Ben Whittaker

Ben Whittaker

Senior Manager, Cyber Breach Response
Ben Whittaker is the Senior Manager of the Cyber Breach Response division, based out of the Cytelligence head office in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He is an authority in cybersecurity, investigating breaches, digital forensics, and leading, managing, and teaching elite cybersecurity teams. During three decades, he has investigated hundreds of cybersecurity breaches in all types of organizations and industries with meticulous attention to detail, professionalism, and client confidentiality. Ben brings over 30 years of extensive cyber investigative experience to Cytelligence including physical and cyber-based corporate espionage and sabotage investigations; ransomware and malware cyber intrusion events; unauthorized user access; PII and PHI compromise; malicious spear-phishing and whaling campaigns; Office 365 and G Suite compromises and related log analytics; data destruction events; breach response; and other events involving misuse of networked endpoints and infrastructure. Ben holds dual citizenship and is able to legally work in both Canada and the United States. Ben has a RCMP “enhanced” Secret 2 security clearance. A fan of lifelong learning, Ben holds more than 25 cybersecurity certifications including:  GCFA – GIAC (Certified Forensic Analyst); CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional – ISC2); FSE (FireEye Systems Engineer); CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional); EnCE (Encase Certified Examiner – Guidance Software); CHFI (Computer Hacker Forensics Investigator - EC-Council); CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker - EC-Council); CPTS (Certified Penetration Testing Specialist); and many more. From 1986 to 1995, Ben was a network administrator with the United States Marine Corps and was deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War (August 1990 to February 1991). Network Administration for the Marine Air Control Group (MACG) is responsible for providing, operating, and maintaining ground facilities to detect and intercept hostile aircraft and for directing friendly aircraft as they carry out support missions. Ben developed a proprietary database system during Operation Desert Storm used to accurately track personnel and equipment as they moved from ship to shore, for which he was awarded a Department of the Navy Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement. He was also awarded a Kuwait Liberation Medal issued by the Government of Kuwait and Southwest Asia Service Medal issued by President George H.W. Bush for service during Operation Desert Storm. Call Ben Whittaker at 1.416.304.3934 or email bwhittaker@cytelligence.com