Robert Burda, Interim CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Cybercrime Support Network
Robert Burda currently serves as the chief relationship officer for the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) where he supports CSN’s mission to assist individuals and small businesses before, during, and after a cybercrime incident by developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. Burda is also responsible for the implementation of Vision 21 Grant programs in Michigan and Florida, and a Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant program implementation in Rhode Island. In addition, he serves as the primary law enforcement liaison for CSN and advises the CEO and COO on law enforcement issues.
Burda retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2018 as Unit Chief of National Joint Terrorism Task Force Unit 1 of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters. He was responsible for the administration of the 184 Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) locations as well as the Agency Coordination Team, Correctional Intelligence Program, Special Administrative Measures Program, and the Military Operational Support Team.
After completing FBI new agent training at Quantico, Virginia in 1998, Burda was assigned to the Charlotte Division, Fayetteville Resident Agency (RA), where he worked a wide variety of criminal investigations to include kidnapping, bank robbery, crimes on government reservation, civil rights, public corruption and white collar crime. In 2005, Burda was assigned to the Charlotte Joint Terrorism Task Force where he served as the JTTF coordinator for the Fayetteville RA. While assigned to the Charlotte Division, Burda also served as a member of the Charlotte Division Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, and in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
In February 2014, Burda reported to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters as a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the International Terrorism Operations Section I, CONUS 1, where he was responsible for the program management of International Terrorism investigations conducted by the FBI’s New York Division.
Prior to joining the FBI, Burda served in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). LCDR Burda has 2,000 flight hours, completed three carrier deployments and is a graduate of the Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Burda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.