Jayan Perera


  • Europe
  • Digital Risks Respond
  • Digital Risks

Jayan leads our EMEA Digital Risks team, and the Incident Response team, which supports clients through major cyber incidents and related crises. He is an experienced cyber security consultant with over a decade’s worth of experience in helping senior leaders define their digital risk management strategy and advises victims during acute cyber related crises. 

Jayan has supported hundreds of clients through cyber incidents across the globe. He leverages his experience of both improving cyber security postures and responding to cyber attacks to help businesses build back stronger following incidents. He regularly advises clients on how to structure their strategic response to critical issues while helping to prioritize and execute the myriad of technical and non-technical workstreams that are often run in parallel. 

Jayan has a blend of experience in technical implementation, strategy and governance and threat intelligence. He has previously managed the cyber risk advisory team at Control Risks and is a regular speaker at cyber risk events. 

Jayan's experiences include:

  • Led the strategic response to cyber incidents for clients with diverse global operations including:

    - Ransomware attacks 

    - Server and system compromise

    - Data extortions and thefts

    - Insider investigations

    - IP theft/corporate investigations

  • Managed the delivery of complex cyber security strategy reviews and updates to operating models in sectors such as manufacturing, finance, energy and media.
  • Delivered training for boards and executive teams on cyber crisis management and cyber extortion management
  • Defined and tested crisis management and incident management plans
  • Managed cyber due diligence into investment targets on behalf of financial institutions and expanding corporates

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Jayan was a cyber security specialist at a Big 4 firm, delivering security consulting projects in industries such as energy and resources, finance, insurance, telecoms and media. Jayan graduated from the University of Leeds, where he read International Relations.

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