Director, Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Center for Internet Security
Ben Spear is the Director of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) at the Center for Internet Security. A cybersecurity resource for state and local election officials, Ben coordinated the nationwide deployment of an elections-focused cyber defense suite in advance of the 2018 and 2020 elections. Prior to this, Ben served in various roles on the MS-ISAC intelligence team, developing innovative new ways to identify and present current cyber threat trends to SLTT constituents and providing expertise on critical infrastructure security. With his past experience developing law enforcement training for New York State and educational background in history, political science, and public administration, Ben provides a unique perspective to understanding the who, how, and why of malicious cyber activity.