KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 13 October 2021 - Kroll,
the world's premier provider of services and digital products related to
valuation, governance, risk and transparency, today announced it is expanding its
risk services in Asia Pacific with
several recent strategic new hires to bolster its existing world-class
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.
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
- 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.
- Elaine Hung
joins the firm as a vice president and Hong Kong leader of the DFIR team.
Similar to Lum, Hung brings vital experience from the highest levels of
in-house corporate cyber security and investigation work from her former role
at Natixis Bank. Along with other senior DFIR hires in the past year in Japan
and Australia, this further emphasizes Kroll's commitment to the region and
provides the highest possible quality of investigative services to clients. It
also retains Kroll's status as by far the most effective company to engage for incident
response retainers—a core need for resilience and preparedness given the
current cyber threat landscape.
Jackson, Managing Director and Asia
Pacific Leader for Kroll's Cyber Risk practice, commented:
"Client needs are always at the forefront of our mind. We understand that
reputation means everything to regional organisations, and we aim to provide
the combination of advanced monitoring, strategic advisory and testing services
to protect against data breaches, combined with a world-class incident response
service should incidents occur."
parallel with the investigation and incident response growth, the demand for
proactive cyber security services and security monitoring is expanding, and
Kroll has continued
to bring in expertise in key areas.
include a world-class detection and response solution as well as highly
sophisticated offensive security (penetration testing and red/purple team
testing), virtual chief information security officer (vCISO), external data protection
officer (DPO), security risk assessments, tabletop exercises, security threat
intelligence and a whole host of other services designed to achieve cyber
security maturity. To meet client expectations, Kroll's APAC footprint for
these services now encompasses Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan, India,
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines with native language