Supervisory Special Agent
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI’s Cyber Division
Topic: Current Cyber Threats and Trends
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Discussion of the Cyber Threat landscape from the FBI's perspective, and will
detail what threats and adversaries the FBI is working to combat to
include hacktivism, cyber espionage, cyber terrorism, etc. The presentation will
provide guidance on what victims can do to assist the FBI for cyber incidents,
and what capabilities the FBI can provide during an incident.
Special Agent Michael Nauert began his career with the FBI in October 2007
and was assigned to the Charlotte Division, Wilmington Resident Agency.
During this assignment, SA Nauert worked a variety of investigations, to include bank robberies,
Internet Fraud, kidnappings, and also was the Task Force Coordinator for the Wilmington
Child Exploitation Task Force engaging in a number of child pornography related cases.
In 2012, SA Nauert was assigned to the Charlotte Division’s Computer Intrusion Squad,
in which he was tasked with investigating both criminal and national security related computer intrusions,
to include ISIS sympathetic cyber actors. In May of 2016, SA Nauert was selected as a Supervisory
Special Agent (SSA) with the FBI’s Cyber Division, Major Cyber Crimes Unit (MCCU).
While in this role, SSA Nauert provided program and threat management for criminal
computer intrusion investigations for a number of FBI field offices, and was the subject matter
expert for MCCU’s Botnet Threat Focus Cell.
Retired Lieutenant General
Topic: The State of Cyber SecurityTime: 4:30 p.m.
William C. Mayville, Jr
Vice Commander, US Cyber Command
A presentation on the global cyber security landscape and cyber threats.
Highlighting the implications of today’s workforce shortfall in cyber security specialists.
Discussing the paradoxes of framing cybersecurity issues and the important
role that additional education plays in preparing for the digital revolution.
Bill served in the US Army for thirty-six years retiring as a Lieutenant General. He has significant senior leadership experience having commanded troops at multi-levels in combat, served in numerous key positions in the Pentagon, and most recently as the Vice Commander for US Cyber Command. He has extensive international experience working with foreign dignitaries and military forces including Europe, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.
Bill led the airborne assault into northern Iraq in 2003 and the follow-on counterinsurgency operations and restoration of civil order. The command’s success in the region of Kirkuk was highlighted in the national PBS FRONTLINE series. In Afghanistan, Bill was the director of operations and strategy under Generals Petraeus and McChrystal. He later returned as Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division to lead combat operations along the Afghanistan—Pakistan border.
Bill held several key leadership positions in the Pentagon as Director of Operations and Director of the Joint Staff for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He managed the global disposition of US military forces and supervised the National Military Command Center, which directs all US special operations, conventional, nuclear, and strategic reconnaissance operations worldwide.
Most recently, LTG Mayville served as the Vice Commander, US Cyber Command, where he supervised the expansion of the nation’s newest combatant command, the growth of a 6,200 cyber security workforce, and a $230M research and acquisition enterprise to improve US national security cyber capabilities. Additionally, he directed contingency planning for cyber security forces and oversaw cyber security operations to safeguard DOD activities worldwide.
Bill graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1982. He has master’s degrees from Georgia Tech and the Naval War College. Bill is the managing partner of consultancy firm that offers strategic advisement on leadership development, strategic planning, and technology integration. He and his wife, Shand, reside in Carolina Beach, NC.