Acting for private and public sector organisations who have significant financial, operational or reputational value at risk.
Uncover, analyse and clarify facts at the centre of disputes, frauds and other sensitive commercial matters.
Assists clients to grow, protect and recover value in their real estate portfolios.
Working with organisations to stabilise the business or to recover value on behalf of stakeholders.
We are Asia-Pacific’s trusted advisers in forensic, real estate, corporate advisory and restructuring.
KordaMentha staff are actively engaged in giving back to their communities.
Our reach is global with eight offices across Australia, Jakarta and Singapore.
“Organisations falling victim to cyber crime are subject to incalculable reputational and operational damage. The biggest risk is not being prepared."
Brendan specialises in the investigation of cyber incidents and has an open, collaborative style. He communicates clearly with any audience regardless of the complexity of the issues.
Brendan has been appointed as an independent expert in a number of matters before the Supreme Court of Queensland and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission relating to matters of intellectual property theft, fraud, misconduct as well as civil matters.
Brendan has extensive experience in the preparation of expert reports, affidavits and giving oral testimony in proceedings.
Digital forensic and incident response investigations (DFIR)Fraud investigation and InterviewingForensic discovery.
Masters of Information Technology, QUTRelativityOne CertificationEssential Forensic Techniques I – BlackBag TechnologiesCertified Computer Examiner (CCE) Boot CampEnCase Computer Forensics II, Guidance Software Corporation Network Investigators Course (Conducted by the Hong Kong Police).
Secretary for Brisbane chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
As reports of cybercriminal activity continue to increase, no business is immune. Commercial real estate firms are vulnerable to cyber attacks due to the vast amounts of data and high value of transactions involved in their day-to-day business. However, without sufficient expertise to plan and implement a multi-layered cybersecurity defence, any business is at risk. Forensic Partner Brendan Read shared his insights with Commercial Property Guide.
The rise in sophisticated ransomware attacks plaguing organisations worldwide shows that no organisation is immune. It is clear that the stakes are now too high and cyber security needs to be at the top of the agenda in every organisation.
As reports of cyber incidents in healthcare increase, cyber expert Brendan Read shares his insights following the recent attack on four Melbourne hospitals. Discussing risks faced by the industry, he highlights the need for a multi-layered defence to strike a balance between effective cybersecurity and operational concerns.