...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.