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About the Speaker
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    James Ellis
    Detective First Lieutenant, Commander, Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3), Michigan State Police

    Detective First Lieutenant Jim Ellis is the commander of the Michigan State Police Cyber Section within the Intelligence Operations Division. He leads a cyber team of 56 MSP members located at 7 offices throughout Michigan. He has oversight over the Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3), Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), and the Michigan region of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) that consists of an additional 55 affiliate law enforcement agency members throughout Michigan.

    MSP Cyber specializes in high tech criminal investigations of all types, complex network intrusions, forensic data recovery, in addition to proactive cyber investigations involving the online exploitation of children. MSP Cyber is also heavily involved in evidential forensic data recovery services, public awareness, and law enforcement outreach, education, and training opportunities.

    He is currently active on the board of directors with the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council, the Cybercrime Support Network, including being a member of the Michigan Governors Cybersecurity Advisory Council in addition to participating with many other cybersecurity related organizations and groups throughout Michigan and the US. D/F/Lt. Ellis is a 25-year member of the MSP and earned his Bachelor of Science degree and holds multiple cyber security industry certifications in addition to a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).