SecuritySpecifiers is very pleased to announce the William R. (Bill) Evanina will Keynote this year's CONSULT Technical Security Symposium®.
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.
Mr. Evanina was responsible for leading and supporting the CI and security activities of the US Intelligence Community, the U.S. Government,
and U.S. private sector entities at risk from intelligence collection or attack by foreign adversaries. Under 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 US
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.
This will form the substance of his CONSULT® Keynote address.
In his March 9, 2023 testimony to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee On Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement And Intelligence, Mr. Evanina stated:
"Our nation faces a diverse, complex, and unprecedented sophisticated threats by nation state actors, cyber criminals,
and terrorist organizations.
However, the existential threat our nation is from the Communist Party of China (CCP). This threat is the most
complex, pernicious, strategic, and aggressive our nation has ever faced. It is an existential threat.
We must first clearly understand this threat. We must also continue to mitigate this threat with a
whole-of-society approach. We must also approach this comprehensive and holistic threat with the same sense of
urgency, spending, and strategy…. As we have done for the past two decades in preventing terrorism."