Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes

Associate Professor
Seidenberg School of CSIS
Information Technology

Darren Hayes

15 Beekman
| Office Hours: Tue 9:00am-12:00pm


Awards and Honors

  • Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), 2020, HSI New York Private Sector Partnership Award
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals, 2017, Best Paper of CONISAR Conference
  • HTCIA, Northeast Chapter, 2013, Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Forensics Colleges, 2013, Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors
  • HTCIA, Northeast Chapter, 2010, Outstanding Contribution Award

Licensures and Certificates

  • Hawk Analytics, Connected Cars: The $30K Cell Phone
  • Hawk Analytics, Myths and Realities of Cell Site Coverage Areas
  • Hawk Analytics, CellHawk Basic Training
  • Basis Technology, Autopsy Basics and Hands On
  • AccessData, AccessData Mobile Examiner
  • CITI Program, CITI Conflicts of Interest
  • CITI Program, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  • CITI Program, Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
  • BlackBag Technologies, Certified BlackLight Examiner The CBE designation is reserved for forensic examiners who demonstrate a high level of competency in the use of BlackLight, BlackBag's forensic analysis platform. This distinction is achieved through the successful completion of an online certification exam. CBE candidates must attend the BlackLight Tool Training course before sitting for the exam.


PhD, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, 2019
Industrial Engineering

DPS, Pace University, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, White Plains, NY, US, 2008

MS, Pace University, New York, NY, US, 2001
Information Systems

H.D.B.S, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 1993
Banking & Finance

BA, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 1992

Research and Creative Works

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Strengthening Pace’s Cyber Community and Pathways using Research Experience, Technical Training and Institutional Outreach
Chen, L., Benjamin, D., Hayes, D., Ryan, J. & Cotoranu, A. August 2021 - August 2026. National Science Foundation, Federal. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

CIS 101: Cmptrs & Environmental Science
CIS 101: Cmptrs & Frnsc Scnce Lrng Pod
CIS 101: Cmptrs & Social Responsibility
CIS 101: Cmptrs &Scl Rspnsblty Lrng Pod
CIS 101: Computers & Forensic Science
CIS 101: Computers & Social Respnsblty
CIS 101: Computers & Social Rspnsblty
CIS 101: Computers and The Environment
CIS 101: Downtown New York
CIS 101: Downtown NY Learning Pod
CIS 101: Forensic Computing
CIS 101: Forensic Learning Pod
CIS 101: Intro to Computing - LC
CIS 101: Introduction to Computing
CIS 101: Introduction to Computing - LC
CIS 101: Social Rspnsblty Learning Pod
CIS 101: Urban Environment
CIS 102: IT for Strtgc Comm. Planning
CIS 102: Prblm Slvng Using LEGO Rbtcs
CIS 102: Topic:Intergenerational Cmptng
CIS 102: Web Dsgn for Non-Profit Org
CIS 122: Advanced Spreadsheet Skills
CIT 110: Intro to Inform Technology
CIT 354: Computer Forensics
CIT 361: Forensic Investigation
CIT 363: Computer Forensics, Cyber Law
CIT 365: Mobile Device Forensics
CIT 397: Cyber Intel for Threat Modelng
CIT 481: Cpstn in Infrmtn Tchnlgy
CIT 490: Independent Study in Infor Tec
CS 397: Engineering Designs in 3D Wrld
CS 600: Indpndnt Study in Grad CS
CS 632: Engineering Designs in 3D Wrld
CS 693: Thesis I
CS 694: Thesis II
CYB 651: Cyber Intllgnc Anlysis & Mdlng
IS 600: Grad Independent Study in IS
IS 639: Info Systems Planning & Policy
IS 699: Field Study
IT 603: Overview of Infrmtn Security
IT 662: Web and Internet Security
IT 664: Computer and Internet Forensic
IT 670: Mobile Forensics Investigation
IT 690: Mobile Forensics Investigation
IT 691: Capstone Project
TS 671: Intrnshp in Edctnl Tchnlgy
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty
UNV 101: First-Yr Smnr: Unvrsty Commnty

Publications and Presentations


Finding Forensic Artefacts in Long-Term Frequency Band Occupancy Measurements Using Statistics and Machine Learning
Somers, B., Sayakkara, A., Hayes, D. & LeKhac, N. (2024). Springer, Cham.. Vol 570 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-56580-9_14

Optimizing Reward-Based Crowdfunding
Maiolini, R., Franco, S., Cappa, F. & Hayes, D. (2023). IEEE Engineering Management Review. , pages 1-8. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10041899

Mobile Payment Forensic Analysis of Apple Pay on iOS
Nicholson, T., Hayes, D. & LeKhac, N. (2023). https://www.ifip119.org/Conferences/2023conferenceinformation.php

CISSP Cert Guide
Abernathy, R. & Hayes, D. (2022). (Issue 4th Edition) https://www.pearsonitcertification.com/store/cissp-cert-guide-9780137507474

An Integrated System for Connecting Cybersecurity Competency, Student Activities and Career Building
Chen, L., Cotoranu, A., Mandhare, P. & Hayes, D. (2022). , pages 3--12.

Optical fiber Bragg Grating in self-focusing control and pH sensor
Dinia, L., Mangini, F., Hayes, D. & Frezza, F. (2022). Asian Journal of Physics. Vol 31 (Issue 9-10) , pages 999-1004. https://asianjournalofphysics.com/

A comparative study of support vector machine and neural networks for file type identification using n-gram analysis
Sester, J., Hayes, D., Scanlon, M. & Nhien-An Le-Khac, N. (2021). Journal is not in list - being petitioned. Vol 36 https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/forensic-science-international-digital-investigation

A Comparative Study of Support Vector Machine and Neural Networks for File Type Identification Using n-gram Analysis
Sester, J., Hayes, D., Scanlon, M. & Le-Khac, N. (2021). https://dfrws.org/presentation/a-comparative-study-of-support-vector-machine-and-neural-networks-for-file-type-identification-using-n-gram-analysis/

An Effective Approach to Mobile Device Management: Security and Privacy Issues Associated with Mobile Applications
Hayes, D. & Cappa, F. (2020). Digital Business. Vol 1 (Issue 1) , pages 1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666954420300016

A Practical Guide to Digital Forensics
Hayes, D. (2020). (Issue 2)

Forensic Investigation of PayPal Accounts
Standare, L., Hayes, D., Le-Khac, N. & Choo, K. (2020). Nhien-An Le-Khac & Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Eds.), Cham , Switzerland:Springer. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-47131-6

Is the neuromuscular organization of throwing task unchanged in Virtual Reality? Implications for upper limb rehabilitation
Scalona, E., Taborri, J., Hayes, D., Del Prete, Z., Rossi, S. & Palermo, E. (2019). Electronics. Vol 8 (Issue 12) , pages 1495. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/8/12/1495

Performance evaluation of 3D reaching tasks using a low-cost haptic device and Virtual Reality
Scalona, E., Hayes, D., Palermo, E., Del Prete, Z. & Rossi, S.

Leakage of Geolocation Data by Mobile Ad Networks
Snow, C., Hayes, D. & Dwyer, C.


Hayes, D. Dow Jones Newswire. Dow Jones Newswire,

Invited Speaker
Hayes, D. Impact of Corporate Governance and Institutional Investor Targeting. National Investor Relations Institute, American Stock Exchange, Amer. Bar Assoc.,

Invited Speaker
Hayes, D. The Annual Meeting Process. National Investor Relations Institute, American Stock Exchange, Amer. Bar Assoc.,

Invited Speaker
Hayes, D. Understanding Your Shareholder Profile. National Investor Relations Institute, American Stock Exchange, Amer. Bar Assoc,

Ransomware - the current and evolving threat landscape
Hayes, D. (2022). UCD Alumni. University College Dublin,

Foundations in Cybersecurity: Ransomware Prevention, Detection
Hayes, D. (2022). Compliance Week. Compliance Week,

Keeping up with Identity and Cybersecurity – Tools, Scoping and Scaling
Hayes, D. (2022). Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit. Compliance Week,

Cybersecurity: Current Case Examples & Future Possibilities
Hayes, D. (2022). Compliance Week National 2022. Compliance Week,

Why Do Third-Party Risk Management?
Hayes, D. (2021). TPRM in 2021. Compliance Week,

TikTok: A Threat to National Security? Privacy Concerns & Opportunities for Investigators with Mobile App Evidence
Hayes, D. (2021). National Cyber Crime Conference 2020. Massachusetts Attorney General,

Authenticating Digital Files
Hayes, D. (2021). Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners . Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners,

I Know What You Did Last Summer
Hayes, D. (2021). Pace Alumni Relations. Pace Alumni Relations,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • New York Council, Navy League [Member]
  • Open Web Application Security Project [Member & Academic Supporter]
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association [Member]
  • FBI - Academic Alliance Program [FBI - Academic Alliance Program Coordinator]
  • InfraGard [Member]
  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association [First Vice President & Former President]

University Service

  • Faculty Fellows [Committee Member]
  • Seidenberg BCG Committee [Committee Member]
  • Fulbright Campus Committee [Committee Member]

Related News and Stories

In the Media

“This reminds me very much of the 3-letter agencies in this country having said they won’t use Lenovo laptops anymore,” Darren Hayes, the CIS Program Chair at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times. “With mobile devices there’s always going to be areas of memory that a forensic examiner can’t access, whether it’s a ROM chip or any other kind of memory, and one of the issues for intelligence here is, we don’t have access to all the memory on these devices and don’t know what they can do.”

In the Media

TikTok has become one of the most popular apps in the world — especially among young people. But critics warn it poses unique security and mental health risks, so much so that a number of nations have even banned the Chinese app, describing it as a 'weapon' by software experts. In this episode of the Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks to Dr. Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University and expert on digital forensics and cyber security.