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10/23/08--Chantilly, VA--Tom Talleur, a cybercrime expert who worked at NASA for many years, most recently in the advanced technology crimes division at NASA, photographed at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. Photo by Chris Usher for BusinessWeek
10/23/08–Chantilly, VA–Tom Talleur, a cybercrime expert who founded the advanced technology crimes division at NASA, photographed at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. Photo by Chris Usher for BusinessWeek

Tom Talleur retired as an Advanced Technology Programs Executive from NASA in 1999, capping a 31-year career as a federal agent with the U.S. Government.  He’s internationally known as a subject matter expert on cyber and novel technology crime.  Receiving awards from the White House and the Attorney General of the United States for his work, he’s been a keynote speaker to Congress, companies, federal agencies, associations, and training seminars around the world. He’s also an analyst and commentator for television, radio, and print media about technology crime and security matters.

U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Tom Talleur, NASA
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Tom Talleur, NASA

Tom’s work on Internet crimes began in the early 1980’s — almost 15 years before the Internet became the worldwide communication system we use today. His deep, historic perspective of the nature and culture of the Internet is of vast value to the recipients of his work.

After his public service career, Tom served as a Managing Director at KPMG Forensic and Senior Vice President at Marsh-McLennan building international cyber forensics and investigative capabilities for both firms. He also was an Adjunct Professor of Cyber Forensics and the Cyber Forensics curriculum advisor at Stevenson University between 2007 and 2017.

Tom holds certifications as a UNIX System Administrator, Information Security Manager, Security and Network Security Specialist, Computer Forensics Specialist, and Fraud Examiner, and specific technical certifications.

Prior to NASA, Tom was a Special Agent with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and a U.S. Postal Inspector.

Tom is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College and the Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, VA.

Novel Technology Crime Is The Trend

Cybercrime has been “old news” for Tom for a long time. Since 1995, he’s been focusing on how novel technology crimes will impact space missions of the future and humankind. These are crimes featuring exploitations of nanotechnology, biotechnology, human genomics, intelligent systems, and robotics. Human convergence with novel technologies by 2030 ensures a rich crime climate throughout the future.

Tom curates the Forensic Futurology page on Facebook where he posts commentary on media stories and technology crime trends.

Select Boards and Advisory Committees

  • NASA OIG Representative to the Scientific and Technical Intelligence Working
    Group, US Intelligence Community
  • U.S. Attorney General’s Working Group to create Online
    Guidelines for Criminal Investigations in Cyberspace
  • U.S. Attorney General’s Working Group to create cybercrime
    training programs for all police officers and state/local prosecutors
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Digital Evidence
  • Presidential Advisor, Information Systems Security Association
  • Cybercrime Curriculum Advisor, Graduate School for Professional Studies, Stevenson University
  • U.S. Federal Digital Evidence Working Group
  • International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association — Technology & Security Advisor
  • Various Corporate Boards

Writings

Tom combines professional training as a copywriter with his investigative skills to discover and craft travel and general interest stories for media outlets. Click on this link for more information.