Auroros

Gary Gardner, Infrastructure Security Subject Matter Expert

Mr. Gardner brings over forty years of investigative, forensic, technology, cyber-security, consulting and teaching experience to the national and international business and law enforcement communities. His career includes more than thirty years of diverse service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in various capacities including executive management. His experience covers numerous areas of concern to today’s business and sports worlds.


In addition to serving as a key associate at Auroros, Mr. Gardner is President & CEO of TOTALeACCESS a security consulting firm.  While in the FBI he oversaw all the FBI's investigative IT support systems and as such the security of same, to include participation in Red teams. In private sector, Mr. Gardner has consulted on cyber security approaches regarding prevention and mitigation. As NASCAR Director of Security, Mr. Gardner also oversaw security of its internal IT systems.  


While in the New York City FBI Office, he served as Supervisor/Co-Commander of both the renowned Bank Robbery and Terrorism Task Forces. As Supervisor of these Joint Task Forces, he managed several major investigations. After New York, Mr. Gardner was assigned to FBI Headquarters as a Unit Chief over cutting-edge investigative information technology and crisis management. He oversaw the FBI’s investigative computer support systems, directed investigative support and training for crisis situations, special events and major cases.


Mr. Gardner was then assigned to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division where he designed, developed and served as the Program Director for Law Enforcement OnLine (LEO), an international interactive computer communications capability and information service, used exclusively for the law enforcement/criminal justice/public safety community.


Mr. Gardner is also a multi-topic instructor having lectured internationally on a variety of law enforcement, technology and security subjects. He has received numerous awards in recognition for his work and public service from the FBI, US Department of Justice and local, state, federal and foreign police departments and organizations. When he designed and oversaw development of LEO he also was responsible for its cyber-security.


Mr. Gardner retired from a highly recognized successful career with the FBI after 32 years of government service. He saw a dynamic opportunity to continue in the international law enforcement, security and technology arenas by joining Rose Associates International (providing investigative, security, crisis management and training services) as their Executive Vice President.


Mr. Gardner served as a consultant to Lowe’s Motor Speedway providing Security & Safety Coordination. He developed their Security & Safety Plan, with a Risk Assessment for the NASCAR events. The cornerstone of the plan was the establishment their first Unified Joint Operations Center bringing together decision makers and dispatching for centralized command and control.


Mr. Gardner, served as NASCAR’s Director of Security, overseeing all aspects of NASCAR’s corporate and event security, encompassing investigations; physical and cyber security; international security, employment screening and executive protection, implementing many new collaborative approaches.


Currently, Mr. Gardner and partners established TOTALeACCESS specializing in state-of-the–art security, risk/crisis management, intelligence collection/analysis, business continuity, biometrics, training, tracking and e-commerce solutions and serves as its President and CEO.


Mr. Gardner is a decorated U.S. Army Ranger veteran with service in Vietnam and a graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice.


Mr. Gardner also serves as the Chairman of the Board for InfraGard; a public/private sector organization for the protection of our Nation’s Critical Infrastructures and is a member of the National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety Advisory Board.