and professionalization of cyber crime. This potent combination is driving the increased frequency and severity of cyber incidents. In this article featured in Insurance Journal, FTI’s Global Head of […]

Enhancing Cybersecurity with Big Data Analytics

October 2, 2017

Security information and event management (SIEM) systems actively and continuously collect and document security-related events across an organization, providing a security team with alerts about potential threats or vulnerabilities. Such systems are designed to provide a single view across the massive datasets generated daily regarding an organization’s enterprise security, based on parameters defined by an […]

How Financial Services Companies Can Win the Fight for Cybersecurity

September 28, 2017

The potential financial impact of a global cyber attack today is on par with that of major natural disasters. Financial institutions have historically been targets of cyber criminal actors looking to steal money, client information and proprietary company data. These attacks have typically targeted customers, but alarmingly, since 2016, there has been an increase in campaigns aimed at breaching financial institutions directly.

Cybersecurity Expertise: From the White House to the C-Suite

September 9, 2017

Anthony J. Ferrante, FTI Consulting’s Global Head of Cybersecurity addresses the growing cybersecurity threats affecting U.S. businesses today.  As the former Director for Cyber Incident Response at the U.S. National Security Council and the former Chief of Staff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division, Anthony J. Ferrante has seen cyber risk evolve from […]

Battening Down for the Rising Tide of IoT Risks

August 22, 2017

This article discusses how IoT has evolved over the last two decades and the security risks that have emerged as a result. It will include a discussion of the key problems with IoT development and regulation, and the most pressing challenges security professionals need to consider when developing programs that include IoT security. The article also shares proactive steps organizations can take to establish or strengthen these programs.

Data Breach Prevention and Information Governance Go Hand-In-Hand

October 30, 2016

Information governance (IG) has a wide range of varying definitions, depending on whom you ask. Some consider it to be an amorphous collection of policies that are difficult to translate into the real world. Others view it as a holistic strategy document, or a series of discrete, tactical projects that implement best practices in data […]