Damon S. Hacker, MBA, CCE, CISA

A veteran of the IT industry of 25+ years, Damon's current interests are in Digital Forensics, Electronic Discovery, IT Security including Data Breach/Incident Response as well as Fraud/White-Collar Crime Investigations. This arena blends his deep expertise in Information Technology, Business Management, Finance & Accounting as well as Legal.



Damon enjoys educating and sharing his expertise, knowledge and experience with individuals and organizations. He draws from experience running his own organizations as well as interfacing and working with thousands of clients to implement "best practice" solutions in their organizations.

Damon Hacker

Damon Hacker

A co-founder of Vestige, Damon has over 20 years experience working with technology. For more than 15 years, he has worked in the industry or consulted businesses on big-picture IT Management issues, as well as deeply technical issues. His foundation as a programmer/developer, formal training in IT, as well as years of experience working with businesses provides him with an extremely deep understanding of a multitude of issues that arise on the computer.

His development experience further provides him with a deep understanding of how data is stored, and where it is stored, which gives him a distinct advantage when considering how Computer Forensics can be used to obtain the evidence.

Since 2001, Damon has been involved in the computer forensics field. He has developed the techniques and procedures that protect and preserve the evidence, allowing its admissibility in courts, as well as performing the actual analyses on cases. He has testified in State and Federal courts and has been recognized as an Expert in Computer Forensics under Federal Rules of Evidence 702. He is a member of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and stays active in several Computer Forensic-only message boards.

In addition, he is a sought-after speaker on the topic of Computer Forensics, Electronic Discovery, IT Security and IT Audit subjects and has given presentations and been part of expert panels within the region, including presentations to several Professional Associations (legal, accounting and others), in the Information Security area, as well as seminars to area attorneys and law firms. He has also been published a number of times on topics relating to Computer Forensics as well as other Technology related subjects.

Before joining Vestige, Damon successfully started from the ground up F1, Ltd., a full-service IT solutions provider. Prior to this, Damon was a Sr. Consultant at Medical Life Insurance Company and a department manager at Case Western Reserve University.

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28
Jul

StubHub Users Stiffed for $1 Million+ in Latest Breach

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This past week it was revealed that cybercriminals had heisted more than a million dollars from the popular online marketplace StubHub.  For those unfamiliar, StubHub is a subsidiary of eBay, that provides services for buyers and sellers of tickets for sports, concerts, theater and other live entertainment events.  While the news about the attack is new, the actual activity took place in March of 2013 and behind-the-scenes the investigation has been pursued by national and international law enforcement.  Total damage…over $1 million in fraudulent purchases from approximately 1,600 StubHub users.  What lessons can readers learn?  How can you protect your accounts—both corporate and personal?

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21
Apr

After the Assessment: Remediation

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After the Assessment:  Remediation

The assessment is now complete and you’ve attended the closing meeting and have received the findings.  Naturally, there are items that need to be addressed.  Even in environments that are well-controlled, there are always things that can be improved.  This week we’ll look at what the findings mean and considerations for remediating the findings.

 

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Apr

Understanding the IT Assessment Process

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Continuing with this month’s theme on IT Assessments, we will pick up this week where we left off.  Last week we looked at why you might want to consider an IT Assessment, discussed a framework for discussing and thinking about IT Assessments and introduced some terminology such that we can explore this area in more depth.  This week, I am looking at how the Assessments are conducted and what an organization can expect in going through an Assessment.  I’ll leave the tail-end of the discussion to things to consider when choosing who to provide such Assessments.

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"I also wanted to express my gratitude to Vestige. You all have been super accommodating thus far, especially given the judge's unusually tight discovery schedule and our last minute scheduling of this imaging session. We really appreciate it."

Jessica Fernandez, Esq.
Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker
Miami, Florida