Charles River Associates hires Geoff Fisher as VP in Forensic Services

02 October 2018 3 min. read

Boston-headquartered economic, financial, and management consultancy Charles Rivers Associates (CRA) has hired cybersecurity and technology expert Geoff Fisher. Fisher will serve as vice president in the firm’s Forensic Services practice in Boston.

The Forensic Services practice at Charles River Associates (CRA) helps organizations respond to allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct and non-compliance, mobilizing cross-trained teams of forensic consultants. The practice is part of CRA’s wider offerings in the area of economic and financial consulting in relation to litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm also supports clients in business strategy and performance-related challenges.

CRA has bolstered the leadership and capabilities of its Forensic practice with the appointment of Geoff Fisher as vice president. In the new role, he will focus on delivering cybersecurity and incident response services from within the practice.

Fisher has advised scores of organizations on cybersecurity, privacy, IT strategy, and architecture. He has led high-profile investigations on cyberattacks and breaches, while also developing methods and means to defend against modern attacks. Fisher has managed complex projects to achieve compliance within strict standards and time constraints.Charles River Associates hires Geoff Fisher as VP in Forensic ServicesHe has worked on international and domestic engagements, and has acted as interim CIO, CISO, and ISO in numerous organizations.

Before joining CRA, Fisher served as a Director in PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice for six years, focusing on the health and life sciences industries. He also served as co-leader of Medical Device Cybersecurity.

Prior to PwC, Fisher was a Security and Compliance Consultant at healthcare technology firm athenahealth for five years. Before that, he was a Technology and Security Consultant at accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton for two years. Fisher started his career as an IT Disaster Recovery Analyst at bank State Street.

“We are excited to welcome Geoff to CRA as he expands the depth and breadth of our cyber strategy offerings within the Forensic Services Practice,” remarked CRA President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “We look forward to utilizing his expertise to help our clients defend against powerful cyber threats and recover from damaging cyber breaches.”

Fisher has a BA in Economics and International Relations from Boston University. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and also holds a Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designation.

“Geoff’s proven cyber technical skills and deep healthcare industry experience make him an invaluable addition to our team,” commented Forensic Services Practice Leader Kristofer Swanson. “He joins us during a period of exciting growth, which is a tribute to the relevance and value of our solution offerings in the marketplace.”

Big Four firm PwC lost another cybersecurity specialist earlier this month when its Global Cybersecurity Leader Dave Burg joined EY as its Americas Cybersecurity Leader in Advisory Services. The hire was part of recent EY efforts to expand their cybersecurity footprint through investments in talent and capabilities, according to Amy Brachio, EY Global and EY Americas Advisory Risk Leader.