About the Speaker
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    Jim Cratty
    Deputy Regional Director, Region 3, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

    James Cratty currently serves as the Deputy Regional Director within DHS CISA Region 3 In this role, he is responsible for the coordination of critical infrastructure protection via the operational delivery of CISA resources to include training, vulnerability assessments, and efforts between the public and private sector to secure and ensure resilient infrastructure. This mission encompasses cyber, physical, communications, and chemical security. James joined CISA in 2017 as a Protective Security Advisor prior to becoming the Region’s Chief of Protective Security.

    Prior to coming to CISA, James served with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service (FPS) from 2008 to 2017. He held many leadership positions to include the Deputy Regional Director for FPS Region 3. He was responsible for operational and support aspects of FPS program activities to include a broad range of law enforcement, criminal investigation, physical security, and protective security operations.

    James began his law enforcement career with the Baltimore County Police Department (Baltimore, MD) in 1997. Being a police officer laid the foundation of his views on community involvement and collaboration to effectively provide law enforcement services. He served our country for 21 years as a Commissioned Infantry Officer in the Maryland Army National Guard. He worked over 20 state emergency incidents, always volunteering to lead military response efforts and/or work with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. He was called to active duty two times post 9/11, the latter for an overseas combat tour for which he received a Bronze Star.

    James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement from Towson University (Towson, Maryland).