Ex-FBI leader John Bennett joins Kroll Institute

30 June 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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John Bennett, a retired senior leader with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been appointed a fellow of the Kroll Institute, the consulting firm’s research branch.

Bennett last year joined Kroll’s San Francisco office as a managing director in the cyber risk practice, which advises companies and governments on proactive strategies, crisis management, remediation, and litigation. Bennett has more than 25 years of law enforcement and intelligence experience, including two decades at the FBI.

As an Institute fellow, Bennett will participate in thought leadership and client engagement opportunities in cybersecurity and public safety – connecting them to wider themes including the economy and geopolitical risk. He will also continue to advise Kroll leadership and clients on security, privacy, risk management, and cyber incident response in his role as managing director.

“Organizations are trying to come to grips with escalating rate of new and constantly evolving cyber threats. Since joining Kroll, John has seamlessly utilized his invaluable FBI experience to help Kroll’s clients navigate complex cybersecurity issues. We are thrilled to have him bring those same insights to the Institute’s top-tier thought leadership initiatives,” said Jill Weise, chief impact officer at Kroll.Ex-FBI leader John Bennett joins Kroll InstitutePrior to Kroll, Bennett was assistant director in charge of FBI Los Angeles Field Division (the third-largest FBI field division) and special agent in charge of the San Francisco Field Division (sixth-largest), focusing on providing investigative and intelligence support to various FBI teams and governments globally. He was also previously section chief of the operational technology division, overseeing all digital forensic programs at the FBI.

Before joining the FBI, Bennett was a special agent at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

“I am honored to join the Kroll Institute’s high-caliber roster of Fellows. In today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, cybersecurity has never been more important and I look forward to sharing my insights along with the work of our Cyber Risk team,” Bennett said.

Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) focuses on corporate investigations and risk consulting. The firm has offerings across valuation, expert services, investigations, cyber security, corporate finance, restructuring, legal and business solutions, data analytics, and regulatory compliance.

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