J. Keith Mularski
Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Center, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Keith Mularski is a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). SSA Mularski received his appointment to the position of Special Agent with the FBI in 1998. After attending the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia SSA Mularski was assigned to the FBI's Washington Field Office where he investigated National Security Matters for seven years. During this time SSA Mularski worked on a number of high profile investigations such as the Robert Hanssen espionage investigation, and the 9/11 Terrorist attack on the Pentagon. In 2005, SSA Mularski transferred to the FBI's Cyber Division and is now detailed to the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The NCFTA is a joint partnership between law enforcement, academia, and industry which seeks to maximize overlapping public/private resource synergies creating a dynamic cyber-nerve-center for tactical and proactive responses to Cyber-Crime. While detailed to the NCFTA, SSA Mularski continues to successfully work with Private Industry Subject Matter Experts on a number of joint Cyber-Crime initiatives such as the Digital Phishnet and Slam Spam projects. SSA Mularski's emphasis has been in the development of proactive initiative targeting of organized international Cyber-Crime groups. Most recently, SSA Mularski worked undercover penetrating cyber underground groups which resulted in the dismantlement of the Darkmarket criminal carding forum. Prior to joining the FBI, SSA Mularski worked in private industry and is a 1992 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he majored in History.
Supervisory Special Agent Mularski will discuss FBI CASE STUDY: OPERATION DARKMARKET.
An International Response to Cyber Crime. SSA Mularski will provide an overview of the evolution of the carding forums, detailing their activities and organizational structure. SSA Mularski will discuss daily life in the cyber underground, and how through international cooperation the FBI was able to overcome the challenges and pitfalls facing law enforcement to achieve success in dismantling the Darkmarket criminal carding forum.