Aniket Bhardwaj

Aniket Bhardwaj
Global Vice President - Cybersecurity and Incident Response
Charles River Associates

About Aniket:

As the Vice President of Charles River Associates’ Global Cybersecurity and Incident Response Investigations, Forensics services practice in Toronto, Aniket Bhardwaj provides cyber intrusion investigation services to clients globally. His 20 years of experience in crisis response, threat intelligence, attack surface identification, and other cybersecurity advisory services such as security hygiene, compromise discovery and red team, combined with his well-established understanding of challenges within the nation’s critical infrastructure, have made him one of the top cybersecurity leaders globally. Aniket’s experience also includes tracking nation-state adversaries, threat actors involved with cyber espionage, and financially motivated crime groups, including insider threats. Aniket has also served as Virtual Chief Information Security Officer at various organizations and has executed security transformation journeys by establishing functions such as risk & compliance, incident, and threat management, overall IT operations and security, and mature clients’ ability to respond to incidents. Recognizing his services to clients globally, Aniket has been consistently featured in Who's Who Legal as a Global Leader in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Over the years, Aniket has assisted clients globally in conducting incident readiness engagements and working with the clients to create and implement a security transformation strategy. Aniket frequently moderates tabletop simulations for organizations, helps build the muscle memory for detection and response programs, and works with the board to raise cybersecurity awareness by disseminating various forms of strategic threat intelligence.

Before joining Charles River Associates, Aniket worked with PwC’s Global Cyber Threat Operations team across the Americas and the EU, leading numerous incident response and cybersecurity transformation engagements. As well as being a GCIA, GREM, GCFA, and GNFA, Aniket earned a Master’s degree in Security & Cryptography from Johns Hopkins University and currently pursuing his MA in International Affairs from King’s College - London with a specialization in Espionage & Surveillance.