James Aquilina is an accomplished cybersecurity expert, investigator, and advisor with over 20 years of experience and a demonstrated history of building and leading world-class teams in digital forensics, data protection, and business intelligence and investigations.
As a lead rainmaker and early executive at a well-known international cyber consultancy, James served over 500 unique clients in the tech, internet, media and entertainment, financial, manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace and defense, energy, telecommunications, and retail industries, including more than 50 of the 2020 Fortune 500. He has been retained by over 150 different law firms, including many of the 2020 Am Law 100. In multiple complex matters involving digital evidence, he has been selected as a special master or court-appointed neutral. A regular speaker and commentator on cyber, James is also a published author, having co-written the first complete work and associated field guides about malware forensics and investigating malicious code.
Before entering the private sector, James served for almost a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where he led significant multi-defendant cybercrime investigations and prosecutions.
James is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law and of Georgetown University.