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Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz Featuring Ryan Macfarlane of FBI Cleveland National Security Cyber Squad

1/31/2020

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz, sponsored by SummaCare, SACS, Miller's Party Rental, and WKSU, is a monthly speaker breakfast series which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.

On Friday, February 14, 2020, join us to hear Ryan Macfarlane, FBI Supervisory Special Agent from the FBI Cleveland National Security Cyber Squad, present, "The Economics of Cyber Crime and How that Drives Cyber Criminal Behavior."

Ryan Macfarlane is a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Cleveland National Security Cyber Squad, which investigates and pursues those responsible for highly complex national security related computer intrusions. Ryan started his career with the FBI in the Los Angeles Field Office, and spent two years in Washington, DC on the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. This multi-agency cyber center is responsible for coordinating, integrating, and sharing analysis among over 20 intelligence, law enforcement, and foreign partners in support of countering global cyber threats. 

Ryan has investigated intrusions at Google, RSA and numerous defense contractors, typically performing malware analysis, incident response, and malicious network traffic analysis. Recently, Ryan was responsible for the arrest and extradition of a criminal hacking group from Eastern Europe which was the number one distributor of malware via email in 2016.

Ryan has a Computer Science degree from Georgia Tech; and before joining the FBI in 2004, he worked for IBM, i2 Technologies, and an Internet Security start-up based in Atlanta.

The Morning Buzz will be held at the Bounce Innovation Hub, 526 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio 44311.  Business connections, registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will be held from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.  The cost is $15 for members, $50 for non-members and includes a breakfast buffet.  To make a reservation, call the Greater Akron Chamber at (330) 376-5550 or register on-line at www.greaterakronchamber.org.
 
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