Michael Quinn, managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, recounts a case in which his team thwarted a ransom attempt on a global software company. Michael shares some details about the forensic investigation that uncovered the threat was from a former employee who still had access to sensitive company data.
Michael Quinn is a managing director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice. He joined Kroll from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he most recently served as Supervisory Special Agent in the Cyber Division. Michael managed a variety of state-sponsored and criminal intrusion matters for several FBI field offices and was responsible for some of the first-ever indictments against state-sponsored cyber attackers.
Michael has extensive experience in computer intrusion and cyber crime investigations, and has performed search and seizure operations as well as digital evidence examinations. From 2007 to 2012, Michael was part of the FBI’s elite Computer Analysis and Response Team as a Special Agent/ Computer Forensic Examiner at the FBI’s New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Lab, an ASCLD/LAB accredited facility. Prior to that he was assigned to the cyber squad in the Newark, New Jersey division.