Lucas Silva

Associate Director

  • Latin America
  • Cyber and Digital Security
  • Information Governance
  • Cyber Response
  • Investigations, Litigation and Forensics

Lucas is an Associate Director in Compliance, Forensic and Intelligence at Control Risks. He has over 10 years of experience focusing on the areas of eDiscovery, Digital Forensics and Incident Response. He has long-standing consulting experience, including operational, engineering, management and leadership positions. With his background in information security and digital forensics, he seeks to help clients achieve a higher level of maturity in their processes and prepare for the challenges of modern cyber security.


Lucas’ recent projects include:
  • Managing and conducting incident response activities for a large insurance company that was victim of a ransomware attack and was experiencing difficulties containing the incident. Lucas and his team were able to evaluate the client’s environment and help investigate the root causes, which pointed to a persistent threat long established in their network. 
  • Providing support to determine if a client had data exfiltrated from their network and if any sensitive data had been leaked. 
  • Helping a client that had suffered an information security incident review their incident response plan and procedures to leverage a higher level of maturity to monitor and respond to alerts and incidents. 

 

Before joining Control Risks, Lucas was a senior manager at one of the Big Four audit and consulting firms, where he was responsible for managing and conducting all matters involving digital forensics and incident response, and working to establish the department of forensic technology throughout the years. 

Lucas holds a Master of Science in advanced security and digital forensics from Edinburgh Napier University. He is also a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and EnCase Certified Examiner. Lucas is a native Portuguese speaker and is fluent in English.

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