Steve Gemperle was a Senior Special Agent with the United States Secret Service who specializes in cyber-crime. Steve joined the US Secret Service in 1999 and served with the US Secret Service until retiring in 2021. For the last decade of his career with the Secret Service he focused on computer crimes and served as Lab Director for the US Secret Service Southwest Regional Computer Forensic Lab. Steve has completed over 1900 forensic exams and 150 network intrusion investigations while working for the Secret Service. He has been qualified as an expert witness on Digital Forensics in both state and Federal courts. Steve also provided cyber protection advances for the President and Vice President when they travel.
Steve has been recognized as one of the US Secret Service’s top network intrusion investigators. He has also repeatedly been named one of the top forensic investigators in the US Secret Service. He has taught computer crime and network intrusion investigations both domestically and internationally.
Steve has held a number of other positions within the US Secret Service. He was assigned to the Presidential Protection Division for President George W. Bush and was an Instructor at the US Secret Service training academy where he served as the Lead Instructor for the Combatives and Tactics unit. Concurrently with his role with the US Secret Service, Steve was the US Secret Service liaison to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s National Security Collaboration Center and one of its founding members. In this role he works closely with other faculty in the IOT research lab and in research regarding video systems. Steve led a team consisting of personnel from the National Security Agency and the Army Research Lab in the development of a software suite for Memory Forensics. In 2021, Steve joined Magnet Forensics as a Forensic Consultant.