Panelist Discussion “The Virtual Reality of White Collar Crime”

On December 12, 2013 infoTech Niagara will be hosting a panelist discussion, at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, on the topic of “The Virtual Reality of White Collar Crime”.  Breakfast will be provided at 7:30 a.m. and the discussion will last until 10:00 a.m.

Panel of experts include:

Dennis C. VaccoB. Kevin Burke, JrMichael McCartney

  • Michael G. McCartney, President & CEO, DIGITS LLC


When:
 Thursday, December 12

Where: Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14221

Time:  7:30 a.m. registration & full breakfast buffet; 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. presentation

Cost:  $20 ITN members; $40 non members

Click here to register for The Virtual Reality of White Collar Crime panelist seminar

Digital Forensic Articles

DIGITS LLC was founded in 2006 to fill the need in the legal and corporate communities for highly skilled digital forensics, proactive cyber security services, corporate computer investigations, cyber security incident response and advisory services, eDiscovery and litigation support services, and general digital forensic consulting needs.

In conjunction to our services, the principles of DIGITS LLC have authored many articles about the digital forensic industry.  Click the link below to read articles in which DIGITS LLC has been published in various media sources.

DIGITS LLC Articles in the News

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DIGITS to Speak at Homeland Security Management Institute Cyber Conference

We are excited to have Michael McCartney, President/CEO of DIGITS LLC, presenting at the HSMI Cyber Conference on Wednesday, July 31, 2013! The conference will be held at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, New York 14624 in room 117.  Find the conference agenda below.  For any questions, please contact:

Sheila Manns: 585.753.3921, email: smanns@monroecc.edu
Glenn Greibus: (Day of Conference): Cell 585.721.7071, email: ggreibus@monroecc.edu

Homeland Security Management Institute

AGENDA
8:15 – 9:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome……………..……………………….……………………………………….John J. Perrone Jr.
Director
Homeland Security Management Institute
Opening Remarks……………..……………….…………………………………………….Todd Oldham
Vice President
Economic Dev. & Innovative Workforce Svc.
9:15 – 10:15
…………….…………….………………………………………………………………….…Edward Suk
Executive Director
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
10:15– 10:30
Break
10:30 – 11:15
…………….…………….………………………………………………………………….…Edward Suk
Executive Director
National Center for Missing &Exploited Children
11:15 – 12:15
…………….…………….……………………………………………………………Michael McCartney
President/CEO
DIGITS LLC
12:15 – 1:30
Lunch
1:30– 2:45
……………………………………………………………………………………………SA Kevin Parker
FBI Buffalo Division/Rochester RA
2:45 – 3:00
Break
3:00 – 4:00
………………………………………………………………………………………………..Ryan Peck
Assured Information Security
4:00
Closing Remarks John J. Perrone Jr.
Director, Homeland Security Management Institute

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Mobile Forensics & Data Breach Repercussions

Buffalo Law Journal

DIGITS LLC, Digital Forensics Investigators, were featured twice this this weeks publication of the Buffalo Law Journal and Buffalo Business First.  Articles featured include:

DIGITS LLC fills the need in the legal and corporate communities for highly skilled digital forensics, proactive cyber security services, corporate computer investigations, cyber security incident response and advisory services, eDiscovery and litigation support services, and general digital forensic consulting needs.

Click the links below to read each of these articles from the source:

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Mobile Forensics

DIGITS LLC Mobile Forensics Over the last several years, the world of mobile forensics has seen a rapid evolution. The way in which the mobile devices has evolved has also increased the amount of evidence forensic examiners can retrieve from devices such as cellphones, tablets and portable GPS units. Mobile devices and their operating systems are changing every day so this evolution is far from over. As mobile devices get smaller it seems they are becoming more complex. Most smartphones and tablet devices can now perform the same functions as a laptop or desktop computer and in many cases they outperform their larger counterparts in both functionality and speed!

Our cellphones are very personal to us. We keep them close and use them often. We take family pictures, store our appointments and communicate with those dear to us; however this personal nature is no different for those who would use the devices for nefarious purposes.  Forensic examiners can capitalize on this feeling of safety and extrapolate additional data which may not be found on other devices such as a laptop or desktop computer.

mobile-phonesClients should not overlook company owned mobile devices when considering DIGITS to conduct a digital forensic investigation. These devices can contain a wealth of evidence involving proprietary company information, inappropriate activity and much more. A company’s future may literally be in someone’s pocket.

Deleted data on mobile devices is not a problem for DIGITS. Our forensic techniques allow us to delve into areas of the phone that typical users cannot access to find deleted data which may be absolutely critical to an investigation.

All is not lost if our client has a mobile device that is missing. With certain mobile devices, forensic examiners may not even need the device to conduct their investigation. For example, Apple and BlackBerry devices often back their data up onto an individual’s computer giving examiners the opportunity to see vital evidence such as text messages, media files, contacts and more from the back up files on laptops, desktops or the cloud.

Companies who utilize mobile devices need to think about the potential risk these devices could pose. If you, or your company has a mobile device which requires high-tech forensic examination, don’t wait a moment longer, call DIGITS today.

By: Christopher Nowak, Forensic Specialist

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HILBERT APPOINTS FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

HAMBURG, N.Y. – James Domres, John Fago, Frederick Giese, and Jason Luna have been named to three-year terms on the Hilbert College Board of Trustees.

James Domres is a Senior Vice President/COO at DIGITS LLC, a western New York-based digital forensics and cyber security firm, which he co-founded in 2006. During his 34-year law enforcement career, Domres held a wide range of investigative and supervisory assignments culminating as the Assistant Chief Investigator for the New York State Attorney General. He was a highly decorated member of law enforcement with his efforts being recognized in the United States Congressional Record. He was a leader and member of several State and Federal Task Forces, including the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He co-founded the Drug Interdiction Response Task Force to interrupt the narcotics pipeline from New York City to upstate New York. He co-founded the Western New York Regional Computer Forensic Lab and sat on its Executive Board for almost 10 years. He was also an adjunct at Hilbert teaching Computer Investigations, Computer Security and Computer Forensics. Domres earned his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College. He is also a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

John Fago is currently the Senior Director for Channel Marketing and Account Management at Ingram Micro North America. Under his leadership, the Channel team manages the overall Marketing efforts for SMB, Public Sector, and Healthcare including its associated partner communities (VentureTech Network, SMBAlliance, System ArchiTECHs, and Public Sector Elite). Prior to taking on his current role, Fago was Director of Sales responsible for developing Ingram Micro’s strategy and sales operations for our solution provider market in the Midwest region.  A 16-year veteran of Ingram Micro, he has consistently worked with the sales team to drive profitable growth. Fago has been honored with the Ingram Micro Award of Excellence, the VTN Partnership Award, President’s Club, and he is a graduate of the first Executive Leadership Academy with UC Irvine.   He earned his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College.

Frederick Giese is General Manager of North American Lubricants Division at Noco Energy Corp.  Giese is a member of the National Lubricant Distributors Advisory Council (NLDAC), the Imperial Oil Corporation Board and the Branded Distributors Advisory Council.  He is also a member of the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council, the Canisius College Alumni Organization, the Allegheny College Alumni Organization, and treasurer of the Board of Governors of Park Country Club.  Giese earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Allegheny College and his master of business administration from Canisius College.

Jason Luna is an alumnus of Hilbert College and an attorney. He founded Jason C. Luna, PLLC, a personal injury firm, in 2005.  His firm represents clients from western New York to Manhattan and has achieved numerous multi-million dollar awards.  Luna previously served as an Assistant District Attorney at the age of 25.   Luna is an adjunct at Hilbert and has established the Jason C. Luna Endowment Scholarship.  He was named Hibert’s Man of the Year in 1996.  He is a member of the Graycliff Development Board, which is responsible for preserving the only Frank Lloyd Wright estate on Buffalo’s waterfront.  Luna earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Hilbert in 1996.  He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School.

www.hilbert.edu

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DIGITS LLC Introduces Accident Reconstruction Unit

Christopher PuckettInternationally known digital forensic examiners at DIGITS LLC, are now offering Accident Reconstruction Services.  Christopher Puckett has been hired as DIGITS LLC’s Manager of Accident Reconstruction Unit.  Mr. Puckett attended the New York State Police Academy, as well as the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), in which he specialized in Collision Reconstruction Training.

During his 20 year Law Enforcement career as an Investigator with the New York State Police, Mr. Puckett investigated the states most complicated motor vehicle accidents involving property damage, physical injury, and death.

CDR Systems - Accident Reconstruction“We are excited to add Accident Reconstruction Unit and welcome Christopher Puckett to DIGITS LLC,” said Michael McCartney, President/CEO, DIGITS LLC.  “Mr. Puckett is an expert at forensic mapping and diagramming of any incident to include: motor vehicle collisions, crime scenes, and various non-collision related incidents.”

> Click here to learn more about DIGITS LLC’s Accident Reconstruction Unit

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Who’s Who in WNY Technology 2013

Michael McCartneyMicheal McCartney, President/CEO of DIGITS LLC, was featured in Buffalo Business First’s Who’s Who in WNY Technology 2013.

Company expertise: Digital forensics, proactive digital forensics, corporate computer investigations, cyber security incident response, cyber security advisory services, eDiscovery and litigation support services.

Buffalo Business First Who’s Who in WNY Technology 2013 – http://bizj.us/sgo03/i/17

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DIGITS & Harter Secrest & Emery featured on Greater Rochester Enterprise Podcast

Eyes on the Feature, Greater Rochester Economy, WHAM 1180

DIGITS LLC and Harter Secrest & Emery were featured on WHAM 1180’s “Eyes on the Feature” of the Greater Rochester Economy.  Jeff Calabrese, Partner of Harter Secrest & Emery, and Michael McCartney, President/CEO of Digits, discuss non-compete clauses and why it is important for businesses to have them.

Click on each of the links below to listen to each of the segments on non-compete clauses.

Importance of Non-Compete Clauses – 10:35
3 Main Categories of Non-Compete Disputes – 6:29
What Your Computer Usage Could Say About You – 14:38
What to Look For When Recruiting a New Employee – 7:29

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International Program on Information Assurance and Management – 2013

University at BuffaloDIGITS LLC is excited to be a part of the International Program on Information Assurance and Management – 2013.  This event will take place at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Davis Hall, from June 14th to June 19th.

One of the missions of the Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE) is to increase awareness in information assurance (IA) by arranging seminars, conferences and workshops. The goal of this five and half-day workshop is to educate executives in banking and financial institutions in the area of IA and management so that they are better prepared to deal with malicious attacks targeted at their systems and network. The workshop features experienced instructors from academia and industry, interactive sessions, and visits to corporate network operations centers.

Michael McCartney will be presenting the topic Proactive Forensics and Compliance 101 on Tuesday, June 18, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Visit this website for additional information about the event: http://www.cubs.buffalo.edu/IPIAM/

This event is organized by:

Shambhu Upadhyaya
Director, CEISARE
Professor, CSE
Email: shambhu@buffalo.edu

Venugopal Govindaraju
Director, CUBS
SUNY Distinguished Professor, CSE
Email: govind@buffalo.edu

Srirangaraj Setlur
Principal Research Scientist, CUBS
Email: setlur@buffalo.edu

B. Sambamurthy
Director, IDRBT
Email: bsambamurthy@idrbt.ac.in

B. M. Mehtre
Associate Professor, IDRBT
Email: bmmehtre@idrbt.ac.in

Please contact any of the above names for additional details about the International Program on Information Assurance and Management – 2013.

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