Hayes is a leading expert in the field of digital forensics and computer security. He is Director of Cybersecurity and Assistant Professor at Pace University. He is listed as one of the Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors, by Forensics Colleges. He has developed a computer forensics program at Pace, including a computer forensics laboratory. He has worked on numerous cases involving digital evidence in both civil and criminal investigations. In late 2014, he published his latest book entitled “A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations”. Hayes frequently appears in the media, which includes Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, Wall Street Journal and Forbes.