Aston, Pennsylvania - Apr 2, 2019 - Robert Anderson, a cybersecurity expert and former national security executive with the FBI, offered some practical tips to prevent cybercrime during his several March 28 presentations at Neumann University.
For businesses, he urged CEOs to “educate your workforce,” noting that email phishing scams, which are relatively easy to avoid, still cause enormous damage when employees respond to the bait that criminals dangle in corporate inboxes. For individuals, Anderson recommended using two-factor authentication to make criminal access to private data more difficult.
Anderson spoke to a Cybercrime class, had lunch with a group of Criminal Justice majors, toured the university’s new Data Analytics Lab, and made a public presentation during his day on campus. He called the lab, which will serve Neumann’s Cybersecurity majors, “a great facility” and emphasized the growing job market in the field.
As a former executive assistant director with the FBI, Anderson supervised more than 24,000 agents, analysts and support employees. He served as a Special Agent with the FBI for over 21 years and is a recognized expert in cybersecurity, cyber hacking, counterintelligence, and economic espionage.
He is now the Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Defense Labs in Dallas, Texas.
He and his team perform criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, conducting forensic analyses to determine how an incident occurred, assess whether there is evidence of information compromise, and identify affected individuals through data mining.
Robert Anderson speaks with Dean Eric Wellington, left, and Dr. Chris Domes, university president.
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