WASHINGTON D.C. – August 1, 2018 – Ankura, a leading business advisory and expert services firm that leverages integrated risk management, governance, compliance, investigations, forensics, technology, financial advisory, and management consulting capabilities, today announced the promotion of Gina Ciavarro to Chief Information Security Officer. Based in Washington D.C. and specializing in information security and governance, Ms. Ciavarro brings insights developed from a decade of counseling clients.
Before her appointment to Chief Information Security Officer, Ms. Ciavarro led Ankura’s information security program development and compliance initiatives for one of the firm’s largest clients. In that role she developed tailored solutions that fortified and modernized the client’s security systems to fulfill regulatory requirements. Ms. Ciavarro’s adaptive approach to information security challenges enables her to seamlessly and collaboratively integrate across business functions to solve complex data protection issues.
“As a recognized expert in IT security, Gina is a perfect fit for the role of Chief Information Security Officer. She brings real-world security management experience and a consulting mindset to the role, which will allow her to approach issues from numerous perspectives and deliver valuable business and technology outcomes for Ankura and our clients,” said Kevin Cheung, Ankura’s Chief Information Officer. “As we continue to expand our reach and client services, it is essential that we continuously improve our IT capabilities and security programs to support the firm’s growth and ensure that our professionals can serve Ankura’s clients as effectively as possible.”
Prior to joining Ankura, Ms. Ciavarro served as a principal consultant for Symantec, a leader in the data loss prevention and security services industry. During her career advising large, multi-national enterprises, Ms. Ciavarro has developed security strategies focusing on technology implementation and integration, business process, program design, and data governance.
“I am excited to work with Kevin and the Ankura leadership team to meet the challenges of my new role and build upon the efforts already underway to continuously evolve and maintain the firm’s IT security infrastructure,” said Gina Ciavarro. “Security is clearly top of mind for all clients and as a trusted partner to them, we remain steadfast in our commitment to being a leader in information security and protection.”