As an instructor at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Steve trained hundreds of veteran FBI cybercrime agents in the investigation of computer network intrusion and other computer crimes. In this role, Steve also trained agents for the U.S. Secret Service, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the U.S. Army and many international agencies.
As a contractor for the US State Department, Steve has trained law enforcement, prosecutors and judges in a wide range of countries, including Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Senegal, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Colombia, Uganda, Tanzania, Morocco, North Macedonia, Indonesia, the Philippines and many others in cybercrime investigation and digital forensics, helping these nations establish and improve their cyber investigative capability. He has worked with many national law enforcement agencies to establish digital forensics and cyber investigation units and develop policies and procedures in line with international standards.
Steve holds an MS in Computer Science and has received numerous industry credentials, including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Python Coder (GPYC), Department of Defense Certified Computer Crime Investigator, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), and Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME). Steve has served as an Adjunct Professor for George Washington University’s Master of Computer Forensics program and is a certified Lead Assessor for laboratory competence in ISO 17025:2005 with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.
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