K2 Intelligence said Monday that Austin Berglas has joined the company as a Senior MD and head of the U.S. Cyber Investigations and Incident Response practice. Berglas will be based in New York. Berglas was Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cyber Branch in New York. K2, a New York-based investigative consultancy, is backed by AIG.
We are very pleased to announce that Austin P. Berglas, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Branch in New York, has joined our firm as Senior Managing Director and head of the U.S. Cyber Investigations and Incident Response practice. Austin will be based in New York.
Austin is a leader in the fight against cybercrime with an impressive track record of success. He brings deep investigative experience in counter-intelligence, national security, criminal cyber investigations, and incident response to K2 Intelligence and will serve as a valuable resource to clients seeking to secure, defend and protect their assets against cyber risk.
The need has never been greater to go above and beyond the minimum cybersecurity compliance requirements to help manage the expanding threat of cyber attacks. As cyber threats have become more complex and invasive, we believe it is critical that companies take a holistic approach to cyber defense – securing their systems, training their people, and identifying the threats beyond their walls. Austin, in concert with the entire K2 Intelligence team, will help provide clients with solutions and resources to battle on all of those fronts.
About Austin Berglas
Austin directed all national security, counterterrorism, and criminal cyber investigations in New York, the largest cyber branch in the FBI. As ASAC, he managed investigations for many high profile, joint, and international operations including the dismantlement of the Blackshades organization and the seizure of numerous TOR-based sites, including Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0. Most recently, he led the criminal investigation into the computer network attack against JPMorgan Chase and established the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, the FBI’s first joint effort with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to combat cyber threats and high technology crimes affecting New York City and the nation.
For more information on Austin Berglas click here. To read “New Job for F.B.I. Agent Who Supervised JPMorgan Breach Case” (New York Times April 28, 2015) click here
About the K2 Intelligence Cyber Practice
K2 Intelligence’s rapidly growing cyber practice includes experts in cybersecurity, counter-terrorism, technology, and complex investigations with diverse backgrounds in both the public and private sectors. K2’s experts help companies prepare for and respond to cyber threats and attacks. The firm has built a reputation for its strategic application of technology and its ability to bring advanced tools, including those formerly only used within law enforcement and the intelligence community, to the private sector.