EY Announces New Executives in Expansion of Cybercrime Investigation Services

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Former FBI Chief of Cyber Division joins Fraud Investigations & Dispute Services

Brian Loughman, EY Americas FIDS Leader, said, 'Demand for our incident response capabilities is growing dramatically, and Peter and Ken have unique and deep experience to help clients face their increasing exposure to cyber intrusion and insider threat.'

Ernst & Young LLP today announced Peter Trahon and Ken Zatyko have joined its Fraud Investigation & Services (FIDS) practice as Executive Director in its McLean, VA office, and Senior Manager in the Washington, DC office, respectively.

“Cybercrime has become increasingly amorphous and challenging for our clients to understand and it is a significant area of growth for EY’s FIDS services because of our strength in forensic technology, fraud, investigations and data analytics,” said David Remnitz, EY Global FIDS Forensic Technology & Discovery Service Leader. “The arrival of these industry leaders confirms our commitment to provide our clients with the level of experience they require to be on the forefront of cybercrime, one of the fastest growing risks.”

Brian Loughman, EY Americas FIDS Leader, said, “These are significant talent additions to our Cybercrime Investigation service offering. Demand for our incident response capabilities is growing dramatically, and Peter and Ken have unique and deep experience to help clients face their increasing exposure to cyber intrusion and insider threat.”

Trahon joins from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he was Chief of Cyber Division, and responsible for the FBI National Cyber Security Program. He directed the efforts of more than 400 special agents, professional staff, and task force personnel, conducting national security and criminal computer intrusion investigations. He routinely presented national cyber threat briefings to members of Congress, other government agencies, the National Security staff, as well as Fortune 500 companies, community organizations and nationally recognized security associations. In addition, he was responsible for the development of more than 1,000 global cyber security personnel resources.

As the Director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), Trahon managed the participants of 20 federal government agencies and coordinated operational plans by developing monthly performance metrics for multiple agencies and law enforcement partners to track referrals, criminal complaints and results.

Zatyko is a cybercrime subject matter leader with more than 27 years of experience. He is both a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Cyber Forensics Professional. Prior to joining EY, Zatyko led one of the world’s largest accredited computer forensics laboratories, the Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL). In that role, he ran the cyber research and development businesses renowned for inventing email, internet routing, and cyberattack and defense tools. He was involved in building national cyber centers, forensics labs and the National Media Exploitation Center.

Zatyko is a former United States Air Force Special Agent and retired Lt. Colonel commended by the President. He was one of the first to be deployed after 9/11 to Pakistan for counterintelligence missions. Zatyko also taught Intrusion Forensics as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

About EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice
Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority – no matter what the industry sector is.

Our more-than-2,000 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world bring the analytical and technical skills needed to quickly and effectively conduct financial and other investigations and gather and analyse electronic evidence. Working closely with you and your legal advisors, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team, and bring an objective approach and fresh perspective to these challenging situations, wherever you are in the world.

And because we understand that you need a tailored service as much as consistent methodologies, we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, a member firm of EY serving clients in the US.


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