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Secret Service Announces Cyber Investigation Advisory Board

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U.S. Secret Service Media Relations
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WASHINGTON - Today, the United States Secret Service announced its Cyber Investigations Advisory Board (CIAB). The CIAB is the Secret Service’s first ever investigations-focused federal advisory committee, specifically focused on providing outside strategic guidance to shape the Secret Service’s investigative efforts in its investigations of cybercrime and cyber-enabled fraud.

The 16-member CIAB is comprised of senior executives and experts from industry, government, and academia. The goal of the CIAB is simple: to provide outside strategic direction to the Secret Service’s investigative mission.

This includes helping the Secret Service identify the latest trends in cybercrime, technology, law and policy, and to provide expert guidance as the Secret Service looks to modernize their training, partnerships, and investigative priorities.

“This is an important milestone for us,” said United States Secret Service Director James M. Murray. “We are excited to welcome such a diverse group of industry, government, and academic leaders to the Secret Service and we look to forward to leveraging each members’ expertise, experience and vision. I feel confident that through partnerships like this, the Secret Service investigative mission will continue to be a leader when it comes enforcing the law in cyber domain and the fight against cyber-enabled fraud.”

The CIAB will launch with CIAB members receiving an introduction to the Secret Service’s investigative mission, capabilities, and organizations. On the second day of the two-day event, CIAB members will discuss their priorities, establish membership designations, set expectations and considerations for their course of work.

All CIAB members are appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Secret Service Director. Each member will serve in a volunteer capacity for two years, with an opportunity to renew their membership for up to three years. The CIAB meets twice a year, unless requested by the Secret Service Director.

About the Secret Service:

The U.S. Secret Service was created in 1865 to investigate financial crimes, primarily counterfeiting. Today, this proud investigative tradition continues into the digital realm, through the work of Secret Service Special Agents, professionals and specialists, who together strive to combat some of the 21st century’s most significant cyber-enabled financial crimes – including identity and credit card theft, computer network intrusions, and complex frauds. Over the past several decades, the U.S. Secret Service has become one of the world’s preeminent law enforcement agencies in the fight against cyber-crime, having investigated and arrested some of the most prolific and destructive cyber criminals in history.

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