Student + Alumni + Industry Mixer 2023

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Jared K. Greenhill

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

Jared Greenhill is a Senior Director with Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 organization. He is a digital forensics/incident response (DFIR) specialist with over a decade of experience building and managing IT security programs for businesses and government agencies.

Jared has spoken at several industry-recognized conferences including RSA Conference, Security BSides New Orleans, Volatility’s Open Memory Forensics Workshop and the BlackHat webcast series.

Credentials:
MS in Computer Forensics, George Mason University
BS in Information Technology, George Mason University
Encase Certified Examiner(EnCE)
GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
SANS Lethal Forensicator

Courses:
Memory Forensics

Hoa K Luu

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

Hoa Luu is a cyber intelligence analyst working for a Leidos tiger team. He has taught over 100 federal, contractor and military cybersecurity analyst in matters regarding cyber intrusion as part of his work being an instructor for Leidos’s EXCITE classes. He specializes in penetration testing, incident response, intrusion analysis, and threat hunting. His background involved supporting federal government and military security operation centers including DOC, DHS, and the Pentagon.

Credentials:
MS in Computer Science, George Mason University
BS in Applied Information Technology, George Mason University

Courses:
Advanced Intrusion Analysis

Gordon Long

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

Mr. Long has spent his entire career working in Cybersecurity, particularly in Offensive Security. His subject interests include malware development, antivirus and EDR evasion, and cyber deception. He works as a Senior Offensive Security Engineer at Zoom, and also runs his own company LegioX Cyber Technologies, Inc. which sells security software.

Credentials:
MS in Digital Forensics, Concentration In Penetration Testing and Reverse Engineering – George Mason University
BS in Mathematics and Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses:
Advanced Offensive & Defensive Strategies

Eric Eppley

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

Dr. Eppley is an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Forensics program within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been a software engineer, systems engineer, network architect, cybersecurity practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 35 years. During that time, he has led teams and performed network and system vulnerability and penetration tests, conducted systems and network architecture and engineering, led cyber incident response teams, conducted digital forensics investigations, and taught university courses in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and network forensics. Dr. Eppley currently works as a consultant for the National Cancer Institute leading a team of cybersecurity analysts and engineers performing security operations.

Credentials:
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT), Information Assurance and Cybersecurity – Capella University (2019)
MS, Computer Science – Marymount University (1996)
BS, Computer Science – James Madison University (1986)

Certifications:
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) #10046
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) #10046
Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) #651
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) #9770
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) #25542
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner

Courses:
Forensic Artifact Extraction

Eliud Bonilla

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

Mr. Bonilla has over thirty years of engineering, signal processing and multimedia (audio, images, video) analysis experience. He is a subject matter expert in speaker identification methods and highly proficient in multimedia forensic analysis and exploitation. Mr. Bonilla is employed at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as Senior Professional Staff.

Credentials:
MS in Recording Arts – Media Forensics – Univ. of Colorado @ Denver
BS in Electrical Engineering – Univ. of Puerto Rico @ Mayagüez

Courses:
Introduction to Digital Media Forensic Analysis

David Loveall

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

David Loveall has been working in the field of digital forensics since 2000. He currently serves as the Senior Computer Scientist for Digital Forensics at the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he is the Senior Level advisor for issues related to digital forensics and computer science. Additionally, he is the subject matter expert on a wide range of emerging science and technology and information technology areas.

He has conducted hundreds of examinations and testified as an expert in the field of digital forensics in US Federal, state, and international courts. He has developed numerous tools used by digital forensics practitioners. He is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his outstanding contributions to the field of digital forensics, the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Technical Advancement, and the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion.

Credentials:
Master of Science in Digital Forensics, George Mason University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics, Drake University

Courses:
Registry Forensics – Windows
Linux Forensic
Advanced Computer Forensics

David A. Vargas

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

David Vargas is a professor of cybersecurity at several local colleges and universities in the Washington, DC area.  He has worked extensively in cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors and often shares his expertise at security conferences and professional meetings nationwide.  Mr. Vargas graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University and has completed graduate work in Information Systems at The Johns Hopkins University.  He also holds several cybersecurity certifications.  Before moving to academia, Mr. Vargas was President of VATG, Inc. a cybersecurity and network integration company.

Credentials:
MS in Information and Telecommunication Systems, Johns Hopkins University
BS in International Affairs, George Washington University
Graduate Certificate, Telecommunications, George Washington University
CEH, CISM, CISSP, SSCP

Courses:
Exploring the Darknet

Chad Steel

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

Mr. Steel has been in the digital forensics field for over 20 years.  He wrote the seminal book on Windows forensics in 2006, and has conducted hundreds of digital forensics examinations.  He currently performs digital behavioral analysis work, combining both psychology and digital evidence to inform everything from criminal investigations to insider threat matters.  His current areas of active research are online crimes against children and digital profiling.

Credentials:
ABD in Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MS in Forensic Psychology, Arizona State University
MS in Computer Engineering, Villanova University
BS in Computer Engineering, Villanova University

Courses:
Digital Forensics Profilling (Fall)

Brienne Douglas

Akette Cowart

Title: Adjunct Professor

Groups: Faculty Bio Page

Akette Cowart currently serves as the Manager of a Cyber Investigations Program with the federal government where he conducts forensic analysis related to internal investigations. He has spent over 25 years in the Information Technology field with a majority dedicated to Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. An Air Force veteran, he has also worked with the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps as a Cyber Security and Defense professional. Prior to his current position, he served as a Digital Forensic Examiner for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and US Customs and Border Protection.

Credentials:
MS in Digital Forensic Science
BS in Computer Forensics and Digital Investigations
CISSP, CCME, CCO, CCPA, GCFE

Courses:
Cloud Forensics