Guest Speaker: John Caruthers

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) John Caruthers began his career with the FBI in 1992 as a computer specialist at FBI Headquarters supporting numerous cases, including the Whitewater investigation in Little Rock, Ark. In 1999, SSA Caruthers became an FBI Special Agent (SA) investigating a variety of criminal activity, including white-collar crime, the Arellano-Felix cartel in Tijuana, Mexico, computer intrusions and child exploitation. Following the events of 9/11, SSA Caruthers worked extensively on terrorism-related matters for more than a year. In 2003, SA Caruthers became the coordinator for the FBI’s “Innocent Images” program and worked several successful cases over the course of many years, to include the nationally celebrated indictment of seven members of NAMBLA’s core membership in a multi-state undercover operation. SSA Caruthers has taught cybercrime courses at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, served special assignments in Moscow and Kyiv, and was recently embedded with the Dutch National Police’s High Tech Crime Unit for a year. From 2011 thru 2013, SSA Caruthers was responsible for the FBI’s Industrial Control Systems and SCADA program. In January of this year, he was promoted to his current position as SSA of the FBI’s National Security Cyber Squad in San Diego.