Areas of expertise include

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybercrime
  • Criminal justice
  • Privacy
  • Law

About John Bandler

  • Lawyer
  • Consultant
  • Author
  • Teacher
  • Speaker
  • As an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan DA’s office (2002 - 2015) and hired by the legendary Robert M. Morgenthau, John Bandler headed a successful pioneering prosecution of a complex cybercrime case resulting in guilty pleas and then guilty verdicts after trial. This was a ground breaking investigation and prosecution into international cybercrime trafficking of stolen data and money laundering with virtual currency and through the conventional financial system.
    In addition to global cybercrime, he also investigated and litigated a wide variety of cases ranging from violent street crime to identity theft and financial crime.
  • He is the founder and principal of Bandler Law Firm PLLC and Bandler Group LLC.
    A law firm and a consulting practice to help with cybersecurity, cybercrime, investigations, data privacy, anti-money laundering, compliance, governance, and more (2015 - present).
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Author of two books and many articles
      Cybersecurity for the Home and Office
      Cybercrime Investigations
  • Creator of courses on cyber, privacy, law, and policies
  • Former New York state trooper (1994 - 2002)
  • Former U.S. Army officer

Media mentions and appearances

John is regularly consulted and quoted in various media based on his experiences with cybersecurity, cybercrime, criminal justice, law, and more. A sampling of some of the mentions is below (links take you to the external news site).


I believe in the importance of our free press and good journalism. I try to help journalists understand the issues, law and facts. I present my perspective so they can do their job well when presenting to their audience. Hopefully they have done good research into the facts and spoken to many sources of information and insight. Often, my view of the facts is based upon what the journalist presents to me, or other reporting (if I have time to research it).

Sometimes I provide them with an opinion based upon information provided to me. Since my opinion is based on information provided to me, it could change if I learned about additional facts.

I do not control anything the journalist writes or does, nor their opinions, nor what their editor and publisher does. It is their piece and I have no control over it. I don't control which ten seconds of my statements they choose to quote or play. I don't control whether there is a "spin" to the article. I might share hundreds or thousands of words with a reporter on a particular inquiry and it is their choice what they choose to quote and why. My hope is that I influenced their reporting in a positive way, towards facts, logic, reason, and fairness.

My hope is that consumers of news also ask for and expect this type of reporting, based on these positive attributes and not based on fear, anger, or demonization.

Thus, my listing of media mentions does not imply approval of the article, nor of how I was quoted.

Above, sometimes I add a short blurb which is my takeaway, and probably not related to how I was quoted or attributed.

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Updated 2/10/2024.