With a strong commitment to helping thousands of its customers in the world’s top law enforcement, military, government and corporate organizations recover data from a broad range of Internet-related communications, Magnet Forensics (formerly JADsoftware) has brought industry veteran and thought leader, Lance Mueller onto its growing team as Director of Forensics.
With a successful career in Law Enforcement and forensics spanning 24 years, Mueller spent his first 14 in LE; including a 5-year stint investigating high-tech crimes as a DA investigator assigned to California’s Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response team (CATCH). With CATCH, Mueller was lead investigator on a number of high-profile cases, including a global hacking case where the suspects were jailed for helping create a virus that affected thousands of computers globally: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/4319942.stm. The case was also highlighted in Malicious Bots – An inside look into the Cyber-Criminal Underground of the Internet – a book Mueller contributed to.
In 2003, Mueller left Law Enforcement for a position with Guidance Software as a Master Instructor and trainer for law enforcement, military, government and corporate examiners. While there, he developed several of the training courses that are still in use by the company. Mueller then transitioned to Guidance’s professional services division where he conducted incident response and forensic examinations for many of their Fortune 500 clients.
Mueller then took a position with the US Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program in 2005, traveling to multiple countries to teach digital forensics best practices, setting up computer forensics laboratories and conducting forensic capability assessments.
For the last two years, Mueller has worked at Qualcomm as a member of their global security team, responsible for conducting incident response, digital forensics and world-wide investigations. He also maintains a popular forensics blog: www.ForensicKB.com.
As Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics, Mueller will work closely with Founder & CTO, Jad Saliba to provide feedback and ideas on useful features that forensics examiners can leverage to assist in completing their cases quickly and efficiently. Mueller will also assist in identifying and conducting research on emerging artifacts that could be integrated into IEF, and develop specialized training for IEF users. He will also contribute regularly to the Magnet Forensics blog, and write articles, whitepapers and tip sheets for the forensics community that will be posted on the website.
About Magnet Forensics
Magnet Forensics (formerly JADsoftware) is a global leader in the development of forensic software that recovers data from a broad range of Internet-related communications. Our flagship product, INTERNET EVIDENCE FINDER™ (IEF) was created by a former police officer and forensic examiner who recognized the need for an easy to use, comprehensive tool to help perform digital investigations. Since its creation, IEF has quickly become a trusted solution for thousands of the world’s top law enforcement, government, military and corporate organizations – used to recover Internet evidence like social media communications, webmail, browser activity (and more) to support their most important investigations.