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FBI: New Cyber Challenges and Recent Take-Downs

FBI’s Cyber Chief Bryan Vorndran Discusses the Bureau’s Strategy and Case Studies


Bryan Vorndran, Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division discusses the work of the FBI’s Cyber Division in conversation with Alan Raul, HLS Lecturer on Law. 

Bryan discusses the FBI’s Cyber strategy and more specifically, its strategy to combat ransomware. Bryan also presents two brief case studies. The first case pertains to the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) use of malware named, Cyclops Blink, and how the FBI and its international and corporate partners disrupted this global threat.

The second case is about the Hive Ransomware gang and how the FBI ultimately disrupted the adversary’s infrastructure, communications, and operations – and shared defensive information with the private sector to protect potential victims. Bryan also addresses new and ongoing Cybersecurity challenges confronting the Bureau and the country.

Bryan was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Feb. 9, 2023, article, FBI’s Christopher Wray Wants Business to Help Fight China, Cyber Threats - WSJ.

Colloquium on Cybersecurity/Cyberlaw—Sponsored by the Orrick Fund

Past Event
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - Friday, February 2, 2024
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EST
Lewis Multi Purpose Room 515/14
1557 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 US