Practice Director, Incident Response and Forensics
Practice Director, Incident Response and Forensics, BlackBerry Cylance
As Technical Director for Cylance’s Incident Response practice, John leads teams of Incident Responders in large-scale and small-scale breaches across a variety of industries. He is responsible for evaluating and improving the tools and methodologies used by the practice and ensuring quality control across all engagements.
Prior to joining Cylance, John retired as an FBI special Agent after 23 years. During his time in the FBI, John served in six field offices where he was a computer forensic examiner and cybercrime investigator. He was involved in several high profile cases to include being the lead forensic examiner on the Edward Snowden espionage case, the Ardit Ferizi terrorism case, the “Russian voter hacking”, and several Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) cases. He was also a SWAT operator, a bomb tech, a firearms instructor, and has also testified as an expert witness in the United States Southern District of Texas, The Eastern District of Missouri, The Eastern District of Virginia, and The Northern District of Florida.