Robert S. Johnston is the President and CEO of Adlumin, Inc, a cybersecurity technology firm focused on detecting the next evolution of cyber threats. Previously, Mr. Johnston worked in the private sector as a principal consultant at CrowdStrike, Inc. Mr. Johnston is an expert at conducting counter espionage engagements against nation state, criminal and hacktivist organizations across a variety of industry sectors. He led the investigation of the Russian Foreign Intelligence services influence operation against U.S. National Elections, the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic institutions. He previously served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was Team Lead of 81 National Cyber Protection Team, Cyber National Mission Force and the Marine Corps Red Team. His team was responsible for countering the Russian penetration of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Pentagon. He is a leader and technical expert within the cyber security community.
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