Dan J. Mares
(Director of Forensic Development)
Dan J. Mares is an internationally recognized expert examiner for Norcross Group. He also leads the company’s efforts to customize and develop unique and specialized tools that support Norcross Group’s services. He is a former federal criminal investigator with an extensive digital forensics background. He served 28 years with the Department of The Treasury, and finished his career as a criminal investigator with the Internal Security Division of the IRS. After retiring, Mr. Mares wrote MARESWARE, which has grown into a suite of investigative and forensic analysis software used by law enforcement agencies worldwide. He is a popular instructor of computer forensics at institutions ranging from local colleges to the Institute of Police Training and Management at the Connecticut State Police Academy. Mr. Mares is the former president, vice president and secretary of the Atlanta area chapter of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA), from which he has received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), where he holds the IACIS Disk Processing and Seizure certification. He is also a Certified Information Forensics Investigator (CIFI) and a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE).