Instructors


Chris McNeil
Chris is a Detective with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. He is considered an area expert in the field of computer and cell phone forensics. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University. He has completed numerous training courses in the computer field including FLETC, US Secret Service, Access Data, Encase, Paraben and is a certified North Carolina General Instructor.
Chris teaches: Level 1: Mobile Device Forensics
Level 2: Mobile Device Forensics


Sean Morrissey
Sean currently serves as the CEO of Katana Forensics, the creators of Lantern forensic software. Sean offers top of the line training, specializing in Apple iOS forensics. Prior to Katana, he served as a mobile device examiner for the U.S. State Department and an instructor for the Defense Cyber Crime Center. Sean also has law enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff and Police Officer in Maryland, and military experience as an Officer in the U.S. Army.
Sean teaches: Apple iOS Forensics

Chris Perez
Chris is a Detective with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and has been a sworn member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department for 12 years. He has also served with the New York City Police Department. He is currently assigned to the Cyber Crimes / Computer Forensics Unit.

As a cybercrime investigator, Chris has investigated a wide range of internet based crimes, including cyber stalking, wire fraud, extortion and numerous crimes originating on social websites such as Facebook and MySpace.

In addition to his hands-on experience, he has completed in excess of 550 hours of cybercrime, digital evidence, and computer forensic training; received from such sources as the United States Secret Service, the FBI, as well as private digital forensic evidence organizations. Chris is a sworn Deputy US Marshall with the Electronic Crimes Task Force with the United States Secret Service, as well as a member of the High Tech Crime Investigators Association.
Chris teaches:

Steve Rose
Steve has been a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer since 2004 with the Wilkesboro Police Department. He has been an investigator for 5 of those years. He currently holds the position of IT Administrator, Senior Investigator and Cyber Crime/Computer Forensics expert.

Steve holds certifications in Advanced Computer Forensics, Electronic Crime Scene Investigation, Cell Phone Forensics and many others. He started working with computers in 1987 when he worked for Ford Motor Company. In addition, Steve assists other Law Enforcement Agencies with computer related cases and IT consulting. He has been responsible for server and network design for many years. He is also a certified North Carolina Law Enforcement Instructor.
Steve teaches: Introduction to Computer Forensics
Intermediate Computer Forensics
Advanced Computer Forensics

Micah Sturgis
Micha has worked with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office since 2004. He is a Crime Scene Investigator/Digital Forensic Specialist, Lantern Certified Examiner, a Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator, XRY Certified Examiner and a member of North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (NDICAC).
Micah teaches: Level 2: Mobile Device Forensics