Mackinac Partners

Scott Bailey

Managing Director, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group


Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey

Managing Director, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group

Scott has over 28 years of experience in digital forensics, cyber security, eDiscovery, risk management and incident response. He is nationally recognized, specializing in sophisticated and complex technology investigations.

Scott has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and major financial institutions on data breaches, incident response, cyber security controls, data encryption, IT strategic planning and policy development.  He has also assisted firms with compliance efforts, data security standards and security testing to meet legal and regulatory requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and PCI.

Scott is a subject matter expert in digital forensics and eDiscovery, and has worked with corporations, law firms and law enforcement agencies on a variety of civil and criminal cases. He has provided expert witness testimony in several legal cases in both Federal and State courts.

Scott has led digital forensics, eDiscovery and IT security and risk management for leading service providers including Veritas Global, Rehmann and N1Discovery. He has conducted detailed security threat and vulnerability assessments for clients, as well as IT security architecture, analytics and remediation methods to secure the enterprise.

Scott’s prior work experience includes Director of Technology Risk Management for a global firm, Data Processing Manager for a large financial institution and Designing Software Architect for one of the Big Three automakers where he developed their enterprise software. Scott has also served as President of a private technology and software company where he provided expertise to Visa USA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Secret Service.

Scott has been featured as an IT Security Expert for several Michigan TV media outlets. He has also published several articles and white papers on Data Security, Cyber Threats and Digital Forensics.

Scott has a CIS degree from Oakland University. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Concordance Evolution Certified Administrator (EVCA), a Certified Internal Quality Assessment & Validation (QAR) and a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

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