About the Speaker
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    Brian Cockrill
    Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service - St. Louis Field Office

    I have been with the Secret Service for 20 years and am currently assigned to the St. Louis Field Office where I manage our cyber-enabled financial crime investigations and Gateway Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF). CFTFs are the focal point of Secret Service cyber-investigative efforts and were developed to increase the resources, skills, and vision by which state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies partner with prosecutors, private industry and academia to optimize a unified effort to combat cybercrime and enhance cyber-attack responses.

    In this role, I coordinate Secret Service-sponsored cybercrime training for our state and local task force officers and direct the joint operations budget that supports task force operations. I’m also responsible for coordinating CFTF outreach events which bring together our law enforcement and public and private sector partners for information sharing and training.

    Prior to this assignment, I served on the Presidential Protective Division in Washington, DC. In this capacity, I lead advance teams in building the physical security plans for foreign and domestic trips of the First Family.