Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Kristen Setera
(857) 386-2905
May 26, 2022

FBI Director Christopher Wray to Keynote Cyber Security Conference at Boston College

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray will deliver the keynote address at the sixth annual Boston Conference on Cyber Security at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at Boston College’s Gasson Hall.

Director Wray will discuss the FBI’s work to address today’s cyber threats, the importance of strong partnerships, and the FBI’s primary role to ensure we're safe, secure, and confident in our digitally connected world.

The daylong conference is the result of a partnership between the FBI and the Masters in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at BC’s Woods College of Advancing Studies.

Additional speakers at BCCS 2022 include Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) Executive Director Brandon Wales.

Who: FBI Director Christopher A. Wray

What: Keynote address on cyber threats and security

Where: Boston College, Gasson Hall, Room 100 (enter at Commonwealth Ave. main gate)     

When: 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Media must be at Gasson Hall by 8:15 a.m.

Accredited media outlets should confirm attendance by Tuesday, May 31 in order to cover the Director's remarks. To confirm attendance and credentials, please contact:

  • Ed Hayward, BC Office of University Communications,; (617) 552-4826 or (617) 922-8024.
  • Kristen Setera, FBI Boston Division, Office of Public Affairs,; (857) 386-2905

Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division: “Cyber-attacks targeting our critical infrastructure, government agencies, and American businesses are at an all-time high. Last year, our country saw an unprecedented increase in malicious cyber activity with reported losses totaling $7 billion. Here in the Boston Division, victims reported losing more than $184 million. These attacks are not only impacting our daily lives, but are also threatening our national security, and our economy. The stakes really could not be any higher which is why this year’s Boston Conference on Cyber Security is critical to our ongoing efforts to strengthen  the relationships between law enforcement, private industry, and academia in order to better mitigate ongoing threats and pursue those who seek to do us harm.”

Kevin R. Powers, J.D., founder and director of BC's Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Program: "Our goal in hosting the annual Boston Conference on Cyber Security with the FBI is to build and strengthen the relationships between academia, government, and private industry not only here in New England, but Nationally.  This is especially important with the current cyber and national security threats involving ransomware and those posed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. By bringing the senior leadership from the FBI, CISA, and U.S. Cyber Command to Boston College to discuss today’s threats and ways in which organizations, both private and public, big and small, can better protect their networks, operations, and sensitive data, we’re taking the lead consistent with BC’s mission to educate leaders to address the world’s most urgent problems and provide “service to others.”