As a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Group in New York, Jay Vijayakrishnan leads teams in conducting cybersecurity due diligences of M&A targets and advises clients on implementing cybersecurity programs. He leverages his 15+ years of professional and consulting experience working with C-suite leaders on cybersecurity and technology risk topics while reviewing the cybersecurity posture of organizations across financial services, technology, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, and consumer products. He has worked across multiple cybersecurity disciplines and has led consulting teams on cybersecurity risk assessments and capability maturity evaluations based on several industry standards (NIST CSF, FFIEC CAT, CIS CSC20).
Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Vijayakrishnan served as a Managing Principal at Capco, a management consulting firm, providing cybersecurity risk advisory and IT consulting services for Fortune 500 financial institutions. There, he was instrumental in developing the cybersecurity consulting practice and led several assignments conducting cybersecurity risk assessments and managing cybersecurity programs for clients. Previously, he worked at Kurt Salmon Associates, UMT (acquired by EY), and Cognizant Technologies. Vijayakrishnan holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Visveswaraiah Technological University.
Areas of expertise
Cybersecurity and Technology Risk, IT Strategy and IT Performance Improvements, Change Management.
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CYBER RISK ADVISORY
Cybersecurity Program Maturity Assessments (ISO 27001, NIST, CIS Controls)
Cyber Risk Evaluation and Program Prioritization by Risk
Security and Privacy Program, Policy and Governance Services
Security Strategy and Operating Model Services
Data Classification Services
Data Privacy and Cyber Compliance Services (incl. GDPR, CCPA, NY DFS, HIPAA PCI-DSS)
Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Services
Third Party Risk Assessments and Reviews
Shadow Management / Interim Roles
Cyber Advisory Committee Implementation and Board Reporting
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