Areas of Focus:
· Security risk management – physical and cyber
· Counterterrorism, with specific focus on aviation, transportation and supply chain security
· Enterprise risk management and critical infrastructure protection
· Information Security
Bob Anderson is a Principal in The Chertoff Group’s global Strategic Advisory Services and collaborates with clients to tackle their most critical security issues to safeguard against adversity and ensure that risks are managed rigorously.
As a former national security executive and former Executive Assistant Director with the FBI, his unique expertise in industry-leading cyber security threats and incident response strategies are instrumental in helping clients manage and protect their businesses.
Having been directly involved in investigating and prosecuting some of the most famous spies in U.S. history, Anderson is an expert in theft of proprietary/trade secrets investigations. He has been retained as an expert witness in several ongoing litigations.
Anderson 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.
After serving with the FBI for over 20 years, Anderson is a recognized expert in cybersecurity, incidence response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence, and economic espionage. He has directed strategic initiatives and operations for high-profile international investigations in partnership with several Fortune 50 companies, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, Energy, and Treasury, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and other federal agencies.
In 2012, Anderson was awarded the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award by President Barack Obama, presented to government senior executives as the government’s highest award for leadership.
Early in his career, Anderson served on the Hostage Rescue Team and completed deployments to more than 20 countries and three war zones. Before joining the FBI, Anderson was a Delaware State Trooper for nearly nine years, serving in the uniform patrol division, criminal investigative unit, and aviation section. He received the Medal of Valor and the Trooper of the Year Award in 1990 for his efforts to save a family trapped inside a burning residence. The Trooper of the Year Award is the highest award presented by the state police and the State of Delaware. Anderson is a licensed pilot and a nationally registered paramedic.