Cindy Liebes joined the Cyber Security Network as the Chief Program Officer in February 2021, after having retired as the Federal Trade Commission Southeast Regional Director – a position she held for almost 10 years. Cindy began her career with the FTC in1986, as a staff attorney and thereafter, for over a decade, served as the Assistant Regional Director.
At the FTC, Ms. Liebes was responsible for supervising and litigating numerous law enforcement actions involving a variety of unfair and deceptive consumer protection issues, including online privacy; fraudulent Internet schemes; telemarketing fraud and consumer credit statute enforcement. She also regularly conducted seminars and gave outreach presentations to business and consumer groups, and has appeared on dozens of television and radio broadcasts to discuss various consumer fraud, privacy, and credit issues.
In addition, Ms. Liebes served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for both the Eastern District of Tennessee and the Northern District of Georgia criminally prosecuting perpetrators of telemarketing fraud. In recognition of her criminal litigation efforts, she received the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award.
While at the FTC, Cindy also twice received the FTC’s Award for Excellence in Supervision and in 2019 she was awarded the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Consumer Champion Award for her tireless efforts protecting American consumers from fraud and unfair and deceptive practices.