Special Agent Benjamin R.P. Stone entered on duty with the FBI in January 2002 and was assigned to the Houston Division, Texas City Resident Agency where he worked a variety of criminal matters. In April 2008, Mr. Stone was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate where he supervised FBI programs related to the prevention of the proliferation of WMDs. In June 2010, Mr. Stone was named to the FBI’s Philadelphia Field Office to serve as Supervisory Special Agent of the Intelligence Squad, responsible for the strategic recruitment of Confidential Human Sources across the Division. In February 2013, Mr. Stone was promoted to Assistant Inspector at FBIHQ where he served in the Office of Inspections and was responsible for conducting inspections across multiple FBI Field Offices and FBIHQ Divisions. In March 2014, Mr. Stone returned to Philadelphia and was chosen to lead the newly created Cyber Criminal Squad responsible for all criminal cyber crimes for the FBI Philadelphia Office. From June, 2016, through January, 2017, Mr. Stone served at the US Embassy, Paris, France as the FBI’s liaison to French Law Enforcement and Security Services regarding Cyber matters. Mr. Stone is a native of the United Kingdom and has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia and a M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the FBI Mr. Stone worked as researcher in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Stone holds two United States Patents and is the author or co-author on several peer reviewed scientific papers.
Trends in Cyber Crime
The presentation will describe recent trends in cyber crime and provide information on how to reduce risk and respond to a cyber incident.