John Grim

John has over 17 years of experience investigating, and leading teams investigating, data breaches
and cybersecurity incidents within the government and civilian security sectors. John is the creator
and primary author of the Verizon Incident Preparedness and Response (VIPR) Report, the Insider
Threat Report, and the Data Breach Digest.
Currently, John leads the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) Research,
Development, and Innovation effort. In this role, he focuses on all aspects of cybersecurity incidents,
performing digital forensic examinations, advising on data breach containment and eradication
efforts, and creating data breach response preparedness training and breach simulation exercises
for customers worldwide.
Prior to joining Verizon, John served 12 years with the U.S. Army investigating security-related
incidents with eight years specifically focused on network intrusion investigations and forensic
examinations. Using his knowledge and practical hands-on experience, John has provided
cybersecurity advice, assistance, and formalized instruction to both technical and non-technical
audiences. John has also authored or contributed to various policies, processes, procedures, and
guides for incident response, evidence handling, and digital forensic examinations.

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