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Victor Atkins

Victor Atkins

Global Director, Executive Advisory Services for Industrial Cybersecurity, 1988 & Co.

Victor Atkins is the Global Director of Executive Advisory Services for Industrial Cybersecurity in 1898 & Co., a part of Burns & McDonnell, where he consults with executives across critical infrastructure sectors on strategies and initiatives to reduce risks to control system environments posed by advanced cyber threats.    

Atkins was previously the Associate Deputy Director for Operations within the Cyber Intelligence Directorate of the Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence & Counterintelligence (DOE/IN), where he led and managed the Department’s cyber intelligence mission to deliver all-source intelligence products and services relating to foreign cyber threats to the DOE Enterprise and U.S. sector networks. In this role, Atkins led initiatives at the National Laboratories to develop unique capabilities that discover and characterize sophisticated foreign cyber threats with the potential to disrupt energy sector operations, which required collaboration with stakeholders across the Intelligence, National and Homeland Security, cybersecurity, and private energy sector communities. 

Since joining the Department of Energy in 2009, Atkins also performed key roles in counterterrorism and counterproliferation. Assigned to the White House National Security Council in 2011, he served three years as the Director of Countering Nuclear Terrorism where he led multiple policy coordination efforts to respond to WMD-Terrorism threats to U.S. interests at home and overseas. He also served three years on detail at the Central Intelligence Agency’s Weapons and Counterproliferation Mission Center leading Community Engagement efforts.  

Atkins holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, graduating with distinction from the University of Virginia.