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Mr. Luke Cats

President

Digital Pro Investigations LLC

Direct Phone: (512) ***-****       

Email: l***@***.com

Digital Pro Investigations LLC

12600 Hill Country Blvd., Suite R-275

Austin, Texas 78738

United States

Background Information

Employment History

Managing Director

Renaissance Associates Ltd

Vice President

Stroz Friedberg LLC

Forensic Examiner

Stroz Friedberg LLC

Senior Consultant

Stroz Friedberg LLC

Police Officer

New York Police Department

Computer Crime Detective

New York Police Department

Affiliations

Board Member
Physical Security

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I would highly recommend Ciphertex storage devices to anyone doing digital forensics because of their ease of use, portability, and security."--Luke Cats, President, Digital Pro Investigations


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From 2001 to April 2009, Luke Cats was the Vice President at Stroz Friedberg, a consulting and technical services firm specializing in computer forensics and electronic discovery. Mr. Cats supervised and conducted digital forensic acquisitions and analyses on hundreds of laptops, desktops, servers, PDAs, and cellular telephones in civil litigations, criminal matters, and internal corporate investigations. In addition, Mr. Cats assisted clients in computer incident response efforts, including responses to Internet-based extortion, denial of service attacks, network intrusions, harassing e-mails, destruction of data, and the theft of trade secrets. He also oversaw and performed large-scale electronic discovery projects involving the identification, preservation, processing, and production of electronic data and participated in training and mentoring programs for junior digital forensic examiners.
From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Cats was a New York City Police Officer and from 1995 to 2000 he was assigned to the Special Investigations Division; Computer Investigations and Technology Unit. Mr. Cats assisted law enforcement and private sector personnel in the development of policies and procedures for the detection and investigation of computer crimes, including computer trespass, tampering, online fraud, child pornography, and the unlawful duplication of electronic data. He also developed policies and procedures for the preservation and examination of electronic data. Mr. Cats is an EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner (EnCE) and a licensed Private Investigator in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Cats has testified as an expert in both Federal and State court.


Renaissance Associates

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This new consulting division is a logical outgrowth of Renaissance's™ core investigative and digital forensics services, said Kevin Barrows, Principal of Renaissance Associates, Ltd. Renaissance is committed to providing the full circle of information risk management services to our clients.  Led by Luke Cats and Aaron Stanley, Renaissance Digital Solutions boasts over 20 years of combined digital forensics, incident response experience, and security auditing experience.

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NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Renaissance Associates, Ltd., a leading provider of cutting edge investigative and digital forensic solutions to the legal, business and financial communities today announced the appointment of Luke Cats as Managing Director in their Garden City, NY office and Aaron Stanley as Managing Director in their San Francisco, CA office.
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"Luke's experience with the NYPD and his extensive knowledge of cybercrime investigations, along with Aaron's legal and IT background is a great addition to the firm and our clients," said Kevin Barrows, Principal of Renaissance Associates, Ltd.
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Prior to joining Renaissance Associates, Ltd., Mr. Cats held several leadership roles as Vice President and Director at other privately held consulting firms. He has led teams of digital forensic examiners in the investigations of stolen proprietary data, large-scale international electronic discovery efforts, and an SEC and insider trader investigation. He has also testified as a computer forensics expert before both State and Federal courts. Mr. Cats is a licensed Private Investigator in New York and New Jersey and a certified forensic examiner.
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This new consulting division is a logical outgrowth of Renaissance's™ core investigative and digital forensics services, said Kevin Barrows, Principal of Renaissance Associates, Ltd. Renaissance is committed to providing the full circle of information risk management services to our clients.  Led by Luke Cats and Aaron Stanley, Renaissance Digital Solutions boasts over 20 years of combined digital forensics, incident response experience, and security auditing experience.
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NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Renaissance Associates, Ltd., a leading provider of cutting edge investigative and digital forensic solutions to the legal, business and financial communities today announced the appointment of Luke Cats as Managing Director in their Garden City, NY office and Aaron Stanley as Managing Director in their San Francisco, CA office.
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"Luke's experience with the NYPD and his extensive knowledge of cybercrime investigations, along with Aaron's legal and IT background is a great addition to the firm and our clients," said Kevin Barrows, Principal of Renaissance Associates, Ltd.
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Prior to joining Renaissance Associates, Ltd., Mr. Cats held several leadership roles as Vice President and Director at other privately held consulting firms. He has led teams of digital forensic examiners in the investigations of stolen proprietary data, large-scale international electronic discovery efforts, and an SEC and insider trader investigation. He has also testified as a computer forensics expert before both State and Federal courts. Mr. Cats is a licensed Private Investigator in New York and New Jersey and a certified forensic examiner.


Luke Cats of Stroz Friedberg, LLC

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Luke Cats is a Vice President at Stroz Friedberg, LLC and is one of the most experienced computer forensics experts in the field.Mr. Cats has performed hundreds of forensic acquisitions and analyses, including cases involving thefts of trade secrets, obstruction of government subpoenas, insider trading, and forgery of e-mails and electronic documents.He has used his prodigious forensic skills in a wide range of cyber-crime investigations, forensically preserving and analyzing servers, server logs and personal computers to determine the source, nature and extent of computer intrusions, including intrusions into databases holding credit card and identity information.Mr. Cats is expert in forensically preserving virtually every form of computer storage, including RAID servers, BlackBerrys, cell phones, and Palm Pilots.He is also experienced in conducting network-based forensic acquisition and analysis.Mr. Cats has overseen electronic discovery assignments each involving the imaging or harvesting of data from hundreds of computers and servers.He also mentors and trains junior forensic examiners in the firm.

Armed with deep expertise in all of the major computer forensic platforms - including EnCase, Linux, FTK, Safeback, Smart, image MASSter and Logicube - and possessing incomparable investigative skills, Mr. Cats has provided many of Stroz Friedberg's clients with forensic evidence critical to the resolution of civil and criminal litigations.For example, through forensic examination, Mr. Cats determined that a person who hacked an FTP server did not also compromise credit card records on the same server; determined that an employee fraudulently added a paragraph to a memo written by his boss awarding himself a $2 million commission; proved that a defense attorney manipulated his PDA - based time records to falsely reflect certain legal advice to his client; conclusively established that a defendant had sent insider trading e-mails that were fatal to his defense; discovered deleted files on five laptops that demonstrated a multi-million dollar fraud by a band of ex-employees; and established that an employee unlawfully burned to CD ROM thousands of confidential documents the day before his departure.
Mr. Cats had a distinguished 15-year career as a Police Officer with the New York City Police Department.For the last five years of his tenure, Mr. Cats was assigned to the Computer Investigations and Technology Unit of the NYPD, where he conducted computer investigations and forensic examinations of computer hard drives and removable media.There, Mr. Cats also developed policies and procedures for the preservation and examination of electronically stored data.At the NYPD, Mr. Cats performed more than 250 forensic examinations of seized computers and electronic evidence.For his work in the area of computer forensics at the NYPD, Mr. Cats received the Chief of Detectives Award in 1997, 1998 and 1999.Mr. Cats' traditional investigative skills are well deployed when he assists in the interview of subjects whose computers he is analyzing.
Among the more significant computer investigation and forensic cases handled by Mr. Cats at the NYPD were the successful investigation of electronic evidence from numerous pharmacies in a Medicaid fraud case; the investigation of an intrusion into the main servers of a national TV network; and an investigation of a $6 million scheme to purchase computer equipment through on-line auctions using fraudulent checks.Mr. Cats has also acted undercover in federal, state and local computer crime investigations, often involving child pornographers and pedophiles.
After his tenure with the NYPD, and before joining Stroz Friedberg, LLC, Mr. Cats was an independent computer security and computer forensics consultant.In that capacity, he investigated cases involving embezzlement, fraud, computer trespass, computer viruses, denial of service attacks and network intrusions.He also served as Director of Physical Security at GiftCertificates.com.


Biography of Luke Cats of Stroz Friedberg, LLC

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Luke Cats is a consultant in information security and serves as Senior Consultant and Forensic Examiner at Stroz Associates.In that capacity, Mr. Cats has performed hundreds of forensic acquisitions and analyses, and has played a critical role in numerous cyber-crime investigations.He has worked on cutting-edge forensics projects, including the imaging and analysis of raid servers, PDAs (including Blackberrys and Palm Pilots) and digital cameras.Mr. Cats has also overseen data preservation assignments each involving the imaging or harvesting of data from hundreds of computers and servers.He is proficient in the use of SilentRunner, a powerful packet-sniffer that Stroz Associates uses in forensic work, log analysis and cyber-crime investigations.
Armed with deep expertise in EnCase forensic software as well as strong investigative skills, Mr. Cats has provided many of Stroz's clients with forensic evidence critical to the resolution of civil and criminal litigations.For example, through forensic examination, Mr. Cats proved that a defense attorney manipulated his PDA-based time records to falsely reflect certain legal advice to his client; discovered deleted files on five laptops that demonstrated a multi-million fraud by a band of ex-employees; established that an employee unlawfully burned to CD ROM thousands of confidential documents the day before his departure; and documented the destruction of log files on an imaged raid server.
Mr. Cats had a distinguished 15 year career as a New York City Police Officer.For the last four years of his tenure, Mr. Cats was assigned to the Computer Investigations and Technology Unit of the New York City Police Department, where he conducted computer investigations and forensic examinations of computer hard drives and removable media.There, Mr. Cats also developed policies and procedures for the preservation and examination of electronically stored data.At the N.Y.P.D., Mr. Cats performed more than 250 forensic examinations of seized computers and electronic evidence.For his work in the area of computer forensics at the N.Y.P.D., Mr. Cats received the Chief of Detectives Award in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Among the more significant public sector computer investigation and forensic cases handled by Mr. Cats were the successful investigation of electronic evidence from numerous pharmacies in a Medicaid fraud case; the successful investigation of an intrusion into the main servers of a national television network; and the successful investigation of a $6 million scheme to purchase computer equipment through on-line auctions using fraudulent checks.Mr. Cats has also acted undercover in federal, state and local computer crime investigations, often involving child pornographers and pedophiles.
After his tenure with the N.Y.P.D., and before joining Stroz, Mr. Cats was an independent computer security and computer forensics consultant.In that capacity, he investigated cases involving embezzlement, fraud, computer trespass, computer viruses, denial of service attacks and network intrusions.
Mr. Cats had testified numerous times in federal and state courts, and has testified several times as a computer forensics expert.

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