Stirling Campbell currently serves as a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent for the Cyber Intrusion Group in San Diego, California. The team focuses on investigating criminal organizations that exploit the internet to subvert U.S. laws and jeopardize economic, public, and national security. His investigative portfolio covers cybercrime cases related to the intrusion of critical infrastructure, theft of intellectual property, sensitive technologies, personal identifiable information (PII), and financial related materials.
Mr. Campbell began his career in federal service on August 2003, working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a federal law enforcement officer at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA. As an officer, he served in a variety of roles, specializing in Maritime Law, Commercial Trade and Port Operations.
In 2005, Mr. Campbell transferred to HSI as a special agent assigned to the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) in San Diego and along the southwest border. Over his tenure, he has conducted over 350 investigations in the fields of narcotics, commercial fraud, cyber-crimes, child exploitation, financial crimes and extortion. In addition, he has served on multiple task forces with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. In 2018, Mr. Campbell was awarded the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s Meritorious Service Silver Medal for exceptional individual service that is distinguished by achievements of marked significance over time to the Department of Homeland Security. In 2022, Mr. Campbell and members of his team were awarded the DHS Secretary’s Award for Innovation for the national initiative, Operation Cyber Centurion.
Mr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with an emphasis in Japanese studies, and he maintains multiple certifications from the SANS Institute and the Department of Homeland Security.