Evan Roberts is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr. Roberts is part of the segment's Crisis & Litigation practice and co-leads the firm's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Communications offering.
Mr. Roberts advises companies and develops multistakeholder communication programs around moments of significant change and crisis, including data privacy challenges, cybersecurity incidents and other crisis scenarios. He has particular expertise in designing and implementing complex issues management campaigns and providing crisis communications support around cybersecurity incidents.
Mr. Roberts has counseled clients through nation-state attacks and ransomware incidents conducted by some of the highest-profile threat actors, as well as insider threats and third-party breaches that led to significant data compromise.
In addition, Mr.Roberts has extensive experience counseling clients through cybersecurity preparedness exercises and designing scenario plans and response playbooks to prepare for a variety of potential cyber crises. Mr. Roberts has provided cyber response and issues management counsel to a range of companies, from publicly traded Fortune 500 businesses to smaller operators with less established infrastructure and communications functions.
Mr. Roberts is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP") and has spoken at some of the most prominent cybersecurity industry events as an expert in cyber crisis communications. He was named North American Cybersecurity PR Professional of the Year in 2022 by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.