Brent Watkins

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Retired

Brent Watkins retired as a Special Agent of the FBI in late 2016 and is now a principal at GlobalSec Partners, LLC, a cyber security consulting firm delivering education and training to the private sector.

Mr. Watkins has over 20 years of experience investigating computer and high-tech crime, starting down that path when e-commerce was in its infancy. His first case was in 1997 and was a simple DOS attack on a large retailer that cost them millions. Contrast that with today where terrorists, nation states, attacks on critical infrastructure, and financially motivated cybercrime (e.g. ransomware and Business Email Compromise) are in the news every day.

Mr. Watkins has worked cases in the United States, but has also investigated international cases in conjunction with foreign governments.

See Brent Watkins in action:

MARCH 6, 2018

My Heretical View: Cybersecurity is Easy


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