Jim Christy

    Special Agent Jim Christy (Retired) is President and CEO of The Christy Group LLC, Vice President of Investigations and Digital Forensics at Cymmetria, and President and Co-Founder of the Digital Forensics Consortium.

    Before leaving government service in 2013, he was the Director of Futures Exploration (FX) for the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Christy had many earlier cyber security roles, including Director of the Defense Cyber Crime Institute from 2003–2006, and Director of Operations of the Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory from 2001-2003. He has received numerous awards, moderated DEF CON’s “Meet the Fed” panel for 12 years, and had his early work on the Hanover Hacker case featured in “The Cuckoo’s Egg.”