Highly regarded forensic and technology expert specialising in digital forensics, cyber and information risk.

Brendan is a forensic technology and cyber specialist with more than 16 years of experience specialising in digital forensics, cyber incident response, cyber risk and governance, eDiscovery and technology-led investigations.

He has undertaken a number of complex digital forensic and technology-led engagements for corporate clients, legal advisors, local and overseas government departments and regulators. Recent engagements include assisting multiple clients with responding to various Royal Commission and Class Action proceedings.

His understanding of current cybersecurity trends and threats enables Brendan to help clients respond to cyber breaches and assist with remediation works, as well as provide training in the form of Cyber Resilience Assessments and workshops.

As a highly regarded specialist in his field, Brendan has also been engaged as an independent expert to provide evidence in court. His use of industry standard methodologies ensures that the evidentiary value of information recovered is not diminished.

His extensive experience spans across a wide range of industries including energy and natural resources, construction, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retail and technology.

"I help our clients manage their cyber, technology and information risks in an ever-changing threat landscape."

Brendan Payne

Qualifications & memberships

  • Bachelor of Science with (Majors in Computer Security and Information Technology), Edith Cowan University

  • Certification in Cellebrite Advanced Smartphone Analysis (CASA)

  • Member, High Technology Crime Investigation Association

  • Member, Australian Information Security Association