Press release

12 Feb 2020

EY Strengthens Cybersecurity Team with New Strategic Hires

Kevin Zerrusen, Gregory Griffin and Ray Lipps to bring unparalleled cyber knowledge to support clients’ most pressing needs

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Kevin Zerrusen, Gregory Griffin and Ray Lipps to bring unparalleled cyber knowledge to support clients’ most pressing needs

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that Kevin Zerrusen, Gregory Griffin and Ray Lipps have joined its Cybersecurity Practice to help further advance the company’s cybersecurity services, especially as they relate to the financial services industry.

“As more businesses are prioritizing a transformation agenda, the need for deep cybersecurity experience has never been more critical in protecting the enterprise,” said Dave Burg, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP and the EY Americas Cybersecurity Leader. “The gap in top cyber talent has never been more prevalent, which is why we are thrilled to add these three cyber luminaries to our growing team.”

Prior to joining EY, Zerrusen served as Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Policy to the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he coordinated efforts across the agency to address cybersecurity policy, engaged with external stakeholders and helped assess cyber-related risks. Prior to the SEC, Zerrusen was Managing Director at Goldman Sachs for more than five years, where he led initiatives to strengthen technology risk governance, incident management and insider-threat programs. Zerrusen also is a veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, where his responsibilities included running the agency’s cyber center, which was responsible for analyzing, evaluating and countering foreign cyber threats. In his new role as a Managing Director at EY, Zerrusen serves as a vital contributor to EY’s financial services offerings.

Griffin joins EY following a successful 25-year career in the U.S. Army, where he served as an Armor officer and then instructor at the U.S. Military Academy. Griffin then transitioned to the communications and cyber field, where he managed billions of dollars in cyber programs for the Department of Defense. As an Executive Director at EY, Griffin is an asset in a sales and delivery capacity, driving the cyber risk management and resiliency agenda.

Lipps previously served in multiple executive leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citi, and Celgene. With experience in positions such as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for major financial and life science corporations, Lipps holds insider expertise to relate to EY’s clients in the financial sector. As an Executive Director at EY, Lipps brings a unique skill set to serve clients in the financial services and capital markets industries.

These new additions further bolster EY’s investment in its Cybersecurity Practice. In December, EY announced that the cybersecurity team of Sila Solutions Group, Inc. (Sila) joined EY US to augment and expand EY offerings in the areas of identity governance and administration (IGA), privileged access management (PAM), cyber risk assessment, privacy/data protection and third-party risk management.


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