Ben Spear is a Senior Intelligence Analyst with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-designated cybersecurity resource for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments. In his role, Ben is responsible for developing innovative new ways to identify and present current cyber threat trends to SLTT constituents and serves as a resource on industrial control system (ICS) security. With his past experience developing law enforcement training for New York State and educational background in history, political science, and public administration, Ben provides a unique perspective to understanding the who, how, and why of malicious cyber activity. Ben has spoken on a range of cybersecurity issues to a diverse set of both technical and non-technical audiences.
In his free time, Ben can be found with his wife at one of the many food and drink festivals in New York’s Capital Region, a concert or Broadway musical, or planning their next big trip. Ben is an avid reader of political and technology blogs and has a knack for strategy games.