Manish Khera is an Associate Partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Forensic Integrity Services practice. Nationally, he leads Cyber Investigations, Digital Forensics and Data Analysis for Canada. This group assists clients in responding to, investigating and remediating cyber and security incidents, as well as investigating and solving cybercrime with a focus on strategic consulting, identification, preservation, collection, extraction of electronic records in support of litigation and investigation.
Prior to joining the firm, he was the Vice President, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer at Sentry Investments; Senior Director, Application Security, Data Protection & Security Consulting at Royal Bank; Senior Director, Cybersecurity and Resilience at PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Executive Director, Information Risk Management at JP Morgan, Director, Forensic at KPMG, complemented with background in Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP ISC2) Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO EC-Council).
Manish has led the Merchant Compliance and Data Breach Investigation team for JP Morgan Chase globally, where he oversaw complex high-profile global cyber breaches of large merchant companies within the JPMC portfolio. Manish also formerly led the Data Protection, Consulting, 3rd party assessment and Application Security programs at RBC globally. In several situations, Manish was injected in high profile Fortune 500 company breaches where his role was to oversee the crisis and maintain stability amidst newsworthy incidents.
As a former CISO and CPO in financial services, Manish has a wealth of experience in guiding the protection of computer assets, policies, and intellectual property. He has worked in financial services environments with both automated and manual fraud detection controls and enabled the integration of programmed enforcement mechanisms to disallow the external sharing of fraud data and policies. Manish recently led a large-scale Cyber incident investigation at a major US retailer whereas the adversary was able to exfiltrate 3rd party authorized gift cards.