Helmut Brechtken

Topic: Identifying typical fraud schemes during audits

Helmut Brechtken is a Partner within Financial Advisory – Forensic in Deloitte Germany  with 25 years of professional experience.

He is responsible for projects relating to Forensic Investigations of cybercrime incidents and the application of Digital Forensics in Forensic Investigations. He investigated numerous Cybercrime attacks, including Ransomware, Network Intrusion, Bank Data Fraud, APT, such as EMOTET, Internat Sabotage etc. to enterprises of all branches.

He has advised clients regarding cyber security prevention and the implementation and development of ISMS. He conducted numerous complex eDiscovery-projects within national and international Investigations of several causes(due to SEC or DoJ investigations, US FCPA, UK Bribery Act etc).

Before Deloitte, Helmut Brechtken was a Partner at Warth & Klein Grant Thornton AG, responsible for Cyber, Digital Forensics and eDiscovery from 2014 – 2021. Before that, he worked at KPMG AG as a Senior Manager within Digital Forensics and established eDiscovery at KPMG in Germany between 2008 and 2013. Previously, he worked as Deputy IT Head in the chemical industry (Evonik, formerly known as Degussa AG) where he also established a Center of Competence for IT and Process Optimization of global reach (1996 – 2007). Helmut Brechtken holds a degree as Diplom-Physiker (M.A. equivalent).