Building upon his career as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Edward M. Stroz founded Stroz Friedberg in 2000. For over a decade, he served as Co-President before becoming Executive Chairman, and most recently resumed his Co-President role after Stroz Friedberg was acquired by Aon on October 31, 2016. In addition to overseeing the growth of the firm, he serves clients by applying his expertise in electronic evidence and investigations. His work includes responding to Internet extortions, denial of service attacks, computer hacking, insider abuse, theft of trade secrets, electronic discovery matters, and by providing expert testimony.
Mr. Stroz has helped to pioneer the use of behavioral science in the investigative methodology to gain insights about the intent and state-of-mind of computer users. He has co-authored a book on the threats of computer crime and abuse posed by insiders and testified numerous times in court and at depositions as an expert witness. He has supervised hundreds of forensic assignments in assisting corporate clients, trial counsel, individuals, and he has conducted security assessments for major public and private entities.
While at the FBI, Mr. Stroz formed the FBI’s Computer Crime Squad in New York City, where he supervised investigations involving computer intrusions, denial of service attacks, illegal Internet wiretapping, fraud, and violations of intellectual property rights, including trade secrets. In addition to his work on many high-profile cases, Mr. Stroz led his squad, together with the National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies, in the “Eligible Receiver” war game. A trained Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stroz successfully investigated major financial crimes, including dozens of bank frauds, money-laundering schemes, and a $1.1 billion fraud scheme at Daiwa Bank in New York.
Mr. Stroz is on the Board of Trustees of Fordham University, and an advisor to the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Crime Commission of New York City, an independent non-profit organization focused on criminal justice and public safety policies and practices, is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, as well as the International Association for Identification.
Mr. Stroz served on the New York State Courts System E-Discovery Working Group, established to provide ongoing support and expertise to the New York State Judiciary in the area of e-discovery.
He has also served as co-chair on the Planning Committee for the International Conference on Cyber Security organized with the FBI at Fordham University, and attended by investigators from over 40 countries.