Robert Villanueva

Robert Villanueva

Executive Vice President & Retired Secret Service Cyber Intelligence Section Founder

Q6 Cyber

Robert Villanueva currently leads the Cyber Threat Intelligence Division of Q6 Cyber.

Mr. Villanueva joined Q6 Cyber after 25 years of dedicated service in the United States Secret Service, where he specialized in transnational cybercrimes, access device fraud, network intrusions, and identity theft data breaches affecting the private sector. During his tenure, Mr. Villanueva was assigned to various offices, including Miami, Europe, Latin America, and Washington D.C., and served in both investigative and undercover capacities around the world. Mr. Villanueva founded the U.S. Secret Service’s Cyber Intelligence Section, which coordinates global cyber operations. Mr. Villanueva also headed the U.S. Secret Service’s Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, which counts 800+ members from the private sector, academia and local/federal law enforcement.

Mr. Villanueva has conducted extensive research on computer botnets and malware development attributed to foreign actors. He has led numerous projects for the U.S. Secret Service in partnership with Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, and various private sector companies.

Mr. Villanueva presently serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors of various organizations and universities, including Florida International University, The Florida International Security Association, The Florida International Banker’s Association and The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.

General Session #12: “How the blockchain technology can prevent cybercrime” (English)

Grand Ballroom

Key Takeaways: You will understand what a blockchain is and its basic functionality / A good overview of Bitcoin it’s origin and its future / What is the SEC’s position on BitCoin / The latest news on Bitcoin ETF’s / What is an ICO / How are Financial Institutions working with the Blockchain / How […]

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General Session #2- Current Trends in Cybercrime: A Law Enforcement Perspective (English)

Grand Ballroom

Key Takeaways: What are the Current Trends in Transnational Cybercrime (including arrests) / What/where is the Dark Web and how does it work / What is “malware” and where does it come from / How are Financial Institutions and their customers being targeted / Why is real proactive Cyber Intelligence and working with law enforcement important […]

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