David L. Best Jr. is a Senior Director in FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice and is based in Philadelphia. Mr. Best has over 12 years of experience in cybersecurity with a strong expertise in digital forensics, network forensics, incident response and application development.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Best was a Lead Computer Scientist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Philadelphia Division, where he led investigations for computer related matters out of the Cyber, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Criminal Divisions. During his time there, David designed, developed, and implemented custom cyber tools for the use of identification preservation and analysis of digital evidence for cyber investigations. As a result, his leadership abilities were expanded to oversee technical leadership development activities for security projects, practices, and methodologies. He was involved in exploring joint venture opportunities with several government agencies. He managed a diverse project portfolio where he assisted and managed high priority cyber attacks against the United States Intelligence Community (USIC).
From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Best served as a Capabilities Development Specialist for the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, MD, where he led a team of developers in the development and integration of a sophisticated application that advanced the United States intelligence collection capabilities across various information systems. In addition, David was an integral member of a team of engineers that worked on special projects that resulted in the development of applications to collect, process, and forward United States intelligence.
Presently at FTI Consulting, Mr. Best has assisted with the development and refinement of the cybersecurity program, along with providing technical and investigative insight to various complex investigations.