FBI’s Elvis Chan on Efforts to Bolster Cybersecurity of Social Media

Stung by signs of Russian influencing of the 2016 presidential election, the FBI is working with social media companies to bolster cybersecurity in advance of the 2018 mid-term election. Elvis Chan of the FBI describes these efforts.

In a video interview at RSA Conference 2018, Chan, a supervisory special agent with the FBI in San Francisco, discusses:

  • The FBI’s concerns about the mid-term elections;
  • Key vulnerabilities being addressed;
  • How the FBI is working with private enterprises to improve cybersecurity postures.

Chan manages a squad responsible for investigating national security cyber matters. He is a decorated agent who is recognized within the intelligence community as a cyberterrorism expert. Chan was the lead agent on significant cyber investigations and managed joint counterterrorism operations with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a process development engineer in the semiconductor industry for 12 years.