Ray Yepes has more than 19 years of experience as a security professional and criminal investigations examiner. As a security professional, Ray has designed, maintained, and implemented security perimeters, network security architectures, and security policies for small, midsize, and large Fortune 200 companies.
As a criminal investigations examiner, Ray has assisted and advised local and federal government agencies in national security matters and high-profile criminal investigations. His first digital forensic investigation in 1995 involved assisting the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a child pornography case. Ray has since conducted more than 1,000 digital forensic investigations in network forensics, cellphone forensics, PDA forensics, computer forensics, and firewall appliance forensics.
Ray has been a licensed private investigator since 2006, and he has testified on Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, and eDiscovery matters in federal, state, and local courts.
Ray currently serves as the Treasurer for the Forensic Expert Witness Association (Houston, Texas, Chapter) and is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (Houston, Texas, Chapter).
In addition to many forensic industry certifications, Ray is a Diplomate member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners and the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.