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John Caruthers

John Caruthers

As an FBI Special Agent for 27+ years, John Caruthers held many roles and responsibilities, including: supported the Whitewater investigation; investigated the Arellano-Felix Mexican drug cartel; led the Crimes Against Children program; served as San Diego’s Innocent Images coordinator; served as the FBI’s primary ICS/SCADA Threat Coordinator; and was assigned to Russia, Ukraine and The Netherlands. John’s last role in the FBI was as Supervisory Special Agent of FBI San Diego’s Cyber National Security Squad, as well as Partnership/Engagement Coordinator. At the conclusion of his FBI career, John founded HAK-iQ, which raises awareness and highlights current events in the cybersecurity space. Upon retirement, John assumed the title of Cybersecurity Director for a large biotechnology company in Southern California and now serves as a BISO (Business Information Security Officer) for EVOTEK, providing executive advisement to a wide variety of clients and industries. This allows John to spend equal time evangelizing and operationalizing security throughout industry. John has been recognized for his leadership abilities on multiple occasions (FBI Director - Leadership Award(s)) and currently maintains two GIAC certifications (GSIF and GSLC). John resides with his family in Charleston, South Carolina.

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