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Jim Hawke

Partner/Digital Forensic Examiner

Phone: 1.866.246.2794 x702

Fax: 1.513.282.4005



Professional Abstract

Mr. Hawke is regularly engaged by attorneys, corporations and private individuals to collect and analyze electronic evidence or to provide computer technology expert witness services. With over twenty-six years of investigative experience as a law enforcement agent and licensed professional detective, he has directed hundreds of criminal and civil investigations involving advanced technologies. He is a respected leader in the computer forensics industry that has presented for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Additionally, he has served as a consultant to the National White Collar Crime Training Partnership in development of a national computer forensic training course of study.

Mr. Hawke is a founding member and frequent Ohio chapter High Technology Crime Investigation Association officer. He has served this organization as President, First Vice President and Secretary. He regularly volunteers his time to HTCIA in order to assist with the planning and delivery of training conferences and membership meetings.

Prior to joining Binary Intelligence in a full-time capacity, Mr. Hawke served as a Special Agent with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. Here he was assigned to the Computer Crimes Unit from its inception in 1997 through 2009. In this role he assisted local, state and federal law enforcement agencies by leading technical investigations and providing advanced digital evidence analyses. He also provided expert witness testimony at trial for several felony criminal cases.

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Areas of Expertise

Digital Forensics – Digital Media Imaging, Internet Chat Recovery, Picture Identification and Recovery, Connected USB Device History Analysis, Document Metadata Recovery, Forensic Email Recovery and Conversion, Internet Browsing Session Recovery, Password Cracking, Social Networking Website Data Analysis, File and Document Revision Analysis, Cellular Phone and Smartphone Forensics, Digital Camera Analysis

Investigations – Pornography, Infidelity, Software Piracy, MPAA, RIAA, Intellectual Property Disputes, Non-Compete Violations, Harassment, Discrimination, Embezzlement, Fraud, Theft, Hacking, Wiretap and Messaging Intercept, Missing Persons, Regulatory Compliance, Privacy Data Breach, Gambling, Cyber Stalking, Picture or Video Dissemination Tracking

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Certifications & Licensure

CFCE – Certified Forensic Computer Examiner

CEECS – Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist

EnCE – Encase Certified Examiner

LPI – Licensed Private Investigator, Ohio License No. 2003005424

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A.A.S. in Network Administration, Clark State, 2003

A.A.S. in Law Enforcement, Clark State, 1981

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Professional Affiliations

IACIS – International Association of Computer Forensic Specialists

HTCIA – High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Ohio Chapter Founding Member

OASIS – Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Service

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Ohio High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Hall of Fame Award Recipient, 2005