Board of Directors
As per the bylaws the Board of Directors (BOD) is composed of leading industry professionals from across the Digital Forensics & eDiscovery and security professions.
David King, Chairman of the Board
David is a Senior Business Leader at MasterCard where he manages the Security Event Management team. This team is comprised of the Security Operations Center, Incident Management team, Cyber Investigations team, Cyber Intelligence and Public Private Partnership team. Prior to joining MasterCard David worked for BlackBerry where he was global manager for their Cyber Forensics, eDiscovery, Corporate Investigations and Special Services teams. He was responsible for BlackBerry’s enterprise wide computer forensics and eDiscovery capabilities as well as managing all physical investigations worldwide. He was also responsible for ensuring safe travel of all executives in high-risk regions of the world.
David worked as Vice President of Cyber Forensics and Incident Management at Bank of America before taking the position with BlackBerry.
K. David Benton
David spent the past eleven consecutive years collecting and processing digital evidence and security. Mr. Benton has served in leadership positions from a leading fortune 50 company, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the US Army. He has been qualified and testified as an expert witness on digital evidence in 18 separate cases throughout Georgia. As a Counterintelligence Special Agent, he spent five years interviewing, interrogating and observing individuals then submitting detailed investigative reports. He held a Top Secret/ SCI clearance (expired in 2001). In 1996 his US Army unit was awarded the Central Intelligence Agency’s Meritorious Unit Citation for it's work during Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. Mr. Benton is very active in the not for profit community and preventing home burglaries and home invasion. He has authored various books and articles including home security and digital evidence.
Dean is a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist with the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. He provides training on digital evidence investigations and forensics to local, state, and federal justice agencies. He also conducts research on new tools and techniques involving digital evidence, provides technical assistance to justice agencies in active cases, prepares training curricula and other resource materials, teaches SEARCH investigative courses, and speaks at conferences throughout the United States. Before joining SEARCH in 2013, Mr. Chatfield worked for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) for 14 years, first as a computer crime specialist, then as a Supervisory Computer Crime Specialist. He presented basic and advanced cyber investigative and computer forensic courses to local, state, federal, military and international law enforcement agencies; researched computer forensics issues; and provided advice to law enforcement agencies in computer seizure and analysis. He has 25 years of experience in law enforcement.
David Dampier, Ph.D.
Dave is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University where he serves as Director of the National Forensics Training Center (FTC). The FTC is a DOJ funded organization that provides free training in digital forensics to law enforcement officers across the country. He also conducts research and directs graduate students in the areas of digital forensics and software engineering. He is also a retired Army officer with twenty years experience in the military culminating with tours at the Army Research Laboratory and the National Defense University.
Gary is with Guidance Software, where he is focused on computer forensics and implementations of EnCase Enterprise, EnCase eDiscovery and EnCase Cybersecurity. He is a highly experienced investigator and computer forensic examiner with extensive and academic experience ranging from assignments with the Cobb County Police Department, The Home Depot and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services..
He has successfully conducted computer forensic examinations and recovered critical digital evidence in support of numerous state, local, and corporate investigations. These investigations included drug trafficking, homicide, forgery, sexual exploitation of children, intellectual property theft, hacking, software piracy, theft-related crimes, and employee policy violations.
Chris is the Director of the Information Risk Management Directorate for the Executive Office of the President. He assists the Chief Information Officer (CIO) with the overall leadership, IT policy and procedures, and management of EOP-wide information security. He leads and directs a team of supervisors and managers that execute the Security Operations Center (SOC), Information Assurance (IA), E-Discovery and Records Management programs.
Bonnie has a broad successful background in information technologies, information security as well as the development and implementation of information security compliance programs and initiatives. Bonnie Norman has over twenty-five years of successful IT experience. Her experience includes the roles of Senior Technologist Product Development, System Engineer, IPS Engineer, DLP Engineer, Network Engineer, Interface Engine Engineer, Forensic Investigator, Staff Manager, Compliance Auditor, Incident Response Manager, Manager of Assessment and Enforcement, Mega Project Manager, Senior Manager, and Director of Product Development. Bonnie managed the servers, network, security, and end user support teams for a large metropolitan healthcare system. Bonnie was the Information Security Incident Response Manager for a fortune 20 company. She has been a member of a Large National Healthcare Integrated Delivery System’s Cyber Security team the last five years where she leads information security initiatives, teams, technology deployments, contract negotiations, and programs. She is currently a member of a Security Threat Analytics and Research Services Team with that organization.