Devon Ackerman

Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Incident Response in North Carolina

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Devon Ackerman is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Global Cyber Risk practice. He is an authority on matters involving digital forensic science, cybercrime, and related incident response. He draws extensive experience in the investigation and remediation of cyber-related threats from his years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as in the private sector.

Before Kroll, Devon was a Supervisory Special Agent and Senior Digital Sciences Forensics Examiner with the FBI. He had responsibility for oversight and coordination of FBI Digital Forensics-related field operations across the United States, spanning a variety of matters to include domestic terrorism, mass shootings, critical incident response events, and large-scale electronic evidence collections. Over the course of his career, Devon has provided expert witness testimony in federal and state courts and has been both cited and published in numerous technical publications. During his career, Devon has collaborated on the development of a number of widely used forensic tools.

He was the course material revision architect and co-author of approximately 80 hours of instructional material for the FBI’s CART Tech Certification program and Digital Evidence Extraction Technician (DExT) training curriculums. He was a primary course instructor at the FBI Academy delivering digital forensic instruction to Special Agents, computer scientists, and forensic examiner employees and Devon has presented at numerous industry and educational conferences.