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I am a deeply technical person with a broad skill set and decades of experience. In addition to my experience in DevOps, networking, architecture, security and forensics I have given expert evidence in court many times (including for the prosecution in criminal trials) and worked in management consulting (working for Deloitte as a Senior Manager). I hold Honours (1992) and Masters (1995) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Some examples of my work: - Engineering lead for a cloud provider - designing & deploying a new libvirt/qemu-kvm platform with NVMe storage; developing management/automation software in Python using libvirt Python bindings; design of shared storage; diagnosing and fixing system problems. - Penetration testing & security consulting - web application security; system security; network security. - Software development in Python, Ada, C, C#, bash etc. Flexible with time zones to suit client communication needs.
$65 USD/hr
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  • изображение Mike R. Web application penetration test - $1050.00 USD

    “Excellent experience, thank you very much. Learned a lot through this process. Hopefully work with you again soon.”

  • изображение Avner Y. CENTOS 7 Auto Hardening $250.00 USD

    “Very professional, with very good communication. Knows the job and more than that!”

  • изображение Anna I. Project for Daniel A. £932.00 GBP

    “Responsible person with lot's of suggestions and great work ethic. Would recommend to anyone looking for security specialists.”

Опыт работы


Apr 2013 - Dec 2017 (4 years)

Principal consultant of computer forensic and IT security company. During this period I carried out hundreds of digital forensic examinations and IT security consulting engagements. I gave expert evidence in Court to present my findings. My work included a DevOps role where I developed digital forensic software (Linux/CentOS environment) used by the company and ran an extensive cluster of forensic processing systems. IT security work included carrying out penetration tests, etc.

Principal Consultant

Jul 2006 - Nov 2017 (11 years)

Principal consultant with a focus on digital forensic examinations, IT security and DevOps responsibilities in a 100+ node forensic processing cluster (Linux/CentOS). Carried out academic research in computer forensics leading to the publication of a paper at the DFRWS conference and in the Digital Investigation journal. Co-authored New Zealand Law Society training courses on electronic discovery and computer forensics.


Apr 2002 - Jul 2006 (4 years)

Senior Consultant within a forensic accounting firm with responsibility for the computer forensic practice. Personally carried out $1m of consulting engagements per year. Developed forensic software used by >100 law enforcement agencies around the world including US Secret Service, FBI, UK Police, etc.


Feb 2001 - Apr 2002 (1 year)

Consultant in IT security practice within CGE&Y Advanced Development Centre, a specialised software development practice. Worked on projects for large clients in Australia and New Zealand. Responsible for ADC IT infrastructure and security.

Senior Manager

Jan 1999 - Mar 2001 (2 years)

Leader of Deloitte's Auckland IT security team. Led and participated in IT security engagements for government and corporate clients in New Zealand, Australia, United States and Canada. Consulted on IT security matters surrounding 1999 New Zealand General Election. Instructor on Deloitte's international network security training course, 'hackERS', in Deerfield, IL.


Master of Science in Computer Science

1993 - 1995 (2 years)

Batchelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science

1989 - 1992 (3 years)


EnCase Advanced Computer Forensics (2002)

Guidance Software

Completed Advanced Computer Forensics course taught in the US by Guidance Software.


A second generation computer forensic analysis system

The architecture of existing – first generation – computer forensic tools, including the widely used EnCase and FTK products, is rapidly becoming outdated. Tools are not keeping pace with increased complexity and data volumes of modern investigations. This paper discuses the limitations of first generation computer forensic tools. Several metrics for measuring the efficacy and performance of computer forensic tools are introduced. (DFRWS 2009)

NZ Computer Expert Aids US Murder Case

A New Zealand computer forensics expert is helping American investigators gather evidence against the woman accused of murdering a pregnant Missouri woman and kidnapping her unborn child. Daniel Ayers, of McCallum Petterson in Auckland, was approached by an FBI-sponsored forensic laboratory in Kansas City to help unravel key evidence in the case against Lisa Montgomery. [login to view URL]

Fijian disaster management site hacked

A hacker known as Hunt3rxm has accessed the Fijian National Disaster Management Office website and replaced its usual content with their own message. The hack was discovered by IT security company Special Tactics Ltd. [login to view URL]

Second IS website uses NZ address

IT security consultant Daniel Ayers discovers an ISIS website operating in New Zealand. [login to view URL]

Thieves skim thousands of credit card details from car park

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Cyberwarfare and New Zealand

Daniel Ayers gives an extended interview to Radio New Zealand for their "Insight" documentary on Cyber Warfare. [login to view URL]

Electronic Discovery (NZ Law Society Training Course)

New Zealand Law Society training course on electronic discovery co-authored with Laura O'Gorman. https://www.lawyerseducation.co.nz/shop/Publications/Electronic+[login to view URL]

Computer Forensics (NZ Law Society Training Course)

New Zealand Law Society training course on computer forensics co-authored with His Hon Judge David Harvey. https://www.lawyerseducation.co.nz/shop/Publications/Computer+Forensics+-+using+and+testing+expert+computer+[login to view URL]

Twitter email dump set up in advance

The release of emails and Facebook messages that formed the basis of book Dirty Politics were programmed several days in advance, according to a security expert specialising in the forensic investigation of IT systems. [login to view URL]

IT security expert warns review too narrow in scope

A review into the security of government computer systems is being released in just under two hours, but already doubts are being raised about its scope. [login to view URL]

TV Converges on the Hacker Story (1997)

A 1997 news story about Daniel Ayers' investigation into a very active computer hacker. [login to view URL]


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