To address the needs of individuals and small businesses impacted by cybercrime, Kristin founded the nonprofit Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) and works with corporations, federal, state and local law enforcement and consumer protection agencies. As an international thought leader, Kristin has contributed to the World Economic Forum “Partnership Against Cybercrime,” DEMOS, “The Great Cyber Surrender: How police and governments abandon cybercrime victims,” and Third Way’s, “A Roadmap to Strengthen US Cyber Enforcement: Where Do We Go From Here?” and is called on by media outlets like Time Magazine, VOX, SC Magazine and Government Technology to share the latest on cybercrime impacts. Kristin was named an SC Media “Women in IT Security Influencer” and “Women of Influence” by the Executive Women’s Forum. She is an international speaker, sharing cybersecurity best practices and cybercrime impacts with elected officials, businesses and consumers and authored the LinkedIn course, “Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Businesses: Essential Training.”
Robert Burda currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN). Robert leads CSN’s State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) Reporting and Threat Information Sharing Pilot funded by CISA, working to improve cybercrime reporting and information sharing. In addition, he serves as the primary law enforcement liaison for CSN and advises the CEO on law enforcement issues.
Robert retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2018 as a Unit Chief at the National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF) at FBI Headquarters (HQ). He was responsible for the administration of Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) locations nationwide and the administration of multiple Counterterrorism (CT) programs housed at NJTTF. Robert began his FBI career in the Charlotte Field Office where he worked a variety of criminal investigations and terrorism matters until 2014 when he reported to the CT Division at FBI HQ as a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to International Terrorism Operations.
Prior to joining the FBI, Robert served in the United States Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.
Joan Giovanni serves as CSN’s Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for the development and retention of funders to support CSN’s mission. Through partnerships with national sponsors as well as hosting local and virtual events, developing a giving campaign and launching a strong communications strategy, Joan leads the development team’s efforts to fund our incredible growth. With an emphasis on increasing awareness to fight cybercrime, as well as highlighting the great work being done by CSN’s sponsors and key partners, Joan ensures the stewardship of our supporters and the engagement of those we serve. She’s spent a decade in nonprofit fundraising for national organizations (Central and North Florida Walk Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Director of Stewardship for Special Olympics, and Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity), and understands the importance of storytelling in evoking an organization’s mission. Before starting her nonprofit career, Joan served 13 years as a Walt Disney World cast member in the areas of communications and market research, receiving the Partners in Excellence lifetime achievement award, bestowed upon 3% of Disney’s top performers annually, for her work elevating the corporate field research data operation. She also founded an event management company serving the state of Florida for 9 years, specializing in consumer engagement. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.
Cindy Liebes joined the Cyber Security Network as the Chief Program Officer in February 2021, after having retired as the Federal Trade Commission Southeast Regional Director – a position she held for almost 10 years. Cindy began her career with the FTC in1986, as a staff attorney and thereafter, for over a decade, served as the Assistant Regional Director. At the FTC, Ms. Liebes was responsible for supervising and litigating numerous law enforcement actions involving a variety of unfair and deceptive consumer protection issues, including online privacy; fraudulent Internet schemes; telemarketing fraud and consumer credit statute enforcement. She also regularly conducted seminars and gave outreach presentations to business and consumer groups, and has appeared on dozens of television and radio broadcasts to discuss various consumer fraud, privacy, and credit issues. In addition, Ms. Liebes served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for both the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Northern District of Georgia criminally prosecuting perpetrators of telemarketing fraud. In recognition of her criminal litigation efforts, she received the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award. While at the FTC, Cindy also twice received the FTC’s Award for Excellence in Supervision and in 2019 she was awarded the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Consumer Champion Award for her tireless efforts protecting American consumers from fraud and unfair and deceptive practices.
Stacey A. Wright, CISSP, is CSN’s Vice President of Cyber Resiliency Services. Stacey leads projects to assist the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in developing the cyber domain for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and the development of the international Cyber Classification Compendium. She works with multiple partners and stakeholders around the world, particularly in state and local governments, and law enforcement.
Previously, Stacey was the Directors of Partnerships and Cyber Intelligence at the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where she developed partnerships and produced timely, actionable, unbiased state, local, tribal, and territorial government and elections-focused insight. In addition, Stacey teaches two graduate cybersecurity and threat intelligence courses at the State University of New York. Prior to her employment at CIS, Stacey was the Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albany Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the local cyber intelligence program and served as the FBI’s liaison to the MS-ISAC. Stacey began her career as an Information Systems Specialist for the Cambridge, MA, Public Safety departments. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a formally trained Intelligence Analyst and a national speaker on cybercrime.