Sinéad Owen

Associate Consultant

  • Digital Risks Respond
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Sinéad Owen is an Associate Consultant in Control Risks' Digital Risks team. She provides cyber incident response services to clients across Europe and Africa.  

Sinéad’s role adopts a multi-faceted approach to dealing with complex cyber security incidents. Through close coordination with advisory, intelligence and forensic services across Control Risks, she provides crisis management advice, in addition to containment and eradication recommendations that draw upon Control Risks’ depth of experience in responding to incidents across multiple sectors. 

Recent tasks that Sinéad has worked on include:

  • Responded to a range of different cyber incidents including ransomware attacks, payment diversion fraud, operational incidents, and malicious insiders.
  • Acted as Crisis Manager during major cyber incidents for clients from a variety of sectors and sizes, including professional services firms, non-government organisations, and educational institutions.
  • Worked alongside negotiation experts to aid in recovering operations during high profile cyber incidents involving extortive elements.
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Sinéad conducted open-source research to contribute to the NATO DEEP Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC) to design and deliver methodology presentations. Modules in the CTRC included Terrorist Use of Cyber Space & Technology, and Converging Technologies. Sinéad has also gained professional experience in legal placements, academic research and editing, and the heritage sector.

    Sinéad studied History at University College London and also holds an MSc in Theory and History of International Relations from the London School of Economics.

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