Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Herbert J. Stapleton is a Section Chief in the FBI’s Cyber Division. Mr. Stapleton is the executive responsible for the FBI’s operational programs targeting sophisticated cyber threats from criminal actors. Prior to his current role, Mr. Stapleton served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati Field Office, where he led the Cyber, Intelligence, and Crisis Management programs in Southern Ohio. Mr. Stapleton began his FBI career as a Special Agent in the St. Louis Field Office, Cape Girardeau RA, and later served in the Chicago Field Office. During his time in Cape Girardeau, he investigated an array of criminal violations including bank robberies, public corruption matters and child exploitation cases and received the 2008 “Distinguished Service” award from the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri for his investigation of a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme which had a major impact on the area housing market. In Chicago, Mr. Stapleton investigated Transnational Organized Crime matters emanating from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Mr. Stapleton also served as a Supervisory Special Agent at the Internet Crime Complaint Center and in the Cincinnati Field Office. Mr. Stapleton earned a Bachelor of Arts from Centre College, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky, College of Law. Prior to joining the FBI, he practiced corporate and commercial law in a private law firm.