Dr. Gregory Carlton

Gregory Carlton

Professor
ghcarlton@cpp.edu
Building 164, Room 3021
(909) 869-5190

https://www.cpp.edu/~ghcarlton/

Dr. Carlton joined the faculty of Cal Poly Pomona in fall 2006 from the University of Hawaii, where he earned his MBA and Ph.D. and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Business Administration. In keeping with Cal Poly Pomona's “learn-by-doing” approach, he uses a teach-by-doing approach in the field of computer forensics, in addition to conducting research and publishing within this field. He is also a practitioner with an active caseload.

Courses Taught in Cal Poly Pomona

Undergraduate Courses:
  • CIS 101 (1010) Introduction to Personal Computing
  • CIS 234 Object-oriented Programming with Java
  • CIS 235 Object-oriented Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIS 305 Database Design and Development
  • CIS 310 Management Information Systems
  • CIS 328 Information Systems Careers
  • CIS 481 (4810) Computer Forensics

Graduate Courses:

  • GBA 560 (6600) Legal Environment of Information Systems
  • GBA 578 Information Security and Privacy
  • GBA 673 Strategic Information Technology
  • GBA 681 Digital Forensics
  • GBA 685 Advanced Computer Forensics
  • GBA 691 Directed Study
  • GBA 697 MSBA Comprehensive Exam

Computer Forensics Professional Services

Developed and Conducted for the United Nations, Office on Drugs and Crime, a CyberCrime
Training Program Delivered at the National Level of Multiple Third-World Countries
Performed Forensic Data Acquisitions and Forensic Data Analysis for Numerous Legal Matters, Produced Written Reports of Forensic Analysis, and Provided Expert Testimony.
Developed Computer Forensics Professional Certification Program at Cal Poly Pomona Qualified as an Expert Witness in Computer Forensics

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (CIS), 2006

University of Hawaii

Dissertation Title: A Protocol for the Forensic Data Acquisition of Personal Computer Workstations

Master of Business Administration (Executive), 2003

University of Hawaii

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Information Systems and Marketing), 1981

Western Carolina University

Work Experience

  • 1981, Marketing Representative: IBM Corporation
  • 1982, Sales Representative: Hewlett-Packard Company 1988, President: Computer Help, Inc.
  • 1993, Senior Programmer Analyst: Alcatel
  • 1995, Senior Business Analyst: Superior Telecommunications, Inc. 1998, Business Systems Analyst: Inco Alloys International
  • 1999, Information Systems Manager: Paradise Cruise, Ltd. 2003, President: Carlton Technology Resources, Inc.
  • 2005, Instructor: University of Hawaii
  • 2006, Professor: California State Polytechnic University

Recent publications

  • Kessler, G.C. and Carlton, G.H. (2014). A study of forensic imaging in the absence of write-blockers. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law; Volume 9, Number 3, 51-58.
  • Carlton, G.H. and Kessler, G.C. (2018), Disconnects of specialized mobile forensics within the generalized field of digital forensic science. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking; Volume 10, Issue 3.
  • Carlton, G.H. and Kessler, G.C. (2018), A study of forensic imaging to evaluate unsanitized destination storage media. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking; Volume 10, Issue 3.
  • Kesler, G.C. and Carlton, G.H. (2017), Exploring myths in digital forensics: separating science from ritual. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking; Volume 9, Issue 4, 1-9.
  • Kessler, G.C. and Carlton, G.H. (2014). A study of forensic imaging in the absence of write- blockers. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law; Volume 9, Number 3, 51-58.
  • Carlton, G.H. (2013). A simple experiment with Microsoft Office and Windows 7 utilizing digital forensic methodology. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law; Volume 8, Number 1, 17- 37.
  • Carlton, G.H. and Kessler, G.C. (2012). Identifying trace evidence from target-specific data wiping application software. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law; Volume 7, Number 2, 113- 142.
  • Carlton, G.H., Matsumoto, J (2011). A survey of contemporary enterprise storage technologies from a digital forensics perspective. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law; Volume 6, Number 3, 63-74.
  • Carlton, G.H., Zhou, H (2011). A survey of cloud computing challenges from a digital forensics perspective. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking; Volume 3, Issue 4, 1-16.
  • Carlton, G.H., Worthley, R. (2010). Identifying a Computer Forensics Expert: A Study to Measure the Characteristics of Forensic Computer Examiners. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law; Volume 5, Number 1, 5-20.
  • Carlton, G.H., Worthley, R. (2009). An Evaluation of Agreement and Conflict Among Computer Forensics Experts. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences; p. 277.
  • Carlton, G.H. (2008). An Evaluation of Windows-based Computer Forensics Application Software Running on a Macintosh. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, Volume 3, Number 3, 43-60.
  • Carlton, G. H. (2006). A Grounded Theory Approach to Identifying and Measuring Forensic Data Acquisition Tasks. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, Volume 2, Number 1, 35-56.
  • Carlton, G. H. (2006). Forensic Data Acquisition Task Performance Guide – The Identification and Measurement of a Protocol for the Forensic Data Acquisition of Personal Computer Workstations, http://htcia.org

Broadcast Presentations

  • 2009 Time Warner Cable Local Edition 5-minute segment on CNN Headline News discussing Online Safety broadcasted on multiple occurrences between March 30, 2009 and April 5, 2009, at 24 or 54 minutes past the hour.
  • 2007 Time Warner Cable Local Edition 5-minute segment on CNN Headline News discussing Computer Forensics broadcasted on multiple occurrences between October 29, 2007 and November 2, 2007, at 24 or 54 minutes past the hour.

Invited Presentations

  • Carlton, G.H. (2019). Global Vulnerabilities of Cyber-Attacks on Financial Securities Exchanges, Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, New York, NY, April 9, 2019.
  • Keynote speaker for the California State Polytechnic University Student Services Information and Technology Services annual retreat on August 24, 2011.
  • Keynote speaker for the High Technology Crime Investigation Association’s Southern California Chapter monthly meeting on April 23, 2009.
  • Presented Cal Poly Pomona’s Evolution of a Computer Forensics Program at the SecureIT Conference in Los Angeles, California on February 18, 2009.
  • Presented a Computer Forensics Tutorial session at the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium on April 25, 2008.
  • Welcome presentation for the 11th Annual Information Technology Competition at California State Polytechnic University on April 21, 2007.
  • Keynote speaker for the High Technology Crime Investigation Association’s Southern California Chapter monthly meeting on October 24, 2006.

Academic Service

  • Director, Computer Forensics Programs Kellogg Honors College Advisory Board
  • Information Technology Governance Executive Committee Graduate Studies Committee, Chair
  • MSBA Program Coordinator
  • Forensics and Security Technology Club Faculty Advisor CIS Search Committee, Chair
  • CIS Departmental Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, Chair CIS Student Awards Committee, Chair
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor in the College of Business Administration for 2017 Course Coordinator for the following courses:
    • CIS 3050, Database Design and Development CIS 4810, Computer Forensics
    • GBA 6600, Legal Environment of Information Systems (Graduate) GBA 6810, Digital Forensics (Graduate)
    • GBA 6850, Advanced Computer Forensics (Graduate) GBA 6970, Comprehensive Exam (Graduate)

Certifications

EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), earned 2003, and renewed continuously

Guidance Software, Inc.

Certificate in International Entrepreneurship, 2003

Pacific Asian Management Institute

University of Hawaii

Certificate in International Management, 2002

Pacific Asian Management Institute

University of Hawaii

Memberships

High Technology Crime Investigation Association

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