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Assistant Director of the Cyber Division
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935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20535
As an intelligence-driven and a threat-focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities, the mission of the FBI is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to ... more.
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Gordon M. Snow
FBI Gordon M. Snow entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI on March 8, 1992. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Birmingham Division's Huntsville Resident Agency. While there, he investigated violent crime, drug, civil rights, public corruption, and white-collar crime matters. In April 1996, he was assigned to the Critical Incident Response Group as a member of the Hostage Rescue Team. During that time, he took part in several sensitive rendition missions; conducted terrorism assessments overseas with the Department of State; and was assigned to assessment, protection, and investigative support missions after the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen, and the embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Snow was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Counterintelligence Division's Middle East Unit in January 2001. Two years later, in January 2003, he was assigned to the Detroit Division, where he supervised the foreign counterintelligence program and served as the SWAT program coordinator. In April 2005, Mr. Snow was appointed chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Acquisition of U.S. Nuclear & Missile Technology Unit at FBI Headquarters. In May 2006, Mr. Snow was selected as the assistant special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division's San Jose Resident Agency. In that role, he had operational responsibility for the counterterrorism, cyber, white-collar crime, and violent crime squads; the San Jose members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force; the High-Value Computer Crimes Task Force; the Silicon Valley Regional Computer Forensics Lab; and the Monterey Bay Resident Agency. He also served as the SWAT program manager. Mr. Snow was assigned to the Afghanistan theatre of operations as the FBI's on-scene commander for the Counterterrorism Division in June 2007. Following his return to the U.S., he was appointed section chief in the Cyber Division in January 2008 and detailed to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Counterintelligence Executive. During that assignment, he and his staff led the effort in drafting the government-wide Cyber Counterintelligence Plan under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-23/National Security Presidential Directive-54, the Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative. In January 2009, Mr. Snow was appointed as chief of the Cyber Division's Cyber National Security Section and the director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. In November 2009, he was named deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division. Mr. Snow is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a B.A. in English. He received an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance from Virginia Tech in 2001 and a J.D. from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in 2006. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Snow served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 10 years, as both an enlisted Marine and as an officer.
As former Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division Assistant Director Gordon Snow (2011) explained, "Cyber criminals have demonstrated their ability to exploit our online financial and market systems that interface with the Internet".
Snow, G. (2011). Statement before the House Financial ServicesCommitteeSubcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov/news/testimony/cyber-security-threats-to-thefinancial-sector
According to 2011 congressional testimony of Gordon Snow, assistant director of the FBI's cyber division, the FBI was at that time investigating more than 400 reported cases of corporate account takeovers.
Gordon M. Snow, Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
He outlined FBI efforts to fight cybercrime on social networking sites. It's not a pretty picture. The rise of social networking sites like Facebook over the past three years has seen a corresponding rise [...]
Cylance Enlists Security Visionaries Shane Shook, Gregory Fitzgerald, Gordon Snow and Mark Weatherford
Cylance Enlists Security Visionaries Shane Shook, Gregory Fitzgerald, Gordon Snow and Mark Weatherford. Joining Cylance's Board of Advisors are Gordon Snow, former Assistant Director of the FBI's Cyber Division and currently the head of Global Security Operations for the Cleveland Clinic, and Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and soon to be Principal at The Chertoff Group. Gordon Snow joins Cylance's Advisory Board providing the Company with insight and guidance leveraging his time in the FBI's Cyber Division where Snow was responsible for drafting the government's Cyber Counterintelligence Plan along with leading the National Cyber Joint Task Force. Prior to his work at the Cleveland Clinic and time in the FBI's Cyber Division, Snow also held various roles within the FBI, most notably as the Director of Counter Intelligence for the Middle East. "With the additions of Dr. Shane Shook and Gregory Fitzgerald to enhance our execution, and Gordon Snow and Mark Weatherford for corporate, government and industry guidance, we will continue to develop new and innovative approaches to security."