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Gary Warner

Gary Warner is the Director of Research in Computer Forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He directs the UAB Computer Forensics Research Laboratory (CFRL) a 35-station lab that focuses on developing investigative tools and techniques for analyzing digital evidence in the areas of spam, phishing and malware. Undergraduate and graduate students from the departments of Computer & Information Sciences and Justice Sciences work in the lab. He teaches Computer Security, Introduction to Computer Forensics, Cybercrime & Forensics, and Investigating Online Crime. His research has been published in the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law and the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, and is a regular presenter in the eCrimes Researchers Summit. Warner supervised the creation of the UAB PhishIntel system, used by more than 300 law enforcement and financial crime investigators, and the UAB Spam Data Mine which analyzes nearly a million spam messages per day for early threat detection. Warner has received the Microsoft MVP award in Enterprise Security five times, the Cyber Crime Fighter Award from the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance, and the Partnership Award from the FBI’s Internet Crime and Complaint Center (ic3.gov).