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Cyber in the Boardroom Executive Module - Follow Up Discussion

July 15, 2020
12:30 PM EDT to 1:30 PM EDT
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As a follow up to our June Module on governance, our July discussion topic will focus on Cyber in the Boardroom. 

Speaker:

James Turgal is a Managing Director in Deloitte & Touche’s Cyber Risk Services practice. James advises senior executives on the crisis management challenges they face, in particular cyber risks. He helps clients develop and execute security programs to prevent and minimize the business impact of cyber threats. This includes Board education, cyber war gaming, and other strategy efforts as the public and private sector collaboration around cybersecurity. Due to his expertise in technology, cyber risk and crisis management James frequently speaks publicly on developing cyber events. James joined Deloitte after retiring in 2017 from a distinguished 22-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Mr. Turgal spent 22 years in the FBI and owned his law firm prior to joining the FBI.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from Northern Arizona University, a Juris Doctorate Law Degree from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and a Masters of Law Degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  During his tenure at the FBI, he has held a number of operational positions in a variety of field offices nationwide, working matters as diverse as counterterrorism, intelligence, cyber and organized crime.  He served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Office, where he provided leadership and critical crisis response and risk management to events, such as the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the ATF Fast and Furious gun scandal.

   In his last FBI position, Mr. Turgal served as the Executive Assistant Director for Global Information Technology and the Chief Information Officer. Additional responsibilities included establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy and design of applications to support investigators and analysts. Providing leadership to a team of 2,600 employees and contractors in identifying, developing and maintaining processes across the organization to increase information security and reduce enterprise risks, while prioritizing an over 700-million-dollar IT budget and its execution.  He led the efforts to transform the IT regulatory and information security programs, including partnering with Human Resources, Legal and Security operations on processes and issues that relate to information security and protection.  Mr. Turgal was also a founding member and designer of the FBI’s Insider Threat program and building monitoring platforms to fuse the intelligence necessary for the success of the FBI’s Insider Threat Center.

Prior to transforming the FBI’s information and technology programs, he was the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) who oversaw the operational and administration aspects of a workforce of more than 38,000 strong, and leadership and execution of a $4.6 billion personnel compensation and benefits budget.