The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate changes in security risk, technology and policy, has announced the appointment of Robert Anderson as a principal in its Strategic Advisory Services practice. As a recognized expert in cybersecurity, incident response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence and economic espionage, Anderson will advise C-suite clients on strategies to help them grow, manage security risks and protect their commercial businesses.
“We enthusiastically welcome Robert Anderson to our award-winning Strategic Advisory Services team,” said Chad Sweet, co-founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group. “Robert possesses unique expertise in industry-leading cyber security threats and incident response strategies. He served as executive assistant director of the FBI in a very distinguished public career. In addition to his more than 20 years of honorable service to our nation, Robert has a successful track record collaborating with clients to tackle their most critical security issues, making him the ideal executive for this leadership role at our firm.”
Prior to joining The Chertoff Group, Anderson served as managing director and practice leader at Navigant Consulting Inc., where he led the initiative to build out the company’s information security practice, exponentially growing the business and offering new services such as “CISO-as-a service.” Before Navigant, Anderson held several senior-level positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he spent more than 20 years rising through the ranks from a special agent in charge to executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services branch. His top achievements include upgrading the FBI’s technology infrastructure — positioning the bureau as a global leader in complex national security, criminal and cyber investigations — as well as establishing a new, second branch within the international operations division focused on intelligence-driven international operations, to name a few.
“The Chertoff Group is a globally respected advisory services firm that brings unparalleled industry expertise to help clients understand the implications of changes in security risk, technology and policy,” said Anderson. “It is an honor to be a part of this elite team of security experts who are helping clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth.”