Michael W. Graves has worked for more than fifteen years as a network specialist, security analyst, and forensic analyst. He worked as a contractor for the federal government on jobs involving digital investigations ranging from simple employee violations to potential national security threats, and participated in e-discovery for a major bank. Graves holds an M.S. in digital investigation from Champlain College, where he studied under pioneers Gary Kessler and Robert Simpson, among others. He also served several semesters as adjunct professor of computer science for the college.