Dr. Robert Statica
Dr. Robert Statica
Senior Vice President – Technology and Research
Inventor, scientist, technologist, engineer and professor with 25+ years of cybersecurity, cyber counter-terrorism, engineering, higher education and senior corporate leadership experience.

International Experience

  • 10 years of cybersecurity, digital forensics, emergency alerting and homeland security advisor to governments, law enforcement and emergency management and response agencies on 3 continents

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. (ABD) in Homeland Security from Northcentral University
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Warren University
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science (cybersecurity specialization) from New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Advanced Graduate Studies in Homeland Security Certificate (GAGS) from Northcentral University

Employment History

  • Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Wickr
  • President and CEO of United Alert
  • Founder and Director of the Center for Information Protection (CIP)
  • Senior university lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Linsafe Inc, a cybersecurity software and consulting company

Cyber Security - Related Experience

  • CTO and co-founder of Wickr, an encrypted messaging app that exceeds the standards set for HIPAA, FIPS140-2, and NSA Suite B encryption / security for top-secret communication
  • Co-founded, architected, designed and created the first unified Emergency Alert and Secure Group Communication Service, United Alert
  • Founding faculty member of the NJIT Information Technology Program and the College of Computing Sciences
  • Developed and taught more than 20 courses in areas such as digital crime, computer forensics, cryptography and cybersecurity at NJIT
  • Created concentrations and co-developed the Master in Information Technology Administration and Security program at NJIT
  • Led the design and development of the first intelligent Intrusion Prevention System (iIPS) capable of mitigating threats based on correlating, learning, and adapting to threat behavior for U.S. Army while at Linsafe
  • Architected, designed, built and proposed a secure communication network for future U.S. Army combat systems, while at Linsafe
  • National and state computer critical infrastructure protection projects and proposals for various agencies
  • Cybersecurity evaluation and hardening projects for the voting machines and reporting network for the voting system in New Jersey
  • Registered more than 25 patents and has over 100 publications, articles, technical reports, book chapters, and interviews.
  • He has presented cybersecurity topics to Fortune 100 companies, and to national and regional organizations and government agencies