2021 National Cyber Summit
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Keynote Speaker Brian Turner

Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Brian C. Turner was named the executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch in May 2021. In this role, he oversees criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as international operations, critical incident responses, and assistance to victims. He most recently served as the assistant director of the Operational Technology Division (OTD) at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Turner began his FBI career as a special agent in 2002 in the Philadelphia Field Office, where he investigated white-collar crimes and criminal enterprises and supported surveillance operations. He deployed to Iraq in 2008 to support FBI operational priorities in the region and joined the Counterterrorism Division Fly Team when he returned.

In 2012, Mr. Turner transferred to the Tucson Resident Agency of the Phoenix Field Office to supervise a criminal enterprise squad that targeted violent crimes of Mexican drug cartels along the U.S. border. He later supervised the Tucson Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Mr. Turner was promoted in January 2016 to assistant special agent in charge of criminal and administrative programs in the Minneapolis Field Office. In 2017, he was promoted to section chief in the International Operations Division at Headquarters, where he oversaw the FBI’s legal attaché operations in Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

In 2018, Mr. Turner was named the special agent in charge of the New Haven Field Office in Connecticut. In 2020, he was appointed assistant director of OTD, which provides technology-based solutions to enable and enhance the FBI’s intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations.

Mr. Turner earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army for about 10 years. He also taught at West Point before joining the FBI. Mr. Turner earned a master’s degree from Long Island University.