Robert Anderson, Jr. serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Cyber Defense Labs (CDL) and provides strong leadership and next-level strategy to CDL's Co-Founders and Management Team. Anderson brings strong executive leadership and exceptional knowledge in cybersecurity, counterintelligence, economic espionage, breach response, and expert testimony to guide CDL as it continues to provide customized solutions to help companies protect and respond against today's advanced threats and adversaries, as well as support for litigation.
Prior to CDL, Anderson served as a Principal within The Chertoff Group's Strategic Advisory Services practice, collaborating with clients to tackle their most critical security issues. He also previously served as Managing Director for Navigant's Global Information Security practice where he helped rapidly grow the firm's investigative and incident response services offering.
Anderson is a former national security executive, serving 20+ years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During this time, Anderson served in several senior level positions, ultimately rising to become executive assistant director of the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch where he oversaw all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, critical incident response, and victim assistance. Anderson has directed strategic initiatives and operations for high-profile international investigations in partnership with several Fortune 50 companies, along with U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, Energy, and Treasury, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and other federal agencies.
Having been directly involved in investigating and prosecuting some of the most famous spies in U.S. history as part of his law enforcement career, Anderson is an expert in cybercrimes, counterintelligence, economic espionage, theft of proprietary information and trade secrets, critical incident management, and has been retained as an expert witness in several ongoing litigations.
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