Lance Mathews is a principal with the Forensics Services Practice of Charles River Associates (CRA). He leads the Practice’s data analytics and automation team and helps clients respond to internal or external events that may threaten their company’s integrity or success. He is known for applying his proven skills in investigative analytics to cybersecurity incident response, fraud, digital forensics investigations, and complex data privacy and class action litigation matters.
Mathews has been instrumental in developing CRA’s analytics and automation capabilities to conduct digital forensic investigations and is paving the way for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) models to provide deeper insights more quickly in his investigations. He leverages these capabilities and his more than 12 years of experience in investigations to lead engagements assisting clients in responding to cybersecurity incidents, including business email compromises, ransomware response and recovery, website cookie and pixel ad-tracking risk assessments, allegations of the misappropriation of trade secrets, and data privacy litigation matters.
Before joining CRA, Mathews established himself supporting legal and compliance investigations using data analytics techniques to solve complex client challenges. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University. He also maintains certifications as a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) by the SANS Institute, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).