Luke Fardell

Director

  • EMEA
  • Digital Forensics
  • Forensic Data Analytics
  • Litigation and Dispute Support

Luke Fardell is a Director in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice. He has over 15 years’ experience working in UK intelligence, tracking Advanced Persistent Threat groups across multiple external networks, and investigating public and private sector network compromises. He has investigated many high-profile cases performing data acquisition and complex analysis to reverse engineering and attribution. He has worked on numerous Counter Terrorism, Cyber Espionage and Fraud cases globally and has also worked on some of the world’s most significant cyber-attacks.

Luke is a specialist in the field of ransomware attacks and has experience of the tactics of many prominent attack groups. 

Luke’s recent projects include: 

  • Global ransomware attack targeting disparate networks in remote locations connected via satellite links; Luke tracked the threat actor’s activity which leveraged satellite links for lateral movement.
  • Insider threat incident involving a disgruntled employee who attacked and disabled the client’s network, locking-out access to systems, including the physical security systems that prevented staff regaining physical access to the office.
  • Identification and analysis of a remote access trojan deployment into a global financial organisation’s network which was leveraged for monitoring, manipulating and stealing data.
  • Rapid analysis of a compromise to a computer network for a sports stadium; Luke identified the threat and assisted in the remediation before a major sporting event was allowed to proceed due to public safety concerns.  

  • Luke Fardell joins us from the UK’s Ministry of Defence and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

    Luke Fardell currently holds, SANS GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), SANS GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), SANS GIAC Certified Malware Reverse Engineer (GREM), Comptia A+, Network+, Security+, Secure infrastructure Specialist, IT Operations Specialist qualifications. 

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