Corporate investigations and risk consulting firm Kroll has announced the appointment of Richard Davies as Associate Managing Director in its Cyber Risk practice.
Davies, who will be joining the firm’s Hong Kong office, has almost 20 years’ hands-on experience in cybersecurity, and joins the firm from Context Information Security, where his most recent role was Technical Director and Head of Assurance for the Asia Pacific Region.
Above all, Richard is a problem-solver, so I am confident that clients with operations or interests in this region will find him to be an invaluable source of pragmatic guidance and innovative thinking.
– Paul Jackson, Managing Director and Leader of Asia-Pacific Cyber Risk, Kroll
Over the 13 years he spent with the company, his responsibilities have included the management and delivery of a range of technical and strategic cybersecurity services, including consultancy and red and purple team attack simulations, security architecture reviews, product assessments, research, training and more.
“Richard brings a unique combination of sophisticated technical knowledge, strong client engagement experience, deep insight into the Southeast Asia business environment and a broad global professional network,” said Paul Jackson, Managing Director and Leader of Asia-Pacific Cyber Risk for Kroll. “Above all, Richard is a problem-solver, so I am confident that clients with operations or interests in this region will find him to be an invaluable source of pragmatic guidance and innovative thinking. On behalf of everyone here in Hong Kong and throughout Kroll, I am delighted to welcome Richard to our team.”
Davies has experience working with a variety of industries, including government, healthcare, banking, telecommunications, energy, mining, legal and retail. However, Kroll seems most excited about his expertise when it comes to the region’s critical national infrastructure.
“As cyber threats continue to grow unabated, both in number and complexity, organisations are increasingly understanding the benefits of having a holistic data security strategy and are relying on Kroll’s end-to-end cyber services to help them achieve their goals,” said Jason Smolanoff, Kroll’s Senior Managing Director and Global Cyber Risk Practice Leader. “Richard’s wide-ranging cyber experience and expertise in revealing the strengths and shortfalls of cyber defences, particularly regarding critical infrastructure, will help clients better understand where to prioritise attention and resources to become more resilient to current and future risks.”