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Investigating Cyber Crime from an FBI Perspective

74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 28 March 2012

William W. Blevins FBI Assistant Legal Attaché

FBI Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) Blevins entered on duty as a Special Agent (SA) of the FBI in 1991.  From 1991 to 1998, he was assigned to the FBI San Diego, California Division, where he worked Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Counterintelligence, and Cyber investigations.  There, he initiated the first Cyber Investigations Squad in 1996.

In 1998, ALAT Blevins was transferred to the Dallas, Texas Division where he continued to work Cyber investigations as a field agent until 2001, specialising in computer intrusion matters.

ALAT Blevins was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the National Infrastructure Protection Center at FBIHQ in Washington, DC in 2001(which evolved into the FBIHQ Cyber Division in 2002), with responsibility for Cyber investigative training and curriculum development.  As a Cyber Instructor and Subject Matter Expert, he developed curriculum and provided Cyber investigative training to over 3,500 investigators and analysts, domestically and abroad, including instruction at the International Law Enforcement Academies in Hungary and Thailand.  He also developed and implemented training for the benefit of Cyber investigators in Egypt, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, Panama, Malaysia, and South Africa.

In 2005, ALAT Blevins transferred to the Little Rock, Arkansas Division of the FBI as a Program Manager for Cyber investigations and computer forensics.  In this capacity, he coordinated one of the largest criminal computer intrusion/data theft cases in FBI history, which resulted in a 120 count conviction of the main subject, who was sentenced to eight years in federal prison. 

ALAT Blevins also served in Athens Greece in 2008, with an emphasis on Cyber assistance to the Hellenic National Police.

He is currently the Assistant Legal Attaché at the US Embassy Canberra, and has responsibility for the Cyber Investigative

Portfolio in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.