As the Vice President of Charles River Associates’ Global Cybersecurity and Incident Response Investigations, Forensics services practice in Toronto, Aniket Bhardwaj provides cyber intrusion investigation services to clients globally. His 20 years of experience in crisis response, threat intelligence, attack surface identification, and other cybersecurity advisory services such as security hygiene, compromise discovery and red team, combined with his well-established understanding of challenges within the nation’s critical infrastructure, have made him one of the top cybersecurity leaders globally. Bhardwaj’s experience also includes tracking nation-state adversaries, threat actors involved with cyber espionage, and financially motivated crime groups, including insider threats. Bhardwaj has also served as Virtual Chief Information Security Officer at various organizations and has executed security transformation journeys by establishing functions such as risk & compliance, incident and threat management, overall IT operations and security, and mature clients’ ability to respond to incidents. Recognizing his services to clients globally, Bhardwaj has been featured in Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Over the years, Bhardwaj has assisted clients globally in conducting incident readiness engagements and working with clients to create and implement a security transformation strategy. He frequently moderates tabletop simulations for organizations, helps build the muscle memory for detection and response programs, and works with the board to raise cybersecurity awareness by disseminating various forms of strategic threat intelligence.
Before joining Charles River Associates, Bhardwaj worked with PwC’s Global Cyber Threat Operations team across the Americas and the EU, leading numerous incident response and cybersecurity transformation engagements. As well as being a GCIA, GREM, GCFA, and GNFA, Bhardwaj earned a Master’s degree in Security & Cryptography from the Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing his MA in International Affairs from King’s College – London with a specialization in Espionage & Surveillance.
Areas of expertise
Endpoint & network threat detection, including both strategic & tactical threat intelligence, Helping clients through proactive threat detection, Crisis situations and breach response investigations concerning state-sponsored threat actors and organized crime groups.
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CRA’s focus areas:
Cybersecurity Due Diligence
Cybersecurity Incident Response
Cybersecurity Insurance Claims
Cybersecurity Strategic Advisory Services
Software Licensing Compliance
Damages & Quantum
Investigations & Compliance
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