Steven Branigan                               Curriculum Vitae                                             (email:                                                                                                                               



  • Columbia University, New York City, NY             Master of Business Administration
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ                              M.S. Computer Science.
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ                                  B.A. Computer Science.




  • A Method and Apparatus for Identifying Hosts Breeching the Firewall Perimeter, (S. Branigan, H. Burch, B. Cheswick), 7,299,489.
  • A Method and Apparatus for Securing Wireless Data Networks, (S. Branigan, B. Cheswick), patent pending.
  • A Method and Apparatus for Electronic Data Reproduction (S. Branigan), 8,176,274




  • “Characteristics of Forensic Imaging Performance—An Analysis of Forensic Imaging Bottlenecks, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Mar 4, 2013 (DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.12083)
  • “Trends in disk drives and data transfer speed.” S. Branigan, Information Security Bulletin, May, 2007
  • "High-Tech Crimes Revealed", S. Branigan, Addison Wesley, Copyright (c) 2005.
  • "Securing the Critical IP Infrastructure", S. Branigan, Information Security Technical Report, Volume 7, Issue 2, 1 June 2002
  • "What Can You Do with Traceroute", S. Branigan, H. Burch, B. Cheswick and F. Wojcik, Internet Computing online, 2001
  • "Mapping and Visualizing the Internet", S. Branigan, H. Burch, B. Cheswick. Usenix Security Symposium, 2000




  • “Online banking Malware”, Presented at the NY/NJ Electronic Crimes Task Force meeting, June, 2010.
  • “Tracking  a stolen iPhone via WiFi”, Presented at the HTCIA regional meeting, May, 2010
  • "The Internet as a Backbone of the New Digital Economy", Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee (Chaired by Jim Saxton) as part of the Wired World: Cyber Security and the U.S Economy Hearing for the 107th Congress.
  • "Understanding Steganography", Presented at the New Jersey State Police Cyber Terrorism Awareness Day, May 2, 2003
  • "An Update on Quantum Computing", Presented to NATO's Allied Command Europe Counter Intelligence ACI/CI network security, May, 2001
  • "Yugoslavia: An Unclassified Peak at a New Battlefield", Presented to NATO's Allied Command Europe Counter Intelligence ACI/CI network security, May, 2001



Honors, Awards, Societies

  • Past President of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association, Northeast Chapter.
  • Awarded HTCIA NorthEast Chapter Member of the Year, 2012.
  • Member of the NJ License Private Investigator’s Association
  • Member of the Digital Forensic Certification Board.
  • Member of the FBI Infragard Program.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Secret Service, 2002
  • Certificate of Appreciation, New Jersey State Police, 2002




2004-present                                                                                                                 CyanLine, LLC - Eatontown, NJ

  • Handled multiple file recovery and file un-deletion cases where data was assumed to be lost on disk.
  • Performed forensic acquisition on multiple computer hard drives to support both file recovery and computer usage analysis.
  • Prepare and submitted reports to the Federal and State court on findings from computer analysis.
  • Developed and taught courses at Brookdale College, (NETW-236) on detecting alterations on file timestamps, and on the process of file deletion in the Windows and Linux operating system.
  • Developed improved computer forensic techniques.
  • Developed and deployed new techniques for tracking hackers.
  • Devised new method for securing wireless networks (patent-pending)


2007-2009                                                                                                      Monmouth University - Long Branch, NJ

  • Developed and taught a new graduate level Software Security Course, (698-C50)
  • Taught graduate level Data Security course (610)



2000-2004                                                                                                                    Lumeta Corporation Somerset, NJ
Vice President of Engineering

  • Secured $13 Million in VC funding for the company over 3 years.
  • Managed a budget of $5Million.
  • Led the team of engineers that build and deliver Lumeta's IPsonar product.
  • Direct research on TCP/IP networks as it relates to Internet and intranet traffic.
  • Devised new methods for detecting network devices that are attempting to hide computers on a network.



1999-2000                                                                                                                                  Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ
Senior Manager

  • Assisted corporate business units and the CIO in implementing Virtual Private Network technology, to securely improve remote access and reduce cost for the business.
  • Researched Internet networking security issues with Bill Cheswick. Devised and patented a method for detecting hosts that are breeching the corporate network security perimeter.
  • Researched wireless data communication issues. Devised and patented a method for securing wireless data networks that enables user level authorization while preserving the ability of clients to roam among many different base stations.



1996-1999                                                                                                                   Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ
Senior Manager

  • Brought Intrusion Detection technology into the corporation to improve detection of hacker activity on the corporate network.
  • Improved the technology and techniques that the computer investigation teams used, reducing the potential liability incurred by lack of procedures.
  • Led team for Integrated E-Commerce Security for the corporation that reported to the General Auditor.
  • Led the security efforts to implement Virtual Private Network technology for remote access into the corporation, and ran the first corporate VPN trial for the company.
  • Worked with business units to develop methods to securely distribute sensitive sales data to a world wide sales force.


1990-1996                                                                                                                                      Bellcore, Red Bank, NJ
Senior Systems Engineer

  • Led intrusion investigations on behalf of the RBOCs. Pioneered techniques in high-tech investigations.
  • Led teams on providing network security consulting services to the RBOCs and financial clients.
  • Led a team of engineers on the redesign and implementation of the security subsystem for the Service Control Point (a switch in the SS7 network.)
  • Led a team of engineers on the redesign of the toll-free and calling cards database used in processing telephone calls in the US and Canada to allow the RBOCs to comply with FCC mandates.


1988-1990                                                                                                                               Metpath,Inc., Teterboro, NJ
System Manager

1987-1988                                                                                                                               K.Hovnanian, Red Bank, NJ

1986-1987                                                                                                       Seaside Heights Police Dept., Seaside, NJ