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The Honorable William R. Evanina

Former Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center; Former Chief of Counter Espionage Group, CIA; Former Senior Executive, FBI; CEO, The Evanina Group

The leadership of the Honorable William Evanina at the highest levels in the United States Government, the intelligence community, and NATO is unmatched. His experiences and dynamic leadership provide a breathtaking backdrop to understanding the complex and sophisticated threats our nation, economic and military security, as well as to corporations operating in a digital global environment.

William Evanina’s passionate delivery energizes audiences and delivers a thought provoking geopolitical and behind the scenes perspective. William Evanina also details lessons learned from leading women and men from diverse agencies, as well other NATO countries, in a stressful mission focused arena as well as the critical intersection of national security and economic security.

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In this alerting presentation, The Honorable William Evanina provides a breathtaking adventure into the complex and existential threat posed by the Communist Party of China in the ever-growing global economy and technology race.

Mr. Evanina lays out the comprehensive threats posed to America’s critical infrastructure, supply chain, and economic security. He also discusses China’s malign foreign influence at the state and local level as well as how China has used both cyber hacking and insider threats to enable the greatest theft of intellectual property in the history of the world.

Based on his leadership in the FBI, CIA, and NCSC, the Honorable Evanina provides both a fact-based overview as well as numerous “what if” scenarios every board member and CEO should consider and prepare for.

Global order and evolving threat landscapes have never been so complicated and impactful to America than this moment in time. From “the great power competition” with China and Taiwan’s future holds, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and issues in the Middle East, the number of concerns facing Americans is unsurpassed.

In this presentation, former Director of National Counterintelligence and Security and Chair of the NATO Counterintelligence Panel, the Honorable William Evanina provides comprehensive insight on how the world’s events impact corporate America, technology, commerce, and American citizens. This timely presentation is focused on current events and tailored to the needs of the audience.

In this engaging and thought-provoking presentation, the Honorable William Evanina provides a comprehensive and alarming mosaic of the nation state threat landscape and what it means for corporate America, data, systems, research, and technology. This intimate presentation is perfectly suited for Boards of Directors, C-Suites, and executives driving respective missions in a complex global business ecosystem. The Honorable Evanina provides enterprise-wide solutions to combat current and emerging threats to corporate America as well as state and local governments.

Biography

William Evanina currently serves as Founder and CEO of the Evanina Group advising CEOs and Board of Directors on strategic corporate risk. Mr. Evanina provides a wide array of elite strategic risk consultation services to Boards of Directors, CEOs, and senior decision makers operating within a very complex and competitive global economy and with nefarious nation state actors. His clients include corporations within energy, financial services, telecommunications, biomedical, technology, private equity, national security, and retail sectors.

Mr. Evanina also currently serves on multiple advisory boards and is an instructor at the University of Chicago’s distinguished Graham School. He frequently appears in national news outlets (television, print, op-eds) advising on threats, vulnerability, and mitigating strategies.

Previously, Mr. Evanina was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 6, 2020 to be the first Senate-confirmed Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). Mr. Evanina served as the Director of NCSC since June 2, 2014. In this position, he was the head of Counterintelligence (CI) for the U.S. Government.

In this role, Mr. Evanina was responsible for leading and supporting the CI and security activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Government, and U.S. private sector entities at risk from intelligence collection or attack by foreign adversaries. At NCSC, he oversaw national-level programs and activities such as the National Insider Threat Task Force, personnel security and background investigations, information technology protection standards and compliance, CI cyber operations, supply chain risk management, threat awareness to sectors of the U.S. critical infrastructure, national-level damage assessments from espionage or unauthorized disclosures, CI mission management, and national CI and security training programs.

Under Mr. Evanina’s leadership, NCSC produced the President’s National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2020, which has been instrumental in raising foreign intelligence threat awareness to critical infrastructure sectors and the private sector executives regarding supply chain, economic security, cyber, and malign foreign influence.

Mr. Evanina chaired the National Counterintelligence Policy Board and the Allied Security and Counterintelligence Forum comprised of senior CI and security leaders from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. He also served as Chair of the NATO Counterintelligence Panel.

Prior to his selection as the Director of NCSC, Mr. Evanina served as the Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Counterespionage Group.

Mr. Evanina previously served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office, where he led operations in both the Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Divisions.

Mr. Evanina served over 31 years of distinguished federal service, 24 of which as a Special Agent with the FBI. At the start of his law enforcement career in 1996, he investigated organized crime and violent crimes through the FBI’s Newark Field Office. He then served on an FBI SWAT unit for 10 years, ultimately supervising this unit. He participated in some of the highest profile terrorism investigations in our nation’s history including the 9/11 attacks, the anthrax attacks, and the Daniel Pearl kidnapping. During his tenure with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Mr. Evanina was selected as a Supervisory Special Agent and received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence for his leadership in the investigation into convicted spy Leandro Argoncillo.

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