Robert Knudsen

Robert Knudsen is a computer forensics and cyber security specialist, possessing a unique blend of skills and experience ranging from law enforcement to the world of technology, all highly relevant in today’s computer forensics, electronic discovery and cyber security arenas. Mr. Knudsen has 15+ years of experience in the field of computer forensics, where he has conducted hundreds of computer forensics examinations in support of matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

Prior to his computer forensics career, he spent 4 years as a field technician and then as a manager, supporting hundreds of end users working at approximately 50 companies in multiple businesses and environments as they performed their day-to-day computer and network operations.

Before entering the computer field, he spent twenty years in law enforcement as a police officer in the New York City Police Department, where, among other duties, he compiled crime statistics in a proprietary database which he designed and deployed.

With Global Digital Forensics he has been instrumental in numerous cases, not only for his technological and analytical prowess and expertise, but also as an expert witness on a wide range of criminal and civil matters. Mr. Knudsen has also led cyber security and incident response teams, in both penetration testing and vulnerability assessment capacities, as well as the detailed reporting and remediation of cyber events for organizations ranging from government agencies and high-profile corporate entities, to healthcare, education and financial institutions.


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Work History

Global Digital Forensics

Northeast Regional Manager
2006 - Present
Responsible for the day to day operations of the GDF forensics lab in White Plains, NY, and to overseeing and/or performing all associated technical, managerial and support duties, which include:

Real-Time Computer Services

Client Service Coordinator Management
2002 - 2006
Led a team of six IT field technicians supporting client networks located in New York City and Westchester County.

New York City Police Department

New York City Police Officer
1982 - 2002