Winston Krone has handled the investigation and analysis of hundreds of cyber incidents in healthcare, high tech, professional services, education and financial institutions. Winston has specific expertise in both the technical and legal issues behind network intrusion and cyber extortion. He is an attorney qualified in the UK and California and a court-qualified computer forensics expert. As such, Winston frequently testifies as a cyber expert in post-breach litigation, cyber insurance coverage disputes, and has presented his findings to regulators in the US and Europe. In 2015 he was appointed a Special Master in a US Federal Court class action, supervising the privacy issues of millions of student records.
In summer 2017, Winston transferred from California to Amsterdam and currently supervises Kivu’s EU operations, including international breach response and GDPR compliance.
Winston’s clients include multinational corporations, governmental organizations and high net worth individuals. Cases have included investigating hacking, unauthorized access to data, theft of trade secrets and confidential data, corporate espionage, corruption and embezzlement. Winston is also an expert in the collection, preservation, use and production of digital data in criminal and civil litigation.
Prior to joining Kivu, Winston was a Managing Director and Director of Computer Investigations for a publicly traded US risk management company. As an attorney, Winston worked for major law firms in London, Brussels and San Francisco. His legal experience includes civil litigation, white-collar crime, intellectual property and employment law. Winston represented clients at both civil and criminal cases in California state courts, the English High Court, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
Winston has also worked for the US State Department as a field officer and senior legal advisor in the Former Yugoslavia and Central Africa. He served as the legal expert on property issues for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe as part of the UN mission in Kosovo, 1999-2000.
Winston received his Bachelor of Arts in Law from Oxford University, England. He has completed numerous professional and vocation training courses in cyber forensics including at the Federal training facility (SEARCH) and the Master’s certificate course at the University of New Haven.
Kim Niquette has over 25 years’ experience of business and financial analysis ranging from VC funding for nano technology in Silicon Valley, World Bank financed student loan schemes offered through a major US bank in the Philippines, to setting up the first microcredit program in post genocide Rwanda. Kim is responsible for strategy and growth, while maintaining Kivu’s core values of integrity, honesty, and commitment to our clients.
Prior to founding Kivu, Kim was the COO/ Finance Officer at two San Francisco high technology companies where she was responsible for improving operations and funding levels prior to successful acquisitions.
Kim worked for the relief organizations CARE and IRC in Central and East Africa on microfinance and small business initiatives. She also worked for the US State Department as a democratization officer in Bosnia.
Kim received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Boston University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude having rowed for the women’s varsity crew. She received her MBA from the Haas School of Business, U.C.
John Garrison oversees Kivu’s financial management, operations and corporate strategy. John has over 18 years of financial experience in corporate financial roles, litigation consulting and as an auditor with a Big 4 accounting firm. Additionally, he consults on financial forensic and economic damages matters.
Prior to joining Kivu, John held senior roles at international consulting and Big 4 accounting firms, such as FTI Consulting, Navigant and Deloitte, where he directed litigation consulting engagements for matters involving economic damages and forensic accounting. He has provided expert testimony in deposition regarding economic damages and has significant experience calculating damages and providing expert witness services in intellectual property, commercial and securities litigation matters. John’s consulting projects have covered a wide range of industries, including software, semiconductors, Internet, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, financial institutions, healthcare, consumer credit scoring and consumer electronics.
John also has experience in corporate financial management and operations. Prior to his work in litigation consulting, he was the Controller for a national medical services company and Director of Finance for ZipRealty.com, an Internet-based national real estate firm. John began his career as an Auditor at KPMG.
John holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Elgan Jones is a Managing Director at Kivu Consulting. Elgan is an accomplished cyber forensic professional, with extensive experience in digital forensics investigations, particularly responding to cyber intrusions and PCI credit card breaches. He spent +20 years working in the cyber technology field specializing in software engineering, forensics, incident response, cyber security, information governance, and ediscovery, serving financial services, AM Law 100, Fortune 500, Securities Exchange Commission and multinational conglomerate clients. Before joining Kivu, Elgan spent +5 years in the Big 4 environment at Deloitte and PwC, and the last 4 years at Booz Allen Hamilton (where he was instrumental in building out the Cyber Security Operations Center), and Dell Secureworks.
Elgan is an expert in managing complex digital forensic and data breach investigations, including leading a team in the Middle East assisting ICT CIRT in Qatar, with their CSOC forensic and IR operations; and utilizing his skills and experience in cyber threat assessments and post-incident remediation. Elgan is both an EnCase Certified Examiner (ENCE) and Certified Forensic Examiner (CFE). Mr. Jones has spent some time in the Middle East
Elgan received his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Information Systems from the University of Cardiff, UK, and a Master of Forensic Science (MFS) in High Tech Crime Investigations from George Washington University.
Position: Managing Director, Business Development
Shawn is a Senior Director responsible for Kivu’s North American business development activities in the cyber insurance market and client relations with many of the leading data breach management (breach coach) law firms.
Shawn brings over 20 years of management experience to this role. Previously Shawn was a Management Consultant, Information Systems Analyst and business unit leader for NPC’s Immersion Data Breach Response Service group, a leading notification and call center service provider. Other relevant prior work experience includes managing a Canadian breach response and identity theft services company, as well as Healthcare, Insurance Services and a contract with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
Shawn is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and previous member of their Canadian Advisory Board. He has presented on the topics of data breach, data security and identity theft at multiple IAPP, RIMS, NetDiligence, ACFE, CLE and the Institute of Internal Auditors events. He was also featured on SiriusXM’s radio show, When Things Go Wrong.
Shawn received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, and his M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
Position: Director, Incident Response
Practice Area: Incident Response
Catherine Stamm is a Director of Cyber Investigations at Kivu Consulting in New York. Catherine is an accomplished computer forensic examiner, with extensive experience in digital forensic investigations, specifically responding to and leading analysis of data breaches, ransomware incidents, and of cloud-based applications.
Catherine has 10 years of experience in computer forensics and has served hundreds of public entities on various investigations, including theft of trade secrets, PCI breaches, and phishing campaigns. Catherine has presented original research at the WACCI conference and continues to delve into ongoing security trends.
Prior to joining Kivu, Catherine worked as a Forensic Analyst at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigations in Burlington, Vermont.
Catherine has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer and Digital Forensics and is both an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) and GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE).
Position: Associate Director, Cyber Investigations
Practice Area: Incident Response
Lizzie Cookson is an associate director of cyber investigations at Kivu Consulting in Washington, DC. She specializes in cyber extortion and threat intelligence with a focus on attacker negotiations, blockchain analysis, threat actor profiling and data breach remediation. Lizzie’s case work has included network intrusions, e-commerce compromise, business email compromise, wire/tax fraud, employee misconduct, and over 150 cyber extortion investigations.
Lizzie has over 6 years’ experience in legal services, incident response, and digital forensics. Prior to joining Kivu, she worked in regulatory roles at law firms in Massachusetts and Washington, DC while earning her graduate degree in digital forensics.
Thomas Langer is a Director of Cyber Investigations at Kivu Consulting in Washington DC. Thomas is an accomplished cyber forensic professional, with extensive experience in digital forensic investigations, specializing in incident response, malware reverse engineering, security assessments, eDiscovery and investigative services.
Thomas has more than 11 years’ experience in cyber technology, serving large and leading financial entities within the private and public sector, assisting the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Fortune 500 companies and clients within the energy, banking, government and telecommunications industries.
Prior to joining Kivu, Thomas led the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) detection team at Booz Allen Hamilton where he was instrumental in building out intrusion detection capabilities.
Thomas is an expert in network forensics, managing complex digital forensic and data breach investigations. He has served abroad (Middle East) leading and assisting a government entity, performing security assessments and hunting for APT’s and data breaches within critical infrastructure clients such as oil & gas, financial and telecommunication clients.
Thomas is both an Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
Neal Williams brings over 15 years of financial management and accounting experience to his role as Senior Director of Finance. His career started in public accounting, working for both a regional firm and then a Big 4 firm as a financial statement auditor. He has held various roles with progressing responsibility. His roles have included reporting to the Chief Financial Officer of a service organization where he grew the financial planning and reporting function to support a $120million organization from $40million, as well as managing the accounting and financial reporting for a $1.2billion revenue stream for a large university.
Neal’s responsibilities at Kivu include management of financial operations including cryptocurrency and payroll, internal and external financial reporting, audit management and compliance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in Accountancy with a tax certificate from Bentley University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an adjunct professor of Intermediate Accounting II at a community college.
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