A Fireside Chat with Brian Krebs
Join us for a fireside chat with American journalist and investigative reporter, Brian Krebs. This will be a unique opportunity to get to talk to Brian live about his insights on cybercrime prevention and detection.
Industry Experts & Magnet Forensics’ Team Members Presenting at MVS2021
Forensic Consultant, Magnet Forensics
Mike Williamson has been a Technical Forensic Consultant with Magnet since 2019, where he contributes forensic expertise to R&D, assists with reverse engineering efforts, and works with customers to tackle challenging datasets.
Prior to Magnet, Mike was a sworn member with the Calgary Police Service where he worked in a variety of roles including: patrol operations, IT project management, software development, digital forensic examiner and expert witness.
Solutions Consultant, Magnet Forensics
Rhys Tooby joined Magnet Forensics in April 2019 as a Solutions Consultant for the EMEA region. Prior to joining the team at Magnet, Rhys had a long career with South Wales Police where he was a Digital Forensic investigator for 7 years before he became the Manager of the Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Unit for an additional 5 years. He was responsible for managing a dedicated team who provided advanced technical solutions to support the investigation of crime. Believing in Magnet’s mission, Rhys left his policing career to pursue a career working closer with other agencies to help repeat the success of his own former lab. Rhys specializes in developing solutions and custom workflows within labs with digital forensics tools and digital evidence management.
Manager, Solutions Consultant DFIR, Magnet Forensics
Tim Moniot’s journey into Digital Forensics began as a Police Officer / Detective, working in one of the largest and busiest Metropolitan police departments in the Western United States. During his tenure of conducting violent crimes against persons investigations, computer technologies were beginning to rapidly develop and became valuable evidence in cases. In 2003, Tim was assigned to started training in digital forensics and technical investigations, where he quickly learned that he not only had a knack for, but a keen interest, in DFIR. In 2014, after having had the honor of serving on multiple federal task forces with the FBI and United States Secret Service, and after over 20 years of law enforcement service, Tim retired. He then entered the private sector DFIR world, dove into the e-Discovery sector, and continues to practice DFIR to this day. Tim has been with Magnet Forensics since 2017 as a Senior Solutions Consultant at Magnet, where he works with clients all across North America, consulting on and providing technical DFIR solutions.
Forensic Consultant, Magnet Forensics
Tarah Melton, GCFA, GREM, MCFE, is a digital forensics examiner with a background in the US Federal Government, supporting customers focused on counterterrorism, cyber defense, and incident response. Her responsibilities included forensic lab management and conducting digital forensic investigations in both the US as well as overseas, completing two deployments to Afghanistan. She holds a BS in Digital Forensics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Tarah is currently a Solutions Consultant at Magnet Forensics, where she provides support to customers with her combined knowledge of Magnet tools and digital forensics.
Forensic Consultant, Magnet Forensics
Jamie McQuaid CISSP, CFCE, MCFE is a forensics investigator with a background in corporate investigations spanning various industries from telecommunications to financial services and manufacturing. His responsibilities included conducting both forensic and physical investigations as well as incident response globally across the organization. McQuaid is currently a Forensics Consultant at Magnet Forensics where he assists in the development of Magnet AXIOM and provides skilled support to customers with his combined knowledge of AXIOM and digital forensics. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Computer Security and Investigations from Fleming College and an Honors B.A. from the University of Toronto.
Forensic Trainer, Magnet Forensics
Hoyt Harness is a retired sergeant with the Arkansas State Police with over twenty-three years of experience between two separate agencies. In addition to cyber and digital forensics positions, he has served as an undercover narcotics investigator and a SWAT sniper for both state and local law enforcement agencies and a federally deputized task force officer for multiple U.S. Government agencies. He was assigned to FBI’s Innocent Images National Initiative (IINI) Task Force in 2001 investigating technology-facilitated child exploitation and Internet crimes against children. In 2003, he was tasked with establishing Arkansas’ Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ARICAC) and acted as the state’s first ICAC Commander for several years. He worked diligently helping other state and local agencies develop a technical and tactical capability to address cybercrime and the victimization of children via technology during that time and later. He was certified as a military instructor in 1993 and a police instructor in 1999. He has taught a plethora of cyber investigation and digital forensic courses over the years. He has owned and operated Reveal Forensic Investigations, LLC providing cyber investigative and digital forensic services to the private sector and he manages Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) technologies projects under the guise of Positronikal Technologies Group. An investigation that he was part of regarding the murder of a police officer was featured in an episode of A&E’s “Cold Case Files” titled “The Sting Operation” in 2006.
Forensics Trainer, Magnet Forensics
Justin Almanza joined Magnet Forensics as a Forensics Trainer in 2020 and comes from a background in education and law enforcement. Prior to Magnet, he worked as a Digital Forensic Investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation out of the Georgia Cyber Crime Center, where he conducted forensic examinations of digital evidence, assisted with search warrants and operations, testified as an expert witness in court, and consulted with local law enforcement officers and other agencies to provide technical assistance across a wide range of case types.
Justin started his professional career in public education and has experience teaching at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels, including most recently as an instructor of cybersecurity courses at Augusta Technical College. He holds professional teacher certificates for P-12 Computer Science and P-12 Music.
Justin has a Master of Science in Computer Science/Cybersecurity from Columbus State University as well as an undergraduate degree in education from Georgia Southern University/Armstrong State University. Professional certifications include MCFE, CFCE, EnCE, and iVe/Berla Vehicle Forensics.
Forensic Trainer, Magnet Forensics
Kim Bradley retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky where she worked the last nine years of her career as Forensic Computer Examiner with the Kentucky State Police (KSP). She was assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Task Force and worked for five years at the Kentucky Regional Forensics Laboratory (KRCFL). While at the KRCFL, she earned the Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) Forensic Examiner certification and served as the Laboratory Quality Manager. After returning to KSP’s Electronic Crime Branch Laboratory from the task force assignment, she became a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor with the Kentucky Law Enforcement Counsel and provided numerous training classes for sworn officers, intelligence analysts and other support personnel while also working mainly Internet Crimes Against Children examinations. Prior to her retirement, she helped to establish and manage a satellite KSP Digital Forensics Laboratory on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Her state service before moving into digital forensics included positions in software development and database management. In addition to holding several certifications, Kim has degrees in Early Childhood Education, Computer Science and a Master of Science degree in Digital Forensic Science from Champlain College.
Founder & CTO, Magnet Forensics
Jad Saliba is a former digital forensics investigator who left policing in 2011 to devote all of his time to developing software solutions that dramatically improve the process of recovering and analyzing Internet evidence left behind on computers, smartphones, and tablets. He has since dedicated his efforts to developing Internet Evidence Finder (IEF) into a thorough and easy to use software solution that recovers Internet related artifacts from computers, smartphones and tablets. As Magnet Forensics CTO, Jad remains focused on researching new methods of recovering an analyzing all types of digital evidence for forensic investigations. Jad is a recognized digital forensics speaker at industry events including: SANS, F3, HTCIA, Techno Security, CEIC, Crimes against Children Conference and the Canadian Police College. Jad served as a police officer for the Waterloo Regional Police Service for 7 years and holds a Diploma in Computer Science and Network Security from Mohawk College (Hamilton, Canada).
Clinical Social Worker, Kentucky Society of Clinical Social Workers
Sheryl Woolverton, LCSW. Sheryl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 20 years of experience in helping individuals cope with change and transition. Beginning her career at Hospice of the Bluegrass/Bluegrass Care Navigators as a Grief Counselor, she developed her expertise in grief and bereavement. Recognizing the struggle that many have with all changes in life, she has created a counseling practice specializing in anxiety, stress and depression. She is passionate about helping others develop healthy coping skills, improve mindset and find balance in their life.
Sheryl is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville and an Accredited Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker as well as adjunct faculty for the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Currently she is a Board Member and Education Chair of the Kentucky Society of Clinical Social Workers.
American Journalist and Investigative Reporter
Brian Krebs is an independent investigative reporter who writes about cybercrime at the award-winning Web site KrebsOnSecurity.com.
Formerly with The Washington Post (1995 to 2009), Krebs is probably best known for breaking stories on high-profile data breaches, including those that hit Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Ashley Madison.
A frequent interviewee and public speaker, Krebs has been profiled by 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Poynter.org, and Business Week. Krebs’s book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime – From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door – is now a New York Times bestseller.
In January 2015, the National Press Foundation announced it was awarding Krebs its Chairman’s Citation, an award designed to “recognize individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence.” In October 2014, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners gave Krebs the “Guardian Award,” an honor given annually to a journalist “whose determination, perseverance, and commitment to the truth have contributed significantly to the fight against fraud.”
Krebs graduated in 1994 from George Mason University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
Senior Product Manager, Magnet Forensics
Senior Product Manager, Magnet Forensics
Product Manager, Magnet Forensics
Director, Product Management, Magnet Forensics
Director of Solution Consulting – Magnet Forensics
Craig Guymon is an experienced sales engineer and technical account manager with an IT and criminal justice background. He has been responsible for architecting, installing, and demonstrating products for digital forensic investigations, working with federal government and state law enforcement agencies. In his current role at Magnet Forensics, Craig directs the Solutions Consulting team and provides technical expertise to customers. He also works closely with Product Management to consult on product functionality. Craig is a registered private investigator in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Professor of Practice & Chair Professor , CGU | TABF
Jimmy Hsu, EnCE, CEH, CHFI, CCPA
Certified EnCase Instructor
Certified EC-Council Instructor
Certified ACRA Instructor
Magnet Forensics Certified Influencer
CEO of Skynet Cyber Security Consulting Co., Ltd.
CTO of Max-Minder Co., Ltd.
Technical Manager of Digiforen Co., Ltd.
Professor of Practice in CGU
Distinguished Chair Professor in TABF
Director – Cyber & Incident Response, Forensic IT Pty Ltd
With 13 years of experience in the IT industry across professional services, construction, law enforcement, the water industry and now my own business I have worked in many varied ICT environments. Often with little documentation or support to enable myself or my team to identify, contain and investigate cyber security threats. My position within the Victoria Police eCrime Squad was a highly challenging technical role that had an enormous impact on the lives and wellbeing of Victorians and provided me the opportunity to assist with the rescue of children from abuse both in Australia and around the world.
Special Agent, FBI
Alexis Brignoni has been serving the area of Orlando, Florida for the last 13 years as a Special Agent of a Federal Law Enforcement agency. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and an MBA in Management of Information Systems. Before working as a digital forensics examiner, he was a case agent tasked with investigating online crimes against children, network intrusions, intellectual property and online fraud among others. Currently holding multiple digital forensics certifications, Alexis Brignoni has been focused on mobile app digital forensics as an area of interest due to the ever-evolving challenge of parsing a never-ending stream of new applications for relevant data. He can be reached online via Twitter @AlexisBrignoni and on his blog at abrignoni.com.
Vice President Cyber Investigations, Consilio
Warren Kruse is a vice president with Consilio, a provider of eDiscovery, breach review, and data forensic services. He has spent the last thirty years between law enforcement and as a consultant supporting various agencies with incident response, computer forensics, and eDiscovery. Warren, coauthor of “Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials”, is the past International President of the High Crime Investigative Association (htcia.org) and Past President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board (www.DFCB.org).
Recipient of the 2001 HTCIA “High Tech Case of the Year” award, Kruse was recognized for his forensic analysis conducted on a case surrounding allegations of theft of intellectual property and trade secrets on the billion-dollar “Comtraid” matter; was a court-appointed expert, and testified as a computer forensic expert for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
He has a Master of Science, Digital Investigation Management and a Bachelor of Science, Digital Forensics from Champlain College.
Senior Director, Digital Forensics & Expert Services, Consilio
Robert B. Fried is the senior director and head of forensics for Consilio’s US Team, where he manages, investigates and performs digital evidence collections and examinations. Robert joined Consilio through its acquisition of Huron Legal in 2016. Prior to joining Huron Legal, Robert was a Consultant at DOAR Litigation Consulting where he provided digital evidence consulting to the firm’s clients in support of litigation discovery and investigative matters. Prior to DOAR, Robert was a Computer Crime Specialist at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), where he developed and instructed computer forensic and investigative training courses for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Robert attained a BS and MS in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven. Additionally, Robert holds and actively maintains the following certifications: AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA). Robert is a licensed Professional Investigator in Michigan and is a licensed Private Investigator in New York.
Seinor Director – Digital Forensics & Investigations, Consilio
Ken is a data forensics and acquisition expert with over 20 years of experience handling complex, large scale matters throughout the world. His global experience has positioned him as a leader in managing the complicated web between data privacy and litigation.
Teaming with corporate and law firm clients, Ken has worked and acquired data from over 45 countries for various cross border litigations and multinational investigations. His specific experience handling European data for U.S. litigations and FCPA investigations was developed from his six years working in England, France and Switzerland. Ken has personally handled numerous highly publicized litigations and largescale international FCPA matters including the Operation Car Wash corruption scandal, the Technip FCPA investigation and the Enron/Andersen Consulting investigation.
Ken’s extensive cross-border experience has enabled him to excel at
developing custom tailored, defensible solutions in every engagement in order to support and address individual country’s data privacy initiatives and the satisfaction of disclosure orders, as well as their consideration in the collection and production of data to outside dominions.
Prior to joining Consilio, Ken was a Partner and Vice President of Data
Acquisition and Forensics with The Oliver Group, an international provider of niche eDiscovery and forensic solutions where he managed and guided teams of forensic and eDiscovery specialists throughout the globe.
Drawing from years of experience in forensics, data protection, and
eDiscovery, Ken understands the complexities of the industry and continuously utilizes his expertise in aiding clients in solving various types of complex, global discovery requests.
Information Technology & Automated Process Controls Manager – McWane Ductile of New Jersey
Norman Rankis is currently the Information Technology & Automated Process Controls Manager for McWane Ductile of New Jersey. He has an extensive background in Information Technology and Higher Education. He was the first College Chancellor in the history of Gibbs College which opened in 1950. He also served as guest faculty for U.S Homeland Defense agencies, specializing in Cyber Security. He has been used as a resource specialist for the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times and the Miami Herald.
Rankis, who was also a co-founder of the Cittone Institute Systems Programming Education Division which was purchased by Lincoln Technical Institute. He also served as CIO for Centenary College for 8 years. His background also includes developing, in conjunction with Microsoft Corporation, a case study on digital dashboards, which is now referenced in the text Knowledge Management Systems (by Jerry Honeycutt, Microsoft Press). Modern Casting a publication of the American Foundry Society also published his work on “Knowledge Management Using Digital Dashboards”. His interests are in Plant Data Knowledge Management Systems with an emphasis in Data Security. He holds professional Certifications in Security, Project Management and is a Scrum Master. He Graduated Centenary University with a Masters in Instructional Leadership.
Senior Tactisch Digitaal Rechercheur, Politie Nederland
Hans Ehren has worked for 12 years for the Dutch Police. He started as a first line responder and moved to become a detective in 2012. In the last 2 years Hans has been working for the Team Against Child Sexual Abuse Images and Transnational Child Sex Offenders (Abbreviated in Dutch as “TBKK”) of the National Police of The Netherlands as a digital investigator. A TBKK works closely with the vice squad because Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) and other sex offenses often go together. They follow up on reports of CSAM and run cases to identify both perpetrators and victims and get them out of their situation. Digital forensic investigation is an integral part of the TBKK where it supports the seizure, processing, investigation and reporting of all digitally available material. Hans’ talk will be on triage and the importance of this especially during COVID-19. People are working from home, children follow their lessons on-line, so there is a huge need for the availability of computers. Unfortunately, the spread of CSAM also increases in this situation. Effective and fast triage is therefore even more important. It ensures that the suspected systems are identified and that other systems remain available for home working and home schooling.
Senior Digital Forensic Analyst, Group-IB
Oleg’s been doing digital forensics and incident response for almost a decade already. During this time he participated in hundreds of forensic investigations and incident response engagements, and co-authored a few books, including Windows Forensics Cookbook and Practical Mobile Forensics.
Shay has more than 10 years in cyber security fields in various roles: penetration tester, forensic examiner, incident response and more.
Vice President of Project Management, Magnet Forensics
As Vice President of Product Management, Geoff is responsible for defining the strategic direction of product development at Magnet Forensics. Geoff has over 10 years of experience in product management, and most recently served as Senior Product Manager for BlackBerry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree from Queen’s University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, also from Queen’s University.
Adjunct Professor of Digital Forensics, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) and University of Adelaide (Australia)
Dr. Matthew Sorell is senior lecturer in telecommunications and multimedia engineering at the University of Adelaide (Australia), adjunct professor of digital forensics at the Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), and a private digital investigations consultant providing services to law enforcement agencies. In 2018 he was awarded a high commendation for developing emerging sources of digital investigation in the International Digital Investigation Awards in London. He is an invited academic member of the INTERPOL Digital Forensics Experts Group and scientific adviser to FORMOBILE – an EU Horizon 2020 research project From Mobile Phones To Court.
Computer Network Analyst, EBSERH
Eduardo is passionate about Technology and Information security, including computer networking, computing fundamentals, hardware development (FPGA), forensics, AppSec and with security offensive and defensive skills.
Conference Speaker about Network Security, Digital Forensics and UAV (drone) at some events like OSDFCon, Owasp Latam@Home, SecTalks Joao Pessoa, YSTS, FliSoL Natal, Qualitek Security Day and Simpósio de Segurança de Voo (IPEV), JampaSec, GTS and others.
Eduardo was professor and currently is instructor about Digital Forensics, Application Security (OWASP Top 10), Computer Network and Network Services.
Eduardo acts with leadership in his teamwork, because believe that working together they can achieve highest places.
CompTIA Security+ and Azure (AZ-900) certified, Master degree in Computer Engineering and PhD Candidate in the same area (hardware development using FPGA in security areas).
And he maintain a YouTube Channel with topics of computer forensics, network and security subjects in page https://bit.ly/edusantosyoutube
Digital Forensic Analyst, Portland Police Bureau
Aaron Sparling is an Officer with the Portland Police Bureau in Portland Oregon where he serves in the Investigations Branch, Forensic Evidence Divisions Digital Forensic Unit. Aaron has been working in digital forensics for the past nine years and has served as a Task Force Officer on the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force as well as on the Portland FBI/Oregon Cyber Crimes Task Force. Aaron currently serves as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Council for the US Secret Service National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI). Aaron has presented at the HTCIA International Conference, MAGNET User Summit, SANS DFIR Summit as well as produced webinars for both SANS and MAGNET Forensics. Aaron holds the following digital forensic certifications; GIAC GREM, GIAC GFCA, GIAC GFCE, GIAC GSEC, CFCE, MCFE and Certified Blacklight Examiner.
Senior Digital Forensic Analyst, US Army
Dave has been a digital forensic examiner for over 20 years and has worked for several US Government agencies and corporate entities.
President of Tetra Defense, Tetra Defense
Cindy Murphy worked in law enforcement for 31 years, starting her career in the US Army as an MP in 1985 and joining the Madison Police Department in 1991. She began investigating computer related crimes in 1998 before being promoted to detective in 2000. Since then, Cindy has become one of the most highly respected experts in the digital forensics field.
Cindy has been teaching digital forensics since 2002. She helped develop a digital forensics certification curriculum for Madison Area Technical College and co-authored the SANS FOR585 Advanced Smartphone Forensics course. Throughout her career, it’s safe to say that Cindy has taught thousands of digital forensics students and professionals globally through this coursework, keynote addresses, white papers and articles. Both during her time in law enforcement and at Tetra, Cindy has provided expert testimony in court proceedings involving homicide, financial crimes, sexual assault, robberies, the possession and production of child pornography, money laundering, intellectual property theft, drug trafficking, computer crimes, aggravated battery, and more. Cindy’s expertise reaches far beyond the witness stand with numerous keynote and conference session presentations. She has traveled the world to spread the message of continuous growth and challenge of the status quo.
Digital Forensics Consultant
Brett Shavers is a digital forensics examiner whose experience spans a law enforcement career investigating cybercrime and serving as a consultant, expert witness, and special master in civil litigation cases. Brett has well over 1,000 hours of formal digital forensics training from a variety of U.S. federal agencies and forensic software companies. He has provided private consultation to government agencies and law firms in sensitive legal matters ranging from internal employee matters to class action litigation. Brett has also taught digital forensics and investigative techniques to dozens of law enforcement agencies internationally and at graduate-level educational programs. He is an award-winning author of several respected digital forensics books such as Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard, Hiding Behind the Keyboard, and the X-Ways Forensics Practitioner’s Guide. Brett also manages the DFIR Training website, www.dfir.training as a free resource for the DFIR community. You can find Brett at www.brettshavers.com.
Digital Strategy Consultant, BriMor Labs
Brian is a digital forensic analyst currently residing in the Baltimore, Maryland area. He has approximately 20 years of experience in the cyber security field, with 16 of those years focusing on digital forensics/incident response (DFIR), both in the United States Air Force and private sector. His initial exposure to the DFIR field occurred during a deployment to Mosul, Iraq in 2004-2005, when he served on a team that provided mobile device analytic information in support of tactical military operations. After his military service ended, he entered the private sector and has worked (globally) on a wide range of cases. His favorite aspects of the DFIR field is that it is always changing and evolving; and every case has unique problems, questions, and solutions.
Director, Forensics, Magnet Forensics
Jessica Hyde is an experienced forensic examiner in both the commercial and government sectors. Jessica has 15 years’ technical experience and holds an MS in Computer Forensics from George Mason University. She is currently the Director of Forensics for Magnet Forensics USA and an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University where she teaches Mobile Forensics. Her previous roles include Sr. Mobile Exploitation Analyst for Basis Technology, Sr. Electrical Engineer American Systems, and Senior at EY. Jessica is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Senior Consultant, CrowdStrike
Patrick Bennett is a DFIR consultant based in the Greater Toronto Area. Currently working as a Senior Consultant at CrowdStrike, Patrick has been working in DFIR since 2015. Prior to moving to consulting, Patrick worked as a digital forensic investigator and incident responder in the financial services industry. Patrick currently holds GCFA, GCIH and EnCE certifications.
Staff Sales Engineer
Director, Schatz Forensic
Dr. Bradley Schatz is the director of the independent digital forensics consultancy Schatz Forensic. Since the completion of a PhD in Digital forensics in 2007, his principal role has been as a practitioner of digital forensics in private practice, where he has served primarily legal clients in both civil and criminal matters. His evidence has been accepted as expert opinion in a range of courts within Australia.
He has remained an active researcher advancing the field and has published 16 peer reviewed academic papers and two book chapters all in the area of digital forensics. The practical outcomes of his research have contributed to the mainstreaming of volatile memory analysis, the widespread adoption of the next generation in forensic file format (AFF4), and the Evimetry forensic system, which is used by police, government and corporate forensic and cyber incident response teams globally.
Principal Digital Forensics and Incident Response consultant, CrowdStrike
Heather Smith is a DFIR Dumpster Diver, a lover of logs, report artificer, and generally benevolent contractor. She has some degrees but would rather talk to you about the latest in ransomware techniques or reconstructing RDP sessions. Caretaker of three cats, fiddle player, and fan of potatoes in all forms.
Dr. James is a digital forensic consultant and researcher focusing on automated reasoning in investigations. He lectures on digital forensic investigation and research methods with multiple universities and provides investigation training support for the UNODC and ECTEG. He also provides technical support for the Innocent Lives Foundation to help protect children online.
Senior Associate, Kroll
M.S., GCFE, CFCE, DFCP, EnCE
Joshua Hickman is a Vice President with Kroll, and the author of the blog The Binary Hick. Previously, he was the Forensic Scientist Manager of the North Carolina Crime Laboratory’s Digital Evidence Section and a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation where he concentrated on violent crimes and computer/Internet-based crimes against children. Joshua also served as a police officer in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Senior Lecturer in Forensics and Security, South Wales University/F3
Gareth trains digital forensic students at South Wales University but he is also Chair of F3; one of the UK’s largest dig forx events.
Assistant Professor, Noroff University
Veronica started her forensic career in 2008. She is the Director of Incident Response within DFIRLABS. Veronica is also an Assistant Professor at Noroff University. Veronica holds a Master in Science at Rhodes University in Information Security with specialisation in the forensic analysis of malware. She prides herself in keeping patients safe as this is something which is near to her heart. She is also a cyborg sporting an embedded medical device herself. She also is a DEF CON Goon and she is the founder of DC2751. Her particular research interests include research into security vulnerabilities in medical devices forming part of the Internet of Things, and how these could be exploited by malicious attackers, as well as what types of forensic artefacts could be identified from any attacks. She is extremely passionate about protecting people whose lives depend on these medical devices, and her passion saw her becoming a researcher within an MDM. She is also developing a digital forensics and incident response approach dealing specifically with implanted medical devices and medical devices installed within a healthcare setting. At her core Veronica is a forensicator and hacker and in love with every bit, byte and nibble of knowledge she has obtained.
Digital Forensic Specialist, Khyrenz Ltd
Kathryn has worked in the field of Digital Forensics since 2008, gaining a number of GIAC and vendor-specific certifications along the way. She is lead author for the new SANS FOR308 Digital Forensic Fundamentals course and a long-time player of many CTFs. Can currently be found doing various DFIRFit challenges in spare time and around case work.
Assistant Professor / Researcher, Champlain College
Ali Hadi is a Senior Cybersecurity Specialist with 15+ years of industrial experience in Information Technology (IT), currently working as a full time professor and researcher for both the Computer & Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Departments at Champlain College, USA. He provides consulting in several areas of Cybersecurity including digital forensics and incident response, malware analysis, cyber threat hunting, and penetration testing. He is also an author, speaker, and freelance instructor. His research interests include digital forensics, incident response, malware analysis, and cyber threat hunting. More details could be found here: https://www.ashemery.com/bio.html
President & CEO, Digital Mountain, Inc.
Julie Lewis, President, CEO and Founder of Digital Mountain, has over 20 years of experience working in the high technology industry and has been a long-time user of social media. One of the key focus areas of her company is on social media investigations, preservations and monitoring. Prior to founding Digital Mountain, Julie worked at VERITAS Software with next-generation storage, security and search companies. At VERITAS, she managed operations for new product releases across sales, marketing, product management, legal, engineering and customer support. Before joining VERITAS, Julie worked in the venture capital and investment banking industries in both the Silicon Valley and Boston areas focusing on the Internet Infrastructure, security and software sectors. In addition, Julie worked for two of the Big 4 accounting firms doing financial and IT auditing, as well as M&A due diligence as a CPA. She also worked for Applied Magnetics, a publicly traded provider of disk and tape drive components. Julie earned an MBA under fellowship from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and a BA in both Business Economics and Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), American Bar Association, Sedona Conference’s Working Groups on E-mail Management and Archiving (WG1) and Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11), Cloud Security Alliance and has received her EnCE (Encase Certification in Computer Forensics). Julie is founding Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Women in eDiscovery.
Mary Ellen Kennel
Vice President, Incident Response, Bank of New York Mellon
Mary Ellen Kennel is currently employed as Vice President, Incident Response at Bank of New York Mellon, and she’s also a member of the BlackHat U.S.A. staff. Prior to BNY Mellon, she was a Senior Cyber Threat Analyst at First Data where she worked as the resident Hunt and Malware Analysis Subject Matter Expert. Before working with First Data, Mary Ellen was a Senior Incident Response and Forensic Analyst at Access Data where she performed numerous investigations for Fortune 500 companies including breaches, ip-theft, and data compromise. Previously, Mary Ellen was employed by Protiviti as a Senior Forensic Analyst where she was part of the team which worked on the Sony breach. Mary Ellen has been published in “Hakin9” Magazine, and in 2015 earned the coveted “Super Honorable Mention” from the annual SANS Holiday Hack Challenge, in 2018 she received “Honorable Mention”, and in 2019 she was presented with the world’s first Kringle Coin. A contributing author for SANS Institute’s SEC565 “Data Leak Prevention” course, Mary Ellen is also Co-Founder of AboutDFIR which has been nominated twice for the annual SANS Forensic: 4cast award, and she is also author of DFIRlinks.blogspot.com. Mary Ellen is a Mennonite from Lancaster County and author of the Manhattan Mennonite blog. In her spare time, Mary Ellen enjoys being with her family.
High-Tech Crime Specialist/Detective, NW3C/Granville WV Police Department
Christopher Atha serves as a High-Tech Crime Specialist with the NW3C. Chris specializes in research and technical assistance concerning mobile devices. Additionally he serves as the lead curriculum developer and lead instructor for the advanced mobile device curriculum taught by the NW3C. Chris also serves as a Detective with the CIty of Granv Prior to his employee with the NW3C, Chris served as a Corporal Detective with the Kanawha Bureau of Investigation.
Currently Chris lives in West Virginia with his wife and two children and enjoys all of the spoils of living in one of natures playgrounds.
Senior Global Election Technology & Cybersecurity Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
Stephen Boyce is the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) senior global election technology and cybersecurity advisor. He is a cybersecurity expert with experience working in law enforcement, the private sector, public service, and higher education. He leads IFES’ technology outreach and development of tools and policy recommendations on the responsible use of technology and countering the evolving threats posed to democracy.
He was previously a principal consultant at The Crypsis Group (a Palo Alto Networks Company), where he led global cyber investigations and provided remote information security services to organizations worldwide. Before joining The Crypsis Group, he served as a technical subject matter expert for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), supporting a range of investigations worldwide. Earlier in his career, he served as a cyber intern for the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, the U.S. Department of State, and the FBI’s International Operations Division.
Boyce is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus and a cybersecurity adjunct professor at Marymount University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in cybersecurity. His research areas of interest include cyber diplomacy, data privacy, and the human factors of cybersecurity.
His numerous professional certifications include Certified Information Security Manager, Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials, GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner, GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics, and many more.
Technology Fellow, Ford Foundation
Matt Mitchell is a hacker, founder CryptoHarlem, and tech fellow to the BUILD program at the Ford Foundation. In his work there Matt develops cybersecurity strategy for the foundation’s grantee partners.
Matt is a well known security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist. His organization CryptoHarlem ( https://twitter.com/cryptoHarlem ), hosts impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Matt worked as an independent digital security/counter surveillance trainer for media and humanitarian focused private security firms. His personal work focuses on marginalized, aggressively monitored, over-policed populations in the United States. Matt sits on the Network Investment Council of Reset Tech (https://www.reset.tech/people/#network-investment-council), and the board of Action Squared Inc. ( https://actionnetwork.org/about ).
He is formerly a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation, and the Internet Freedom Festival, .Matt was also a member of the advisory board to the Open Technology Fund, the Internet Freedom Festival, the Digital Security Exchange, Citizen Clinic at Berkeley University Center for Long Term Cybersecurity, The 4th Amendment Center at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and TurnOut.
Digital Forensics Manager, Grayshift
David Smalley is the Digital Forensics Manager for Grayshift, the leader in mobile device forensics, specializing in access and extraction.
Prior to joining Grayshift, David held a leadership position for a leading worldwide electronic discovery organization with over 90 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
David is instrumental in the implementation of digital forensics laboratory policies and procedures for various US law enforcement agencies. He dedicated over a decade to criminal investigations associated with local, state, federal, and military forces. David is a leading contributor and court qualified expert in computer forensics, mobile forensics, call detail record analysis, and open source intelligence.
Director, Forensic Consultants, Magnet Forensics
Trey Amick is a forensics investigator with a background in both law enforcement and corporate investigations. As a detective with the Rock Hill Police Department in South Carolina, Trey was sworn as a Special Deputy United States Marshal and supported the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. Previously, he served in roles in both Patrol and Professional Standards.
Most recently, as a corporate investigator, Trey managed the Enterprise Cyber Education and Awareness Team at Capital One, where he also served as part of the Cyber Technical Investigations Team. Trey is currently a Forensics Consultant at Magnet Forensics, where he assists in the development of Magnet AXIOM and provides skilled support to customers with his combined knowledge of AXIOM and digital forensics.
Principal Analyst (Research & Development), CCL Solutions Group
Alex Caithness is a compulsive hex fiddler, regex wrangler, Python evangelist and Principal Analyst working within the R&D team at CCL Forensics. Over the past few years he has spent his time trying to devise ways of getting hold of more and more interesting data whilst making the data he already has more useful, especially with regards to mobile devices. As well as developing the internal capabilities at CCL, he has also written a number of commercially available forensic tools including Epilog and RabbitHole as well as open source scripts and modules.
He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences and provided training including digital fundamentals, data formats, the Python scripting language and the tools he has written.
Program Manager, NW3C
Elizabeth Strong is the Program Manager for Wellness/Mental Health Initiatives and has been with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) since August 2020.
In her role at NW3C, Elizabeth develops mental health and wellness courses, presentations, webinars, and online curricula. She presents mental health and officer wellness and resiliency at local, state, and national conferences and other trainings.
Before joining NW3C, Elizabeth served as a program manager of the Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT) at The Innocent Justice Foundation. While at Innocent Justice, Elizabeth revamped and retooled the officer wellness program for Internet Crime Against Children Task Force Members. She was also a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist at SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics.
Elizabeth spent five years in local law enforcement in two states, a Public Safety Dispatcher for the Grass Valley (California) and Helena (Montana) Police Departments.
Elizabeth earned a Master of Forensic Psychology degree which focused on Internet Crimes against Children and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management.
Senior Researcher, DFRC
Senior Researcher | Digital Forensic Research Center (DFRC), Korea University
Ph.D. candidate | Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University
M.S. in Criminology | University of Pennsylvania
Jang Dong Geun
– 2019.08 가천대학교 컴퓨터공학과 졸업
– 2019.07~ HM COMPANY Digital Forensic Service 본부 매니저
– 2020.12 Digital Forensics Challenge 2020 Tech Contest 1st place
– 2021.02 성균관대학교 과학수사학과 재학 중
Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIRLABS
Jason’s forensics career began in 1991 as a police detective working white-collar crime cases. As the resident nerd he ended up working any case that even remotely involved a computer. This was during the initial development years of digital forensics around the globe, and he was one of those initial pioneers that helped develop the field. When he left law enforcement in 2014, he was the national head of Cyber Forensics for the South African Special Investigating Unit, a national anti-corruption agency. He set up his own independent digital forensics and incident response practice, where him and his team provide specialised digital forensics and incident response services worldwide.
Jason is also a respected author, researcher and teacher in the field of digital forensics. He is a certified instructor at the SANS Institute, where as a member of the DFIR faculty, he is also a co-author of the SANS Digital Forensics Essentials course. He is also an active member of IACIS and regular CFCE coach for law enforcement officers around he globe.
Jason has aMSc (Computer Science) Cum Laude, a MTech (Forensics Investigation), a BComHons (Information Systems), BSc (Criminal Justice Computer Science) Summa Cum Laude, and a BTech (Policing). He hold a CFCE, CFE, MCSFS, PMIITPSA, GCFE, GCFA, GCIH, GCCC and GBFA certifications.
Cyber Crimes Director, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, St. Joseph County
Mitch Kajzer has been in law enforcement since 1989 and is currently the Director of the St. Joseph County, IN Cyber Crimes Unit. In addition, he teaches digital forensics undergraduate and law courses at the University of Notre Dame. Kajzer has an associate degree in criminal justice, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a master’s degree in psychology. Kajzer also holds a number of computer industry technology certifications.
Kajzer has been investigating cyber crimes since 2003 and has been recognized as a digital forensics expert in state and federal courts. He has investigated thousands of cyber crime cases and digital forensic examinations, resulting in hundreds of convictions. In addition, Kajzer is the coordinator for an internship program between the Cyber Crimes Unit and Notre Dame where students work in the unit as sworn officers conducting digital forensics investigations.
Business Development Manager for Justice and Public Safety, Amazon Web Services
Matt is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and served as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Since leaving active duty in 2012, Matt has been focused on bringing innovation into the law enforcement and public safety communities. After working at multiple startups in the law enforcement space, Matt joined AWS in January of 2018, where he focuses on working with agencies and technology companies to solve critical problems facing the public safety community.
Sr. Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Doug Gartner is a long-time software engineer focused on building scalable applications and environments. His area of expertise revolves around data engineering and big data architecture optimization. Doug’s recent focus as Senior Solutions Architect at AWS has been designing, implementing, and securing large-scale systems in the public cloud. Before joining AWS, Doug spent a number of years with the Intelligence Community.
Dr. Kimberly Clay
CEO & Founder, Play Like A Girl
Dr. Kimberly S. Clay is founder and CEO of Play Like a Girl, a Nashville-based non-profit organization working to level the playing field for girls by leveraging the skills gained from sport to propel young women into male-dominated careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Dr. Kim began her career in public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she saw the gender gap in education and health firsthand while working in underserved communities across the South. This led her to establish Play Like a Girl during her doctoral studies in 2004 before stepping into her current role full time in 2010. Since then she has expanded the organization to what it is today, reaching more than 25,000 girls and young women across the United States and Canada, as well as in Africa and the Caribbean.
Founding Partner, Digital Forensics Solutions
Daryl Pfeif is the Founding Partner of Digital Forensics Solutions (GotDFS.com) and CEO of Digital Security Associates (GotDSA.com). Since 2004, she has been actively engaged in digital forensics and cyber security, supervising forensic and data breach investigations, security audits and analysis, training, research and software development. Daryl is also a founding Board Member and the COO of DFRWS.org, a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that coordinates international knowledge sharing and collaborative activities for leaders in education, government, and industry to address emerging challenges and to advance the science in DFIR research and practice. Daryl’s most recent endeavor is the Cyber Sleuth Science Lab, (CyberSleuthLab.org) an initiative founded in 2016 to introduce DFIR in High School and to
empower young women and other underrepresented youth to pursue careers in DFIR and related fields.
Security Researcher, DuffyAPP-IT
James is a 19 year old university student and security researcher. He spends time developing various open source forensic-related software packages designed to help aid the research process. He also publishes learning experiences and content via his blog. He is the author of iOS Research & Exploration Volume I which is designed to offer an introduction to various aspects of mobile security.
Ben Van Mierlo
Chief, Team Against Child Sexual Abuse Images and Transnational Child Sex Offenders
Jimmy Hsu, EnCE, CEH, CHFI, CCPA
Certified EnCase Instructor
Certified EC-Council Instructor
Certified ACRA Instructor
Magnet Forensics Certified Influencer
CEO of Skynet Cyber Security Consulting Co., Ltd.
CTO of Max-Minder Co., Ltd.
Technical Manager of Digiforen Co., Ltd.
Professor of Practice in CGU
Distinguished Chair Professor in TABF
CEO & Founder, Plainbit Co., Ltd.
Forensics Trainer, Magnet Forensics
Erich Schmidt joined Magnet Forensics in 2020. Erich was a Deputy Probation Officer in San Diego, California for nine years prior to working at Magnet. Erich served on a high-tech crimes task force and conducted digital forensic investigations and high-profile investigations. Erich was sworn as a Special Deputy United States Marshal to support local task forces, and also worked as a technical advisor to numerous corporations. Erich started his instructor career by teaching open-source investigation techniques to law enforcement agencies in the United States, and he is passionate about using technology to solve crime.
Forensics Sales Consultant, Magnet Forensics
Matthew Simon is the APAC Forensic Sales Consultant for Magnet Forensics. Matthew’s role is to support customers of Magnet Forensics across the APAC region in the application of digital forensics, to understand the technical challenges investigators are facing and help ensure the company is providing the most relevant and innovative solutions. Matthew previously held the role of Digital Crime Officer at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation where he was in the Digital Forensics Laboratory. In this role he worked closely with the INTERPOL member countries to provide incident response, capacity building and training, and digital forensics laboratory support. Prior to his time at INTERPOL, Matthew spent almost five years in criminal law enforcement as an Electronic Evidence Specialist with the Electronic Crime Section of the South Australia Police in Australia. He actively worked with police investigators on many serious criminal matters and provided expert reports and oral expert testimony in court for numerous cases Matthew has a PhD by research in digital forensics and a Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours from the University of South Australia. He is an expert digital forensics practitioner, an academic researcher and is experienced in computer and mobile forensics.
Manager, Curriculum Development, Magnet Forensics
Christopher Vance is the Manager of Curriculum Development at Magnet Forensics. Christopher has been an instructor with several major forensics companies for over 7 years, primarily instructing individuals in mobile device, macOS, and Cloud forensics. Prior to becoming a full-time instructor, Christopher worked as an analyst with the West Virginia State Police’s Digital Forensics Unit where he was also tasked to the Internet Crimes Against Children task force. Christopher hails from Huntington, WV where he received a degree in Digital Forensics from Marshall University.
Training Manager, Magnet Forensics
Larry McClain is a retired Detective from St. Louis, Missouri having spent 23 years in law enforcement. The last 10 years of his career were spent detached to the Regional Computer Crime Education and Enforcement Group of Greater Saint Louis (RCCEEG), and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As part of the group Larry also served as a Task Force Officer on the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Having spent years investigating, examining, and presenting evidence and now instructing child exploitation investigators worldwide, Larry has unique experiences on getting to the evidence you need more quickly and efficiently to drive your investigations.
Forensic Trainer, Magnet Forensics
Like many people I followed my fathers’ footsteps into Law Enforcement. I have always had an interest in technology and gadgets. I remember the excitement of getting my first electronic calculator and LED digital watch! Building my fist ZX80 Sinclair computer in the late 1970’s was my start in computing. Becoming a licensed Amateur Radio Operator in the early 1980’s lead me to connect the two hobbies and my life with computers well and truly started. While this was going on, I was a member of Northumbria Police. Moving from Uniform beat patrol to the Motor Patrols Department and then Air Support where I was the training officer.
Some time spent as an authorised firearms officer (Not that many of us at the time in the UK) then eventually into the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). At the same time, I worked as a remote staffer with AOL UK, and yes, I do still have an AOL Email address! During my time in CID I investigated many cases which involved Child Sexual Exploitation and Digital Forensics.
In 2009, after thirty years’ service, I retired from the Police Force only to go back three months later, as a High-Tech Crime Unit Forensic Investigator. It was during this time that I first came across JadSoftware’s Internet Evidence Finder (IEF). Six years after that and I became the Digital Forensic Unit Manager running a team of 30+ staff and, with other stakeholders, helped make Northumbria Police the excellent unit it is today.
Throughout my career I have been involved in the training of staff. I have been a Tutor Constable in both the uniform branch and in the CID. I have trained staff to use technical airborne equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, complex radio systems, GPS and Tactical tracking equipment, along with airborne navigation and police tactics.
I really enjoy standing in front of a group of people and, hopefully, holding their attention. It’s a great feeling when the presentation takes on a life of its own and everyone participates. To see people learning the subject, then questioning it, and then using the imparted knowledge to dig deeper, is very rewarding. My aim is always to teach what they need, but then send them away wanting to know more.
Due to the diverse nature of UK Policing I can’t remember a time when I hadn’t just been on a course, was about to go on one, or was fighting to get the course I wanted. Everything from Advanced Driving techniques, Firearms training, Air Support courses and eventually CID training. Then after moving into the world of Digital Forensics completing a variety of courses both internally and externally. I always enjoy meeting new people. I know that I will learn something from them and that I will, hopefully, be able to improve their knowledge and understanding too. I really enjoy the diversity and, though sometimes the low-ball questions can put you on the spot, I like the fact I will be challenged, as I will try to challenge the students.
Lately, we have had to move the training online, thanks to COVID-19 virus. Challenging times but these will be met. As long as there is not a slowdown in technology due to COVID-19, I think the biggest change we are facing is the move from offline data storage and dead box forensics, to Online Cloud and Mobile evidence. With the imminent arrival of 5G and the change of user habits this will be where the evidence is found in the future … Watch this space!
Solutions Consultant, Magnet Forensics
Lyn Goh has 30 years of experience working in IT, starting her career working on mainframe systems and networks. In 1999 she joined the UK’s Forensic Science Service where she worked as a computer forensics investigator investigating a wide range of crimes and giving evidence on cases that included child exploitation, drug smuggling, people trafficking and fraud. After leaving the Forensic Science Service Lyn worked for UK financial regulator and worked on both criminal and regulatory investigations, many of which involved liaising with and/or working on joint operations with overseas regulators and prosecuting bodies. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Lyn worked for Guidance Software as a part-time instructor for 7 years and then a full-time instructor for 2 years. Lyn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Natural Science and a post graduate Master of Science degree in Computer Forensics.
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