John P. Durkin is the Regional Director for Region 2 within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, where he leads the effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to this position, he was CISA’s Chief of Protective Security for Region 2 and a Protective Security Advisor assigned to New York City. Before joining CISA, Mr. Durkin served as the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Newark Field Office of the Federal Air Marshal Service for six years, where he was named SAIC of the year in 2015. Mr. Durkin is a 24-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, where he spent most of his career in the Emergency Service Unit of the Special Operations Division and retired as a Deputy Inspector in command of the Aviation Unit. Other assignments during his tenure at NYPD included Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Division’s Protective Intelligence Unit and of the Threat Assessment Unit.
Mr. Durkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York, a Certificate in Police Management from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a Master of Science degree in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University. He is a contributing author to “Leadership in Dangerous Situations,” a textbook used by cadets at the United States Military Academy, and to “Only as Strong as Its Weakest Link: Resilience of the Healthcare Supply Chain in New York,” for Homeland Security Today, which outlined the findings of the New York City Healthcare Regional Resiliency Assessment Project. Mr. Durkin is a retired U.S. Army Reserve Intelligence Officer, a veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, and served at the tactical, combatant command, and strategic levels.