Kenneth G. Hartman

BitTorrent Expert & Forensic Consultant

Ken Hartman is the owner of Kenneth G. Hartman Consulting Services, LLC, a firm that provides consulting on Internet and Cloud Security matters with a focus on Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR). As part of his coursework toward the Master of Information Security Engineering degree, Ken has published research on BitTorrent & Digital Contraband and Skype & Data Exfiltration.
Since performing his BitTorrent Research in 2015, Kenneth G. hartman has served as a confidential expert consultant on multiple child pornography cases across the U.S. Ken is a Licensed Private Investigator in Michigan, as required by state law to consult on digital forensic matters. As a security consultant, Ken teaches the SEC545 Cloud Security Architecture and Operations Course for the SANS Institute (sans.org), the world’s leading provider of information security training and certification.

Professional Experience

  • Owner, Kenneth G. Hartman Consulting Services, LLC, Traverse City, MI (11/2016 to Present)
  • Associate Director-Cloud Security, Illumina, Santa Clara, CA (04/2017 to 11/2019)
  • Security Architect/Sr. Product Manager, SAP Ariba, Palo Alto, CA (11/2015 to 04/2017)
  • Program Manager-Data Security, Google, Mountain View, CA (09/2014 to 11/2015)

    Education

  • Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University (Grad: May 1990)
  • Masters of Science Information Security Engineering, SANS Technology Institute (Grad: Sept 2018)

    Professional Certifications

  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GIAC GCFE 4225) – 2018-present
  • GIAC Security Expert (GIAC GSE 198) – 2018-present
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GIAC GCFA 13310) – 2017-present
  • GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GIAC GWAPT 5590) – 2016-present
  • GIAC Certified Project Manager (GIAC GCPM 405) – 2015-present
  • GIAC Critical Controls Gold Certification (GIAC GCCC 54) – 2015-present
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GIAC GCIA 9800) – 2014-present
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GIAC GCIH 21400) – 2012-present
  • GIAC Security Essentials Gold Certification (GIAC GSEC 32137) – 2011-present
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP 377071) – 2010-present
  • GIAC Information Security Professional (GIAC GISP 1573) – 2010–present
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHMIS 1663) – 2010-2016 (Expired)

    License

  • Professional Investigator Agency License, State of Michigan, License No 3701207402, Expiration Date 12/31/2020

    Training

  • Oxygen Forensic® Detective Training – 2022-09-15
  • SANS FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth – 2022-02-25
  • DFIR Summit & Training – 2021-07-31
  • SANS SEC510: Public Cloud Security: AWS, Azure, and GCP – 2021-05-14
  • Open-Source Intelligence Summit & Training 2021 – 2021-02-20
  • SANS SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials – 2021-01-16
  • What you need to know about the SolarWinds Supply-Chain Attack – 2020-12-14
  • Cloud Security Summit 2020 (Co-chair) – 2020-05-29
  • Cloud Security Summit 2019 – 2019-05-06
  • Secure DevOps Summit & Training 2018 – 2018-10-29
  • Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership – 2018-09-06
  • SANS SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations – 2018-08-31
  • SANS FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis – 2018-04-07
  • SANS FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics – 2017-08-26
  • SANS SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking – 2016-05-06
  • SANS MGT433: How to Build, Maintain and Measure a High-Impact Security Awareness Program – 2015-12-13
  • IT Project Management, Effective Communication, and PMP® Exam Prep – 2015-04-18
  • SANS SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls – In-Depth – 2014-10-09
  • SANS MGMT305: Technical Communication and Presentation Skills for Security Professionals – 2012-11-12
  • Duqu and other recent attack vectors – 2011-12-15
  • Additional Windows tools for Malware detection – 2011-09-16
  • Windows Analysis Kung Fu – 2011-06-17
  • SANS SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style – 2011-05-21
  • SANS MGMT414: SANS Training Program for the CISSP Certification – 2010-05-15

    Publications of Kenneth G. Hartman

  • Digital Forensic Analysis of Amazon Linux EC2 Instances, SANS Reading Room, 1/10/2018 https://goo.gl/bjuirA
  • BitTorrent & Digital Contraband, SANS Reading Room, 3/27/2016 https://goo.gl/6xmIEp
  • What Every Tech Startup Should Know About Security, Privacy, and Compliance, SANS Reading Room, 2/17/2015 https://goo.gl/onDPoG
  • Skype & Data Exfiltration, SANS Reading Room, 4/18/2014 http://goo.gl/agSPJa

    Professional Associations

  • The American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery, Inc.
  • Information Systems Security Association International
  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2
  • Michigan Association of Security and Investigative Professionals
  • National Association of Legal Investigators

    Websites / Blog

    www.kennethghartman.com
    torrentialdownpour.net
    forensicate.cloud

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