Chris Stangl joins BRG's cybersecurity and investigations practice

01 August 2023 2 min. read
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Chris Stangl, a former senior executive in the FBI’s cyber division, has joined Berkeley Research Group’s Washington, DC office as a managing director in the cybersecurity and investigations practice.

Stangl was an FBI special agent for over 20 years, most recently leading cybersecurity strategy and operations in the agency’s science and technology branch. In the role, Stangl assisted FBI executives in conducting cyber risk assessments and implementing cybersecurity plans.

During his tenure at the agency, he investigated a wide range of cyber cases, including breaches by cybercriminals and nation states, counterintelligence threats, online child exploitation, and extortion.

“For two decades, Chris was on the front lines protecting the American people against mounting cybersecurity threats,” said Thomas Brown, global leader of BRG’s cybersecurity and investigations practice. “During my time as a federal prosecutor, I worked with Chris on many significant investigations and know the invaluable experience he will bring to our growing Cybersecurity investigations practice. We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.”

Chris Stangl joins BRG's cybersecurity and investigations practice

Stangl held leadership roles in the FBI’s New York, Newark, and Washington, DC offices, including as assistant special agent-in-charge of the Newark field office, chief of operations for the national cyber investigative joint task force, and leader of the cyber division 24/7 watch.

“I am thrilled to join BRG as the team continues to expand its sophisticated cybersecurity practice,” Stangl said. “I look forward to working with this talented group of professionals and leveraging my cybersecurity experience to best serve the firm’s clients.”

BRG’s cybersecurity and investigations group advises on cyber incident response – including forensic investigations and navigating the legal and regulatory aftermath. The practice also offers services in vulnerability assessments, cybersecurity improvement plans, security architecture design, and regulatory compliance and audits.

Headquartered in Emeryville, CA, BRG has more than 1,200 professionals across offices in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions. It advises on corporate finance, disputes and investigations, and performance improvement and advisory.

The firm earlier this month announced the hiring of Dan Troy, former chief counsel at the FDA, as a managing director in its health analytics practice in Washington, DC.