Kroll expands Cyber Risk practice in Asia Pacific with acquisition of RP Digital Security

Kroll, the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, has expanded its cyber security offer with the acquisition of RP Digital Security, a Singapore-based specialist in computer forensic investigations, digital security and eDiscovery services.

RP Digital Security serves some of the largest law firms, financial institutions and insurance providers in the region. The company has deep cyber investigation experience, including data breach, ransomware, business e-mail compromise and internal employee investigations, and provides remediation and recovery guidance.

The RP Digital Security team will now join Kroll’s Asia Pacific Cyber Risk practice, which is led by managing director and Asia Pacific leader Paul Jackson.

The deal strengthens Kroll’s cyber risk capabilities across the region and perfectly aligns with and further reinforces the company’s commitment to providing clients with end-to-end cyber resiliency solutions, from detection and response right through to remediation, restoration and hardening.

“I’m thrilled to welcome the RP Digital Security team to the Cyber Risk practice,” said Jason Smolanoff, senior managing director and global practice leader. “Asia Pacific has seen an uptick in reported cyber crime and it’s important for organisations to build resiliency against attacks, including a robust incident response plan and preparedness, ahead of a breach event occurring. RP Digital Security has a strong reputation for high quality forensics and incident response, helping clients in the region to effectively manage the entire incident’s lifecycle, and will now greatly benefit from Kroll’s extensive proactive cyber resilience services.”

Rob Phillips, founder of RP Digital Security, added: “Kroll’s global reach and comprehensive cyber risk management capabilities are unparalleled, and I’m excited to expand on those capabilities with our own. As organisations throughout Asia Pacific see increased exposure to cyber threats while facing stricter legal requirements around data protection, it’s important for companies to have a robust system in place. I look forward to helping our clients tackle these complex challenges.”

Paul Jackson observed: “The RP Digital Security team’s expertise, responsiveness and focus on client service are consistent with our values and have already helped to solidify our relationship. With APAC entities increasingly looking for a reliable partner for cyber risk management, the acquisition of RP Digital Security underscores our commitment to high quality solutions and resources to best serve our clients when they most need us, no matter how complex their security challenge might be.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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