Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO)
U.S. Secret Service
Patrick J. Morrissey
Former CISO, U.S. Secret Service (Ret’d)
Former Director of Investigations and Protective Operations, Blackberry
Unit Chief, Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion, NCFTA
Federal Bureau of Investigation
New developments in technology have led to the creation of smaller, faster, smarter and more powerful computing devices. These devices and support services have become interwoven into our everyday life. Our increased dependency on such devices and the critical infrastructures they connect to present increased opportunities for cyber criminals, terrorists and nation states to target and attack these devices and infrastructures. As these threat actors are located globally, it will take collaborative communities of Local, State, Federal and International Agencies, across law enforcement, the intelligence community, and the first responder community to combat these cybercrime schemes and cyber terrorist events. In addition, due to the complexities associated with new technologies, it will take the establishment of active public/private partnerships to initiate and enhance investigative initiatives. Leveraging these skills sets from multiple agencies, industries and organizations will serve as the primary focal point for this panel of experts.
In this panel session, the importance of establishing a trusted collaborative crime-fighting environment to detect, mitigate and prevent as well as aggressively investigate and prosecute those responsible for attacking our nation’s critical infrastructures, will be addressed. Additionally, the panelists will discuss the various tools and resources available to them which aids in their efforts to impact the war on cyber threats.