Brian Boetig is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice and is based in Seattle. He has more than 32 years of public safety and national security experience, including as a United States diplomat, FBI Assistant Director, and National Cyber Center Director. He leads global organizations through complex safety, security, and cybersecurity challenges with legal, technical, and workforce solutions.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Boetig was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Senior Executive Service (SES) since 2012. His senior leadership roles in the FBI included serving as the Assistant Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, responsible for strategic leadership of efforts to eliminate adversaries’ acquisition and use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons worldwide. He was the Director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, the U.S. government, multi-agency cyber center that has the primary responsibility to coordinate, integrate, and share information to support cyber threat investigations and intelligence production for government decision-makers, critical infrastructure partners, and private sector stakeholders in pursuit of counterintelligence defense, cyber risk mitigation, and incident response. His senior field position was as the Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo, New York Division.
Most recently, Mr. Boetig was the Legal Attaché in Canada, overseeing offices in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver, and responsible for all FBI collaboration and capacity building with Canadian law enforcement and intelligence community partners on topics including telecom 5G implementation, Arctic security, and Clarifying Lawful Overseas Access to Data (CLOUD) Act implementation. He previously served as the Legal Attaché in the United Kingdom (UK) during a period that experienced a spate of terrorist attacks, and the unprecedented use of a nerve agent in an assassination attempt of a former double agent. His Legal Attaché territory was also responsible for Ireland. As a result of his international experience in the senior diplomatic positions, he served intermittently (2015-2022) as the Assistant Director of the FBI’s International Operations Division, leading personnel at the FBI’s 90+ offices around the globe and stationed at the U.S. military’s combatant commands domestically and overseas. He was the FBI’s expert on strategic engagement efforts with Five Eyes Alliance (comprised of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) intelligence and law enforcement partners. Other FBI assignments include supervising the Cyber Crimes Squad in San José, California, as an award-winning instructor at the FBI Academy and a two-year US Intelligence Community Joint Duty Assignment to the Central Intelligence Agency.