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Charles DeBarber
Born Ashtabula, Ohio
Occupation Cyber Intelligence Analyst
Years active 2004-Present
Known for Hunted
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Charles 'Sly Fox' DeBarber is an American cyber threat intelligence and computer security professional, best known for his role as a cyber intelligence analyst on the CBS television series Hunted. He is a former United States Army Staff Sergeant and a Program Manager at the computer security and intelligence firm Fortalice, LLC.[1][2][3]

Education[edit | edit source]

DeBarber completed his MA in Intelligence Operations from American Military University in 2011, a BS in Administration & Management from Excelsior College in 2008, an AS in Intelligence Operations from Cochise College in 2008, and graduated from the Defense Language Institute where he studied Modern Standard Arabic.[4]

Career[edit | edit source]

DeBarber served in the US Army as a 35N (Signals Intelligence Collector/Analyst) from 2004 to 2013. During that time he completed one deployment during the surge of Operation Iraqi Freedom.[citation needed] He was awarded an Army Achievement Medal for his part in the recovery of the remains of an DUSTWUN soldier in 2008.[4][5] He obtained the rank of staff sergeant (SSG). During his service, he was awarded two Army Achievement Medals, an Army Commendation Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and two Meritorious Unit Commendations.[3][6]

Since leaving the military, DeBarber has worked as an Certified Ethical Hacker, cyber intelligence analyst, and digital forensics investigator. He joined the cyber security firm Fortalice, LLC as a Program Manager for Intelligence Operations in 2014.[7]

In 2016, he was chosen as a Cyber Analyst and lead Digital Forensics Examiner on CBS's reality television show Hunted. He was featured in the episode "Operation Cupid's Revenge".[8][9]

Non-profit work[edit | edit source]

Since 2015, DeBarber has sat on the advisory board for the anti-child sex trafficking NGO Child Rescue and has assisted similar NGOs in efforts to recover lost children and combat child exploitation.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ashtabula native tracking 'criminals' on CBS". November 28, 2016. http://www.starbeacon.com/news/local_news/ashtabula-native-tracking-criminals-on-cbs/article_e29d4e91-14f0-5913-bf5e-639574865254.html. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  2. "Company Spotlight: Fortalice Solutions Brings its Skills to Network Prime Time TV". November 30, 2016. https://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/resources/economic-update/2017-economic-update/economic-update-january-2017/company-spotlight-fortalice-solutions-brings-its-skills-to-network-prime-time-tv/. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Child Rescue". July 12, 2015. https://www.helprescueachild.org/new-page-37/. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "US Army DD-214". April 17, 2017. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Army_Service_DD-214.png. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  5. "Award Recommendation". April 17, 2017. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Award_Recommendation_-_US_Army.png. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  6. "Charles DeBarber's LinkedIn". April 17, 2017. https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-debarber-5a241256/. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  7. "OvertAction". December 19, 2015. http://www.overtaction.org/author/charles-debarber/. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  8. "Hunted Cast: Charles DeBarber". November 25, 2017. http://www.cbs.com/shows/hunted/cast/215541/. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  9. "Hunted S1E4". February 1, 2017. http://www.cbs.com/shows/hunted/video/FmXD0Q1YEhXpBv7Br8vST_rwvaEsChUx/hunted-operation-cupid-s-revenge/. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 

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