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Pierson Clair

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Part-Time Lecturer of Information Technology Program

Education

  • Masters, Digital Forensic Science, Champlain College
  • Bachelors, University of Southern California



Biography


Pierson Clair is a computer forensic investigator and technical security consultant. Mr. Clair is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and is an active member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association’s Los Angeles chapter (HTCIA). He has developed the curriculum for and currently teaches both Apple/iOS computer forensics (ITP 445) and Mobile Device digital forensics (ITP 447) along with teaching ITP 125 an Introduction to Information Security.
Mr. Clair’s forensic experience includes partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement. He has worked with private sector clients and is currently a Senior Director with the investigations firm Kroll. His specialties lie in the acquisition challenges presented by Apple desktops, laptops, and servers as well as with Apple and other mobile device hardware. His cases have involved both major corporations and small businesses. He has experience building the SAN and live streaming framework for multiple high-availability production centers.
Mr. Clair’s senior thesis at the University of Southern California, (“Creating Policy to Mitigate Cyber Terror Attack Vectors Against Critical US Infrastructure”) outlined the protection of critical national infrastructure against cyber attack. He has a Masters Degree in Digital Forensic Science.

Appointments
  • Information Technology Program

Office
  • OHE 412
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1456

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4542
  • pclair@usc.edu

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