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Christopher Falkenberg is a security expert and the founder and president of Insite Security, Inc. (dba Insite Risk Management), a firm that addresses the security needs and protection of global corporations, asset managers, family offices and private clients. He is a former Special Agent of the United States Secret Service and litigator at Davis Polk & Wardwell.


Falkenberg worked for the Secret Service Forgery Squad and eventually for the Bank Fraud Squad at the New York Field Office in Manhattan and at JFK Airport from 2000 to 2005. While with the Secret Service, he conducted protective advances for the President and other government officials, both domestically and abroad, as well as for visiting dignitaries. He was also assigned to President Bill Clinton's security detail for the 1992 presidential campaign.

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Early Career

Upon his graduation from Kenyon College with a bachelor's degree, Mr. Falkenberg applied to the Secret Service and was hired to work in the New York Field Office in Manhattan. He led investigations of major fraud cases including U.S. v. Shapiro (107 F.3d 5) and U.S. v. Constance Darlene Foster Moore.

After spending five years as a Secret Service Special Agent, Falkenberg attended Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. Following graduation, Falkenberg served as a law clerk to the Hon. John S. Martin Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He then joined Davis, Polk & Wardwell, a New York law firm, as a litigator, where he conducted corporate internal investigations and was involved in civil and criminal matters.

Insite Risk Management

Falkenberg founded Insite in 2002 to provide a multi-disciplined and holistic approach to security and risk management. He leads the New York City-based firm that has practice areas in IP brand protection, internet threat management, investigations, protective services and risk management consulting.

Falkenberg consults with Fortune 1000 companies and high-profile individuals on matters including threat assessments and management, executive and family protection, emergency preparedness and security training, crisis management, workplace security and disaster recovery planning.

Insite consults on risk management in the virtual world and in real life, focusing on areas such as outsourced security management, vulnerability assessments, threat management, information security and executive and family protection. Its business continuity planning helping corporate leaders in crisis management and disaster recovery planning, often through testing and simulations.

Insite offers investigative services, providing pre-employment investigations, due diligence, litigation support and identity theft resolution. Falkenberg’s team consists of national security, law enforcement, legal and technology experts from the New York City Police, U.S. military, Central Intelligence Agency, among others.


Among his awards and citations, Falkenberg received the United States Treasury Department’s Special Service Award and was recognized for heroism following the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Falkenberg is the co-author (along with Giza Rodick, a Ph.D. candidate in criminology at the State University of New York at Albany) of a white paper entitled “Economy and Crime: Understanding the Real Connection,” as well as Employer-Provided Security and the Independent Security Study. He also authored a white paper entitled The Insider Threat: Red Flags and Risk Management Solutions for a New Breed of Criminals.

Falkenberg is an inaugural member of the Trust Advisory Board of Airbnb, Inc. He is the former president of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and the former Chairman of the Community Security Subcommittee of the Anti Defamation League. He is also a member of trade groups such as ASIS, and The International Association of Independent Private Sector Inspectors General.

He holds certifications as a New York City Fire Safety Director, an Emergency Medical Technician and is a licensed private investigator in New York and New Jersey. He is admitted to the New York bar and the bars of the U.S. District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


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