Kroll Expands Cyber Risk Practice in APAC with Acquisition of RP Digital Security
Regional leader in computer forensic investigations, digital security and eDiscovery expands resources in Asia Pacific, strengthens incident response capabilities.
Singapore – Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, today [January 10, 2020] announced that it has expanded its cybersecurity offerings with the acquisition of RP Digital Security, a Singapore-headquartered leader 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 email compromise and internal employee investigations, and provides remediation and recovery guidance. The RP Digital Security team will join Kroll’s Asia Pacific Cyber Risk practice, led by Managing Director and Asia Pacific leader Paul Jackson.
The deal strengthens Kroll’s cyber risk capabilities across the region, aligning with and further reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing clients with end-to-end cyber resiliency solutions, from detection and response to remediation, restoration and hardening.
“I am thrilled to welcome the RP Digital Security team to the Cyber Risk practice,” said Jason Smolanoff, Senior Managing Director and Cyber Risk Global Practice Leader for Kroll. “Asia Pacific has seen an uptick in reported cybercrime and it is important for organizations to build resiliency against attacks, including a robust incident response plan and preparedness, ahead of a breach. RP Digital Security has a strong reputation for high-quality forensics and incident response, helping clients in the region 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 am excited to expand on those capabilities with our own. As organizations throughout Asia Pacific see increased exposure to cyber threats while facing stricter legal requirements around data protection, it is important for companies to have a robust system in place, and I look forward to helping our clients tackle these complex challenges.”
“The RP Digital Security team’s expertise, responsiveness and focus on client service are consistent with our values and helped solidify our relationship,” said Jackson. “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.”
About Kroll, a Division of Duff & Phelps
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 45 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cybersecurity, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data and information management services. For more information, visit www.kroll.com.
Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, investigations, disputes, cybersecurity, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues. We work with clients across diverse sectors, mitigating risk to assets, operations and people. With Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps since 2018, our firm has nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com.
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