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Eric

Eric Eifert

DarkMatter

Senior Vice President, Managed Security Services

Eric Eifert is the Senior Vice President of Managed Security Services at DarkMatter. With more than 20 years of military and civilian experience in information technology and cyber security, Eric leads the DarkMatter team of security and technology professionals. His team provides customers onsite and remote security operations centre services. These include intrusion detection and prevention, security event monitoring and detection, incident investigation, 24/7 continuous diagnostics and mitigation, and event resolution. Eric and his team also assist customers in designing and building insider threat detection capabilities; integrated network and security operation centres; continuous governance, risk and compliance monitoring; and cyber-situational awareness dashboards.

Prior to joining DarkMatter in 2015, Eric was Senior Vice President of the Cyber Security Solutions Division within US-headquartered ManTech’s Mission Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Group. He led a highly technical team of more than 450 cyber security experts in the provision of a range of solutions for federal and state governments, and commercial and international customers. Eric also is an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University, Virginia, U.S., teaching graduate digital forensics analysis and cyber investigations. Prior to and concurrent with his role at ManTech, Eric spent 20 years with the U.S. Air Force Office of Investigations in positions such as Network Engineer, Special Agent, Computer Crime Investigator, and Commander.

He led a team of Special Agents conducting Computer Crime Investigations and Information Operations throughout Europe, Africa, and South-West Asia. During this period, he participated in online undercover operations, intrusion investigations, computer forensics examinations, cyber counterintelligence investigations, felony criminal investigations, and supported various military information operations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from the University of Minnesota. He also is a certified Project Management Professional, and is a certified Computer Crime Investigator and Expert Witness.