Thursday, August 19th 7:30 - 9:00, SIM CFL Monthly Meeting at the Citrus Club
Speaker: Kevin Cooke, Special Agent (SSA) with the United States Secret Service.
During this presentation, Kevin utilizes a non-technical, top-down approach to bridge communication gaps and highlight the importance of strong information security and cybersecurity infrastructure. Drawing on over two decades of experience amassed in the United States Secret Service, he explains the current trends and tactics being utilized against organizations and the importance of education and investment, with an emphasis on becoming problem solvers through security by design.
Kevin Cooke is a Senior Special Agent (SSA) with the United States Secret Service with over 20 years of experience conducting investigations into violations of federal law. By collaborating with outside agencies and foreign governments, Kevin has successfully investigated and assisted in the prosecution of numerous individuals and organizations. Notable investigations have included complex cybercrime investigations involving transnational criminal enterprises, organizations, and individuals conducting financial identity theft, and investigations into Medicare fraud with losses totaling over $100 million.
Kevin has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of protective operations to include risk assessments and mitigations in over 50 countries. During his five years with the Presidential Protective Division (PPD), Kevin led protective teams of upwards of 20 people for the President, First Family, heads of state, and other political authorities, both domestically and abroad. Outside of PPD, Kevin has also worked in the Houston and Washington Field Offices.
Kevin is a native Texan and former Houston Police Officer. He is also a black belt in judo and enjoys scuba diving and spending time with his family.