Buffalo’s Best Places to Work 2014

best places to workJust announced, DIGITS LLC is a finalist for Buffalo Business First’s Best Places to Work competition.  DIGITS LLC falls into the “Micro Category” which is made up of companies having 10-20 employees.

Finalists were chosen by survey results that were submitted anonymously by all employees months prior.  All survey results were analyzed and compared to the other organizations entered.  Finalists were then chosen based upon survey results.  All finalists are invited to a luncheon to find out who the winner is of each size category.  The luncheon has a theme of “Si-Fi” and additional awards are given to the company who is “best dressed”.

DIGITS LLC has our game face on and we are excited to participate in Buffalo’s Best Places to Work 2014 competition!

All Micro finalists include:

Andreozzi Bluestein Weber Brown, LLP, Bison Electrical Services, Buffalo OB-GYN, DIGITS LLC, Erdman Anthony, Georgetown Capital Group, I-Evolve Technology Services, Key Resource Group, LLC, SelectOne Search, Shatter I.T. LLC, SLC Therapy Associates, StraussGroup, Systems Personnel, TxMQ, Inc., US Itek Inc.

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.

Internet Security with Computer Forensic Expert

Recently DIGITS LLC‘s Director of Computer Forensics and Investigations was featured on WIVB, Buffalo’s Channel 4 News, about the topic of Internet viruses.  Kyle Cavalieri is an expert in Cyber Security and offered his opinion about these Internet viruses that could put anyone connected into the web in a bad situation. Check out the video below for more information on how to stay secure from this ‘ransomware’ Internet virus.

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

 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

Vulnerability Assessment in Response to Cyber Attacks

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DIGITS LLC offers a complete suite of vulnerability assessment services that enable companies to identify critical security threats.

DIGITS LLC’s President and CEO, Michael McCartney, explains that “Congressman Chris Collins, Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, outlined statistics that show that nearly 60 percent of small businesses will close within months after a cyber-attack. A recent report shows nearly 20 percent of all cyber-attacks are targeting small firms with less than 250 employees.”

In response to this alarming trend, DIGITS LLC released a complete suite of vulnerability assessment services that assist companies to identify critical security threats that may expose their data to an unauthorized third party.

McCartney continues to explain “Many companies are poorly equipped to take on the task of identifying their infrastructure pain-points and therefore, find themselves at a high risk for cyber-attacks and data breach.”

DIGITS LLC’s experts leverage their decades of information technology, computer security and investigative experience to assist their clients in identifying security vulnerabilities and help them develop a road map for remediating those threats.  DIGITS LLC provides a 3rd party security assessment and validation that follows a proven methodology and leverages industry best practices.  These types of assessments also reduce unauthorized access, data exfiltration and data manipulation as well as assist companies to comply with regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA / HITECH and NIST.

Examples of the services provided include: External Network Perimeter Vulnerability Assessment, Internal Network Vulnerability Assessment, Active Directory Reviews, WLAN Assessments, VoIP Assessments, OS Patch Management Assessment, Device Configuration Management Review, and Source Code Review of Company Developed Applications.

Additional information about DIGITS LLC’s Vulnerability Assessment Services can be found at http://www.digitsllc.com/vulnerability-assessment.


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.



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



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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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.



DIGITS Director of Digital Forensics appointed to Board for College IT Degree Program

Kyle Cavalieri, Director of Computer Forensics and Investigations, DIGITS LLCWe are very excited to announce that Kyle Cavalieri, Director of Digital Forensics and Investigations at DIGITS LLC, has been appointed to the for the Advisory Board for Erie Community College Academic Area Information Technology A.A.S. Degree Program.

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DIGITS CEO Member of Clarence Rotary

We are very honored to announce that Michael McCartney, President/CEO of DIGITS LLC, has been inducted into the Clarence Rotary Club on Friday, April 19, 2013.  Michael is excited to become a member of the Clarence Rotary Club!

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