K2 Intelligence, a cyber defense services firm, has appointed FBI’s Cyber Division Chief Technology Officer Milan Patel as managing director.
As the FBI Cyber Division’s CTO, Milan Patel was responsible for policy, strategy and the tactical direction of information and operational technologies used in cyber investigations by the FBI’s cyber field operations across all 56 FBI offices in the United States.
He implemented technologies used in cyber incident response, cyber investigations, and in support of interagency cyber threat intelligence sharing within the United States intelligence community – the CIA, NSA, and DHS. Leading a team of senior FBI agents, Patel was also charged with developing more efficient processes and utilization of the Cyber Division’s enterprise cyber threat management platform.
Most recently, Patel organized and co-led the Joint Requirements Team, facilitated by the White House National Security Council – Cyber Security Directorate, a team charged with creating inter-agency business and technology requirements to address President Obama’s Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security.
Patel joins Austin Berglas, the former Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Branch in New York, the largest cyber branch in the FBI, who joined K2 Intelligence last month.
Earlier this year, AIG, an insurance organization and the market leader in the underwriting of cyber insurance, has picked up a minority stake in K2 Intelligence. K2 Intelligence and AIG agreed to co-develop products and services that defend, remediate and respond to cyber risk.