Pierson Clair

PART-TIME FACULTY

INFORMATION

Biography

Pierson Clair is a computer forensic investigator and technical security consultant. Mr. Clair is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and is an active member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association's Los Angeles chapter (HTCIA). Mr. Clair's senior thesis at the University of Southern California, ("Creating Policy to Mitigate Cyber Terror Attack Vectors Against Critical US Infrastructure") outlined the protection of critical national infrastructure against cyber attack. He has developed the curriculum for and currently teaches both Apple/iOS computer forensics (ITP 445) and Mobile Device digital forensics (ITP 447).


Mr. Clair's forensic experience includes partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement. He has worked with private sector clients and currently is the principal Apple and mobile device examiner with the computer forensics investigation firm Maryman & Associates. His specialties lie in the acquisition challenges presented by Apple desktops, laptops, and servers as well as with Apple and other mobile device hardware. His cases have involved both major corporations and small businesses. He has experience building the SAN and live streaming framework for multiple high-availability production centers. Prior to joining Maryman & Associates, Mr. Clair worked with U.S. security agencies and the United States Secret Service’s Los Angeles Electronic Crimes Task Force.


CONTACT

Office Hours
By Appointment & As Announced in Class
Office Location
OHE 412
Email Address
pclair (at) usc.edu
Phone Number
(213) 740-4542

COURSES

Current Courses Teaching












Not offered in Spring 2017


ITP-1252From Hackers to CEOs; An Introduction to Information Security
ITP-4453Macintosh, OSX, and iOS Forensics
ITP-4473Mobile Device Security and Forensics

All Courses Taught












Not offered in Spring 2017


ITP-1252From Hackers to CEOs; An Introduction to Information Security
ITP-4453Macintosh, OSX, and iOS Forensics
ITP-4473Mobile Device Security and Forensics