February 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM
ISSA National Capital Chapter February meeting topic:
Deputy Director DC3
During a roundtable discussion at Fordham University in New York City, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Muller commented that “the cyber threat will equal or eclipse the terrorist threat and pointed at the proliferation of adversaries in the cyber arena” (fbi.gov). The proliferation of connected devices or “Internet of Things” enables unique possibilities to integrate technology and simplify our lives. This technology also creates a vector for criminals and other adversaries to exploit our networks for their own purposes. In order to combat the proliferation of our adversaries and this threat there are a number of government initiatives underway to assist in protecting our networks, information, and critical infrastructure. Law enforcement, net defenders, and the intelligence community are also actively engaged in mitigating this evolving threat. As technology continues to push the boundaries of automation, communications, and information sharing we will continue to contend with cyber criminals who continue to expand their own boundaries.
About the Speaker
William M. Jimenez is the Deputy Director of the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). As the deputy “Chief Executive Officer” he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a national cyber center. He leads DC3’s budget, logistics, procurement, human capital, infrastructure, security, information assurance, and network operations. He also oversees support to DC3’s five organizations which perform deep forensic examinations of electronic media and network intrusions; training for DoD cybercrime investigators, analysts, and digital forensic examiners; technical solutions development and validation of software and hardware used in forensic applications; cyber threat analysis in support of cyber investigations; and critical infrastructure protection through the sharing of threat information with defense industrial base partners. DC3 operates under the executive agency of the Secretary of the Air Force with program oversight provided by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Prior to joining DC3 Mr. Jimenez held various positions in progressive levels of responsibility with the United States Air Force. This included assignments to HQ Standard Systems Group and the Electronic Systems Center, where he supported Air Force Materiel Command’s mission of delivering dynamic and technologically advanced systems. He also served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Jimenez holds a bachelor’s degree in business from George Mason University in Fairfax VA, and masters’ degrees in business from Boston University in Boston MA, and technology management from Columbia University in New York City NY. His professional military education includes Aerospace Basic Course, Squadron Officer School, and Scope Eagle. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.