Michael G. McCartney • President/CEO
Michael McCartney is the co-founder and president of DIGITS LLC, a Division of Avalon, and a retired assistant chief investigator for the New York State Attorney Generals Office. McCartney, is credited with creating and developing the computer crime and digital forensics division for the (NYSAG) as well as a driving force in the creation of the Western New York Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (RCFL). In this role and after the terror attacks of 9-11, he was assigned as a task force officer (TFO) for the FBI and coordinated several complex, high profile, national and international computer crime cases ranging from denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, unauthorized computer intrusions, theft of intellectual property, white collar crimes, securities fraud, investor protection, and narcotics, to child pornography.
He has lectured extensively throughout the United States to federal, state and local law enforcement as well as the American Bar Association, District Attorneys Associations and the National Association of Attorneys General and numerous trade and professional organizations including AICPA, NYSSCPA, and IIA. He has written several publications that have been published nationally as well as regularly interviewed by numerous media and print organizations.
Mr. McCartney holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Canisius College and is a graduate from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Mr. McCartney also spent seven years serving as an Adjunct Professor at Hilbert College teaching Network Security and Computer Forensics.
Christopher A. Puckett • Manager of Accident Reconstruction Unit
During his 20 year Law Enforcement career as an Investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation with the New York State Police, Mr. Puckett found himself probing a wide variety of criminal offenses, specializing in crime scenes and motor vehicle collisions. Mr. Puckett has provided investigation and collision reconstruction services to numerous agencies as well as the private sector. As a recognized expert, he has been involved in the investigation and reconstruction of hundreds of motor vehicle collisions involving property damage, physical injury and death. These investigations include the use of applicable theories in collision reconstruction and the fulfillment of reporting requirements as stipulated by the Division of State Police. Mr. Puckett also serves as an adjunct at Hilbert College in the Forensic Science and Criminal Justice programs.