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Crypsis Appoints Leading Cyber Crime Investigator as Vice President

The Crypsis Group, which specializes in delivering cyber security incident response, risk management, and digital forensics services to companies and organizations of all sizes, today announced it has appointed Art Ehuan, a seasoned cyber security practitioner with a criminal investigations background, to join its senior management team as vice president.

Ehuan has widespread experience working with law enforcement officers in the U.S. and overseas on computer crime cases and has been on the front lines of developing and implementing cyber security investigative practices and law enforcement techniques.  He has frequently given expert testimony in federal, military, and state courts on digital forensics and cyber crime matters.  For the past 17 years he has served as a lecturer for the U.S. State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Cyber Training Program and has conducted seminars for senior foreign government and law enforcement officials on cyber crime and terrorism.

Since 2012, Ehuan was managing director of the Global Cyber Risk Services practice at the management consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, where he led the firm’s client engagements on strategic cyber risk and protection strategies for both U.S. and international customers. He joined A&M when it bought Forward Discovery Inc, a firm he co-owned that specialized in strategic cyber threat mitigation, incident response, and digital investigations. 

Previously he was an assistant vice president at the financial services company USAA, where, as director of the corporate information security department, he established the company’s digital forensic capability and developed advanced data security and incident reporting to identify, analyze, and mitigate cyber and regulatory risk.  Prior to that, he led worldwide security for Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Assessment and Protection Department, where he was responsible for computer forensics, vulnerability assessment, and security architecture.

While at USAA and Northrup Grumman, Ehuan also served as a reservist special agent for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he conducted criminal, terrorism, and counter-intelligence cyber investigations in cases affecting Air Force and Defense Department systems.  His law enforcement experience includes nine years as a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he was responsible for managing cyber crime investigations impacting U.S. government and corporate systems, as well as helping formulate the policies and processes that regulate how the FBI conducts computer crime investigations.

Ehuan has also worked in information security positions at KPMG and Cisco Systems.

“Our efforts to build the world’s most experienced and accomplished cyber security and cyber risk management consulting team have evolved significantly with the hiring of Art Ehuan, who is widely recognized as a leading global expert on responding to ever-present and evolving digital threats,” said Crypsis CEO Bret Padres. “For nearly three decades he has been an influential player in the development of modern digital investigations and law enforcement practices and has helped a broad range of enterprises and organizations keep their most sensitive data out of the hands of cyber criminals.”

In addition to its headquarters in McLean, Virginia, The Crypsis Group has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Austin, TX.