Mr. Trent R. Teyema (FBI Special Agent – SES retired), is an independent consultant advising governments and companies on cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, national security, and technology. His firm focuses on national security, cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, blockchain, space security, and policy. Most recently, he was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Novavax, Inc., a COVID-19 biotechnology company, the Global Head of Cyber Threat Management and BISO for the insurance giant AIG, and the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in charge of Research and Development (R&D) and Chair of the Intellectual Property Council for the Parsons Corporation.

Throughout his 33-year investigative career, he served in numerous senior leadership positions, including the Director of Cybersecurity Policy for the White House’s National Security Council under President Barack Obama and detailed under President George W. Bush. He was the Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber and Counterintelligence Divisions for FBI Los Angeles and served as the FBI Cyber Division’s COO. In addition, Mr. Teyema founded and led the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) which is one of the US Government’s seven national cybersecurity centers.

Mr. Teyema is a doctoral candidate in cybersecurity at Marymount University and holds a Master of Forensic Science (MFS) from George Washington University. He also holds a number of professional certifications in cybersecurity, forensics, and risk.