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Bryan Smith

Cyber Criminal Section Chief 

FBI

Bio

Mr. Smith joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2002. As the Section Chief of the FBI’s Cyber Criminal Section, he is responsible for the FBI’s operational programs targeting sophisticated cyber threats from criminal actors. Prior to his current role, Mr. Smith served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge over the Cleveland Field Office’s Cyber/White Collar Branch, which includes the Cyber-Criminal, healthcare Fraud, Organized Crime, Public Corruption, Technical, and White Collar Crime squads. Previously, Mr. Smith was the Unit Chief of the FBI’s Financial Institution Fraud Unit, responsible for the oversight of the FBI’s national Asset Forfeiture, Bank Fraud, Identity Theft, Intellectual Property Rights, Money Laundering, and Mortgage Fraud programs.
In 2013, Mr. Smith served in the FBI’s Cyber Division, where he initiated a Cyber Financial Team focused on the cyber financial threat and cryptocurrency. Mr. Smith supervised a cyber squad focused on criminal and national security threats. From 2011-2012, Mr. Smith served as the FBI’s Detailee to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he assisted both agencies in insider trading, market manipulation, and investment fraud matters.


Prior to the FBI, Mr. Smith worked as a consultant for Accenture and Deloitte and Touche. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the Bradley University Foster School of Business with a degree in accounting.