About the Speaker
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    Peter LaRoche
    Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst, U.S. Secret Service – Manchester, NH

    Peter LaRoche has served as a Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst (NIFA) with the US Secret Service out of the Manchester Resident Office since September 25, 2023. As a NIFA, Mr. LaRoche is responsible for providing expert guidance to the Secret Service as well as federal, state, and local partners in network and digital forensics. This includes the investigation of cyber related crimes such as network intrusions, ransomware, business email compromises, cryptocurrency related scams, the imaging and processing digital media, and conducting computer forensics examinations in support of criminal investigations.

    NIFA LaRoche has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. He began as a Patrol Officer with the Nashua NH Police Department in 2003 and served as a member of the department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Unit, and Computer Forensics Unit from which he retired as a Detective in 2023. In addition to his role as a Digital Forensics Examiner with the Nashua Police Department, he was also a Forensic Examiner for the NH Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Federally Deputized Task Force Officer with the United States Secret Service (USSS), and member of the New England Cyber Fraud Task Force (NECFTF). He is recognized as an expert in digital forensics in multiple legal jurisdictions in New Hampshire.

    NIFA LaRoche holds numerous certifications related to digital forensics and network intrusion investigations and has attended well over 1000 hours of training in the field. He is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.