Why we Need to Wake up and Acknowledge the Cyber Threat | John Caruthers | TEDxCSUSM

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John is a Supervisory Special Agent in charge of San Diego’s cyber security division. In exposing our vulnerabilities to cyber threats in an exhilarating excursion through the cyber jungle, Special Agent Caruthers arms us with the knowledge to protect ourselves from cyber-attacks.

John Caruthers has been with the FBI since 1992, when he was hired in Washington, D.C. as an ITS. He became an FBI Agent in 1999. During his time in the FBI, John has supported the White Water investigation in LR, AK; investigated the Arellano-Felix Mexican drug cartel; served as San Diego’s Innocent Images coordinator; completed 2 assignments to FBI Headquarters’ Cyber Division; served as the FBI’s primary ICS/SCADA Threat Coordinator; and served overseas in Russia, Ukraine and The Netherlands. SSA Caruthers is currently serving as Supervisory Special Agent of the San Diego Division’s National Security Cyber Squad. John was hired as a Computer Specialist by the FBI in 1992 in Washington, DC and transferred to the San Diego office in 1995. He became an FBI Agent in 1999 and has engaged in a variety of assignments and positions, such as: provided support to the White Water investigation in Little Rock, AK; investigated the Arellano-Felix Mexican drug cartel; served as San Diego's Innocent Images coordinator; completed 2 details to FBI Headquarters' Cyber Division; began the FBI's ICS/SCADA Threat Program, serving as Coordinator; and served overseas assignments in Russia, Ukraine and The Netherlands.

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