Stephen M. Bunting, EnCE, CCFT, ACE

Mr. Bunting is an experienced computer forensics examiner and currently works as an independent forensic consultant as owner of Bunting Digital Forensics, LLC.  Formerly Mr. Bunting was a Manager with
Alvarez & Marsal (Sept 2012 to Feb 2013) and prior to that a Senior Forensic Consultant with Forward Discovery (Sept 2009 to Sept 2012).   (Alvarez and Marsal acquired Forward Discovery in Sept 2012)  His responsibilities with Bunting Digital Forensics, Alvarez & Marsal, and Forward Discovery includes:

  • Acquisition and forensic examination of digital media using industry standard forensics tools;
  • Develop & instruct classes on Windows, Macintosh and Mobile Device Forensics;
  • Develop & instruct classes on cyber investigations and related course work;
  • Investigative consultation and digital forensics examinations in many areas including theft of intellectual property, malware analysis, unlawful access of computer systems, theft of corporate resources, employee misuse of computer systems, Medicaid fraud, and support of various types of criminal investigations (prosecution only - no criminal defense work);
  • Consult with clients and develop E-Discovery plans;
  • Carry out electronic discovery processing from initial acquisition to final load file;
  • Under sub-contract (multiple vendors) to the U.S. Department of State, develop & instruct various cyber-based anti-terrorism courses to international law enforcement agencies.
  • Serve as mentor to digital forensic laboratories who are undergoing the accreditation process.
  • Serve as an embedded cyber mentor to the Albania State Police since 2019.
  • Under Bunting Digital Forensics, instruct XRY Foundation, Intermediate, PinPoint, XAMN, and Kiosk Courses.  Currently the only contract instructor for MSAB (XRY) in the U.S.

Mr. Bunting retired from a law enforcement career spanning over three decades, during which he conducted hundreds of examinations of computer systems for the University of Delaware Police as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.  He is also a trained and experienced forensic video analyst using the Ocean Systems dTective® and Avid software systems.  He is a frequent lecturer and instructor on computer forensics, cyber-crime, and incident response.  

Mr. Bunting has testified in many trials as a computer forensics expert.  He was the recipient of the 2002 Guidance Software Certified Examiner Award of Excellence for receiving the highest test score on his certification examinations.  Among his varied certifications he is an EnCase Certified Examiner EnCE  (Guidance Software), an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), Certified Computer Forensics Technician (HTCN), and a Certified XRY Instructor.

Mr. Bunting is a retired a police captain, having served in the State of Delaware for over thirty-five years.   He created and developed the University of Delaware Police Department’s Computer Forensic Lab.  He has taught computer forensics for Guidance Software, makers of EnCase, and taught as a Lead Instructor at all course levels, including the Expert Series with particular emphasis on “Internet and Email Examinations” course.  He has instructed students in computer forensics on an independent study basis for the University of Delaware and is an adjunct faculty member of Goldey-Beacom College, teaching computer forensics.  He has been a presenter at several seminars and workshops, the author of numerous “white papers”,  the principle author of EnCase Computer Forensics - The Official EnCE: EnCase Certified Examiner Study Guide, 3rd Edition, the co-author Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation , the author of EnCase Computer Forensics—The Official EnCE: EnCase Certified Examiner Study Guide, 2nd Edition, the co-author Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation 2nd Edition, the author of EnCase Computer Forensics—The Official EnCE: EnCase Certified Examiner Study Guide, 3rd Edition (
all published by Wiley).

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