FBI deputy director to discuss cybersecurity at conference

March 3, 2019

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — The deputy director of the FBI is headed to Massachusetts to discuss defending against cyber threats.

Deputy Director David Bowdich will deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security at Boston College. He will talk about issues government, academia and the private sector face in protecting against cyber threats.

Bowdich will speak at 9:15 a.m. at Gasson Hall.

Joseph Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division, says cyberattacks have escalated in scale over the last decade. He says government, academic and the private sector must work together in order to “beat malicious cyber actors at their own game.”