Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Security Operations

FBI on the Nuances of the Nation-State Threat

Sanjay Virmani of Bureau's SF Office on Threats, Actors, Motivations
Sanjay Virmani, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI

Russia, China, North Korea, Iran – the major nation-state actors are well known to cybersecurity leaders. But how do their motivations and tactics differ? Sanjay Virmani of San Francisco’s FBI office shares insight on the nation-state threat.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Virmani also discusses:

  • His background in law enforcement and cybercrime;
  • The nuances of the nation-state actors;
  • How enterprise security leaders can assist FBI investigations.

Virmani currently serves as the assistant special agent in charge for the FBI San Francisco field office, overseeing the cyber branch for the office. Prior to that, he was assigned to FBI headquarters as assistant section chief of the counterterrorism internet operations section and also as unit chief of the cyberterrorism unit, which is focused on identifying, obtaining intelligence on and disrupting cyberterrorists and their networks globally.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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