FBI Special Agent Adam R. James joined the bureau in July 2010 and was assigned to the cybercrime squad in the San Diego field office. He currently focuses on computer intrusion investigations with a national security nexus.
Prior to joining the FBI, he worked as a computer security analyst at Mutual of Omaha insurance company, which selected him as a founding employee of a subsidiary company created to provide computer security consulting services. In this role, he focused on computer forensics and incident response.
Special Agent James spent nine months working as a contracted media exploitation analyst supporting the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his time in Iraq, he performed tactical analysis of captured enemy computer and telephone equipment to support forward-deployed troops.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in bachelor’s of science in management information systems in 2003 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He also has a Master of Science in management information systems with a focus on information assurance, also from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In addition, James has eight information security-related certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) certification.