Cyber Forensic Investigation: Past Experiences and Future Prospects

April 23, 2019 (TUE) 2:00 PM
Massey Theatre
Speaker: David Daniels-Watanabe, special agent (FBI)

All are welcome. SET credit available.
Hosted by Prof. Don Seaton, Dept of Social Science

SA David Daniels-Watanabe is a Special Agent detailed the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group’s and is a profiler at the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), Cyber Behavioral Analysis Center (CBAC) where he supports the FBI’s cyber mission by providing behavioral insight into known and unknown cyber adversaries. This work ranges from examination of human behavior and motivations that impact national security or criminal computer intrusion investigations, as well as understanding the confluence of violent criminal behavior and the digital/cyber behavior related to the violent crime.

Prior to his time in the BAU CBAC, SA Daniels-Watanabe was detailed to the FBI’s Washington Field office. During this assignment he investigated complex and high-profile malicious digital attacks by actors motivated by financial or vindictive motives, “hacktivism”, or furtherance of the goals of a nation state.

SA Daniels-Watanabe is one of the “plank-holding” founding members of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force as the Department of State’s representative to the multi-agency collaboration, where he participated in several global cyber investigative efforts and furthered international cooperation on cyber matters.

SA Daniels-Watanabe is a member of the Department of State’s Cyber Threat Analysis Division. Prior to this assignment, he spent 2 years at the New York Field office of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Before becoming an agent, he was a computer forensic investigator for T-Mobile.

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