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Shane D. Shook, PhD, MBA

Shane D. Shook, PhD, MBA

Dr. Shane Shook is a Bates Consulting and Testifying Expert based in California. Dr. Shook provides critical analysis and reporting, including testimony, in cases involving information management and governance, and business technology issues for several industries, particularly including financial services, health care and information technology.

Since 1986, his work has included testimony in high profile cases or projects involving securities and financial fraud, transfer pricing for software and hardware and related operations, source code licensing and intellectual property protection (or theft), competitive market/operational strategies of industry-use technology, patent research and review, outsource IT advisory negotiation and dispute analysis, and data security/privacy (including intrusion/extrusion and identity theft).

He also has substantial experience in litigation consulting (preparedness and response) with companies and law firms. This includes discovery requests, deposition support, and computer/communications forensics. Dr. Shook has contributed to several technical standards in financial services, information technology and communications, and risk management organizations.

He has provided expert testimony on technical issues in criminal, class action, IRS, SEC, EPA, and ITC cases, as well as state and federal administrative matters. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been interviewed by financial industry periodicals in the US, UK, and Japan concerning computer disaster recovery and application security practices in banking and financial services.

Dr. Shook’s specialties include Information Security, Data Privacy, Systems and Business Continuity, Source Code Secure Development, Data Management, Systems Architecture, Trading Systems (ECN, ETN, and Algorithmic), Quantitative Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Forensics, and e-Discovery.

Shane is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:



Bates Group, Consulting and Testifying Expert, 2014 - Present
Cylance Inc., Chief Knowledge Officer/Global VP of Consulting, 2013 - 2014
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, Managing Director, 2008 - 2010
LECG LLC, Managing Director, Affiliate, 2005 - 2008
KPMG LLP, Director, 2002 - 2005
Independent, CIO Consultant, 1997 - 2002
Consultant, 1997 - Present
United States Air Force, Cryptologic, Linguist (Arabic), 1987 - 1997
USAF, 1987 - 1997


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Communications Technology, Capella University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Economics, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science (BS), Technology Management, Peru State College
Math for Signals Intelligence, NSA-CSS, Certificate
Telecommunications Processing, NSA-CSS, Certificate
Applied Communications Technology, CCAF, AAS
Defense Language Institute, Diploma Arabic


  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
  • International Bankers Association of California (IBAC)
  • Institute of International Bankers (IIB)
  • Securities Industry Financial Markets Association – Compliance and Legal Division, and Data Management Division (SIFMA-CL, SIFMA-DMD)
  • The Association for Information Management Professionals (ARMA International)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Information Technology Governance Institute (ITGI)
  • System Administration, Networking and Security Institute (SANS)
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Reliability, Computer, and Communications Societies, Committees: TFIA / TSCP / TCEC / TCDP




  • McClure, Stewart et. al. Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, Contributing Author. New York: McGraw Hill, 2012. A fully updated edition of the world’s bestselling computer security book  
  • Hogben, Giles et. al.  Botnets: Detection, Measurement, Disinfection & Defense, Contributing Author. European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), 2011. A study of botnets, related malware, and detective and defensive techniques.  
  • McGovern, James. A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, Contributing Editor. New York: Prentice Hall PTR, 2003. A descriptive and comprehensive explanation of enterprise computer systems architecture,including process modeling and systems design.
  • Shook, Shane. Analyst and Investment Broker Attitudes of Intellectual Capital Value. Author. Minneapolis,Thesis (PhD), Capella University, 2002. A dissertation study for partial fulfillment of PhD. Examines the value association given to intellectual capital by investors and related analysts.  
  • Various periodical articles on information security/governance

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