Robert Gaines

Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory

“I am an experienced cybersecurity professional with a broad knowledge of investigations, operations, privacy, risk and incident response.”

Bob Gaines has almost 30 years of experience in the information technology (IT) field. Bob specializes in cybersecurity and understands how key processes can protect a client’s confidentiality, integrity and data security in a regulated environment.

He has managed global incident response for international businesses, with a focus on investigation, forensics, business continuity and disaster recovery. His extensive background in security enables him to support clients in a wide variety of industries, including: manufacturing, engineering, hospitality, health care, government, law enforcement, utilities, education, retail, real estate and insurance. Bob has served as a virtual information security officer (vISO) for several multibillion-dollar organizations. He has also built, supported and maintained technical environments for hundreds of U.S. clients.

Bob has been interviewed by several news outlets, including Fox Business, Business News Daily and Processor Magazine, as a leader in the cybersecurity field.

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • InfraGard
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • High Tech Crime Investigators Association (HTCIA)
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Academy of Experts
  • Advisory Board Centre
    • Certified Chair
  • The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI)
  • Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI)
  • Certified Open Source Intelligence (C|OSINT)
  • Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)
  • Cybersecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA)
  • Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)
  • Certified Executive Leader (CEL)