Former FBI Cyber Squad Supervisor Michael F. D. Anaya Joins DEVCON to Attack $19 Billion Cyber Ad Threat

Company hires veteran cyber crime investigator to help crack the next big segment to be hit by online fraud and theft

DEVCON, a cybersecurity software company dedicated to defeating ad fraud and preserving independent journalism, today announced that one of the nation’s foremost authorities on cyber crime, Michael F.D. Anaya, has joined its team as the Head of Global Cyber Investigations and Government Relations. Anaya comes to DEVCON as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Cyber division. His hire coincides with DEVCON’s recent close of seed funding to aggressively fight online ad fraud.

“We are delighted that Michael decided to join our team,” said Maggie Louie, DEVCON co-founder and CEO. “After working together on a case involving more than 30 fake ad networks distributing millions of attacks collectively, we recognized the unique skillset and insights Michael offers. He is the perfect fit as we seek to stop one of the world’s fastest growing and most costly cyber crimes -- one that has a profound impact on advertisers, media companies, and consumers alike.”

Anaya previously served as a Special Agent in the FBI’s Los Angeles field office addressing complex Cyber matters for eight years, during which time he led  READ MORE