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Darren R. Hayes

Dr. Darren R. Hayes is a leading expert in the field of digital forensics and computer security. He is the
Director of Digital Forensics and Associate Professor at Pace University, and he has been named one of
the Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors by Forensics Colleges. He was selected as the recipient of
the 2020 Homeland Security Investigations New York Private Sector Partnership Award.

During his time at Pace University, Hayes developed a Digital Forensics track for the Universitys
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree in addition to his development of digital
forensics graduate courses. He also created, and now manages, the Pace University Digital Forensics
Research Laboratory, where he devotes must of his time to working with a team of students to support
the efforts of law enforcement and the Universitys students. As part of his research and promoting this
scientific field of study, he has fostered relationships with the New York Police Department, New York
County D.A., Westchester County D.A., Homeland Security Investigations, National Crime Agency
and numerous other agencies.

Hayes is not only an academic, howeverhe is also a practitioner. He has been an investigator on both
civil and criminal investigations and frequently consults on cases for law firms. In fact, he has been
declared an expert witness in U.S. federal court.

In New York City, Hayes has been working with six to eight public high schools to develop a curriculum
in computer forensics and cybersecurity. He collaborates on computer forensics projects internationally
and served as an extern examiner for the MSc in the Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation
degree program at University College Dublin for four years.

Hayes has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, MSNBC and Fox News and been quoted by
Associated Press, CNN, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian (UK), The Irish Independent, Japan Times,
Investors Business Daily, MarketWatch, Newsweek, SC Magazine, Silicon Valley Business Journal,
USA Today, Washington Post, and Wired News. His op-eds have been published by Homeland Security
Today, USA Today, and The Hills Congress Blog. In addition, he has authored a number of peerreviewed
articles in many prominent academic journals. Hayes has been both an author and reviewer
for Pearson Prentice Hall since 2007