FTI Consulting hires cybersecurity expert Matt Chevraux

15 September 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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FTI Consulting has hired Matt Chevraux, a senior cybersecurity expert and law enforcement veteran, as a managing director in the firm’s cybersecurity practice in Washington, DC.

Chevraux joins FTI from the US Secret Service, where he spent more than 22 years and specialized in cybersecurity readiness, incident response, and investigations.

Chevraux most recently served as senior supervisory program manager in the Office of Investigations and Criminal Investigative Division, where he was responsible for cyber outreach, partnerships, and stakeholder engagement. Chevraux frequently represented the agency on cybersecurity panels and at incident response forums, and acted as liaison to the White House, the Federal Interagency, international law enforcement, public sector, private sector, and academic partners.

Chevraux also spent 12 years as the Secret Service representative to the G7 Roma-Lyon Group’s High Tech Crimes Subgroup, a cyber working group of international law enforcement subject matter experts.FTI Consulting hires cybersecurity expert Matt ChevrauxHe joined the agency in 1998 as a special agent in the Los Angeles field office, where he conducted computer forensics and cyber investigations into network intrusions, identity theft, and child exploitation. Chevraux later move on to the President Protective Division, where he provide close protection to presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. As part of his role, Chevraux conducted site security planning for presidential visits domestically and internationally, coordinated daily operational functions, and served as security lead for major events at the White House.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative studies from the University of California, Riverside.

FTI Consulting also announced the hiring of two other cybersecurity experts with law enforcement backgrounds as managing directors. Mason Drew, formerly the deputy head of the FBI’s Beijing office, joins in Singapore. Kevin Wong, formerly a senior officer in the cybercrime unit of the UK’s National Crime Agency, joins FTI’s Dubai office.

“The world continues to witness an increase in frequency and sophistication regarding ransomware attacks and other cyber threats in 2021, highlighting the ongoing importance of cybersecurity readiness and response,” said Anthony J. Ferrante, global head of cybersecurity at FTI Consulting. “The additions of Matt, Mason, and Kevin enhance our ability to serve clients wherever they conduct business and further our commitment to help build a safer future around the world.”

The Washington, DC-based consulting firm last month added Jason Sabot, formerly a director at Finra, and Stephen Glascoe, formerly of the SEC, to its forensic and litigation consulting segment.