Our Faculty

Darren Hayes

Associate Professor

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Information Technology NY

  • @New York City
    163 William Street 204
Office Hours
New York City

Spring 2021

Wed 9:00am-2:00pm(by appointment)

Office Hours

Spring 2021

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Spring 2021


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

Awards and Honors

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), February 13, 2020 - HSI New York Private Sector Partnership Award
Association of Information Technology Professionals, November 7, 2017 - Best Paper of CONISAR Conference
HTCIA, Northeast Chapter, December 15, 2013 - Outstanding Contribution Award
Forensics Colleges, January 1, 2013 - Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors
HTCIA, Northeast Chapter, December 15, 2010 - Outstanding Contribution Award


  • AccessData, January 17 - AccessData Mobile Examiner
  • BlackBag Technologies, May 16 - 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.


Sester, J., Hayes, D., Scanlon, M. & Nhien-An Le-Khac, N. (2021, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). A comparative study of support vector machine and neural networks for file type identification using n-gram analysis. Journal is not in list - being petitioned. Vol 36 http://www.elsevier.com/locate/fsidi

Sester, J., Hayes, D., Scanlon, M. & Le-Khac, N. (2021, March 27). A Comparative Study of Support Vector Machine and Neural Networks for File Type Identification Using n-gram Analysis. http://https://dfrws.org/presentation/a-comparative-study-of-support-vector-machine-and-neural-networks-for-file-type-identification-using-n-gram-analysis/

Hayes, D. & Cappa, F. (2020, November 20). An Effective Approach to Mobile Device Management: Security and Privacy Issues Associated with Mobile Applications. Digital Business. Vol 1 (Issue 1) , pages 1. http://https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666954420300016

Hayes, D. (2020, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 7). A Practical Guide to Digital Forensics. (Issue 2)

Standare, L., Hayes, D., Le-Khac, N. & Choo, K. (2020, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 26). Forensic Investigation of PayPal Accounts. Nhien-An Le-Khac & Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Eds.), Cyber and Digital Forensic Investigations. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-47131-6

Scalona, E., Taborri, J., Hayes, D., Del Prete, Z., Rossi, S. & Palermo, E. (2019, December 6). Is the neuromuscular organization of throwing task unchanged in Virtual Reality? Implications for upper limb rehabilitation. Electronics. Vol 8 (Issue 12) , pages 1495. http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/8/12/1495

Cappa, F., Rosso, F. & Hayes, D. (2019, May 17). Monetary and Social Rewards for Crowdsourcing. Sustainability. Vol 11 (Issue 10) , pages 13. http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/10/2834

Steiner, D., Chen, L., Hayes, D. & Le-Khac, N. (2019, May 15). Vehicle Communication within Networks – Investigation and Analysis approach: A Case Study. http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org

Scalona, E., Hayes, D., Del Prete, Z., Palermo, E. & Rossi, S. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1). Perturbed Point-to-Point Reaching Tasks in a 3D Environment Using a Portable Haptic Device. Electronics. Vol 8 (Issue 1) , pages 1-14. http://www.mdpi.com/2079-9292/8/1/32

Hayes, D. & Snow, C. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 31). Privacy and Security Issues Associated with Mobile Dating Applications. Vol 11 (Issue 4823) , pages 13. http://proc.conisar.org/2018/pdf/4823.pdf

Hayes, D. & Cappa, F. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Open-source intelligence for risk assessment. Business Horizons. Vol 61 (Issue 5) , pages 689-697. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/business-horizons

Palermo, E., Hayes, D., Francesco, E., Calabro, R. S., Pacilli, A. & Filoni, S. (2018, September 4). Translational effects of robot-mediated therapy in subacute stroke patients: an experimental evaluation of upper limb motor recovery. PeerJ. http://peerj.com

Hayes, D., Cappa, F. & Cardon, J. (2018, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 26). A Framework for More Effective Dark Web Marketplace Investigations. Information. Vol 9 (Issue 8) , pages 186. http://mdpi.org

Hayes, D. & Cappa, F. (2018, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 4). Privacy Issues Associated with Popular Mobile Applications. http://www.radma.net

Cappa, F., Rosso, F. & Hayes, D. (2018, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 4). Rewards and crowdsourcing participation. http://www.radma.net

Cappa, F., Oriani, R. & , . (2018, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 4). The Value of Big Data from Mobile Devices. http://www.radma.net

Hayes, D., Snow, C. & Altuwayjiri, S. (2018, March 14). A Dynamic and Static Analysis of the Uber Mobile Application from a Privacy Perspective. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research. Vol 11 (Issue 1) , pages 11-22. http://jisar.org

Hayes, D., Snow, C. & Altuwayjiri, S. (2017, November 5). Geolocation Tracking and Privacy Issues Associated with the Uber Mobile Application.

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

Hayes, D. R. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 10). Using Open Source Intelligence for Risk Assessment to the U.S. Power Grid. , pages 121-128. http://esociety-conf.org/

Cappa, F., Del Sette, F., Hayes, D. R. & Rosso, F. (2016, December 20). How to Deliver Open Sustainable Innovation: An Integrated Approach for a Sustainable Marketable Product. Sustainability. Vol 8 (Issue 12) , pages 14. http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability

Snow, C., Hayes, D. & Dwyer, C. (2016, November). Leakage of Geolocation Data by Mobile Ad Networks. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research. Vol 9 (Issue 2) , pages 24-33. http://jisar.org/2016-9/n2/JISARv9n2p24.html

Cappa, F., Del Sette, F., Rosso, F., Ossipov, J. & Hayes, D. (2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 3). An Integrated Sustainable Approach, Based On Peer Production And Collaborative Product Development, To Deliver Commercial Products: An Entrepreneurial Opportunity. http://www.rnd2016.eng.cam.ac.uk/

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


Hayes, D. Dow Jones Newswire. Interview. Dow Jones Newswire, New York, NY.

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

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

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

Hayes, D. (2019, April 5). Student Veterans Association Cybersecurity Training. Mobile Dating Apps: Privacy Concerns. Seidenberg School & Pace SVA, Pace University.

Hayes, D. (2018, July 4). R&D Management Conference. Privacy Issues Associated with Popular Mobile Applications. R&D Management, Milan, Italy.

Hayes, D. (2018, June 26). Cybersecurity Training. Introduction to the Dark Web. Citibank, New York, NY.

Hayes, D. (2018, April 12). Mobile Malware. Lewis Brisbois, Webinar.

Hayes, D. (2018, March 13). International Communications Data and Digital Forensics (ICDDF) . Think Outside the App. National Policing Data Communications Group, London, UK.

Hayes, D. R. (2016, June 7). UBTech Conference. Economic Espionage and the Campus IT Professional. Las Vegas, NV.

Hayes, D. R. (2016, May 25). Enfuse Conference. Mobile Malware for Financial Fraud. Guidance Software, Las Vegas, NV.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program: Scholarship and Capacity Building
Chen, L., Cotoranu, A. & Hayes, D. September 2018 - August 2019. Department of Defense , Federal , $221,805.00. Funded.


eCommerce Times [Internet], October 19 2016
Europe Duns Apple for $14.5B in Illegal Tax Breaks

NPR [Radio], September 30 2016
The dangerous world of the Internet of Things

CNBC [TV], September 21 2016
Nightly Business Report interview on the Wireless Emergency Alert System

SC Magazine [Magazine], July 26 2016
Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

SC Magazine [Magazine], July 25 2016
Russian hackers take the stage at DNC convention

Epoch Times [Internet], May 18 2016
Intelligence: Hackers Are Spying on Presidential Candidates, Expect More Cyber Threats,

U.S. News [Internet], April 29 2016
A Big iPhone Slump Bites Into Apple (AAPL)

Law360 [Internet], April 29 2016
Banks Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Chat Records

Wall Street Journal [Newspaper], April 9 2016
The Accidental Accomplice in Central-Bank Cyberheist: Bankers' Hours

Corporate Counsel [Internet], March 31 2016
Experts: GCs Are Aghast Over Hacks at Top Law Firms

SC Magazine [Magazine], March 30 2016
FBI investigating attack against computer networks at U.S. law firms

Entrepreneur [Internet], March 28 2016
Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America

Cape Cod Times [Newspaper], March 22 2016
Apple's objections a recent development

Trinidad Newsday [Newspaper], March 12 2016
US expert: Use cyber security to fight crime

Trinidad Newsday [Newspaper], March 10 2016
US expert: Beware social media pitfalls

Caribbean New Media Group [TV], March 8 2016
The growth of cyber crime in Trinidad and internationally.

Islam Channel (UK) [TV], March 4 2016
The FBI case against Apple

tbs eFM (S. Korea) [Radio], March 3 2016
Appeared on the radio show called News Focus to discuss the government's case against Apple in the San Bernardino case.

New York News 1 [TV], February 25 2016
Potential Effects of Phone Security Fight Between Apple and FBI

MSNBC [TV], 2015
Hillary Clinton email server investigation

Homeland Security Today [Internet], December 3 2015
ANALYSIS - New Legislation Needed to Address Terrorists' Use of Phone Encryption

CNBC [TV], November 20 2015
Data encryption a 'matter of national security': Expert

SC Magazine [Magazine], November 4 2015
2nd Update: Surveillance bill; judicial oversight, no encryption ban, archiving browsing data

Trinidad Guardian [Newspaper], October 24 2015
Real and imminent cyber security threat

Epoch Times [Newspaper], September 29 2015
US–China Cyberpact: A Deal Built on Distrust

Washington Post [Newspaper], August 18 2015
Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails


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]


High Technology Crime Investigation Association[First Vice President & Former President]


  • CyberCorps Interviews [Committee Member]
    Desc: Interview students who apply for grant scholarships related to CyberCorps


  • New York Faculty Council [Committee Member]
    Desc: Second Vice Chair, New York Faculty Council. Assist with meeting preparation and provide assistance during meetings.
  • Student Veterans Association [Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org)]
    Desc: Mentor our military veterans and host trainings in cybersecurity and digital forensics.
  • Fulbright Campus Committee [Committee Member]
  • Advising 360 Presidential Taskforce [Committee Member]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Created a series of recommendations for reorganizing student advisement at Pace University.
  • Middle States Accreditation: Working Group 1 [Committee Member]
    Desc: Assisting with fact-finding and writing Middle States report on one of the working group committees.
  • Research Day Judge
    Desc: Judge Research Day poster sessions. Faculty and students present their research findings.
  • Research Day [Research Day Judge]
    Desc: Judge Research Day poster sessions. Faculty and students present their research findings.
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