Preston Miller

Director, Unit 42

Preston Miller

Speaker Bio


Preston Miller, a Director at Unit 42, is an accomplished cybersecurity professional with deep subject matter expertise in digital forensics and incident response. He is experienced in leading dynamic teams in high-levelandcomplex investigations. He has co-authored several books on digital forensics, including The Python Digital Forensic Cookbook, which was named Digital Forensics Book of the Year by Forensic 4:cast.Preston joined Unit 42 in 2021 after sixyears at Stroz Friedberg, where he was most recently a Manager leading complex incident response and digital forensic mattersfor clients across a wide range of industries. While in this position, he helped establish Stroz’s mobile device working group and aninnovation committee initiative aimed at selecting and funding projects to improve Stroz’s digital forensics and incident response practice.Earlier, as a Senior Consultant at Stroz, he served as a technical lead on critical client matters and provided expert testimony on forensic analysis in the cases he worked. His experience with the firm also included leading forensic investigations and acquiring and analyzing evidence from electronic data sources, including computers and mobile devices.As a graduate student, Preston workedwith the West Virginia State Police Digital Forensics Unit, where he developed a digital evidence database and assisted analysts by inventorying evidence, preparing evidence for preservation and analysis, and maintaining case logs.He earned his Master of Forensic Science degree with an emphasis in Digital Forensics from Marshall University and his Bachelorof Artsin Biochemistry from Vassar College. He is a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA), Incident Handler (GCIH), and Forensic Examiner (GCFE), and is certified by GIAC inReverse Engineering Malware (CREM). He is also an EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner (EnCE).