FBI's Scott Augenbaum (L) and Rotarian Eddie Roberson
Hendersonville Rotarian Eddie Roberson
introduced Scott Augenbaum
, Cyber Crime Supervisor for the FBI's Memphis Division, as the club speaker.
Augenbaum manages the Cyber Crime Program in Nashville and Memphis with a staff of seven Special Agents.
shared that the FBI
leads the national effort to investigate high-tech crimes, including cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusions, online sexual exploitation, and major cyber frauds.
To stay in front of emerging trends, The FBI's Cyber
Crime Program gathers and shares information and intelligence with public and private sector partners worldwide.
Augenbaum's takeaway message to the club was to avoid doing your banking or other sensitive transactions on the same electronic device that you use for social networking.
A New York native, Augenbaum
career 1988 as a support employee in the FBI's
New York Field Office.
In 1994 he went to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA and became a Special Agent, working domestic terrorism, white collar crime, and all computer crime investigations.
After September 11, 2001 Augenbaum was appointed the Joint Terrorism Task Force Coordinator.
In 2004 he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters in the Cyber Division, before coming to Tennessee to manage the Cyber Crime Program here.