Editor and CSI Director

Robert Richardson has served as Director at CSI since 2003, having worked IT in various capacities for twenty years. He’s given keynote presentations on three continents, often speaking about the CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey, an undertaking he directs each year. Based outside Philadelphia, he occasionally serves as an adjunct teacher of computer science at Swarthmore College.

Prior to CSI, Richardson served as Senior Editor of CMP’s Communications Convergence magazine for two years, where his beats included telecom security, wireless, Internet messaging, and next-generation phone systems. Before that, Robert was a frequent contributor to magazines and Web publications such as Ziff-Davis Internet Computing, BYTE, Network Magazine, and Small Business Computing. His first book, web.guide, was published by Sybex in 1995. Building Your Own High-Tech Small Office was published by IDG in Spring 1999.