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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Pierson Clair
Pierson Clair
Managing Director


Seasoned incident response leader Pierson Clair is Managing Director in Kroll’s Managed Cyber Security Services. Clair is a highly respected leader in the world of cyber security, having led more than 500 network intrusion incident response investigations into a vast array of digital criminal activities—including ransomware, financial fraud, nation state, and insider threats. In his current role in Kroll’s Responder Managed Security Services, he leverages nearly 25 years of information technology and information security experience and a wide range of threat intelligence, attacker tactics, and security capabilities to advise organizations on modern approaches to cyber security.

Prior to joining the private sector, Clair worked with the U.S. Intelligence Community. In addition to his frequent industry presentations on attacker tactics, since 2012 Clair has been a faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, teaching courses in cyber security along with macOS and mobile device forensics and security. He earned an interdisciplinary degree in International Security and Technology from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science in Digital Forensic Science from Champlain College.

Areas of expertise

Threat intelligence, attacker tactics. Security capabilities to advise organizations on modern approaches to cyber security.

Group Overview

Virtually every area of an organization today is digitally interconnected. No matter where, when or how you need help, Kroll is the cyber security services partner to call first, with industry and technical experts, unique insight and trailblazing technology.

Beyond the risks of accidental loss of sensitive information or malicious actor threats, Kroll experts also look at cyber security through the lens of “unintended consequences.” From system upgrades or a move to the cloud … to applications meant to improve the customer experience … and to integral third-party relationships, one misstep can cascade into cyber attack, wire fraud, ransomware, data breaches and more; not to mention regulatory action, civil litigation and reputational damage. That’s why Kroll’s structured their practice to deliver end-to-end cybersecurity solutions quickly and seamlessly, anywhere in the world.

Kroll experts provide rapid response to more than 3,200 cyber incidents of all types annually. We help countless more clients with litigation support (including expert witness services); managed detection and response services for both active threats and as an integral part of network security; notification solutions, including multilingual call center support; and proactive services, including general and threat-focused risk assessments, response planning, tabletop exercises and more. With years of public and private sector experience and law enforcement service, our cyber security experts can provide invaluable leadership at any point in the cyber risk continuum.

Our experts are able to deliver best-in-class network, endpoint and cloud security through our managed detection and response solution, Kroll Responder. Responder handles every step, with 24x7 managed detection and response services fueled by threat hunting and superior incident response.

Our collaborative team culture ensures you always benefit from the latest threat intelligence, best practices and technological advancements for every challenge, start to finish. Kroll is also a preferred/approved cyber security vendor for more than 50 cyber insurance carriers, including some of the largest underwriters in the world, and offers client-friendly retainers that cover both incident response and proactive services.

Firm Overview

As the leading independent provider of risk and financial advisory solutions, Kroll leverages their unique insights, data and technology to help clients stay ahead of complex demands. Kroll’s team of more than 6,500 professionals worldwide continues the firm’s nearly 100-year history of trusted expertise spanning risk, governance, transactions and valuation. Kroll’s advanced solutions and intelligence provide clients the foresight they need to create an enduring competitive advantage. At Kroll, their values define who they are and how they partner with clients and communities.