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Jason Kotler

Jason Kotler

Jason S.T. Kotler, BA, JD, MBA, CMC 

Jason is Founder & President of CYPFER Corp, one of the largest singularly-focused Global Cyber Extortion and Ransomware Advisory, Negotiations and Recovery firms. Cypfer has had unsurpassed success in helping victim organizations recover from some of the largest global cyber-attacks.


Jason has effectively managed more than 1,000 cyber extortion incidents and has a deep understanding of the incident attack chain, adversarial mindset, and negotiations and settlement strategies. He has built an elite Emergency Incident Response – “ER Team” – that specializes in conducting complex threat intelligence operations and engagement with cyber threat actors.

Under his leadership, CYPFER has delivered an unsurpassed success rate of 100% on resolving mission-critical, time-sensitive and complex cyber-incidents and targeted extortions of high-profile individuals, well within the target objectives and defined success parameters, for companies of all sizes, ranging from Not-for-Profits, SMEs to large multinationals and public companies with revenue in the billons, in diverse sectors, industries and highly-regulated markets.

Jason has more than 25 years of experience as a seasoned executive, holding CEO, COO, CISO and CIO roles, and successfully building, leading and scaling hyper-growth technology companies.

Prior to founding CYPFER, Jason was the Chief Administrative Officer of a US $1.75B AUM Private Equity Fund based in Toronto and Nevada where he was solely responsible for enterprise risk management.

As a serial entrepreneur, Jason spent more than 15 years founding (and funding), advising to and successfully exiting technology startups in the cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, FinTech, data protection, Internet-of-Things (IoT), process controls, cleantech, renewable energy, and medical devices industries.

Jason is also an experienced lawyer and a member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), having started his professional career practicing Privacy, Intellectual Property, Technology and M&A and Corporate Commercial Law with McMillan LLP in Toronto. 

At Capgemini, he was a hands-on Senior Strategy & Transformation Consultant where he advised senior executives and managed strategy and management consulting engagements, leading and implementing critical strategic, cybersecurity, technology, change management and crisis management initiatives.

Jason holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Bachelor of Art, Visual Arts from Western University, and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).  

Jason has spoken at numerous events and been interviewed by industry practitioners and media as a leading cybersecurity expert on topics ranging from cyber-attacks and breaches, cyber extortion, ransomware, cybercrime, data privacy and protection, and developing proactive cyber-awareness and ransomware readiness strategies and playbooks.

Contact Jason at 416.642.1170 or Email [email protected]

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