David M. Bentz
U.S. Secret Service (ret.)
David Bentz is the founding supervisor of the U.S. Secret Service Computer Crimes Task Force in Dallas, Texas.
Client Services. Mr. Bentz focuses his consulting services on corporate security with a particular emphasis on cybersecurity and corporate risk assessment. With more than 30 years in government and private practice leadership positions, retired Secret Service Special Agent Bentz offers businesses and company executives substantial experience in the areas of computer threats and intrusion, cybersecurity emergency response, computer fraud and abuse investigations, and the development of safety protocols.
U.S. Secret Service. Aside from protective assignments—among them the protection of President George W. Bush—Special Agent Bentz is considered the architect of the Secret Service Computer Crimes Task Force, a more than 400 member highly specialized squad within the U.S. Secret Service. There, Mr. Bentz held several leadership positions and served as a liaison agent to the U.S. Treasury Executive Office to investigate financial crimes and pursue asset forfeiture.
Accolades. Throughout his distinguished career, Special Agent Bentz received appropriate recognition for meeting and exceeding task force expectations. Named the U.S. Marine of the Year, Special Agent Bentz’s enormous contributions to the United States are reflected in a plethora of awards such as several letters of appreciation from the Secret Service’s directors and senior management, letters of appreciation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and through 16 special awards from the U.S. Secret Service.
Education. Mr. Bentz was born and raised in New Orleans. He spent 9 years with the U.S. Marine Corps with missions around the world. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, Mr. Bentz completed specialized training such as the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative Certification, Advanced Leadership and Management Training, Computer & On-Line Investigations Training, and government seminars in asset forfeiture and financial crimes investigations.