Michael Barba

Michael Barba headshot 5-12-14Michael Barba is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Forensic Technology Services group with more than 20 years of experience managing complex and high-profile investigations involving high-tech crime, misconduct and network security incident response. Mr. Barba leads BDO’s Computer Forensics and Incident Response practices in conducting domestic and international investigations affecting the computer networks, resources and intellectual property of numerous Fortune 500 organizations. He assists clients in responding to litigation or an investigation by conducting computer forensics to identify relevant information involving the preservation, collection, analysis, and reporting of electronic evidence. Mr. Barba also helps clients by advising on cost reduction methods involving the preservation of sensitive data on computer networks in anticipation of future data production needs. He has provided testimony before a federal grand jury regarding industrial espionage and theft of trade secrets involving $80 million and has been deposed as an FRCP Rule 30(b)(6) e-discovery witness. He often works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on matters, and has worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Secret Service and Alcohol, and Tobacco & Firearms.

Mr. Barba holds numerous certifications including Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA), Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner, EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner (EnCE), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and is a Lexis Nexis LAW Pre-Discovery Certified Administrator.