About us

From our diverse backgrounds in cyber incident response, forensic investigations, automation, data science and cyber insurance, we have a unique perspective on how to improve customer experience while at the same time reducing costs to companies who have experienced a cyber incident

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Our purpose

Asceris was created to be the friendly face that organisations go to for help when they need to deal with cyber incidents and other crisis events. We use our position at the intersection of cyber insurance and cyber security to collect and share insight, enabling our global customers and insurance and legal partners to reduce the financial and business impact of cyber incidents.

Who we are

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Our team is what makes us a vibrant, modern security consulting firm with a passion for all things cyber. Our experienced advisors are technical experts with proven track records who bring deep specialist expertise to every investigation.

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Our use of innovative technology is embedded in our DNA. As well as using industry-standard tools, we have built software from the ground up that uses advanced analytics and process automation technology to make investigations more accurate, more efficient and less costly. We strive to automate wherever possible.

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We love data and it drives everything we do – from the way we present findings to clients to the collection of actionable insight that we share with our clients and partners. We deploy advanced analytics on every case that benefits from it.

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We know that clients want individual support when they’re dealing with a crisis, so we act like human beings, not inboxes.

Our leadership team

Asceris was founded by incident response and forensics experts with diverse backgrounds in technology-focused professional services. Their expertise covers cyber security, cyber claims, incident response, forensic investigations and technology consulting. As hands-on practitioners, the leadership team have a passion for crisis response and delivering exceptional client service.

Anthony Hess, CEO at Asceris

Anthony Hess

Anthony Hess is an accomplished cyber security leader with over 20 years of experience in the cyber security, cyber insurance and information technology industries. Before co-founding Asceris, Anthony was a member of the Kivu Consulting Senior Leadership Team, where he built Kivu’s Post Breach Remediation service and established Kivu’s London office. Anthony served for three years as the Head of Incident Response at CFC Underwriting where he created CFC’s first customer facing in-house incident response and cyber claims team. Anthony also led cyber insurance services at KPMG, running high performing incident response services for leading cyber insurers in the European market.
Neil Meikle, CTO at Asceris

Neil Meikle

Neil Meikle is a digital forensics and cyber investigations professional with over 20 years of client-facing experience in computer forensics, cyber response, forensic data analytics and technology consultancy. Neil specialises in the preservation, processing and analysis of data to investigate crisis events such as cyber incidents, fraud allegations, data breaches and regulatory non-compliance. Before co-founding Asceris, Neil focused on hands-on cyber investigations at Kivu Consulting. Neil’s prior roles include Director in advanced analytics and forensic data science at PwC UK, Head of Forensic Technology at PwC Malaysia, Head of Forensic Technology (EMEA) at Control Risks, and technology consultant at Detica.