Bill Hardin

Vice President

Bill has worked on over a thousand data incident/data breach cases along with numerous cases dealing with white collar crime and enterprise risk management. He has handled all types of ransomware, data extortion, business email compromise, nation state attacks, malware outbreaks, insider threats, amongst other items. Many of his cases have been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, and Krebs on Security, amongst other publications. With a background in finance, operations, and software development, he brings valuable insights to clients from multiple dimensions.

In addition to his forensic engagement assignments, Bill has served in numerous interim management roles for organizations experiencing disruption. He has assisted companies with various management consulting assignments pertaining to strategy, operations, and software implementations.

Bill is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)/CFF, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has spoken at numerous events on cybercrime, risk management, and strategy/operations consulting. He serves on the board for Legal Prep Charter Schools and is an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Data compromise at a global technology corporation
    CRA’s client, a global technology corporation, experienced a large-scale business email compromise event that impacted global operations in 27 countries. CRA’s...
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  • 02
    Data compromise at a nationwide healthcare company
    A nationwide healthcare company experienced a business email compromise event that could have had data-privacy implications. CRA’s team of forensic experts...
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  • 03
    Responding creatively to government contractor’s data breach event
    CRA’s Forensic Services Practice was retained by a commercial electronics supplier, with a number of US Government contracts, to respond to a malware-caused...
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