The March ASIS NYC luncheon took place at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in lower Manhattan with over 100 registered attendees. This month’s speaker was Diego G. Rodriguez, the newly appointed Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office. Diego is a born and raised New Yorker who has enthusiastically returned to his hometown with his wife and 4 daughters to serve in his new role.
Diego’s core message was his commitment to maximize the collaboration with other City Agencies and the private sector. He explained his goal to “de-mystify” the FBI through a culture of trust, accountability and by building meaningful relationships and public-private partnerships which are mutually beneficial.
Diego further explained that the FBI will always focus on its core missions of protecting the U.S. against terrorism & cyber-based attacks, as well as combatting major crimes; however, he also commits to working with those of us at the front line by asking, “How can he and his team help?”. The FBI has devoted significant resources to investigate and prevent cyber-based attacks, and he encouraged everyone in attendance to join Infraguard https://www.infragard.org/. Infraguard is a vital partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
Chairman Schwab Presents Speaker Appreciation Award to FBI ADIC, New York Field Office