On February 25, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “The New Law Enforcement Threat – Cybercrime”.
Law enforcement is changing. Almost every “traditional” crime today has some sort of cyber aspect and local, county and state law enforcement must deal with it. The webinar discussed the ways that law enforcement may address the needs of their citizens, prevent cyber attacks, and develop meaningful intelligence to get “ahead of the curve.”
The webinar was presented by Bray Barnes and Robert Bell.
Bray Barnes founded Security Evaluation and Solutions Group, LLC (SESG) to meet a critical homeland security need: specialized services in education and training, emergency management preparedness and planning, and intelligence analyst training. A U.S. Army veteran who served as an officer in the Vietnam War, Barnes has nearly 40 years of legal and law enforcement experience. Most recently, Barnes served as member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Focus Group, as an adjunct professor and course developer for Ocean County College, and as a member of the institution’s Presidential Leadership Team.
Before arriving in academia, he served as director (Senior Executive Service) for DHS. And, during the tenure of President George W. Bush, Barnes was nominated and appointed to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on the Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center. He earned an Associate in Science degree from Brookdale Community College, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Robert A. Bell is the Emergency Management Consultant at SESG and a retired United States Marine who served 25 years with the New Jersey State Police before transitioning into the private sector, first as a security manager for a Fortune 500 company and following that as a senior emergency management specialist for New Jersey’s largest health care system. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology from Thomas Edison State College, a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Kean University, and a Master of Science in Emergency Management and Business Continuity from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Bray & Robert are also fellows at the National Cybersecurity Institute.