WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP today announced Kevin Jacobsen has joined its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) practice as Executive Director in the McLean, VA office.
"We have seen a dramatic increase in the scale and sophistication of cyber attacks, which has made post-breach response much more complex and challenging," said David Remnitz, the EY Global and Americas Forensic Technology & Discovery Services Leader. "Kevin's experience will be crucial in helping our clients to be better prepared in responding to major cyber breaches, while effectively managing the risks involved.
Prior to joining EY, Jacobsen served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in the permanent rank of Brigadier General. He has spent the majority of his military career as a special agent of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations where he conducted and supervised felony-level criminal, fraud, cyber, and counterintelligence investigations and operations. Jacobsen's military career culminated as the Commander of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the U.S. Air Force's worldwide federal law enforcement and investigative agency, operating at over 265 locations around the globe. He also led the Defense Cyber Crime Center, the Department of Defense's most advanced capability to confront cyber threats.
"Kevin's broad and deep investigation experience is a tremendous asset to our FIDS practice," said Brian Loughman, EY Americas FIDS Leader. Organizations from every industry have been the victims of cybercrime. Kevin's work to counter diverse cyber threats, as well as his experience working with law enforcement, will be extremely valuable for us in delivering cyber breach response and investigative services to our clients."
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