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 national security, public safety and consulting experience, including as a United States diplomat, FBI Assistant Director, and National Cyber Center Director. He leads global clients through complex cybersecurity challenges with legal, technical, and workforce solutions.
Prior to FTI Consulting, he was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Senior Executive Service (SES) from 2012 through 2022. 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’ procurement networks and illicit 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 had the responsibility to coordinate, integrate, and share information to support cyber threat investigations and intelligence production for government decision-makers and private sector stakeholders in pursuit of counterintelligence defense, cyber risk mitigation, and incident response. His senior field positions were as the Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo, New York Division and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division.
He was the FBI Legal Attaché in Canada, overseeing offices in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver, and responsible for all collaboration and capacity building with Canadian government on topics including cross-border enforcement, 5G security, insider threats, and the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Access to Data Act. He also served as the Legal Attaché for Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK) during a period that experienced a spate of terrorist attacks, and the unprecedented use of the Novichok nerve agent in an assassination attempt in the UK. As a result of his international experience in these senior diplomatic positions, he served intermittently 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 an expert on FBI strategic engagement efforts with Five Eyes Alliance (comprised of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) intelligence and law enforcement partners.
Additional FBI assignments include supervising an elite Cyber Crimes Squad in Silicon Valley for the San Francisco Division, as an award-winning instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, a two-year assignment to the Central Intelligence Agency, and leading teams with the Counterterrorism Division exploiting digital media and developing tools to enhance forensic collection and analysis in laboratory and austere environments.