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Thomas Plunkett, M.S.

Adjunct Professor

Thomas Plunkett is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner (EnCE), and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems.  He is currently the Manager of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery at Becton Dickinson (BD), a global medical device manufacturing firm.  In this position, he leads forensics investigations involving intellectual property theft and other information security related incidents.  Prior to working at BD, Mr. Plunkett was employed as a Digital Forensic Examiner at Stroz Friedberg in Los Angeles where he worked on large-scale electronic discovery cases, analyzed hundreds of terabytes of data, and examined thousands of electronic devices.  He also provided expert Incident Response, Site Security Assessment, digital forensic analysis, and Risk Management consultation to both domestic and international clients.  His clientele has included Federal, State, and Local Government, large Health Care providers, Multi-national retail, finance, and entertainment companies, as well as local hotels, restaurants, museums and celebrities.  Before joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Plunkett was the lead Information Security Analyst for the County of Riverside.  There he analyzed malicious cyber activity, performed malware reverse-engineering, and led digital forensics investigations.   Before Riverside, Mr. Plunkett was the head of Cyber Counterintelligence at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.  In this position he led multiple international cyber intrusion investigations and directed the cyber counterintelligence awareness program.  In the seven years prior, Mr. Plunkett worked for a Defense contractor in Washington, DC where he was a Program Manager and Vice President managing numerous IT and InfoSec contracts for various Federal agencies.