FTI Consulting names managing director of cybersecurity practice

23 August 2019 Consulting.us

Business advisory firm FTI Consulting has announced Brian Stites as managing director of its cybersecurity practice. He will focus on critical infrastructure protection, ensuring that clients are ready to quickly and adequately take on a variety of cybersecurity issues, including incident response and coordination; risk management; strategic investments; policy and compliance; and investigations and crisis management. The position is based in Washington, DC. 

“FTI Consulting has an impressive depth and breadth of expertise that naturally aligns with a unique and compelling offering in the cybersecurity market. Across the cybersecurity landscape, clients face significant, bet-the-company challenges, which require intimate understanding of strategic investments in relation to advancing cyber threats,” Stites said. “I look forward to applying my background from the military, federal, critical infrastructure, and the private sector to partner with clients to advance their investment in cybersecurity to drive dividends and leverage cyber growth opportunities.”

Brian Stites, managing director of FTI cybersecurity practice

Stites has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, most recently serving as deputy director of Jacobs Engineering Company’s operational technology services group. He has also worked as vice president of business development at Mission Secure, Inc, and as senior strategic and operational planner for for L-3 National Security Solutions, among other roles. 

Stites also has a great deal of experience in the US military, where he served for 22 years in the Navy and Navy Reserve in several cybersecurity-related positions, including joint staff representative to US Cyber Command, acting as a “cyber mission expert” for mission assurance, technology scouting, homeland defense, and federal emergency response. 

“FTI Consulting has a proven track record of helping organizations build a more secure and resilient future by leveraging the technical expertise of our cybersecurity team coupled with the strengths of our global investigations, damages estimation, regulatory management and communications teams,” Anthony J. Ferrante, FTI’s global head of cybersecurity, said. “Safeguarding the energy and critical infrastructure sectors are of utmost importance for both companies and governments. Brian brings a unique mix of talent from the private sector, federal and state levels and the Department of Defense that will further enhance the depth of skills that allows us to help companies, law firms and governments prepare for and respond to continually evolving cyber threats.”

FTI Consulting employs more than 4,700 people and operates out of 28 countries. The firm reported more than $2 billion in revenue in 2018. It offers services to organizations in the areas of change management, dispute resolution, and risk mitigation. 


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