Ted Theisen is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with more than 20 years of experience in information technology including designing information security programs, responding to complicated cyber incidents, and enhancing information security. Ted has significant investigative experience leading numerous highly technical and complicated cyber incidents requiring multidiscipline and multinational collaboration, resulting in efficient and effective results. He is based in Washington, DC.
Ted began his career with Ankura in 2017 and took a brief hiatus to join one of Ankura’s clients as their General Manager. The client was a highly technical startup business, that was developing and commercializing a patented math system for uses in both the information security and supply-chain management industries. Ted led the production of prototypes of many technology innovations, including data encoding and an artificial intelligence driven supply-chain management solution.
Prior to joining Ankura, Ted served as a managing director at an international litigation support firm where he developed and built a cyber-risk division, including services such as incident response, risk assessments, and managed security services. He was directly responsible for overseeing all data breach matters and ensured a rapid response and adequate preservation of evidence, and ultimately identified the root cause of all breaches, as well as all exfiltrated, compromised, or exposed intellectual property.
In addition to his contributions in the private sector, Ted also has notable government service experience. He served as a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he investigated cyber-related matters for the duration of his tenure, including computer intrusions, cyber counterintelligence, and cyber counterterrorism matters. An ancillary duty of Ted’s in the FBI was conducting complex investigations associated with biological, chemical, and nuclear issues and the associated complexity of preserving pertinent evidence for those matters. Ted also served as the branch chief of cyber integrity for one year at the Executive Office of the President where he provided information risk management, information assurance, and ediscovery leadership to the White House, Executive Residence, Office of the Vice President, and all other peripheral entities of the White House.
Ted’s professional experience includes: