FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, announced that Anthony Ferrante, former Director for Cyber Incident Response at the U.S. National Security Council and Supervisory Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has joined the firm’s Global Risk & Investigations Practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment as a senior managing director.
Ferrante, who will be based in Washington, D.C., served as a senior cyber-security advisor to the Trump and Obama administrations and coordinated U.S. response to unfolding domestic and international cybersecurity crises and issues. Building on his extensive cyber-security and incident-response experience, he led the development and implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 41 – United States Cyber Incident Coordination, the federal government’s national policy guiding cyber-incident response efforts.
At FTI Consulting, Ferrante will lead an integrated investigative team tasked with assisting clients with cyber resilience, response and remediation services, including the auditing and enhancement of network defenses and controls, penetration testing, hunt team operations, incident response and investigations and remediating system vulnerabilities and building networks. Ferrante will work closely with clients to ensure their cybersecurity approach is consistent with regulatory guidance and represents best practice.
Before joining the National Security Council in 2015, Ferrante was Chief of Staff of the FBI’s Cyber Division, where he oversaw strategic and operational planning for the FBI’s national cyber program. He joined the FBI as a special agent in 2005, assigned to the FBI’s New York Field Office, and immediately began working criminal and national security cyber threats. In 2006, Ferrante was selected as a member of the FBI’s Cyber Action Team, a fly-team of experts who deploy globally to respond to the most critical cyber incidents on behalf of the U.S. government.
Ferrante is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where he serves as the co-director of its cybersecurity research program. In 2007, he founded the International Conference on Cyber Security.