Faculty/Staff Achievement: Bill Gardner


Bill Gardner, assistant professor in the digital foresnsics and information assurance program in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, is the author of a new book edition that was published in December, Google Hacking For Penetration Testers. 

The publisher’s site noted, “Google is the most popular search engine ever created, but Google’s search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Google Hacking for Penetration Testers, Third Edition, shows you how security professionals and system administrator can manipulate Google to find this sensitive information and ‘self-police’ their own organizations.”

Gardner is the co-founder and an organizer of the 304Geeks and SecureWV conference, based in Charleston, and is the past-president and member of the board of directors of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE), which is based in Huntington.

He is also the co-author of Building an Information Security Awareness Program: Defending Against Social Engineering and Technical Threats (Syngress 2014) which focuses on defending against social engineering attacks.