Jason Burt is a Cyber Security Advisor (CSA) with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) assigned to Federal Region IV. CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor. The Agency protects the Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats by working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. CISA established ten regional offices across the country to improve the delivery of the department’s services to critical infrastructure owners and operators and state, local, tribal, and territorial partners (SLTT). CSAs are the front-facing cyber experts supporting regional operations capabilities. Mr. Burt serves as the liaison and focal point for communications, coordination, and outreach. He promotes cyber preparedness and resiliency, incident response, risk mitigation and situational awareness and manages major cyber engagements, championing cyber resilience to public and private sector partners. Region IV encompasses eight states, including Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Mr. Burt has been with the Department for six years.
Prior to becoming a CSA, he held positions as a Senior Watch Officer for CISA’s National Cyber Protection System (NCPS) Network Operation Center (NOC), as well as serving as a Network and Systems Administrator for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, Mr. Burt is also a Cyber Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force Reserve. In this role, he provides direct support to multiple Air Force Cyber Protection Teams tasked with defending key Air Force assets and resources against cyber attack.
Richard Dean has been with the Secret Service for 20 years and has held positions with the Secret Service’s Washington Field Office and Presidential Protective Division. Richard currently manages the Tampa Field Office’s investigative operations. In 2015, Richard helped create the Tampa Bay Electronic Crimes Task Force which established a strategic alliance of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, academia, private sector, and technical experts, to confront and suppress technology-based criminal activity that endangers the integrity of our nation’s financial infrastructure.