E.J. assists advisers to hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, pension advisers, and retail investment advisers in bridging the gap between compliance and cybersecurity risk management. In addition to conducting compliance program annual reviews, risk assessments, and mock exams, E.J. is Director of Cyber IT Services of the technology team at Ascendant which provides cybersecurity consulting services to Ascendant’s clients. In this capacity, E.J. assists firms in assessing and managing their cybersecurity risk - from network vulnerability scanning and penetration testing to onsite cybersecurity assessments and assistance in implementing the NIST cybersecurity framework.
E.J. has authored articles and alerts on emerging regulatory and technology issues, and is regularly requested to speak as a cybersecurity expert at industry conferences and events throughout the country. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC™).
E.J. holds a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Colgate University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Technology from Central Connecticut State University, as well as a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is licensed to practice at the State Bar of Connecticut and in federal court before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.