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Jeffrey Bernstein

Jeffrey  Bernstein, Managing Director, Advisory
Managing Director

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Jeffrey Bernstein is a managing director in the Firm’s Advisory and Consulting practice and a member of the Cybersecurity and IT Risk groups. He has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients on the protection of their networks, systems, applications, data, devices, people, and property.

His competencies as an industry expert include cybersecurity risk management, policies and procedures, legal and regulatory compliance, Software Development Lifecycle (SDL) security, incident response and digital forensics, secure cloud strategy, security education, secure mobile computing and vendor governance. Mr. Bernstein has written information security white papers and has been published both domestically and internationally. He regularly presents at security industry conferences and events and has appeared as a subject matter expert on television.

Mr. Bernstein’s previous roles include managing director for a cybersecurity assurance, response and compliance firm; managing director for a New York City security solutions advisory firm; and senior managing director for a Washington, DC-based global provider of homeland security, counter-terror and critical infrastructure protection services. At the Washington firm, he worked alongside senior personnel from the United States Secret Service, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Israeli Security Agency.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Affiliate
  • Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Member
  • International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCPA) Member
  • University of South Florida Muma College of Business Advisory Committee (Cybersecurity for Executive Education) Member
Articles, Seminars & Presentations
  • Phishing: What You Can Do About the Most Utilized Cyber Exploit (Whitepaper published June 20, 2019)
  • Go Ninja Against Cybercrime (Article published in Scotsman Guide on June 1, 2019)
  • Securing Your Organization Against Insider Threats (Blog published on March 18, 2019)
  • New Jersey Woman’s Law Association Event (Appearance on October 2, 2018)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of America (Presentation on Data Security and Compliance on September 25, 2018)
  • Leveraging Digital Forensics for Better HR Outcomes (Presented Webinar on March 14, 2018)
  • Under Armour Hit By Data Breach (Quoted in Article and TV Interview on News on March 20, 2018)
  • New Jersey Schools Moving to Enhance Security (Article for Gannett on February 19, 2018)
  • ATM Skimmer Crimes on Rise (Quoted in Article and TV Interview on News on February 8, 2018)
  • Safe Online Holiday Shopping (Article for USA Today on December 1, 2017)
  • WiFi Security Flaw Exposes Devices and Users (Article for Gannett on October 18, 2017)
  • Equifax Breach Television Appearance (Appeared on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on October 16, 2017)
  • Equifax Breach Could be Worst in History (Quoted in Scotsman Guide on September 11, 2017)
  • Equifax Breach (Quoted in Article and TV Interview on News on September 7, 2017)
  • Phishing; the Exploit of Choice for Cybercriminals (Presented webinar on May 25, 2017)
  • Phishing; the Exploit of Choice for Cybercriminals (Article for USA Today on May 16, 2017)
  • Cybersecurity Tips to Avoid Falling Victim to Online Extortionists (Article for USA Today on May 15, 2017)
  • Lenders Urged to Be Proactive on Cybersecurity (Interview for Scotsman Guide on January 25, 2017)
  • New Year’s Resolutions to Keep You Safe Online (Article for Gannett on December 29, 2016)
  • Securing Social Media Presence from Cybersecurity Threats (Article for USA Today on December 22, 2016)
  • Securing Small Business from Cybersecurity Threats (Article for Gannett on October 27, 2016)
  • Smart Banking from Your Smartphone (Article for Gannett on October 11, 2016)
  • Shine a Light on Cybersecurity Flaws (Article for Scotsman Guide on May 1, 2016)
  • Cybercriminals Will Increasingly Target Mortgage Industry (Interviewed for Scotsman Guide on January 18, 2016)
  • Mortgage Industry Faces Cyber Security Challenge (Article for Scotsman Guide August 2015)
  • Data Protection in the NPO (Article for Straits Times )
  • Time Warner Cable Cyber Resiliency Summit (Delivered Interview, Presentation and Round Table Discussion on December 4, 2015)
  • Five Things Hackers Like you to Share (Interview for Go Banking Rates on November 12, 2015)
  • Data Breaches Threaten Mortgage Industry (Article for Scotsman Guide on October 1, 2015)
  • Security Awareness Best Practices (Interview for InfoSec Institute Article on September 16, 2015)
  • Sony Breach Lessons for Small Business (Interview for American Express on January 5, 2015)
  • CIO and CTO Cooperation (Interview for Global Delivery Report on February 11, 2015)
  • Calgary IT Pro Event (Delivered Presentation on the Malicious Insider Threat on May 15, 2014)
  • Nine Mobile Device Security Mistakes to Avoid (Interview for Rasmussen College Article on April 20, 2014)
  • Joint Metro Cybersecurity Conference (Delivered Presentation on the Malicious Insider Threat on October 7, 2014)
  • Time Warner Cable Cyber Security Awareness Day (Delivered Presentation on Cyber Security and Data Security Protection Awareness on December 4, 2014)
  • Protecting the City’s Water Supply (Quoted in Article and Appeared in ABC News Television on September 10, 2014)
  • Security Training is Lacking (Interview for CSO Online on June 16, 2014)
  • Mobile Device Safety for Small Businesses (Interview for Bank of America website on June 14, 2013)
  • Could a Cyberwar Take out Wikileaks (Quoted for Article by Fox News on September 1, 2011)
  • The Cyber Mafia has Hacked You (Quoted for article by CNN on July 27, 2011)
  • China Vs. the US: The Cyber Cold War is Raging (Quoted for article by CNN on July 28, 2011)

Subject Matter Expertise



Bachelor's Studies in Business
Northeastern University

Bachelor's Studies in Communications
Rochester Institute of Technology

Certificate Studies in Computer
Science New York University

Professional Designations

2019 CISSP Certification Candidate

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