Monday, October 9th | RSVP
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program
Cyber Threats: The New Frontier
Oliver “Buck” Revell
International Security Consultant and
Former Special Agent and Associate Deputy Director of the FBI
Dramatic events of the last several years – most recently the Equifax data breach, the revelation of probes by Russian agents into states’ electoral commissions, the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s campaign and the accompanying foreign-purchased political ads on social media, the 2016 breach of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate filing system – have stunned and dismayed the public. We don’t know how safe our online information is; how to protect our businesses, our nation, and ourselves; who to believe and trust; and what the federal authorities are doing in response.
We instinctively understand threats to ourselves and our safety, as well as to our property, as did our country’s pioneers during westward expansion in the 1800s. However, now cybercrime and cyber threats represent a “brave new world” of the unknown for a majority of the populace. The cyber world is our new frontier and we must quickly learn how to defend and fight back for survival.
Who better to educate and advise us than a pioneer in the field, Oliver “Buck” Revell, former Special Agent and Associate Deputy Director of the FBI. In those positions, Revell’s purview included criminal investigations, counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, organized crime, criminal justice, and national security. The depth and breadth of his direct involvement in protecting our nation and its people against international and internal threats is both widely respected and unparalleled.
Mr. Revell, former Special Agent and Deputy Associate Director of the FBI, is the founder and president of Revell Group International, Inc., a global business and security-consulting firm based in Rowlett. He also serves as Executive V.P. of Rogue DNA, Inc. in Vancouver.
Mr. Revell earned a B.Sc. degree as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He also completed executive programs at the Federal Executive Institute; the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; the National Executive Institute, FBI Academy; and the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, Kennedy School, Harvard University.
In 1960, Mr. Revell was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served four and one‑half years as an aviator, leaving active duty with the rank of Captain. In 1964, Mr. Revell was appointed a Special Agent of the FBI, serving with great distinction and increasing responsibility, and rising to the Bureau’s second-highest position, before retiring in 1994. Mr Revell’s awards, commendations, recognitions, appointments, boards, commissions, and medals are numerous and include the 2010 Gusi Peace Prize, presented in Manila, Philippines, for his leadership of and contributions to International Law Enforcement & Peace-Keeping.
During his career with the FBI and subsequently as an international security consultant, Mr. Revell has authored numerous articles on terrorism, counter-intelligence, organized crime and criminal justice. He also has spoken frequently, both nationally and internationally, on these and other national security subjects. In addition, he has been interviewed or served as a commentator for numerous national and international broadcast news and current events programs. In addition to his consulting activities, Mr. Revell has authored a book, A G-man’s Journal: A Legendary Career Inside The FBI-From the Kennedy Assassination To the Oklahoma City Bombing, published by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books.