Dr. Darren R. Hayes

Dr. Darren Hayes is a leading expert in the field of digital forensics and cyber security. Hayes has been involved in computer forensics since 2006. Hayes is the Director of Cybersecurity and an Assistant Professor at Pace University, New York. In 2013, he was listed as one of the Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors, by Forensics Colleges. He has developed a computer forensics program at Pace and has created a computer forensics research laboratory at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Hayes continually conducts research, with his students at Pace, in support of law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally. He has successfully been awarded grants, in the field of computer forensics, by the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and other notable foundations. Hayes’s expertise not only includes traditional computer forensics but also extends to mobile forensics. He has developed four distinct courses in digital forensics, at Pace University, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hayes is also a professional consultant in computer forensics and cyber law for the Department of Education, New York.

As a forensics examiner, he has worked on numerous cases involving digital evidence in both civil and criminal investigations. For a number of years, Hayes has served on the Board of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Northeast Chapter and was the President of the HTCIA Northeast, 2013. He is back on the board and now serves as Second Vice President of the HTCIA Northeast in 2015.

He is an accomplished author with numerous peer-reviewed articles on computer forensics. Hayes has been both an author and reviewer for Pearson Prentice Hall for a number of years. He has co-authored two textbooks in the Skills for Success series and is now looking forward to publishing his book, with Pearson, in 2014 entitled, “A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations”. Hayes has appeared on Bloomberg Television, The Street and Fox 5 News and been quoted by CNN, The Guardian (UK), The Times (UK), Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch, CNBC, ABC News, Forensic Magazine, SC Magazine, PC Magazine, USA Today, Washington Post, New York Post, Daily News and Wired News to name but a few. He has also been invited to lecture for the Harvard Business Review, University College Dublin and, more recently, was Visiting Professor at Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Current Responsibilites

Pace University, New York, NY
Director of Cybersecurity & Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Courses Taught: Computer Forensics, Forensic Investigations, Cyberlaw & Evidence Admissibility, Mobile Forensics Investigations, Introduction to Computing, Web Design for Non-Profit Organizations, Intergenerational Computing, Problem-Solving with LEGO Robotics and IT for Strategic Community Planning.
Graduate Courses Taught: Engineering Designs in 3D Virtual Worlds, Information Systems Corporate Planning and Policy, Web & Internet Security, Overview of Information Security, Mobile Device Forensics and Computer & Internet Forensics.
Professional Development
Organized computer forensics events at Pace. Hosted and completed computer forensics training in Helix, X-Ways, FTK, and WebCase. Numerous peer-reviewed publications, particularly in computer forensics. From 2003 to 2006, taught at Pace as an adjunct professor.
Professional Training Consultant
Consulted and trained New York City Department of Education teachers. Administered the development of a computer forensics curriculum for a number of high schools in New York City.
Extern Examiner
External Examiner for University College Dublin, Ireland. Review examinations for the Master of Science in Computing and Cybercrime Investigation degree program.
Book Author & Reviewer

Author of “A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations”, Pearson IT Certification.Super Reviewer on three college textbooks for Pearson Publishing. He has co-authored “Skills for Success with Mac Office 2011” and “Skills for Success with Access 2010”.
Computer Forensics Consulting
Consultant on numerous legal cases, involving digital evidence.





Pace University
Seidenberg School
163 William Street,
New York,
NY 10038
Room: #204
(212) 346-1005