Michael GeraghtyCTO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Mike Geraghty is the chief information officer for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the center's enterprise information technology systems and services.
Mike has previous corporate and law enforcement experience, which includes a position as the vice president of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial. At Prudential, he was responsible for carrying out and supervising all computer-related investigations for Prudential. He is a former New Jersey state trooper and is responsible for the formation and development of the NJSP's High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit, which has garnered international accolades for its expertise in computer crime investigations. He has provided expert testimony before Congress and throughout federal, state, and international courts in the areas of computer crime investigations and computer forensics.
In a partnership with Interpol's General Secretariat and the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Mike has provided training to over 1,000 law enforcement officers from 125 countries in the technical aspects of Internet investigations. Mike has provided technical and investigative assistance to numerous law enforcement agencies throughout the world, including the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service, Naval Intelligence, New Scotland Yard, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Service, and local police departments across the country in a wide array of criminal investigations where computers were involved. He has lectured extensively throughout the country on the topic of computer crime investigations.
Mike is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crimes Investigations Association. In addition, he has been involved in leadership roles in organizations such as the National Strategic Policy Council on Cyber and Electronic Crime and the International Computer Security Association, among others.