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Timothy P. Ryan

Managing Director, Kroll; New York

Timothy P. Ryan is a Managing Director based in New York where he leads Kroll’s Cyber Investigations Practice. Prior to joining Kroll, Mr. Ryan had a distinguished career as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he supervised the largest Cyber Squad in the United States. An expert in responding to all forms of computer crime, attacks, and abuse, he has led complex cyber investigations involving corporate espionage, advanced computer intrusions, denial of service, insider attacks, malware outbreaks, Internet fraud and theft of trade secrets. Mr. Ryan also served as Acting Director of the FBI’s New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Lab, one of the nation’s largest, state-of-the-art digital forensic laboratories. As a member of the FBI’s elite Computer Analysis and Response Team, Mr. Ryan also conducted numerous computer forensic examinations.

Mr. Ryan has provided cyber expertise to state and local law enforcement on investigations of crimes, including homicides, stalking, missing children, cyber-bullying and internal affairs. A certified FBI instructor, he developed a cyber-based curriculum and trained hundreds of law enforcement and private professionals in evidence acquisition, security policy and implementation, breach response and mitigation, hacker methodology and employee Internet safety.

Mr. Ryan is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law where he teaches cybercrime and cyber security to law students, prosecutors, defense attorneys and homeland security professionals. Tim has been interviewed and quoted by numerous media outlets, among them The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Newsweek, and USA Today.

Before joining the FBI, Mr. Ryan was an accomplished attorney in private practice in Arizona. Earlier, he served as Military Police with the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, for which he was awarded multiple commendations for service and actions on duty.  Mr. Ryan graduated from Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.; University of Maryland, University College, M.S. Information Technology and Assurance; and Kean University, B.A.