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Community College of Rhode Island

Scott G. Brown

Intelligence Analyst

Boston FBI

Scott G. Brown joined the FBI in October 2010 as an intelligence analyst and is assigned to the Boston Division. Working for Boston’s Field Intelligence Group and assigned to the Boston Marathon Bombing Task Force, he has helped integrate FBI intelligence and operational components via social media training, analysis and exploitation. To date, he has given more than 130 social media presentations around the country to a variety of law enforcement/intelligence agencies as well as private industry and higher education sectors. He is fluent in Arabic (both Modern Standard and North African dialects) having studied the language for 10 years, including spending five summers in North Africa and the Middle East (Morocco, Tunisia and Israel). Before joining the FBI, he served as an instructor of Arabic at the University of Arizona while he completed his master’s thesis on contraband trafficking in the Sahara Desert. He is a 2007 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, earning a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern studies and Arabic language and literature.

Scott will be presenting "Social media and open source targeting: Common sense is the best defense" during CCRI's Security Awareness Day.

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Last Updated: 11/9/15