Instructor Profile

Jordan Rae Kelly / FTI Consulting

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Jordan Rae Kelly is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Cybersecurity for the Americas Region at FTI Consulting


Languages : English

Ms. Kelly has more than 15 years of experience coordinating incident response and managing cyber policy planning.

Ms. Kelly advises clients on a broad range of cybersecurity and data privacy matters involving breaches, insider threats, intellectual property, crisis communications, vendor management, compliance, regulation, risk management, and forensic investigations.

Ms. Kelly served as the Director for Cyber Incident Response on the National Security Council at the White House. During her tenure there, she was responsible for both national incident response coordination, as well as management of the U.S. Government’s process for managing zero-day exploits. She was also a chief author of the National Cyber Strategy, the first of its kind in the United States in 15 years.

Ms. Kelly served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Strategic Initiatives in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber Division, where she managed daily operations and strategic and policy planning for the FBI’s national cyber program. Prior to her 10-year tenure at the FBI, she was a law clerk in the Office of General Counsel at the Y-12 National Security Complex, a Department of Energy facility in Tennessee.

Ms. Kelly was named to Consulting magazine’s inaugural Women Leaders in Technology list, recognized in the Leadership category, and Global Investigation Review’s 2020 40 under 40 guide, which honors leading young investigations specialists from across the globe. She is a member of Women in Cybersecurity and Girls Who Code.

Education / Certifications
Degree/CourseField of studyOrganizationYearDescription
B.A. - Wake Forest University - -
J.D. - University of Tennessee - -
Certificate in Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology Harvard University - - -
Certificate in Cybersecurity Strategy Georgetown University - - -
- GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) - - -