John Caruthers

In September 2019, John Caruthers retired from the FBI after 27 years of service. During his time in the FBI, John supported the Whitewater investigation; investigated the Arellano-Felix Mexican drug cartel; coordinated the Crimes Against Children program; served as San Diego’s Innocent Images coordinator; served as the FBI’s primary ICS/SCADA Threat Coordinator; and spent time in Russia, Ukraine and The Netherlands. John’s last role in the FBI was as Supervisory Special Agent of FBI San Diego’s Cyber National Security Squad, as well as Partnership/Engagement Coordinator.

Subsequent to leaving the FBI, John was hired as Illumina’s Director of Cybersecurity. In this capacity, he leads a team of cybersecurity professionals located around the world, including Singapore, the UK, and multiple locations in the US.

John has been recognized for his leadership abilities on multiple occasions (FBI Director – Leadership Award(s)) and currently maintains 2 GIAC certifications (GSIF and GSLC).

A personal goal is to make lasting change throughout society as it relates to improving cyber hygiene.