E.J. Hilbert is the President of KCECyber. E.J. has over 25 years of experience in the Security, Privacy, Risk Mitigation and Compliance fields. E.J.’s primary focus is in helping clients establish a practical and effective Cyber Security and Privacy strategy and executing on that plan.
Prior to starting KCECyber, E.J. has held executive roles in Cyber, Security, and Privacy at CNM, GDBA, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Kroll (US and Europe), MySpace and Control Risks. These roles included Practice Leader, Consultant, Educator and CISO for employers and clients.
E.J. also served as an FBI Special Agent addressing Fraud, Cybercrime, Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism. During that time E.J. held a TS-SCI clearance level. He spent 4 years undercover; two years working against Eastern European hackers and two years infiltrating Al Qaeda online.
Among E.J.’s most notable public engagements/cases are the Runnion Kidnapping, the 2004 Olympic Games, bringing Treason charges against American Al Qaeda Adam Gadahn, and the investigation of the Shamoon virus.
E.J. has a degree in History from the University of San Diego. Has undergone advanced training in cyber security, physical security, privacy, fraud, investigations, interrogations, and regulatory compliance. E.J. has received numerous awards including 3 FBI Distinguished Service Awards and 2 US. Attorney Awards. He has also been cited by various news and media outlets to include- MSNBC, Rolling Stone, CNN, BBC, Wired, Financial Times and the WSJ.