About FBI John

Former FBI Special Agent, Cybersecurity & Safety Expert, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Consultant

FBI John

FBI Special Agent (Ret.)

John Iannarelli was an FBI Special Agent for more than 20 years, during which time he served as the FBI’s National Spokesperson, was a member of the FBI Cyber Division Executive staff, was on the FBI SWAT team, and was an Assistant Special Agent in Charge overseeing all Criminal, Cyber, and Counter Intelligence Investigations.

John participated in many extensive investigations, including:

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Fox News
Fox Business
USA Today
Washington Post

During his FBI tenure, John received the FBI Director’s Distinguished Service Award, for which he was selected from the ranks of the Bureau’s 35,000 employees. John is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Computer Science in recognition of his contributions to the field of cyber investigations.

A former San Diego Police Officer and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, including international studies at Oxford, England, John is an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland, and Washington, DC. John was also an NFL Security Representative responsible for ensuring public safety throughout the football season and the Super Bowl.

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Meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican
Meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican

America was safer when John Iannarelli was with the FBI because he is the real deal. He is very smart, savvy, committed, a great presenter, funny, a prolific author, and he’s all about integrity.

Jerry Colangelo, Businessman and Director of USA Olympic Basketball

Books by FBI John Iannarelli

John is the author of several books about his time in the FBI, cybersecurity, terrorism prevention, leadership & ethics, and more.

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct

How to Spot A Terrorist Before It's Too Late

How to Spot a Terrorist

WTF Why Teens Fail

WTF: Why Teens Fail

Law Enforcement & National Security Expert & Media Consultant

A frequent on-air law enforcement contributor for the national news media, John is an NSA Certified Speaking Professional (CSP®) who presents on safety and security topics in both the cyber and physical worlds.

He shares his extensive experience through intriguing storytelling and his unique sense of humor, ensuring audiences are informed and entertained. John has presented to Fortune 500 companies, domestic and international audiences, the United Nations, and even at the Vatican, where he met personally with Pope Francis, sharing his insights and recommendations.

Learn more about John’s speaking and presentations.

I compliment John on his book and on trying to make the public much more aware.

– Richard A. “Dick” Grasso

John’s presentation was funny, informative, and frightening. It was the perfect balance to keep everyone engaged.

– National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors

Media & Press

John has been featured on dozens, perhaps hundreds of radio and television shows, books, white papers, podcasts, and videos.


TV & News Appearances

John is a regular guest on national TV, speaking about cyber security, active shooter prevention, national security, terrorism, and more.


Radio & Podcasts

John has been a featured guest for his topics of expertise and crime prevention experience in several dozen radio shows and podcasts.


eBooks & Whitepapers

eBooks & White Papers authored by or featuring former FBI Agent, author, speaker, and consultant John Iannarelli.


News & Articles

John has been featured for his cyber security expertise in publications ranging from Forbes to Wall Street Journal.

FBI John Photo Gallery

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