Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D.
President & Lead Digital Forensics Expert,
Notable Software, Inc.
Dr. Rebecca Mercuri is the founding President of Notable Software, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in digital forensics, cybersecurity and expert witness testimony. Dr. Mercuri's focus is on security analytics, standards and certification, and she performs investigations for a broad range of cases where digital data, hardware, and software is involved.
A technology specialist, Rebecca defended her doctoral dissertation "Electronic Vote Tabulation: Checks & Balances" at the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania, just eleven days before the 2000 U.S. Presidential election. Subsequently, her testimony and opinions were sought in Bush v. Gore and referenced in briefs presented to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2002 she was contacted by Janet Reno and her legal team to help solve the mystery of the thousands of votes that vanished from the new touch-screen machines being used in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Since then, Dr. Mercuri has provided formal testimony and comment to Congress, as well as state, federal and international bodies influencing election legislation, standards and best practices guidelines. Her election website at <www.notablesoftware.com/evote.html> has been frequently cited as a primary resource.
Dr. Mercuri's casework has involved litigation support at federal, state and local levels. Types of matters include: class action suits, contraband, computer security and malware, damage and claim assessments, denial of service attacks, election equipment malfunctions and recounts, endangerment, financial disputes, fiduciary ethics, hacking, intellectual property, legislative initiatives, marital disputes, murder, product liability, warranties, wiretapping, and wrongful firing. Investigations interface with law enforcement for review of impounded evidence.
In addition to her Ph.D., Dr. Mercuri holds various degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Penn State. Her post-doctoral work was at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.