Vincent D’Agostino is managing director of incident response at BlueVoyant, K2 Intelligence’s Cyber Defense strategic marketing and services alliance partner. With a focus on cyber defense and investigations, Vincent and his team tackle some of the most sophisticated cyber challenges facing the private sector today. Leveraging his experience as an attorney and former FBI special agent, Vincent works closely with clients to ensure that all investigations are conducted with a focus on the client’s long-term goals, whether that be a law enforcement referral, attribution or containment. Since joining K2 Intelligence, Vincent has managed some of the firm’s most sensitive cyber investigations with great success. Vincent and his team take pride in accomplishing these goals while maintaining the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality.
Before joining K2 Intelligence, Vincent served as one of the most senior Special Agents within the Cyber Branch of the FBI’s New York office. He established himself as one of the U.S. government’s foremost authorities on identify theft, DARK/DEEP web, crypto-currency, and international botnet investigations. In addition to his work as the FBI’s Trial Agent for Silk Road 1 (United States v. Ross W. Ulbricht), he also served as the case agent for Silk Road 2, Operation Onymous (United States v. Blake Benthall), which led to the seizure of hundreds of TOR hidden services and servers. Vincent directed the international takedown of infrastructure that hosted TOR illegal hidden services operating in more than 17 countries in coordination with Europol/European Cybercrime Center 3 and Eurojust, based out of The Hague.
Prior to Vincent’s work within the Cyber Branch, he was a member of the Organized Crime (OC) Branch in the New York Office. While assigned to the OC Branch, Vincent served as the case agent on several multiyear investigations that culminated in the prosecution of high-profile leaders in various organized crime families in New York City. Vincent specialized in deep source development/infiltration as well as sophisticated surveillance techniques.
Vincent began his career as a practicing defense attorney with Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callaghan, Reid, Travis, Donlon & Fishlinger, where he focused on insurance defense, criminal defense, and malpractice defense.
Vincent is the recipient of the 2015 United States Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service for his role in the investigation and prosecution of Ross W. Ulbricht as the creator and administrator of the Silk Road online black market.
Vincent received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.S. in political science from Pennsylvania State University.