Daron Hartvigsen, Managing Director with StoneTurn, is a cyber threat response and pursuit expert having served both commercial and U.S. government information security domains. He brings a combined nearly 30 years of experience in commercial, U.S. intelligence, counter-intelligence, and law enforcement, and has conducted incident response, cyber threat pursuit, law enforcement investigations, counterintelligence operations, intelligence analysis, and cyber threat degradation activities.
Daron currently leads matters that solve complex client security needs and provides risk consultation for clients in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, social media, and retail industries. Daron’s threat intelligence forward approach has resulted in his building threat analysis and pursuit capabilities that integrate and inform cyber investigations by assembling technical, open source, and dark-web information into actionable information for internal and client-side needs. As such, he routinely oversees investigations into activity that traverses major social media platforms and has experience investigating and attributing external entities who were misusing access to global social media service’s data.
Earlier in his career, Daron held several positions with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). While serving as the Special Agent in Charge of the AFOSI, Cyber Investigations and Operations unit housed at Andrews Air Force Base, Daron led global counter-threat investigations, pursuit and effects operations, network traffic surveillance, cyber intelligence analytics, intrusion response, sophisticated counterintelligence activities, and he oversaw a cadre of digital media forensics experts. Daron also partnered with federal agencies, state and local authorities, multiple social media service security teams, and commercial businesses to counter sophisticated criminal and nation state threats.
Additionally, Daron served as AFOSI’s command cyber program manager and cyber investigations and operations subject matter expert while stationed at AFOSI Headquarters in Quantico, VA. During this time, Daron led the transformation of AFOSI’s legacy cyber portfolio and drove program execution towards countering nation-state threats, to defend the Air Force and DoD from sophisticated and persistent adversaries.
Daron has presented at DEFCON, participated in industry panels, briefed U.S. government conventions, and performed as a guest speaker for several DoD advanced academic programs as well as the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He is also a certified Digital Forensic Examiner, Computer Crime Investigator and Digital Media Collector.