- Principal Instructor
Ovie Carroll is the Director for the Cybercrime Lab at the Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS). Mr. Carroll's career includes more than 30 years in law enforcement. Mr. Carroll is also a certified SANS Instructor and co-author of SANS Forensic 408-Windows in Depth course and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University in the Masters of Forensic Science program where he teaches Internet Investigations and Interview & Interrogation.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Carroll was the Special Agent in Charge of the Computer Crimes Unit at the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (OIG), responsible for all computer intrusion investigations within the USPS network infrastructure and for providing all computer forensic analysis in support of OIG investigations and audits as well as the deployment, installation and monitoring of technical computer surveillance equipment in support of criminal investigations.
Mr. Carroll has also served as the Chief, Computer Investigations and Operations Branch, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Washington Field Office where he was responsible for coordinating all national level computer intrusions occurring within the United States Air Force. He has extensive field experience applying his training to a broad variety of investigations and operations.
In addition to his career fighting computer crime, Mr. Carroll has led and assisted in the planning and conduct of counterintelligence inquiries, conducted investigations into a variety of offenses including murder, fraud, bribery, theft, gangs and narcotics. He also co-hosts the Cyberspeak podcast with Bret Padres.
"Ovie is just an awesome instructor. He has a wealth of knowledge and really made the course a live and exciting joy." - Mohamed Abdelsalam, Glencore
"Ovie has got this thing down, pat! He is informative, personal, very very knowledgeable, and, entertaining on top of it all! Really enjoy his teaching methods." - Mike Bowden, Boeing