James Turgal
Vice President
Optiv Vice President, specializing in Cyber Risk, Strategy, and Board Relations. Provides subject matter expertise and advice / recommendations / education to C-Suite executives, audit committees and boards of directors on cyber threat actors, cyber intelligence, resilience, and response to the crisis management challenges and cyber-attack influenced business risk. Mr. Turgal joined Optiv after spending over three years in the Cyber Risk Practice at Deloitte and after retiring from a distinguished 22-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his FBI career, James served as a Special Agent, Attorney and Pilot in numerous FBI Field Offices, and two years as the Deputy General Counsel for Domestic Terrorism Affairs. His cyber experience began in 2003 working cyber investigations and includes designing a Cyber Crime Taskforce and Computer Forensic Laboratory in the Cincinnati Field Office. James was one of the founding members of the executive team that designed and delivered the FBI’s Insider Threat Program; he served in executive roles as the Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Arizona office; and senior executive / C-Suite roles as the Assistant Director – Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and culminated his career as the Executive Assistant Director of Global Information Technology and the FBI’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).
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