Dr. Darren Hayes is a leading expert in the field of digital forensics and cyber security. Hayes has been involved in computer forensics since 2006. Hayes is the Director of Cybersecurity and an Assistant Professor at Pace University, New York. In 2013, he was listed as one of the Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors, by Forensics Colleges. He has developed a computer forensics program at Pace and has created a computer forensics research laboratory at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Hayes continually conducts research, with his students at Pace, in support of law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally. He has successfully been awarded grants, in the field of computer forensics, by the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and other notable foundations. Hayes’s expertise not only includes traditional computer forensics but also extends to mobile forensics. He has developed four distinct courses in digital forensics, at Pace University, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hayes is also a professional consultant in computer forensics and cyber law for the Department of Education, New York.
As a forensics examiner, he has worked on numerous cases involving digital evidence in both civil and criminal investigations. For a number of years, Hayes has served on the Board of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Northeast Chapter and was the President of the HTCIA Northeast, 2013. He is back on the board and now serves as Second Vice President of the HTCIA Northeast in 2015.
He is an accomplished author with numerous peer-reviewed articles on computer forensics. Hayes has been both an author and reviewer for Pearson Prentice Hall for a number of years. He has co-authored two textbooks in the Skills for Success series and is now looking forward to publishing his book, with Pearson, in 2014 entitled, “A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations”. Hayes has appeared on Bloomberg Television, The Street and Fox 5 News and been quoted by CNN, The Guardian (UK), The Times (UK), Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch, CNBC, ABC News, Forensic Magazine, SC Magazine, PC Magazine, USA Today, Washington Post, New York Post, Daily News and Wired News to name but a few. He has also been invited to lecture for the Harvard Business Review, University College Dublin and, more recently, was Visiting Professor at Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.