EP 09 | Our Town Podcast | Guest: Darren Mott, FBI Special Agent (retired), Host – “The CyBUr Guy” podcast
Darren J. Mott entered on duty with the FBI in 1999 and during his 20-year career he worked both the cyber and counterintelligence threats. SSA Mott worked in the Charlotte and Cleveland Field Divisions and worked at the cyber and counterintelligence national program level at FBIHQ. SSA Mott was responsible for building a working relationship between the FBI and Russian Federal Security Service to collaboratively combat the cyber threat and in 2011 he created the first national level program blending of the counterintelligence and cyber disciplines within the FBI. This program recognized the burgeoning relationship between nation state intelligence services and cyber actors and helped blend the investigative resources within the FBI to more effectively mitigate both threats across the United States. In 2014 he moved to the Birmingham Division to manage the counterintelligence program in Northern Alabama where the second largest research park in the United States is located. In 2019 he retired from the FBI and he is currently a Senior Executive managing the National Cyber Security Operations Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The NCSOC provides no-cost cybersecurity-related services to companies in the Defense Industrial Base as well as those associated with critical infrastructure within the US. Mott also hosts “The CyBUr Guy podcast” with discusses new and emerging cyber issues with guests from across the law enforcement and cyber spectrum. Mott possesses two Masters Degrees, one in Education and one in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Analysis.