The OnlineSecurity Team
Charles Balot is the founder and CEO of OnlineSecurity. Mr. Balot is a Litigation Support Consultant and Expert Witness with over 18 years of experience in the areas of computer forensics, electronic discovery consulting, third party neutral e-discovery services and cyber investigations.
Mr. Balot manages all of OnlineSecurity's computer forensic investigations and e-discovery engagements. In this role he oversees the OnlineSecurity staff of experts through the life cycle of over 300 large scale engagements involving computer forensics and e-discovery services. These services include forensic applications and procedures to analyze electronic evidence in support of civil litigation including theft of intellectual property, fraud, sexual harassment, wrongful dismissal, payroll disputes, willful destruction of company property and divorce. These assignments have been conducted on behalf of law firms, corporate clients and government entities. Mr. Balot has consulted with attorneys on writing preservation letters to protect evidence, interrogatory questions for discovery submissions, requests for production of various forms of electronic evidence, developing lines of questioning for depositions as well as assisting during the actual proceedings. Mr. Balot has acted as the consulting and testifying expert for litigants in both Federal and State courts on many of OnlineSecurity's engagements.
Mr. Balot is an active member of the Institute of Computer Forensic Professionals, a committee member of the American Bar Association, Digital Forensic Association, American Society of Digital Forensics & e-Discovery and the International Society of Privacy Professionals. In addition, Mr. Balot holds a PI License for the state of California.
Michael Balot is a Case Manager with OnlineSecurity positioned in the Los Angeles area. Michael has 10 years’ experience in litigation support/eDiscovery managing projects through all phases of the EDRM process. Michael is responsible for managing multiple aspects of specific client matters.
Prior to becoming a case manager with OnlineSecurity, Michael worked as the director of business development and marketing. Michael implemented a direct response data-driven approach to business growth with omni-channel digital marketing strategy & execution. He was responsible for the creation and management of a wide variety of visual assets geared towards legal industry professionals.
In his spare time, Mr. Balot enjoys producing and recording music in his home studio. He has engineered recording sessions with various well known artists and songwriters, including work for major record labels.