Joseph M. Lawlor

Associate Managing Director-New York, K2 Intelligence

Joseph M. Lawlor is an Associate Managing Director in the U.S. Cyber Investigations and Incident Response practice at K2 Intelligence.
Before joining K2 Intelligence Joseph served as a Special Agent in the Cyber Branch of the New York Office (NYO) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he was a lead incident responder and investigator of computer intrusions that were sponsored and executed by foreign nation states. Joseph’s casework included complex, multinational investigations into major intrusions at the world’s largest institutions in the financial, energy and transportation sectors. He was awarded the Assistant Director’s Red Ant Award for excellence in cyber investigations and has briefed members of Congress on his casework’s impact on the counter-proliferation of dual-use technologies.
In September 2014, Joseph was named Acting Supervisory Special Agent (A/SSA) of a National Security Cyber squad in the NYO charged with investigating the top four foreign threats to United States national security. Joseph has applied his strategic vision and tactical expertise as one of the authors of the NYO’s cyber incident response plan. He served as a subject matter expert in cyber matters for the FBI’s Investigative Technology Training Team in its course and curriculum development as part of a Director’s initiative to improve internal training. And he has contributed as a participant and coordinator for numerous public and private sector table top exercises such as GridEx, and established the cyber critical infrastructure program in the NYO for the Energy and Transportation sectors. Joseph has also served on the planning committee for the annual International Conference on Cyber Security, co-hosted by the FBI and Fordham University since 2013.
Joseph received his B.A. in Physics at Rutgers University. Prior to joining the FBI, he taught Physics and worked as a technologist for a marketing company that serviced Fortune 500 companies. He holds certifications for the GIAC Security Essentials, Certified Intrusion Analyst, and Certified Penetration Tester. Joseph has deployed and trained with the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He completed training with NSA in cyber defense and the DHS’s advanced Industrial Control Systems protection training.