John Iannarelli retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which time he was a member of the FBI SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Sony hack. Among his many FBI assignments, John previously served in Washington, D.C. as the FBI National Spokesperson and later with the Executive Staff of the FBI’s Cyber Division. He was a Cyber Squad Supervisor before becoming the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Phoenix Division, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona. During his FBI tenure, John was also the recipient of the FBI Director’s Distinguished Service Award, for which he was selected from the ranks of the Bureau’s 35,000 employees.
A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and international studies at Oxford, England, John is also an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition, John is the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Computer Science in recognition of his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.
An energetic and entertaining speaker, John is the author of four books, including Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents’ guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, Information Governance Security about how businesses can protect their important information from loss or compromise and How to Spot A Terrorist Before It’s Too Late, a guide to help people recognize and prevent terrorism before it can occur. His soon to be released fifth book, Disorderly Conduct, examines the lighter side of law enforcement and the humorous moments during John’s FBI career.
John is a frequent on-air contributor for the Fox News Channel and other national media, to include having provided live on-scene coverage from Las Vegas of the Mandalay Bay shooting as it occurred. John is now a highly sought-after keynote speaker, known for sharing his intriguing insights combined with his sense of humor. He has presented to numerous Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and the Vatican, where he has personally met on several occasions with Pope Francis.
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