Mark has over 25 years of experience in computer forensic investigations. Prior to starting CFS, Mark was a sworn investigator for the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and acted as its senior computer forensic analyst.
The Director of the U.S. Secret Service has recognized Mark for his contributions to law enforcement.
Mark has successfully led thousands of computer forensic investigations, in collaboration with and supporting large legal organizations, corporations and government entities. Mark has provided expert witness testimony in over 2,000 proceedings.
The Honorable Michael J. Davis, Chief Judge and the Honorable Magistrate Judge Tony Leung, United States District Court-Minnesota, as well as the Honorable Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Kishel have previously appointed Mark as a neutral computer forensic analyst. The Honorable Mel Dickstein, the Honorable John Borg, the Honorable Michael O’Rourke, the Honorable Ann Poston (Hennepin County, MN) and the Honorable A.P. Fuller (Pennington Country Seventh Judicial Circuit, SD) have also appointed Mark as a neutral computer forensic analyst.
Mark is a sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad, presenting for several government offices as well as private organizations representing a variety of different industries. Among these venues, Mark has spoken at the Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute, the Minnesota Employment Law Institute, the Minnesota Intellectual Property Institute, the Minnesota Family Law Institute, the Minnesota Private Investigators Conference, the Minnesota Judicial Conference, the North Dakota Judicial Conference, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators, the American Society for Industrial Security, Hamline Law School, and the University of Minnesota Law School.
Mark has also been a featured speaker for the State Bar Associations of Minnesota, California, Wisconsin, New York, and Tennessee. He represented the U.S. Secret Service at the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Conference. He conducts over forty CLE classes annually.
Additionally, Mark is an adjunct faculty lecturer of computer science for the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute, and is currently teaching in the Master of Science Security Technologies (MSST) program.
Mark provides frequent commentary in regards to cyber security issues for national print and broadcast media, including ABC, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CBS, FOX News, NBC, The New York Times, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal.