Bob Erdman

Associate VP, Research & Development

Bob Erdman joined Fortra in 2017 after having spent more than 25 years in the information technology industry and currently serves as Fortra’s Associate VP, Research & Development.  

In this role, Bob leads Fortra’s cyber intelligence team building offensive and defensive security products, researching business email compromise (BEC), advanced persistent threats (APTs) and malware groups, and enhancing security solutions with AI/ML to protect customers’ environments around the world. Prior to this, Bob served as senior manager of product management, cyber threat solutions. Bob routinely collaborates with external public and private partners and recently was part of the global action to combat the unauthorized usage of Fortra's Cobalt Strike

Prior to joining Fortra, Bob was at Spok where he most recently served as senior technical product manager, of contact centers and platforms. While there, Bob worked with a variety of worldwide customers including government, healthcare, financial and military implementing mission critical Windows, Unix, and Linux communications solutions.  

Bob has is a veteran of the United States Army National Guard and a current member of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s InfraGard Cyber Health Working Group. He has presented at multiple industry conferences and events including NFCTA Disruption, IT-ISAC, and IBM TechU. 

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