Steve Kopeck, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than two decades of experience leading cyber investigations, specializing in forensics and incident response. Leveraging his unique experience in the private sector and as a former Special Agent with U.S. Secret Service, Steve has deep expertise advising clients in complex and sensitive cyber investigations.

Steve works with clients across industries to successfully formulate cyber defense and mitigation strategies, managing teams throughout the lifecycle of incident response to include pre- and post-incident prevention and mitigation with a focus on managed detection and response. He regularly advises clients in areas of compliance, due diligence, monitoring, and identity management, as well as crisis communications with regards to data at risk, notification obligations, and mitigation of future risks.

A trusted adviser to the C-Suite, Steve provides guidance and direction in data risk, regulation, and compliance surrounding all industries impacted by cyber intrusions targeting access and/or impact to sensitive data. Particularly, Steve has supported clients handling protected healthcare information (PHI), and those in government/education, pharmaceuticals, and the payment card industry (PCI). Steve has led diverse cyber and forensic teams that supported incidents including payment card theft, HIPAA, webserver and database intrusions, insider threat, and advanced targeted threat actors. He has assisted clients with investigations relating to large-scale data breach incident response, computer security events, Internet fraud, corporate espionage, identity theft and intellectual property misappropriation, as well as privacy and information technology related matters.

Prior to joining StoneTurn, Steve was a Managing Director in the Cyber Risk practice at a global consulting firm where he led teams focused on cyber risk management, forensic investigations, incident response, audit, compliance and threat monitoring. He also has in-house experience working as a Senior Forensic Investigations Manager for Verizon’s Research, Investigations, Solutions, Knowledge (RISK) division where he managed a team of highly skilled cyber and computer forensics professionals providing data breach and cyber incident response services to companies across the U.S.

Steve began his career in law enforcement, serving for nearly a decade as a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service (USSS). During his time in the USSS, he was progressively assigned increasing levels of responsibility, ultimately serving with the agency’s Cyber Intelligence Section and being named Liaison to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) at the Department of Homeland Security. In this role, he coordinated criminal investigative and operational efforts, bringing together resources from USSS and US-CERT. From 2008 to 2010, he served as a Criminal Investigator and Computer Forensic Program Coordinator, where in addition to focusing on computer forensic and investigative response issues, he supported USSS National Cyber Response Teams and coordinated basic and advanced computer forensics training for over 160 USSS agents. Steve joined USSS in 2002 as a Criminal Investigator/ Forensic Analyst with the Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF).