Duff & Phelps, a global valuation and corporate finance advisor, last week launched new cyber-security services that assist financial services companies in identifying and reducing cyber-security risk. This enhanced service offering enables the firm to manage cyber-security risk at every stage of preparedness: identifying vulnerabilities and readiness through a comprehensive gap analysis; implementing best practices to avoid compromise; and recovering from cyber-security attacks.

The firm’s cyber-security efforts are led by Managing Directors Jason Elmer and Brian Lozada, who joined Duff & Phelps’ Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice last month. Elmer has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as partner and global director of business development at a private cloud provider to the hedge fund and private equity marketplace.

Lozada previously served as chief information security officer for the same private cloud provider. He has also held several global security leadership roles within multiple Fortune 500 organizations.