Andreas Kaltsounis is a Managing Director with Stroz Friedberg and heads the firm’s Seattle office and west coast region. Mr. Kaltsounis combines 18 years of investigative experience as a state and federal law enforcement officer, his expertise in computer forensics and technology, and his legal experience to offer clients’ technical teams, executives, and board members holistic advice on data breaches and cybercrime, network and data security, internal investigations, and digital forensics. Representative matters Mr. Kaltsounis has led include a major PCI data breach at a Fortune 500 retailer, a data breach by nation-state actors resulting in the theft of over 1 billion customer records from a technology company, investigations of trade-secret and intellectual-property theft by insiders, and proactive risk assessment and improvement projects.
Prior to Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Kaltsounis served for 18 years as a state and federal law enforcement officer, most recently as a special agent with the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Defense, assigned to its National Cyber Field Office and the Seattle FBI’s Cyber Task Force. In this role, he was responsible for investigating cybercrimes originating from malicious insiders, organized criminal groups, and advanced persistent threats. Throughout his law enforcement career, he has also led inquiries into serious violent crimes, forgeries, embezzlements, healthcare and procurement fraud, bribery and conflicts of interest, money laundering, and violations of the federal False Claims Act. The FBI, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and King County Sheriff’s Office (Seattle) have recognized Mr. Kaltsounis for his contributions to significant civil and criminal prosecutions.
Mr. Kaltsounis is a certified computer-forensics examiner, penetration tester (GPEN), and critical controls specialist (GCCC); an Advisory Board Member for the SANS Institute; and credentialed as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, and is a licensed attorney in the State of Washington. Mr. Kaltsounis regularly speaks at industry events and seminars on data security, breach investigations, risk management, and computer forensics.