Robert Richardson a former editorial director of TechTarget's Security media group. Prior to this post, he was editorial director at Black Hat, developing online products for the highly successful computer security conference. He spent several years as the director of the Computer Security Institute, where he was on staff from 2003 through early 2011. In that capacity, he's given keynote presentations on three continents, often speaking about the CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey done in conjunction with the FBI, an undertaking he directed for several years. Prior to CSI, he was senior editor of Communications Convergence magazine for two years, where his beats included telecom security, wireless, Internet messaging and next-generation phone systems. Robert started out his career as a systems-level programmer developing early PC network applications, leading to his writing articles that saw him become a frequent contributor to magazines and Web publications such as Ziff-Davis Internet Computing, BYTE, Network Magazine and Small Business Computing. On occasion, Robert has also taught introductory courses in computer science at Swarthmore College.