Ben Spear is the Director of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), coordinating the nationwide deployment of an elections-focused cyber defense suite and serving as a resource for state and local election officials. Prior to this, Ben served in various roles on the MS-ISAC intelligence team, developing innovative new ways to identify and present current cyber threat trends to SLTT constituents and providing expertise on critical infrastructure 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. In his free time, Ben can be found with his wife at one of the many 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.