Erik Rasmussen is a Principal of GT and heads its Cybersecurity and Risk Management Solutions group. He has almost fifteen years of experience providing Cybersecurity consulting including within the US Government and to publicly and privately held companies. An internationally recognized speaker, Erik has spoken at such distinguished venues as Interpol and RSA Security and is quoted in numerous media publications, including the Associated Press, Law360, Newsweek, and USA Today.
Erik previously worked as a Managing Director at a global risk management firm covering incident response and governance. He also served as a United States Secret Service agent for nine years and conducted dozens of domestic and international computer crimes investigations. He provided cybersecurity support to the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony. Erik’s security acumen also includes the Secret Service’s protective intelligence and threat assessment mission where, for nearly a third of his career, he investigated domestic and international terrorism.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Erik attended Occidental College and Seattle University School of Law. He was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Pierce County, Washington where he prosecuted over a dozen general misdemeanor and domestic violence misdemeanor cases.