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Charles River Associates

Cybersecurity Risk

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What the team is known for

Charles River Associates is a global consulting firm that provides its expertise to major law firms, corporations, accountancy firms and governments internationally. It launched its forensic services practice in late 2015, focusing on forensic accounting, cybercrime and digital investigations. CRA is able to deploy cross-trained teams of professionals who can immediately respond to complex cybercrime and data breaches, assess exposure levels and take corrective action to return business activities to normal.

Strengths

"They've been top-notch, we've been very happy with their work. CRA are extremely responsive, good with clients and very professional, and the way they approach a situation can mean the difference between success and disaster. When you're in the middle of a crisis, being able to work effectively with an extremely stressed client and a law firm is critical. It takes certain skill sets and personalities to get that right - CRA has that in spades."

"CRA are in the top bracket of companies for this. They've got a methodology and protocol that makes sense. There's consistency in the work product and in the way they approach clients."

Work highlights

CRA assisted a client that had experienced a large-scale business email compromise event which impacted its global operations in 27 countries. CRA organised and executed the collection and preservation of the related, high-value data located across the globe.

Notable practitioners

Bill Hardin is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and a certified Project Management Professional who acts as vice president of CRA's forensic services team out of Chicago. Hardin's skill set is multifaceted, with extensive experience gaining and training learnt in areas of finance, operations and software development. He is accustomed to serving clients in all manner of issues, including ransomware, data extortion, business email compromise, malware outbreaks and insider threats.

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