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Adam Hart
Adam Hart
Charles River Associates


Adam Hart is a Principal with Charles River Associates specializing in digital forensics and incident response. He has over sixteen years of specialized training and experience involving complex matters including ransomware, network intrusions, business email compromises, malware analysis, and forensic analysis supporting counsel during litigation. As a former detective with the Montgomery County Police in Maryland and member of the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), he has managed numerous complex criminal investigations involving digital evidence and cybercrime. He has experience testifying as both a fact witness and an expert witness in the area of digital forensics in state and federal court. He has also conducted numerous training classes in digital forensics, incident response, and social media investigations for law enforcement, attorneys, insurance investigators, and corporate clients.

Hart earned an MFS in digital forensics from the George Washington University and a BA in political science from the College of the Holy Cross. He also holds a number of certifications. He is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) and a Certified Digital Forensic Examiner (CDFE) by the Department of Defense Cyber Investigation Training Academy (DCITA) and is a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). He is certified in GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) and GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI) by the SANS Institute, and is a Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME), a Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE), and a Blacklight Certified Examiner.

Areas of expertise

Digital forensics and investigations experience, law enforcement with details on federal electronic crime task forces. Specializes in ransomware investigations, threat actor communication and negotiations, Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace forensics. Serves as an expert witness on intellectual property theft investigations and data breach investigations.

Group Overview

Whether advising on information governance, responding to a theft of trade secret or cybersecurity breach allegation, responding to privacy-related securities or consumer class action litigation, or navigating the antitrust implications of alleged privacy-related market power, CRA has seasoned teams of experts to help navigate these complex and multifaceted challenges.

CRA’s focus areas:
Cybersecurity Due Diligence
Cybersecurity Incident Response
Cybersecurity Insurance Claims
Cybersecurity Strategic Advisory Services
Software Licensing Compliance

Related capabilities:
Damages & Quantum
Forensic Accounting
Intellectual Property
Investigations & Compliance.

Firm Overview

Charles River Associates (CRA) is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world. CRA’s experts bring a unique combination of cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art methods, and proven experience to bear on their clients’ most complex challenges.

CRA specializes in management consulting and economic litigation. CRA’s senior-led teams include leading academic experts and business leaders with experience across industries. Because of their proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, clients depend on their objective, fact-based advice for their high-profile, high-stakes matters.

Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for our unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for our objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world.