Lesley R. Rockwell is a cyber threat intelligence analyst, money laundering expert, and instructor. Rockwell is an SVP at Citi, where she provides training and editorial support to Citi’s Cyber Intelligence Center (CIC), which helps protect Citi from cyber threats—including fraud, espionage, extortion, and disruptive and destructive attacks—by analyzing internal and external data and information to help Citi decision makers appropriately prioritize Citi’s cyber defenses. Rockwell also produced intelligence products and courses to help Citi’s Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Operations personnel more accurately and efficiently identify potential money laundering- and terrorist financing-related transactions. As an intelligence analyst working for the U.S. Department of Justice, Rockwell provided strategic intelligence regarding domestic drug money laundering activity to U.S. policymakers, intelligence agencies, law enforcement officials, and the financial services community.
Rockwell is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, a non-partisan think tank focused on national security threats, where she co-chairs the Financial Intelligence and Information Sharing Working Group (FIIS). Rockwell also teaches intelligence analysis at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Rockwell holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) from National Intelligence University (NIU), a Master of Science in Administration of Justice from Mercyhurst University, and a Bachelor of Science from Mercyhurst’s Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science.