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John Iannarelli keynote speaker

John Iannarelli

    • Known as FBI John
    • The Voice of Cyber & Security
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John Iannarelli Speaker Biography

John Iannarelli was an FBI Special Agent for more than 20 years, during which time he served as the FBI’s National Spokesperson, was a member of the FBI Cyber Division Executive staff, was on the FBI SWAT team, and was an Assistant Special Agent in Charge overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence Investigations.

John participated in many extensive investigations, including:

- The Oklahoma City Bombing
- The 9/11 attack
- Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shooting
- The Sony hack

During his FBI tenure, John received the FBI Director’s Distinguished Service Award, for which he was selected from the ranks of the Bureau’s 35,000 employees. John is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Computer Science in recognition of his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, including international studies at Oxford, England, John is an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland, and Washington, DC. John was also an NFL Security Representative responsible for ensuring public safety throughout the football season and the Super Bowl.

John is the author of several books about his time in the FBI, cybersecurity, terrorism prevention, leadership & business, and more:
- Disorderly Conduct – Humorous stories from life inside the FBI.
- How to Spot A Terrorist Before It’s Too Late – Help everyday persons recognize and prevent mass shootings and terrorism before they occur.
- Why Teens Fail and What to Fix – A parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers.
- The Eighty Thieves – the non-fiction story of the first American P.O.W.s of World War II in Japan.
- Information Governance Security – How businesses can protect their important information from loss or compromise.

A frequent on-air law enforcement contributor for the national news media, John is an NSA Certified Speaking Professional (CSP®) who presents on safety and security topics in both the cyber and physical worlds.

He shares his extensive experience through intriguing storytelling and his unique sense of humor, ensuring audiences are informed and entertained. John has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and even at the Vatican, where he met personally with Pope Francis, sharing his insights and recommendations.

Throughout his FBI career, John investigated cybercrime, including hackers, ransomware attacks, cyber fraud, and online predators, for which he worked closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. John leveraged his cyber knowledge to educate others, such as new agents undergoing training at the FBI Academy, senior law enforcement officers from throughout the U.S. attending the FBI National Academy, and foreign police personnel receiving training through the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. He is the author of Information Governance and Security: Protecting and Managing Your Company’s Proprietary Information and W.T.F.: Why Teens Fail – What to Fix, a guide to keeping children safe online and in the physical world.

John is a keynote speaker on cybersecurity, having presented to hundreds of business conferences, including accountants, auto and truck associations, dental, financial, healthcare, housing, legal, municipal leagues, supply chain companies, real estate, the transportation industry, and many others. He has also provided in-house cyber security training to CPAs, law firms, and medical practices. Through his presentations, John offers insights on the latest cyber threats to business and actionable information on how to protect against becoming the next victim. Contact John to discuss your event.

Active Shooter Preparedness & Response
John received formal Active Shooter response training while serving as a police officer and as a SWAT team member from the FBI. During his law enforcement career, he responded to two separate school shootings. He was on the scene to investigate the shooting of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, during which six persons were killed and another 13 wounded. Additionally, John arrived in Las Vegas on business an hour before the shooting occurred at Mandalay Bay, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, and was immediately called upon by the national news media to provide live on-air television reporting for the Fox News Channel, CNN, and NBC.

As a keynote speaker, John has provided active shooter prevention and response training to the public and private sectors throughout the country. He has presented at hundreds of conferences and businesses. Through his presentation, John shares the apparent warning signs before many active shooter situations occur and how advanced intervention may prevent a tragedy. John further presents detailed instructions on how best to respond in an active shooter situation to protect yourself, your employees, customers, and other innocent persons. Contact John to discuss your event.

Terrorism Awareness & Prevention
As an FBI Special Agent, John was assigned to investigate the 9/11 attacks, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and numerous other high-profile Counter Terrorism matters. He is the author of How to Spot a Terrorist Before It’s Too Late! which explains the most common indicators of potential terrorist plots so they can be prevented and how best to respond in a terrorist situation.

John is a keynote speaker and makes regular national news appearances discussing crime and terrorism, offering his unique insights to identify pre-planning activities by those involved. He has presented at conferences throughout the country, sharing the ten unique indicators commonly linked and readily identifiable to terrorism activities. The knowledge that John shares empowers the audience, enabling attendees to understand better when they see something so they can say something. Just as important, John’s presentations provide specific, actionable guidance on what to do during a terrorist situation to protect yourself and those around you. Contact John to discuss your event.

Leadership & Ethics Lessons from the FBI
John held numerous positions of leadership within the FBI. He was the Bureau’s national spokesperson addressing the national and international media on all the matters involving the FBI. He further served as the chief of staff to the Assistant Director, a squad supervisor overseeing agent investigations, was the on-scene supervisor during the execution of searches and arrests, was the on-scene commander during deployments of an FBI SWAT team, and served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of an FBI field office.

John is the author of Disorderly Conduct, in which he details many leadership experiences during his career in the FBI. John is a keynote speaker on leadership, recalling first-hand experiences which frequently involved critical incidents. John presents to the private sector the importance of leadership in the workplace, explaining how law enforcement’s mission to protect is the same as the mission of business to perform; business success is achieved by affording employees the best possible leadership. Through examining everyday leadership situations, John presents lessons learned to motivate the best performance in others. Contact John to discuss your event.

Bank Robbery Prevention & Procedures
“FBI John was informative, interactive, engaging, and a perfect fit for our event!” – Arkansas Bankers Association

As an FBI Special Agent, John has investigated hundreds of bank robberies. He served as the FBI’s bank robbery coordinator, responsible for coordinating robbery investigations conducted jointly with local law enforcement agencies. He is the author of Disorderly Conduct, in which he details the stories of numerous bank robberies and arrests.

Today, John speaks at bank conferences and to bank employees on the various methods of robbery employed by criminals, focusing on the prevention and recognition of crime indicators before a robbery occurs. Likewise, he presents on what to do both during and after a robbery to ensure the safety of bank personnel and customers, as well as preserving necessary evidence to aid in law enforcement’s efforts to capture the criminal.

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