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Scott Augenbaum      

Retired FBI Agent & Expert in Cyber Security

Scott Augenbaum is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent for the CyberCrime Fraud Division in the United States, as well as a cybercrime prevention trainer, speaker, and author of the best-selling book The Secret to Cyber Security: A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercrime. He responded to thousands of cybercrime incidents during his three decades with the FBI and speaks on how to defend against cyber threats and vulnerabilities. He has appeared on popular news programs such as The Dr Phil Show, Good Morning America, News Nation, Fox & Friends, CRN, WSMV, News Channel 5, MSNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as the BBC and other international outlets.

After joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee, Augenbaum became a Special Agent in 1994 and was assigned to the Syracuse, New York Office, where he worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes, and all computer crime investigations. In October 2003, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C in the Cyber Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit, and was responsible for managing the FBI Cyber Task Force Program and Intellectual Property Rights Program. In 2006, Augenbaum was transferred to Nashville, TN and managed the FBI Memphis Division Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence Squad in Nashville, TN. Over the past three decades, he responded to thousands of Cyber Crime incidents and provided hundreds of computer intrusion threat briefings with the goal of educating the community on emerging computer intrusion threats and how to not to be the victim of a data breach.

In January 2018, he retired from the FBI and he shares his knowledge base to provide a unique training experience. He will scare you and make you laugh and provide you with a number of no-cost quick fixes to prevent you and your organization from becoming victims. Augenbaum earned an MBA at American Sentinel University in Information Technology, and a masters in Certificate in Information Security Management from Villanova University and has earned six General Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC).

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