Eric O'Neill

Eric O'Neill

Subject of Universal Studios's feature film, Breach
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Program Descriptions

A Spy Story: Setting Goals & Achieving Them through Courage, Confidence & Determination (Motivational/Leadership: My story of acting to take control of any situation and excel, not just succeed, takes place in the center of the FBI’s most important espionage investigation. Imagine being locked in a room for eight hours a day with the most ruthless and damaging spy in United States history. Imagine feeling unqualified and outgunned, knowing that the country depends on you to succeed despite the fact that no one has provided the means to do so. My story is not just an edge of your seat spy thriller. It is a story about discovering tools for success inside oneself by setting small goals that lead to big accomplishments until finally, through courage, confidence and determination, victory is achieved)

The Human Element: The Weakest Link In Every Security System Is Not A Computer. (Trusted Insider: Security professionals must not only look outward when securing a system, they must become spy hunters, looking for internal exploits and penetrations that may not be easy to detect. Includes an analysis of Edward Snowden and other recent internal penetrations)

Counter Espionage Tactics: Protecting Your Company from The Rogue Employee And The Outside Spy (Trusted Insider)

Corporate Security: The Top Ten Things You Should Be Doing To Secure Your Company (Blended Topic)

Personal Security In the Matrix: The Top Ten Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself From Scammers, Fraudsters And Hackers (Cyber Security)

The Age Of Diligence: A Little Forethought Can Save You From A Catastrophe (Security)

Counter Fraud Tactics: Ten Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself From Fraud (Fraud)

Surviving the Age of Social Media: What You Need To Know To Protect Yourself From Social Media Spies And Fraudsters (Social Media)

How The World Will End: Cyber Security In A Shrinking World (Cyber Security / Entertaining)

Why Book Eric O'Neill?

  • Espionage, national security, cyber intelligence, corporate defense, Hollywood muse - does he have your attention yet?

  • Eric is the subject of a Universal Studio's film about his life and career as a FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative. He is now a professional public speaker and business security consultant

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    Eric O’Neill is an attorney, security consultant and professional public speaker. In 2001, Eric helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI. The remarkable true events of his life are the inspiration behind the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Breach, starring Ryan Philippe as O'Neill. The film is the story of the greatest security breach in US history.

    Eric began his career in the FBI as a “Ghost” – an undercover field operative tasked to surveil and monitor foreign, national, and domestic terrorists and spies. During the Hanssen investigation, Eric worked directly undercover with the spy within the FBI’s Information Assurance Division – created to protect all classified FBI intelligence.

    Currently, Eric runs The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security consultancyout ofWashington, DC. Eric is alsothe National Security Strategist for Carbon Black, the leader in next generation endpoint protection.

    A talented motivational speaker who weaves real life experiences into a presentation that is both entertaining and rewarding, Eric O’Neill provides practical insights into real work situations relevant to many industries.

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    “Eric was a wonderful addition to our Company-wide Conference and, for many of our attendees, his presentation was the highlight. He was engaging, animated, charming and able to extract important and relevant business lessons from his experience with the FBI. I appreciated his candor, the tailoring of his message to our theme and the time he took to spend with our team. I'd recommend him as a speaker at any corporate event." 
    --Johnny Rockets

    “Mr. O’Neill’s presentation was very engaging. He was able to translate his experiences into a thought-provoking presentation on risk management covering the investigation methods used and professional/life lessons learned with insight and humor.” 
    --Henrico County Virginia

    "Now I've got to see the movie, Breach! Eric made an excellent presentation, keeping everyone on the edges of their seats!"
    --Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

    “Eric is a consummate professional, with a relaxed demeanor, he was the absolute hit of our event! We had a record attendance at our meeting, and due to his great presentation we have new exposure for our ISACA chapter!”
    --ISACA Virginia