Andrew Fried is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology Strategies and Government & Public Sector practices. His unique skill set has earned him a worldwide reputation; his background includes working as a uniformed police officer, a computer programmer and security analyst, and a Senior Special Agent with the US Department of the Treasury, a post he retired from after a 20-year career. Mr. Fried's extensive knowledge allows him to identify large data sources that are seemingly unrelated and combine them to produce findings that would not be otherwise identified. His passion and tenacity for identifying and stopping Internet criminal activity has earned him the respect of leading industry experts. During his last two years at the US Treasury, Mr. Fried was credited with identifying and mitigating over 3,000 fraudulent online schemes. He currently works as a security researcher for a nonprofit organization involved in identifying organized criminal enterprises responsible for fraudulent schemes, denial-of-service attacks, malware propagation, and large-scale botnets. Mr. Fried's work routinely involves data mining and analysis of data sets that contain hundreds of millions of records.