Kroll, a global risk mitigation, compliance, security, and incident response solutions firm, has appointed Jason Smolanoff as senior managing director, global cyber-security practice leader.
Smolanoff brings to Kroll more than 16 years of federal law enforcement and information security experience. Most recently, Smolanoff was chief executive officer of CISO Advisory & Investigations, a firm he founded in 2015 to provide a wide range of outsourced information security services to publicly traded and private corporations, including their corporate boards and c-suite members. Concurrently, he has been serving as a Commissioner for the San Manuel Gaming Commission in Highland, Calif.
Prior to that time, since 2011, Smolanoff was a managing director at Stroz Friedberg. He entered the private sector after serving with the FBI from 2000-2011, primarily from the Los Angeles field office. Most recently, he was the Supervisory Special Agent for the Cyber National Security Squad, where he supervised 12 Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts in responding to all aspects of complex cyber national security investigations with a nexus to counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters.
Over the course of his career, Smolanoff has specialized in supervising and investigating sophisticated computer and network intrusions conducted by state-sponsored organized crime, hacktivists, and insider threat actors, often developing and maintaining productive partnerships with international intelligence and law enforcement agencies as well as private industies.
A noted authority in cyber-related matters, Smolanoff is an Adjunct Professor with the Loyola Law School, as well as a member of Loyola’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Advisory Group.