Mr. C. Matthew Curtin

Interhack
5 E. Long St. 9th Fl
Columbus, OH 43215
Web Site
Phone: +1 614-545-4225

C. Matthew Curtin, CISSP is the Founder and CEO of Interhack Corporation. Curtin is Interhack’s lead computer scientist and cybersecurity expert. Curtin has been engaged in criminal, civil, administrative, and military processes by plaintiffs, defendants, and the courts directly. His opinion has been accepted by federal and state courts throughout the country in hearings, trials, and appeals.

Curtin and his team help attorneys and executives understand the meaning and context of data and how they affect business, operations, or a legal case. Curtin’s vast knowledge and experience in the field of computer science and cybersecurity enables him to convey the optimal path forward and offer an opinion within a degree of scientific certainty. Curtin’s experience in the field enables him to train his team to operate in specialized task forces organized to respond to high-stakes situations such as data breaches.

Curtin's work centers on the intersection of law and technology. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit relied on Interhack's forensic computing practice and Mr. Curtin's expert opinion when it established standards for application of Federal wiretap statutes to Web technology, In re Pharmatrak Privacy Litigation (see link above). Academic references to Interhack’s work include the Stanford Law Review and university courses throughout the world.

Curtin has held an academic post as Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering and has guest lectured for a number of universities in the central Ohio area. Curtin regularly presents case studies and his general knowledge of computer science at conferences such as the Midwest Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Conference, the Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Northern Ohio Chapter of InfraGard.

C. Matthew Curtin is available as a consulting or testifying expert in cybersecurity and other technical matters.

Areas of Forensic Expertise:

Preservation and Forensic Analysis of Data
Computer Crime Investigations
Data Breach Response and Incident Management
Complex Analysis of Non-Standard Data Sets

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: CISSP

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Please see CV.

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Maintained a regular academic appointment as a Lecturer (1999-2012) and Senior Lecturer (2013-present) at The Ohio State University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Guest lectured for the Privacy Foundation at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, Otterbein College, Franklin University, the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Scores of times.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Computer science

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50%.

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Please request CV.

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Please request CV.

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Please request CV.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Please request CV.

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 2000.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Testimony - Testimony for the court on technical matters.

Forensic Consultation and Analysis - Technical analysis of data or programs for legal argumentation. Explanation of computer or networking technology to attorneys, including assistance in definition of discovery, deposition, and cross-examination of experts.

Data Recovery - Recovery and reconstruction of data apparently deleted, damaged or lost.

Electronic Discovery - The collection and reporting of electronic documentation in evidence.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact Interhack for this information. Ask for Joseph Re. 614-545-4225 x317

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact Interhack for this information. Ask for Joseph Re. 614-545-4225 x317

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact Interhack for this information. Ask for Joseph Re. 614-545-4225 x317

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact Interhack for this information. Ask for Joseph Re. 614-545-4225 x317

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact Interhack for this information. Ask for Joseph Re. 614-545-4225 x317

References

Bill Doyle
Doyle Lowther LLP
9466 Black Mountain Road, Ste. 210
San Diego, CA 92126-4550
1+ 619 822 1110

Pam Krivda
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
65 East State Street, Ste 1000
Columbus, OH 43215
+1 614 334 6159

Dino Tsibouris
Mallory Tsibouris Co., LPA
88 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
+1 614 228 9707 x12