John Petrozzelli

Director, MassCyberCenter Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

John Petrozzelli is the Director of MassCyberCenter, a Cybersecurity Incident Responder, and an Insider Threat Instructor. Formerly, he directed cybersecurity operations for Magna5’s Boston Region and held senior leadership roles at the FBI, including as a Chief Security Officer overseeing security risk management impacting national security. Petrozzelli is a seasoned communicator, combining his decades of experience with his master's in information security to translate threat awareness to stakeholders. With extensive experience in crisis management, zero-trust models, and computer forensics, he has been a featured speaker at prestigious cybersecurity conferences worldwide. Petrozzelli's expertise spans cybersecurity advisory, crisis management, and insider threat training, with a track record of successfully implementing enterprise-wide security initiatives across various industries.

Master's Degree, MSCIS Security 2012-2016
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Can the U.S. Shore Up its National Cybersecurity Defenses?

Daniel Litwin - February 15, 2024

In an era where cyber threats loom larger and more sophisticated, the urgency to bolster national cybersecurity defenses has never been more critical. With government watchdogs highlighting gaps in performance measures and cost assessments, and recent breaches underscoring vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, the stakes are high.

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Deterring Insider Threats Takes More Than Technology. It Demands Proper Processes and Culture.

John Petrozzelli - September 22, 2023

There are many sophisticated technology packages and solutions available to help bolster insider threat programs. Still, without the proper training, processes, and a culture of trust built into the system, technology alone wont stop the threats.

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