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Stacy M. Arruda

Ms. Arruda is the CEO and Founder of the ARRUDA Group, a consulting agency. ARRUDA Group specializes in Cyber Security Awareness Training and investigations. As a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Adjunct Faculty, Ms. Arruda delivered hundreds of speeches/ presentations/trainings over the past 22 years. She attributes her success to her dynamic training style, which is fast, energetic, and full of best practice examples. Her captivating blend of multi-media including video, pictures, and examples from real world FBI investigations have proven to be a winning formula for audiences across the globe.

Ms. Arruda retired from the FBI in 2018. During her 22-career, she held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in the Field and at FBI Headquarters. She is credited with drafting the FBI’s response to electronic attack in the International arena, as well as boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. She directed numerous computer intrusion investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state sponsored intrusions. Ms. Arruda has over 20 years of experience in Cyber and Counterintelligence matters.

Ms. Arruda lectures on a variety of Cyber related topics at leading universities and serves as a keynote speaker at major cyber security conferences around the world. She is a SME on the link between Social Media and data breaches. Ms. Arruda is on the Board of Directors for the National Credit Union-Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (NCU-ISAO), as well as the State of FloridaISAO. She was recently invited to be a Board member on the Advisory Board for the Cybercrime Program at the University of South Florida.

Ms. Arruda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Florida International University (FIU). She recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Leadership and Strategy from FIU.