Jordan Johnston

Special Agent, Office of the Inspector General Major Case Unit, Social Security Administration

Jordan Johnston is a Special Agent with the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), having served there since 2021. He is currently assigned to the Major Case Unit. The Major Case Unit is tasked with investigating complex, multijurisdictional, organized fraud and cybercrimes targeting Social Security Administration programs, systems and recipients, including cybercrimes undertaken on both the “dark” and “clear” web, and those involving Peer-2-Peer networks, ransomware, network intrusion, Botnet attacks, phishing schemes, and cryptocurrency. Jordan is currently a member of the United States Secret Service, Cleveland Field Office, Cyber Fraud Task Force, where he continues his involvement in Dark web investigations. He is a certified forensic examiner and pioneered the role of cyber agent with SSA OIG. Prior to his time at SSA OIG, Jordan served as a Special Agent with the USSS from 2016-2021, beginning his career in the Detroit Field Office as a member of their Cyber Crimes and Fraud Division. Jordan was a lead forensic examiner for the office and region, specializing in computer, cell phone, and media devices, as well as network intrusion, ransomware, and cryptocurrency case work. Jordan has presented to both private sector and law enforcement entities at various cyber security related forums. Jordan previously participated as a member of the Southeastern Michigan Cybercrimes Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations Dark Web Task Force for the State of Michigan. Jordan also served on the Presidential Protection Division security detail. Along with numerous forensics and cyber certifications, Jordan earned a B.A. in Pre-Physical Therapy from Baldwin Wallace University, and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Cleveland State University.