Full Name
Jarrett Kolthoff
Job Title
Head of Cyber
Speaker Bio
Jarrett Kolthoff, a former cyber counterintelligence agent, Head of Cyber, Zurich Resilience Solutions, and certified security professional. Jarrett brings a unique background to delivering 24/7 Security monitoring and incident response capabilities to enhance the security capabilities of client organizations.

Jarrett brings real-world experience backed by numerous technical certifications, including Sans Global Information Assurance Certification – Forensic Analyst(GCFA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Jarrett sheds light on how each employee, application, or technical tool in your organization presents an opportunity for threat actors.

In 2023, SpearTip was acquired by Zurich Holding Company of America, a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group. The operation Jarrett and his team built at SpearTip strongly complements Zurich’s cyber risk mitigation services, supporting the demand to provide more robust cybersecurity offerings to clients.

SpearTip’s ShadowSpear Platform enriches environmental data to Identify, Neutralize, and Counter threats daily. Jarrett’s experience within intrusion cases includes managing complex cyber insurance claims ranging from zero-day ransomware matters to state-sponsored cyber espionage investigations. SpearTip forged a relationship with Insurance carriers and enterprises due to quick report turnaround and extreme ownership of client satisfaction.

Jarrett’s former casework includes investigations of Russian cyber extortion, Chinese intellectual property theft, hostile corporate takeovers, rogue IT personnel, hacktivists, international wire fraud, and ransomware cases involving commercial and global market segments.

Beyond being a leader in his field, Jarrett stays active in his community, helping others improve professionally and personally. You can regularly find Jarrett working with one of the following groups or organizations:

• National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), Board Member
• Washington University St. Louis, Adjunct Professor, Cyber Security Master’s Program
• Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
• Espionage Research Institute International (ERII), Board Member
• Mercy Hospital, Board Member, Cyber Security Sub-Committee
Jarrett Kolthoff