As of 2017, Steve Hailey will be an Information Technology veteran of thirty-four years, with twenty-seven years of experience developing and delivering technical training. Steve has thirty-one years of data recovery experience, and has been providing information security and digital forensics services professionally for twenty years. He is a highly skilled expert witness and dynamic instructor, bringing to bear his combined skills in information security and digital forensics. He is currently serving on the National CyberWatch Center's Curriculum Standards Panel, contributing to the nation’s first curriculum model standard for cybersecurity education. He is the founder and current President of the Washington State High Technology Crime Investigation Association, and was formerly Vice President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board.
Steve has performed work and conducted training in the fields of computer networking, information security, and digital forensics for Fortune 500 companies, several law firms, the federal government, various law enforcement agencies, and several colleges and universities. He is actively involved with developing and delivering training in digital forensics and information security to members of city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and has trained military personnel tasked with performing smart phone and computer forensics in the Mideast. Steve has also served as an instructor and Subject Matter Expert for Texas A & M University, developing information security curriculum for them.
Steve is an instructor and Subject Matter Expert for the Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative program for the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, and provided course development services for the course titled "Cyberterrorism First Responder," which is one of the courses he instructs. He developed the Continuing Legal Education course "Digital Forensics for Attorneys" which has been delivered to attorneys and legal professionals locally and internationally, to include the Washington State Attorney General's Office and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice. As well, he developed and delivered training in conducting comprehensive digital forensic examinations to members of law enforcement for the Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, and Sharjah police departments in the United Arab Emirates.
He has authored certification practice tests for several vendors and is also a Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA's Security+. Steve has processed digital forensic cases ranging from inappropriate resource use and network intrusions to cases involving identity theft, credit card fraud, child pornography and money laundering. He is creator of the CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA)™ certification, as well as the author of several digital forensics/forensic computing course books.
Steve is co-author of the paper "Defining a Process Model for Forensic Analysis of Digital Devices and Storage Media" which was published by the IEEE in 2007. In 2008, Steve co-authored a paper entitled "A Case Study; Overcoming Anti-Forensic Methods Used on External Storage Drives" which was presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting for the American Academy of Forensic Science. The methodology developed and presented for the paper is now in use by forensic analysts worldwide.
Steve is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an AccessData Certified Examiner, a Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner, and he possesses a certificate in computer forensics from Oregon State University. In addition to these credentials, Steve has 31 additional technical certifications. His professional affiliations include The Agora, InfraGard, and the High Tech Crime Consortium. Steve has been featured on television, radio, and has authored several articles related to digital forensics and information security.
Mike has been an Information Technology professional for fourteen years, and has been conducting training and forensic analysis since 2003 for attorneys, various law enforcement agencies, and several colleges throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is certified by the National Security Agency in INFOSEC Assessment Methodology and is a CyberSecurity Institute Certified Instructor, Certified Ethical Hacker, AccessData Certified Examiner, Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner, and Certified Data Recovery Expert. He also possesses college-level certificates in Network Security and Micro-Computer Support, and has attended and completed training from the E-Discovery Training Academy at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mike is actively involved with developing and delivering training in digital forensics to members of city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and has trained military personnel performing forensic analysis in the Mideast. He has performed work as a forensic analyst on cases at all levels - local, state, and federal.
Mike is currently a member of the Computer Information Systems Dept. Advisory Committee and Digital Forensics Committee at Edmonds Community College in Washington State. He is an officer and founding member of the Washington State chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and is also a member of the High Tech Crime Consortium. He is an instructor and Subject Matter Expert for the Cyberterrorism Defense Analysis Center (CDAC), and has also developed a course on Cyberterrorism for them.
Working with Steve Hailey, Mike developed the CLE course "Digital Forensics for Attorneys" which has been delivered to attorneys and legal professionals locally and internationally, to include the Washington State Attorney General's Office and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice. In partnership with Steve Hailey, Mike recently developed and delivered training in conducting comprehensive digital forensic examinations to members of law enforcement for the Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, and Sharjah police departments in the United Arab Emirates.
Mike is principal author of the paper "Defining a Process Model for Forensic Analysis of Digital Devices and Storage Media" which was published by the IEEE in 2007. In 2008, Mike was also principal author of the paper that he and Steve Hailey wrote entitled "A Case Study; Overcoming Anti-Forensic Methods Used on External Storage Drives" which he presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Mike is also co-author of the book "Computer Forensics Core Competencies - Practical Skills for the Forensic Examiner." In addition to all of his credentials, Mike recently earned the prestigious Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner certification through the National Center for Forensic Science.
Clint brings over eighteen years of law enforcement experience to the CyberSecurity Academy staff. He is currently the Technology Deputy for one of the larger law enforcement agencies in the State of Washington. In this position, he is primarily responsible for developing and delivering technology and software training to law enforcement officers. He also regularly provides consultations and assists other law enforcement officers with technology investigations and the collection and analysis of digital evidence. Clint has extensive experience recovering and analyzing digital evidence to further criminal investigations. During his career, he has assisted with numerous investigations by recovering or analyzing digital evidence for crimes ranging from vandalism and vehicle theft to major assaults and homicide.
As a law enforcement trainer, Clint has developed and delivered training on a variety of topics ranging from counter-terrorism to the proper acquisition and preservation of digital multimedia evidence. Additionally, Clint has instructed the NW3C Identifying and Seizing Electronic Evidence course to members of local and federal law enforcement agencies.
In addition to his law enforcement experience, Clint has instructed in the Digital Forensics and Information Security Program at Edmonds Community College in Washington State since 2009. He has also worked for the last several years as a part time Technical Consultant in support of well known Software Company based out of Redmond, Washington.
Clint is also an active member of the Washington State High Technology Crime Investigation Association. He has held officer positions for the past four years and has served a term as the Chapter President. Additionally, Clint is a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and the Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association.
Clint is currently certified by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner and a Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist. Additionally, Clint is also a Certified EC-Council Instructor, Certified Network Defense Architect, Certified Ethical Hacker, and a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator.