Kivu Consulting is a global cyber forensics and security firm, headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Washington DC, Denver, and Toronto. Its European subsidiary, Kivu Netherlands B.V. operations are based in Amsterdam. Kivu handles the technical response and remediation in network intrusions, phishing attacks, ransomware incidents, and accidental exposure of confidential information. Kivu also offers pre-emptive services including risk assessments, gap analysis, pen testing, and table top exercises. Kivu incorporates intelligence from its incident response cases to prepare against current attack vectors and implement best practices in security defenses.

Kivu is a pre-approved cyber forensics vendor for leading US, Canadian, Latin American and European insurers, and responds to breaches suffered by their customers. These include high tech manufacturing companies, banks, universities, hotels, and hospitals. Kivu has been nominated as cyber response team of the year by Advisen, the leading provider of data to the insurance industry, every year since 2015.

Kivu has pioneered an incident response protocol of remote analysis and data collection, allowing Kivu’s analysts to immediately commence work anywhere in the world without the need of attending onsite. With its in-house team of negotiators (in Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese and Portuguese) and malware reverse engineers, Kivu is the acknowledged industry leader in the response to cyber extortion and ransomware, and the security of advanced technology from drones to blockchain.

Kivu’s forensic investigators have qualifications include forensic certifications (Encase EnCE, SANS GCIH Incident Handlers, Certified Ethical Hackers, and reverse malware experts); IT certifications (CISSP, CISA); with prior backgrounds as legal counsel, IT administration, law enforcement, and network security. Kivu investigators have testified as computer forensic experts in US state and Federal court, and presented their findings to US and European regulators.