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Richard T. Jacobs

Richard T. Jacobs

Cyber Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Assistant Special Agent in-Charge
New York, NY, USA


Richard T. Jacobs is the assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI’s New York office.  The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area.  In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cybercrime and technology-based fraud schemes.

Following graduation from the FBI Academy in 1999, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters.  From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals.  In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and the Galleon Group insider trading investigations.  He was named assistant special agent in-charge in October 2014.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a risk manager on Wall Street.  He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance and international business and was awarded the credential of Certified Information Systems Security Professional in 2015.

Richard T. Jacobs is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Cybersecurity Landscape: Working with Law Enforcement - Enforcement 2017: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Cybersecurity Landscape: Working with Law Enforcement - The Cybersecurity Landscape: Working with Law Enforcement, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Cybersecurity Landscape: Working with Law Enforcement - The Cybersecurity Landscape: Working with Law Enforcement, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Enforcement 2017: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Thursday, May 18, 2017, New York, NY
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