FBI Director Robert Mueller, III has named Gordon Snow the assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division. Snow has been working with the FBI since March of 1992, and his most recent position was deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division.
Director Mueller said, “Protecting the United States against cyber crimes is one of the FBI’s highest priorities and, in fact, is the FBI’s highest criminal priority. Gordon’s broad range of investigative and leadership experience will serve the Cyber Division well as they carry out this mission.”
Snow will be in charge of the FBI’s work in protecting the country against high-technology crimes. Mueller says the FBI believes that one of the biggest concerns of the 21st century is, in fact, cyber threats.
When Snow first joined the FBI, he worked as a special agent. Other positions he has held include supervisory special agent in the Counterintelligence Division’s Middle East Unit, SWAT program coordinator and chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Acquisition of U.S. Nuclear and Mission Technology Unit.
Snow was also the FBI’s on-scene commander for the Counterterrorism Division, section chief in the Cyber Division, chief of the Cyber Division’s Cyber National Security Section and director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force.
He entered his role as deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division in November 2009. Prior to his FBI career, Snow served in the Marine Corps for over 10 years.