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Here are a few highlights of what you can expect at MVS 2023! Register to find the full list of presentations and to build out your ideal agenda.

Keynote

MVS Keynote Presenter: David Cowen

We’re excited to have David Cowen, SANS instructor and host of the Forensic Lunch, join us as a keynote presenter at Magnet Virtual Summit 2023! Currently a Vice President at Charles River Associates, David, together with his team, provide expert witness services in the areas of digital forensics as well as incident response services globally. We can’t wait to hear what kinds of insight he’ll have to share!

Speakers

  • Aaron Reyes

    • Managing Director, Digital Forensics, Crowe LLP
    • Leveraging Magnet Acquire for Mobile Phone CollectionsLeveraging Magnet Acquire for Mobile Phone Collections
    Aaron Reyes is a managing director in the advisory group at Crowe. He has more than 17 years of professional experience in information technology, digital forensics, cyber incident response, ediscovery, information security, and data analytics. Aaron specializes in digital forensics investigation at Crowe. He performs digital forensic investigations and e-discovery evidence gathering procedures for civil, criminal, and bankruptcy proceedings and leverages advanced data analytics in the investigation analysis.

    As a Managing Director and Investigator in the Forensic Technology Services team, Mr. Reyes has consulted and conducted forensic investigative procedures related to data analysis, forensic accounting, allegations of theft of trade secrets and cybercrimes such as computer intrusions, Internet fraud, and the use of malicious code. Mr. Reyes has received specialized training in conducting cyber-based investigations and computer forensics investigations, including training covering, among other things, metadata analysis, computer desktop/server configuration and installation procedures, computer scripting languages, software coding analysis, data preservation, cloud based investigations, incident responses, data breaches, and cyber security.

  • Aaron Sparling

    • NIFA - Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst, US Secret Service -NCFI
    • Moving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day PanelMoving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day Panel

    Aaron Sparling is a Network Intrusion Forensic Analyst (NIFA) with the United States Secret Service, assigned to the National Computer Forensics Institute. Aaron spent over seventeen years as an Officer with the Portland Police Bureau in Portland Oregon where he served in the Investigations Branch, Forensics Evidence Division, Digital Forensic Unit. Aaron has been working in Digital Forensics for over 10 years and has served as a Task Force Officer on the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and the Portland FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force. Aaron serves as the proceeding chair for Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS). Aaron served as the Chair of the Technical Advisory Council for the US Secret Service National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI).

    Aaron has presented at numerous digital forensics conferences to include the National Cybercrime Conference, MAGNET User Summit, SANS DFIR Summit, HTCIA, and CACTUSCON. Aaron served as an expert panel member at the 2022 ResponderCon discussing law enforcement response to ransomware and cyber related crimes. Aaron has conducted webinars for SANS, MAGNET Forensics, and CTRL-ALT-DEL. Aaron currently holds a GIAC GREM, GIAC GFCA, GIAC GFCE, GIAC GSEC, CFCE, MCFE and Certified Blacklight Examiner.

  • Aaron Weiss

    • Forensic Examiner, Forensic Recovery, LLC
    • U Can’t Touch This - Cell Site Location InformationU Can’t Touch This - Cell Site Location Information
    Aaron Weiss is the principal examiner at Forensic Recovery, LLC.  Aaron began studying digital forensics in 2001, and he has been a computer enthusiast since the late 1980s. Aaron has worked on over 300 cases involving digital evidence, and he has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts for criminal and civil cases.

    Aaron has a Master of Science in Digital Forensics and a number of technical certifications and training to complement years of practical experience.  He believes in attention to detail, proving theories through testing, and a thoughtful approach to answering questions.  Most importantly, Aaron is the winner of the Magnet Virtual Summit DFIRFit2020 fitness video competition.
  • Alexis Brignoni

    • Special Agent, Federal Law Enforcement Agency
    • Moving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day PanelMoving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day Panel
    • Beneficios del uso de herramientas de fuente abierta para asistir y fortalecer las investigaciones de peritaje forense digitalBeneficios del uso de herramientas de fuente abierta para asistir y fortalecer las investigaciones de peritaje forense digital

    Alexis Brignoni has been serving the area of Orlando, Florida for the last 14 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.

  • Ali Fisher

    • Explorer of Extreme Realms, Human Cognition
    • ACT Against Extremist Digital ContentACT Against Extremist Digital Content
    Ali Fisher has a dual specialism in Strategic Communication and Data Science. He is currently Explorer of Extreme Realms and Director of Human Cognition ltd. based in London.

    Ali was previously Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Exeter, Principal Data Scientist, VORTEX, at the University of Vienna, and Research Fellow at the University of Southern California. Ali has a PhD from University of Birmingham.

    He has worked on Strategic Communication projects and Counter Terrorism projects for European and US Government Departments. He has used Big Data techniques and Network Analysis to support efforts to disrupt extremist networks of influence as well as the interrupt the distribution of images of child sexual abuse. 
  • Alissa Torres

    • Senior Threat Hunter, Palo Alto Networks
    • The Thrill of the Threat HuntThe Thrill of the Threat Hunt
    Alissa Torres is a security leader/practitioner, specializing in digital investigations. She discovered her passion for hunting adversaries while serving in the trenches as an incident analyst with a third-party remediation services company, and later, leading an incident response team for a global manufacturing company. Days are never dull! As a seasoned presenter, Alissa has spoken at various industry conferences and numerous B-Sides events. In addition to being a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), she holds the GCIH, GCIA, GSEC, GDAT, CISSP, EnCE, CFCE, MCT, CySA+, and CTT+.
  • André Loyola

    • Director de Servicios y Proyectos de Forense Digital, LAFORSE HG SAC
    • Importancia del descubrimiento y presentación de evidencias digitales en casos de crimen organizadoImportancia del descubrimiento y presentación de evidencias digitales en casos de crimen organizado

    MCFE. Luis André LOYOLA CARRANZA. Director de Servicios y Proyectos de Forense Digital en LAFORSE HG S.A.C. Especialista en Evidencia Digital, Informática Forense & Forense en Dispositivos Móviles.

    Especialista en Derecho Informático y Nuevas Tecnologías por Universidad del Pacifico, Análisis Digital Forense (UCEMA – Argentina), Certificado en Informática Forense y CiberDerecho en Universidad de Extremadura (España). Con Certificación Oficial en Magnet Certified Forensics Examiner MCFE (Canadá), Certificado en MSAB XRY (Suecia) Mobile Forensics, Digital Forensics with FRED – Digital Intelligence (EE.UU.), Certificado como Perito Ciberjudicial por CIC (Center for Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity), Certificado en Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer por CENTRUM PUCP y por Institute of Audit & IT Governance (España), entre otras certificaciones y especialidades afines.

    Cuenta con más de 10 años de experiencia profesional, y más de 5 años enfocados a la investigación digital en casos de tipo penal, civil, laboral, arbitrajes nacionales e internacionales, libre competencia y atención en casos de investigación interna corporativa.

    Experiencia como asesor en la implementación de laboratorios forenses digitales en entidades públicas y privadas en Perú y Ecuador.

    Expositor e instructor en temas de evidencia digital, informática forense, forense en móviles entre otros afines en entidades públicas y privadas en Perú, El Salvador, Colombia, México y Ecuador.

  • Avinash Jain

    • Product Manager, Identity Security, Microsoft
    • Pragmatic Guide for a Data Breach Response PlanPragmatic Guide for a Data Breach Response Plan
    Avinash Jain is an information security researcher working at Microsoft and earlier built complete end-to-end information security in a couple of startups. He loves to break application logic and find vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by various MNCs and govs. He writes about security vulnerabilities, data privacy issues, and everything security,  which can be found on his website logicbomb.in. Some of his articles and interviews have been published in various news media. He is a cybersecurity speaker with a keen interest in Cloud Security and DevSecops.
  • Bethan Jenkins

    • Forensic Quality Specialist, Gwent Police
    • Calling Quality: Mobile Phone Validation and Ground Truth DataCalling Quality: Mobile Phone Validation and Ground Truth Data
    Beth Jenkins is a Forensic Quality Specialist for Gwent Police. She gained her BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics and MSc in Cyber Security at the University of South Wales. Beth’s work on at-scene accreditation gained her a platform at Europol’s Forensic Experts Forum 2021 to speak on the topic. The project work she completed for both her BSc (Hons) and MSc were commended by the Forensic Science Regulator and members of the Forensic Capability Network for its innovative documentation which is being utilised in policing laboratories across Wales and England. Beth’s interests lie firmly within quality in the world of Digital Forensics. She is very passionate about implementing accreditation and educating individuals on their effective use within laboratories.
  • Bill Odom

    • Co-Founder, Orbital Data Consulting
    • The Right Time to Virtualize Your Lab? Now!The Right Time to Virtualize Your Lab? Now!

    Bill works at Orbital Data Consulting, where he leads the global team for Digital Forensic and Incident Response investigations. He began his career in this area as a Special Agent with the FBI where he received training in general investigative techniques, computer intrusion and security matters and national intelligence and counterintelligence matters. He was also certified through the FBI Laboratory as a Certified Computer Forensics Examiner for the FBI’s Computer Analysis Response Team (CART). During his service, he managed the Computer Forensics Lab for the Houston office of the FBI and was involved in nearly all the 200+ federal matters investigated by the FBI, ranging from white-collar crime to terrorism and national security matters.

    His experience includes cybersecurity breaches and intrusion investigations, electronic discovery, forensic computer science, information security and data analysis experience. He has significant expert testimony experience related to computer forensics, written numerous affidavits and managed the collection of thousands of computers, network and mobile devices. He routinely consults with clients regarding electronic discovery matters, such as helping clients prepare for discovery by assessing sources of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) and designing preservation and collection protocols. He has directed the preservation, analysis, and review of ESI in a range of matters including intrusion and criminal investigations, independent litigation, regulatory compliance, and internal inquiries.

    He has led numerous projects for Fortune 500 companies and their counsel. His experiences in these matters cover numerous industries, including: Oil and Gas, Automotive, Financial Services, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Technology, Retail, and Manufacturing.

  • Brandon Epstein

    • Chief Forensic Officer, Medex Forensics
    • More Than Meets the Eye: Pushing Past Content and Metadata Values to Examine Video FilesMore Than Meets the Eye: Pushing Past Content and Metadata Values to Examine Video Files

    Brandon Epstein has served in law enforcement since 2007 and has been a digital forensic examiner since 2014. Brandon holds a Master of Science degree in Recording Arts – Emphasis Media Forensics as well as numerous digital forensic certifications. He is the chair of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence and is a member of the IAI’s Forensic Video Certification board, IACP Cybercrime and Digital Evidence committee, the American Academy of Forensic Science, and the NIST/OSAC Video/Imaging Technology and Analysis Subcommittee. Brandon is an adjunct professor in the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Forensic Science Program and regularly provides digital forensic instruction to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers nationwide and internationally.

  • Chad Gish

    • Detective, Metro Nashville Police Department
    • Chad & Jad: A Fireside ChatChad & Jad: A Fireside Chat

    Detective Chad Gish has been with the Metro Nashville Police Department for 24 years and has been a detective for 21 of those years working major, high-profile cases and has focused on digital forensics and surveillance for the last 17 years. During those 17 years, he has logged over 4000 hours of digital forensics training and investigated hundreds of homicides and violent crimes, along with cases of every type and nature. He designed, built, and maintains the department’s digital forensic lab, creating a state-of-the-art justice delivery center. He manages this lab and the enormous caseload of evidence submitted for analysis.

    He is a member of workgroup committees for the MNPD, including information security incident management. He has served as a program manager to implement body-worn cameras and the upcoming Real-Time Crime Center. In addition, he works within a partnership between the MNPD and the United States Justice Department’s Violence Reduction Network (VRN) program.

    Detective Gish is an established expert in digital forensics, having testified as an expert on hundreds of occasions in local, state, and federal courts. He routinely lectures at the police academy on digital forensics, courtroom testimony, and the investigation of high-profile cases. He is a renowned forensics expert and highly requested lecturer, routinely speaking on case studies and proper techniques of implementing digital evidence with traditional evidence. He presents at schools and colleges on various topics and leads classes for detectives and prosecutors on proper methods of writing search warrants related to digital evidence.

    Detective Gish is a highly decorated detective, receiving commendations such as Tennessee Police Officer of the Year, is a three-time recipient of the United States Attorney’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement, numerous Investigator of the Month awards, and was recently inducted into his hometown’s Hall of Fame. For his investigation into the recent Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville, he received an award for his work from the Director of the FBI. Detective Gish has dedicated his life and career to the citizens of Nashville by maintaining a simple and successful goal: applying his experience, professionalism, integrity, focus, and vast knowledge of investigations to support the prosecution of violent criminals and child predators – protecting Nashville’s citizens and most innocent victims.”

  • Chris Cone

    • Forensic Consultant, Magnet Forensics
    • Magnet AXIOM Cyber - A Year in ReviewMagnet AXIOM Cyber - A Year in Review
    • One Goes Up, the Other Comes Down.One Goes Up, the Other Comes Down.
    Chris Cone began his law enforcement career in 1998, working for local, county, and state agencies in central Arkansas.  He spent most of his career as a criminal investigator specializing in digital forensics and high-tech crime investigation and was a member of the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force.  Chris finished his law enforcement career as the Director of Forensic Services for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office where he managed operations of the digital forensics lab and served as the Supervisory Special Agent of their Cyber Crimes Unit.  He joined the team at Magnet Forensics in 2018, first as a Forensic Trainer and now as a Forensic Consultant.  Chris maintains certifications from CompTIA, IACIS, ISFCE, and GIAC related to digital forensics and information security and has an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
  • Christoper Vance

    • Senior Technical Forensics Specialist, Magnet Forensics
    • The Meaning of MessagesThe Meaning of Messages
    Christopher Vance is a Senior Technical Forensics Specialist at Magnet Forensics. Christopher has been an instructor and researcher with several major forensics companies for years, primarily instructing individuals and conducting research in mobile device, macOS, and Cloud forensics. Christopher previously 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.
  • Cody Bryant

    • Director, Product Management, Magnet Forensics
    • Magnet Forensics Solutions for Public Safety: Amplifying your Digital Investigations at Every StepMagnet Forensics Solutions for Public Safety: Amplifying your Digital Investigations at Every Step
    Cody Bryant is a Director of Product Management at Magnet Forensics, focused primarily on the Magnet Digital Investigation Suite of products for our public sector customers. Cody joined Magnet in 2017 and has been involved in the growth of a number of different products ranging from Magnet AXIOM to Magnet AUTOMATE, Magnet REVIEW and Magnet ATLAS. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, Cody held various software Product Management roles at BlackBerry and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo.  
  • Curtis Mutter

    • Director, Product Management, Magnet Forensics
    • Live Q&A with Magnet Forensics Experts: Public SafetyLive Q&A with Magnet Forensics Experts: Public Safety
    • Magnet Forensics Solutions for Public Safety: Amplifying your Digital Investigations at Every StepMagnet Forensics Solutions for Public Safety: Amplifying your Digital Investigations at Every Step

    Curtis Mutter joined Magnet Forensics in 2018 and has over 12 years of Product Management experience across a variety of software and hardware based industries including Enterprise content management, and professional A/V.

  • Dauda Sule

    • Lecturer, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna
    • Digital Forensics for War SituationsDigital Forensics for War Situations

    Dauda Sule is a former Certified Information Systems Auditor with an M.Sc. in Computer Security and currently a lecturer in the Cyber Security Department of Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Kaduna. He was previously Marketing Executive of GGL Risk and Strategic Consulting – a training and consulting firm that is into organizing trainings and seminars pertaining to information and physical management, security, assurance and control; finance; fraud prevention and detection; and anti-money laundering.

    He is also an author and beta tester for eForensics Magazine and has written articles for the magazine as well as the ISACA Journal and some cyber security blogs. He has delivered training workshops and made presentations related to Digital Forensics and eDiscovery for eForensics Magazine, and Magnet Forensics among others.

  • David Cowen

    • Vice President, Charles River Associates
    • Adapting to the Cloud in DFIRAdapting to the Cloud in DFIR

    David started his career as a penetration tester in 1996, doing information security consulting. While he enjoyed the technical challenges of the work, he quickly found that his clients were focused on satisfying a requirement rather than fixing the problems he uncovered. In 1999 David got the chance to do his first DFIR investigation and found the challenge and career fulfillment he was looking for.

    “Not only did I find huge technical challenges to tackle and master I also found clients who deeply cared about the work I was doing and directly benefitted from its results,” he says. “The job satisfaction I get from DFIR, along with the endless new tools and artifacts to be found, means I’ve never grown bored or jaded with the work.”

    Today, he is the Vice President at Charles River Associates, where he and his team provide expert witness services in the areas of digital forensics as well incident response services globally. He’s also a certified SANS instructor—teaching FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis—and he is the course author for the FOR509: Enterprise Cloud Forensics and Incident Response course. David keeps up his information security knowledge by acting as the Red Team Captain for the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, a role he’s held for the last nine years.

  • David Williams

    • Director, Business Programs Public Safety & Justice, Microsoft
    • Security, Scale, and Speed: Leveraging Cloud Technology to Modernize Your Digital InvestigationsSecurity, Scale, and Speed: Leveraging Cloud Technology to Modernize Your Digital Investigations

    David Williams is a key member of Microsoft’s worldwide public sector focused on public safety and justice solutions for investigations and analysis. He is passionate about public safety and the application of technology to augment and assist the great people protecting citizens globally. He works closely with our partners, field teams and customers in this space to find solutions that support mission requirements.

    Prior to joining Microsoft, Dave spent 10 years in various roles in technology companies focused on intelligence, investigations, and data analytics. He has consulted on solutions and problem solving across the globe in the defense and intelligence space as well as law enforcement agencies at all levels. Dave also retired as a Major from the United States Army where he served for 24 years as an enlisted soldier, non-commissioned officer and commissioned officer in the Infantry, Signal and Civil Affairs branches.

  • Dean Carlson

    • Senior Product Manager, Magnet Forensics
    • Increase the Productivity & Efficiency of DFIR Investigations with Magnet AUTOMATE EnterpriseIncrease the Productivity & Efficiency of DFIR Investigations with Magnet AUTOMATE Enterprise

    Dean Carlson is a Senior Product Manager at Magnet Forensics, serving as product owner of Magnet Automate Enterprise and agent strategy.

    He got his start in digital forensics in 2015, providing technical support to examiners across the globe. That trial-by-fire engendered a strong sense of empathy and deep understanding of cross-functional industry challenges. Since then, he has written product manuals, sold solutions to fortune 100 customers, and has managed multiple DFIR products.

    He holds a master’s degree in English and certifications in digital forensics and eDiscovery.

  • Doug Metz

    • Professional Services Consultant, Magnet Forensics
    • Free Triage Tools to Bolster Your IR ToolkitFree Triage Tools to Bolster Your IR Toolkit

    Doug Metz is a Professional Services Consultant with Magnet Forensics. Doug has nearly 20 years of DFIR experience supporting government, private sector and academic institutions – from building and protecting secure networks, to defending them, to identifying and responding to compromises.

    Prior to Magnet, Doug served as Global Incident Response Manager for a Fortune 200, managing a global team of analysts and the Security Operations Center. Doug is a member of the High Tech Crime Investigators Association (HTCIA) and is a volunteer for Magnet’s Auxtera Project.

    Doug’s blog, BakerStreetForensics.com, focuses on DFIR tips and tricks, with an emphasis on PowerShell and Windows Subsystem for Linux.

    Doug holds several industry certifications including: MCFE, MCME, MCCE, MCVE, GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GCTI, GREM, CISSP, NW3C CCE.

  • Drew Roberts

    • Director, Product Management, Magnet Forensics
    • Live Q&A with Magnet Forensics Experts: EnterpriseLive Q&A with Magnet Forensics Experts: Enterprise

    Drew Roberts joined Magnet Forensics in 2018 and has over 10 years experience in product management. Since joining Magnet Drew’s primary focus has been serving the unique needs of Magnet’s private sector customer base. Drew played a key role in the product launches of AXIOM Cyber and AUTOMATE Enterprise, and currently serves as Director, Product Management for private sector DFIR.

    Prior to joining Magnet Drew spent 8 years in financial services software, helping provide solutions to major banks targeted at both treasury and consumer banking. Drew holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Honours Computer Science with a business option from the University of Waterloo.

  • Emlyn Butterfield

    • Head of Computing and Programme, Noroff University
    • Gamification of DFIR CurriculumGamification of DFIR Curriculum
    Emlyn is Head of Computing and Programme Leader for the Bachelor in Digital Forensics at Noroff University College. Prior to moving to Norway Emlyn developed and ran undergraduate and postgraduate awards in digital forensics and cyber security in the UK. Emlyn Emlyn has experience of providing both professional and expert verbal evidence in Crown Court and tribunals, and providing technical expertise and guidance to both the prosecution and defence. Emlyn’s experience brings together the worlds of academia and industry. He is also the co-founder of OWASP Kristiansand project.
  • Emre Hosgar

    • Senior SOC Analyst, METU
    • Use of Machine Learning in Digital ForensicsUse of Machine Learning in Digital Forensics

    Emre Caglar HOSGOR is a senior cyber security analyst. He started IT career in 2010. He started his cyber security career in 2013 as a pentester. Emre has MSc in CS and IS (Cybe Security) in Naval Postgraduate School, USA. He continues his PhD in IS (Security Engineering) in Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He is a visiting lecturer in National Defense University. He lectures Introduction to Cyber Security, and Reverse Engineering courses. In addition to his academic activities, Emre is working in a government institution as a senior SOC analyst/engineer. He holds more than 30 IT certifications including CEH, CHFI, Azure Expert certifications. His hobbies are painting and running. Emre knows English in advanced level and Korean in begginer level.

  • Enrique Banda

    • Consultant, Magnet Foreniscs
    • Introducción a AXIOM CyberIntroducción a AXIOM Cyber
    • Introducción a Magnet Digital Investigation SuiteIntroducción a Magnet Digital Investigation Suite

    Enrique Banda Trabaja actualmente como ingeniero en ventas y consultor forense para Magnet Forensics para la región de LATAM , tiene 11 años de experiencia trabajando en forense digital , comenzó como investigador en computo forense en el ejército mexicano en las áreas de tecnologías de la información y contrainteligencia. Después de dejar el servicio en el ejército. Enrique trabajo como investigador forense e instructor de los cursos oficiales de herramientas forenses para computadoras y dispositivos móviles, Tiene una licenciatura en informática administrativa y una especialización en sistemas de la información.

  • Geoff MacGillivray

    • SVP, Product and Engineering, Magnet Forensics
    • The Magnet Digital Investigation Suite: Envisioning the Future of Digital ForensicsThe Magnet Digital Investigation Suite: Envisioning the Future of Digital Forensics
    • Bringing Your Investigators and Their Evidence Together With NICE Investigate and Magnet REVIEWBringing Your Investigators and Their Evidence Together With NICE Investigate and Magnet REVIEW

    As Senior Vice President, Product & Engineering, Geoff MacGillivray is responsible for defining the strategic direction of product development at Magnet Forensics—direction that can have a direct impact on the ability for public safety and enterprise investigative teams to stay ahead of current trends in digital crime. Bringing over 20 years of experience in product development and product management to his role, Geoff has been pivotal in several product launches including Magnet AXIOM, Magnet AXIOM Cloud and Magnet AXIOM Cyber as well as newer products like Magnet AUTOMATE and Magnet REVIEW. Prior to his role at Magnet Forensics, Geoff held senior product management roles for BlackBerry as well as engineering and product management leadership roles at other organizations. Geoff holds both a Bachelor of Science Engineering (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University.

  • Geraldine Blay

    • K9 Handler (Electronic Detection), Digital Forensics
    • Beneficios del uso de herramientas de fuente abierta para asistir y fortalecer las investigaciones de peritaje forense digitalBeneficios del uso de herramientas de fuente abierta para asistir y fortalecer las investigaciones de peritaje forense digital

    Geraldine Blay se desempeña como detective de la Unidad de Informática Forense de una agencia de la policía en la Florida central.  Originaria de San Juan, Puerto Rico, Geraldine cuenta con una Maestría en Informática Forense de la Universidad de Florida Central, así como múltiples certificaciones en el campo de la informática forense. Desde pequeña, siempre ha tenido mucho interés en las matemáticas y ciencia de cómputos, en particular en el área de criptografía. Le apasiona trabajar casos en el área de explotación infantil y trata y tráfico de personas, por lo que ha colaborado con muchas agencias locales, estatales y federales. Su compañera de trabajo predilecta se llama Siri, una perrita entrenada para detectar dispositivos electrónicos.  Para contactar a Geraldine, visite https://linqapp.com/geraldine_blay.

  • Greg Ward

    • Professional Services Consultant, Magnet Forensics
    • The Right Time to Virtualize Your Lab? Now!The Right Time to Virtualize Your Lab? Now!

    Greg Ward has been with Magnet Forensics for 4 years, first starting as a product manager before moving to the Professional Services team. He started out focusing on Magnet AXIOM Process before taking the product management lead on Magnet AUTOMATE. Before Magnet, he worked in product management at Canon Medical with a focus on automated data processing for Radiology and Cardiology. This blended background of experiences in product management with different disciplines has given him a keen insight into how industries evolve and grow from small-scale data processing tools to enterprise-scale solutions that meet the rising tide of digital data. He applies that knowledge and expertise in consulting on the implementation of our Magnet Digital Investigation Suite.

  • Jad Saliba

    • CTO & Founder, Magnet Forensics
    • Chad & Jad: A Fireside ChatChad & Jad: A Fireside Chat
    • It’s Been Waiting for You: Welcome to MVS!It’s Been Waiting for You: Welcome to MVS!

    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).

  • Jarina Cotten

    • Solutions Consultant EMEA Region, Magnet Forensics
    • Taking Care of Mental Health During Digital Forensics InvestigationsTaking Care of Mental Health During Digital Forensics Investigations
    • Wie Sie während digital-forensischer Ermittlungen auf Ihre mentale Gesundheit achtenWie Sie während digital-forensischer Ermittlungen auf Ihre mentale Gesundheit achten
  • Jason Jordaan

    • Principal Forensic Analyst, DFIRLABS
    • Once More into the Breech: Digital Forensics Court TestimonyOnce More into the Breech: Digital Forensics Court Testimony

    Jason Jordaan is leading digital forensics, incident response, and cybercrime investigation specialist. He has been acknowledged in as an expert witness in the High Court of South Africa. He began his digital forensics career in the early days of the development of the digital forensics discipline when he combined his love for computers and technology with his role as a police detective. He served as a detective with the South African Police Service Commercial Branch, before moving to the Special Investigating Unit, where he established their digital forensics laboratory. In 2014, after being instrumental in multiple high-profile investigations over 23 years of service, he resigned from his position as National Head of Cyberforensics to establish DFIRLABS. As the founder and Principal Forensic Analyst of DFIRLABS, Jason leads the practice, and continues to conduct high-level digital forensics engagements throughout the globe.

    Jason is also an active academic, researcher, author, speaker, advisor, and trainer. He is a member of the faculty of the SANS Technology Institute. He teaches digital forensics, and is a course author, for the SANS Institute, and has taught digital forensics to some of the leading law enforcement agencies, intelligence services, and military units in the world, including the FBI, US Secret Service, London Metropolitan Police, UK National Crime Agency, US Special Operations Command, Australian Air Force, the German Army, and more. He is actively involved in mentoring law enforcement digital forensic practitioners as a member of IACIS. His author has been published in several peer reviewed journals, with his recent research focusing on quality assurance in digital forensics. Jason is also a co-author and contributing author to several books. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Pretoria, the SANS Institute, and served as an advisor to the South African Deputy Minister of Justice for the development of the South African Cyber Crime Act. Jason is also an assessor for the Netherlands Register of Court Experts, where he is responsible for assessing the competence of digital forensic experts for the purposes of testifying in Dutch criminal trials.

    Jason holds a MSc degree in Computer Science (Cum Laude), a MTech degree in Forensic Investigation, a BComHons degree in Information Systems, a BSc degree in Criminal Justice Computer Science (Summa Cum Laude), and a BTech degree in Policing. He is a member of several professional bodies and hold the following certifications and post-nominals: CFCE, CFE, MCSFS, PMIITPSA, FP (SA), and M.INST.D(SA). He also holds the following GIAC certifications: GBFA, GCFE, GCFA, GCIH, and GCCC.

  • Jean-François Brouillette

    • Operational Practice Lead - Cyber Incident Response, National Bank of Canada
    • An Introduction to the MITRE ATT&CK FrameworkAn Introduction to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

    Jean-François’ career began in IT systems management a little over ten years ago before specializing in cybersecurity. He spent a few years acting as a consultant (KPMG Egyde) and responding to crisis situations around the world in large organizations during cyberattacks. Jean-François then joined the National Bank of Canada team to support their cyber defense team and help advance the cyber incident response practice. His motivation has always been to help, using his skills, to prevent cyberattacks and to complicate, as much as possible, the life of cybercriminals.

  • Jeff LeJeune

    • Vice President Of Engineering, Magnet Foreniscs
    • How New Products Are Born at Magnet ForensicsHow New Products Are Born at Magnet Forensics

    As Vice President of Engineering, Jeff is responsible for all engineering and product development activities at Magnet Forensics. Jeff has over 20 years of software industry experience starting as a software developer before moving into leadership roles. Jeff has been with Magnet Forensics for just over 5 years. Prior to that Jeff was Director of Engineering at Avast Software and prior to that he held many senior leadership positions in nearly 12 years at BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion (RIM), Limited. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

  • Jessica Hyde

    • Founder, Hexordia
    • Growing in Digital Forensics - Practical Mentorship and ResourcesGrowing in Digital Forensics - Practical Mentorship and Resources
    • Magnet Virtual Summit Capture The Flag (CTF)Magnet Virtual Summit Capture The Flag (CTF)
    • Gen X: Effective Methods and Best Practices for the Generation of Test Data for Digital ForensicsGen X: Effective Methods and Best Practices for the Generation of Test Data for Digital Forensics
    • Capture the Flag Workshop: Tips for Competing in the Magnet Virtual Summit CTF With Hands-On PracticeCapture the Flag Workshop: Tips for Competing in the Magnet Virtual Summit CTF With Hands-On Practice
    • Peering Behind the Curtain of Mobile Forensics: A Practical Approach to Peer Review of MobilePeering Behind the Curtain of Mobile Forensics: A Practical Approach to Peer Review of Mobile
    • Moving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day PanelMoving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day Panel

    Jessica Hyde is an experienced forensic examiner in both the government and commercial sectors. She is the founder of Hexordia and an Adjunct Professor teaching Mobile Forensics in the Digital Forensics graduate program at George Mason University, where she achieved an MS in Computer Forensics. She is also involved in several community efforts including Associate Editor for the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigations Journal, Chair of DFIR Review, 2nd VP on the International Executive Committee of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association, and advisory board for Cyber Sleuths Lab. Her previous roles include Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics, Senior Mobile Exploitation Analyst for Basis Technology, Senior at EY, and Senior Electrical Engineer at American Systems. Jessica is also proud to be a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

  • Jim Emerson

    • Vice President, National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
    • Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)

    Jim has more than 42 years of law enforcement and security experience, encompassing a wide spectrum of national security and public safety disciplines which focus on cybercrime investigation, computer forensics, and seventeen years of related criminal intelligence. In addition to holding numerous certifications in cybersecurity and digital forensics, Jim has presented both evidence and expert testimony related to digital evidence in US Federal Court and trained law enforcement executives, criminal investigators, and prosecutors regarding digital evidence and forensics. Jim has been the Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee for over ten years and currently serves on a NCMEC task force to their Advisory Council.

  • John Carney

    • Chief Technology Officer, Carney Forensics
    • Proving Distracted Driving Behavior Using Advanced iPhone ForensicsProving Distracted Driving Behavior Using Advanced iPhone Forensics

    John Carney is Chief Technology Officer and lead digital forensic examiner at Carney Forensics. He has been assisting clients with electronic and mobile device evidence for the past fourteen years as an expert witness. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned his JD at Mitchell-Hamline School of Law. He is a federally and state-licensed attorney in Minnesota. He is a voting member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  • Johnmichael O’Hare

    • Business Development/Sales Director, Cobweb Technologies
    • OSINT: Not Your Parents’ Lead Generator OSINT: Not Your Parents’ Lead Generator

    Johnmichael O’Hare retired from the Hartford Police (CT) in 2018. He began his career in the patrol ranks elevating through proactive street crimes unit that specifically attacked narcotics and firearms violence in some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods. He was promoted to Police Detective in 2009 and spent several years as the Gang Intelligence Officer for the Department. He has received many commendations for actions taken in the field up to and including the Department’s highest award, the Chiefs Medal of Valor.

    In 2013 Johnmichael was tasked with creating the Capitol City Command Center (C4) a Real Time Intelligence Center that could support critical functions on the street as well as provide analytical and forensic back support to the Investigative units. C4 has grown into a regional hub for Intelligence and is utilized by local, state, and federal agencies alike. the creation and sustainability of a command center and the relative use cases it has in the creation of a “Smarter City”

    Johnmichael is now the Business Development and North America Sales Director for Cobwebs Technologies, a web-intelligence based platform that serves National Intelligence Agencies in 35 countries around the globe. Cobwebs’ primary markets include:  Counter Terrorism, Dark Web Narcotics and Exploitation, Global Organized Crime, Threat Actor Identification, Event Security, and Crypto-Terrorism.

  • Joshua Hickman

    • Senior Vice President, Kroll
    • Gen X: Effective Methods and Best Practices for the Generation of Test Data for Digital ForensicsGen X: Effective Methods and Best Practices for the Generation of Test Data for Digital Forensics

    Joshua Hickman is a Senior Vice President with Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice, focusing on digital forensics and incident response. He was previously 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. In his spare time, he conducts mobile device forensic research and writes about it on his blog.

  • Julie Lewis

    • CEO and Founder, Digital Mountain
    • Tackling Collaboration Software, Social Media & Text Messages  Tackling Collaboration Software, Social Media & Text Messages  

    Julie Lewis, President, CEO and Founder of Digital Mountain, has over 30 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 Director of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Women in eDiscovery and co-author of “The Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media.

  • Kevin Pagano

    • Digital Forensics Analyst, Siemens Healthineers
    • Capture the Flag Workshop: Tips for Competing in the Magnet Virtual Summit CTF With Hands-On PracticeCapture the Flag Workshop: Tips for Competing in the Magnet Virtual Summit CTF With Hands-On Practice

    Kevin Pagano is a digital forensics analyst, researcher, blogger and contributor to the open-source community. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Forensics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics from Champlain College. Kevin is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board and holds several industry certifications, including the GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), and GIAC Battlefield Forensics and Acquisition (GBFA), and the Certified Cellebrite Mobile Examiner (CCME) among others. Kevin is the creator of the Forensics StartMe page and regularly shares his research on his blog stark4n6.com. He is a published author with multiple peer-reviewed papers accepted through DFIR Review. Kevin also contributes to multiple open-source projects, including but not limited to ALEAPP, iLEAPP, RLEAPP, CLEAPP and KAPE. Kevin is a regular competitor in the digital forensics CTF circuit. He has multiple first place finishes in competitions hosted by SANS, Magnet, Belkasoft, BloomCon and more. In his spare time, Kevin likes to drink beers and design DFIR-themed designs for stickers, clothing, and other swag. You can find him lurking on Twitter and on the DFIR Discord.

  • Kim Bradley

    • Forensic Consultant, Magnet Forensics
    • Magnet AXIOM ICYMIMagnet AXIOM ICYMI

    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.

  • Manny Kressel

    • Founder & CEO, BITMINDZ
    • One Goes Up, the Other Comes Down.One Goes Up, the Other Comes Down.

    Manny Kressel is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of BitMindz, a company dedicated to providing the forensic community with superior hardware and solutions geared toward unrivaled processing speeds and quality.  With a focus on research and engineering, BitMindz introduces innovative concepts, allowing examiners to significantly increase workflow and case results.

    Manny has over sixteen years of experience in digital forensics, twenty-five years in system integration/design, and forty years of experience in computers.  Serving as a law enforcement officer in the metro-Atlanta area, he handled forensics for his agency, including the examination of digital media, mobile phone examinations, system integration, and laboratory designs.  During his tenure at the police department, he also worked part-time in the eDiscovery field to support digital forensics, system integration, and litigation support.

    Manny has accumulated thousands of hours of training through accredited organizations, including the USSS, NW3C, FLETC, IACIS, as well as other Government and Private entities.  He has the knowledge, training, and experience to draw the parallel between integrating advanced computer forensic hardware with digital forensic software. 

    Manny currently resides in Norwalk, CT, where BitMindz is headquartered in the United States. In his spare time, Manny enjoys researching new technologies related to building computers, 3-D printing, combat robotics, travel, and any new technology or gadgets. 

  • Mari DeGrazia

    • Associate Managing Director, Kroll Cyber
    • Moving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day PanelMoving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day Panel
    Mari DeGrazia is a Associate Managing Director at Kroll Cyber, which provides cyber security services on a global scale. Throughout her career, Mari has investigated high-profile breach cases, worked civil and criminal cases and provided testimony as an expert witness. She has written and released numerous programs/scripts to the forensics community; presented her research at industry conferences; and is a published author in several magazines. She is also a certified SANS instructor where she loves sharing her knowledge with students. She holds several industry certifications in addition to earning a B.S. in Computer Science from Hawaii Pacific University.   
  • Matt Melton

    • Senior Business Development Manager, AWS
    • 4:cast: Partly Cloudy4:cast: Partly Cloudy

    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 2018, where he focuses on working with agencies and technology companies to solve critical problems facing the public safety community.

  • Matt Suiche

    • Director for Memory & Incident Response R&D, Magnet Forensics
    • Know When to Seek Help for Memory LossKnow When to Seek Help for Memory Loss
    Matt Suiche is the Director for Memory & Incident Response R&D at Magnet Forensics, which he joined through the acquisition of Comae Technologies, an incident response start-up he founded. Matt is also the co-founder of application virtualization start-up CloudVolumes which was acquired by VMware in 2014.

    Matt frequently appears as a technology subject matter expert on TV in Bloomberg, Associated Press, and digital media like Cyberscoop, Haaretz, WIRED, WashingtonPost, Motherboard, Techcrunch, The New York Times.  Additionally, Matt is a review board member for various cybersecurity conferences, including Microsoft BlueHat Israel and BlackHat USA/Europe.
  • Michael Wirtz

    • Principal Consultant, Lodestone
    • Forensics Process for BeginnersForensics Process for Beginners

    Mike is a cybersecurity professional with over 10 years of experience across the Department of Defense and public sectors. Mike has a passion for the industry and specializes in Malware Analysis, Incident Response, and Operational Technology. Over the last 4 years, he has worked with a wide range of clients from High Value Individuals to Fortune 10 corporations.

  • Mitch Kajzer

    • Director, University of Notre Dame and St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit
    • Moving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day PanelMoving Up in DFIR: a Mentorship Day Panel

    Mitch Kajzer is a professor at the University of Notre Dame. Kajzer works in the Center for Research Computing and is the Director of Cybercrimes Investigation, Research, and Education (CIRE). In addition, Kajzer has been in law enforcement since 1989 and is also the Executive Director of the St. Joseph County, IN Cyber Crimes Unit. Kajzer has an associate degree in criminal justice, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a master’s degree in psychology. Kajzer also holds several computer industry technology certifications.

    Bianca Burnett is a Forensic Research Scientist in Cybercrimes Investigation, Research, and Education (CIRE) at the University of Notre Dame. Bianca holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the university of Notre Dame and is a certified digital forensics examiner. Burnett conducts digital forensics research, develops technology training courses, and serves as an instructor for academic and law enforcement courses.

  • Nico Prucha

    • Chief Content Curator, Human Cognition
    • ACT Against Extremist Digital ContentACT Against Extremist Digital Content

    Nico is Chief Content Curator at Human Cognition, responsible for curating, collecting and assessing mainly Arabic language videos, audios and writings published by Sunni extremist groups.

    Human Cognition combines subject matter expertise with data science founded on evidence-based principles, providing a coherent interpretation linked to previous and current Sunni extremist content and source material.

    He is a lecturer at the University of Vienna where he finished his doctorate on Sunni jihadist online operations analyzing their Arabic language output in 2015. He is the author of Sawt al-Jihad al-Qaida’s first electronic magazine (in German, published in 2010) and is currently working on two book manuscripts.

  • Niels Renken

    • Solutions Consultant EMEA Region, Magnet Forensics
    • Taking Care of Mental Health During Digital Forensics InvestigationsTaking Care of Mental Health During Digital Forensics Investigations
    • Wie Sie während digital-forensischer Ermittlungen auf Ihre mentale Gesundheit achten Wie Sie während digital-forensischer Ermittlungen auf Ihre mentale Gesundheit achten
  • Oleg Skulkin

    • Head of DFIR Team, Group-IB
    • Uncovering Legitimate Tools Abuse Using XDR and Forensic AnalysisUncovering Legitimate Tools Abuse Using XDR and Forensic Analysis

    Oleg leads a lab responsible for digital forensics and malware analysis at Group‑IB. He has worked in the fields of digital forensics, incident response, and cyber threat intelligence and research for over a decade. He has a passion for uncovering new techniques used by hidden adversaries. Oleg has authored and co‑authored multiple blog posts, papers, and books on related topics and holds GCFA and GCTI certifications.

  • Phill Moore

    • Principal Investigator, CyberCX
    • Raiders of the Encrypted Disk!Raiders of the Encrypted Disk!

    Phill loves talking about DFIR, much to the detriment of everyone around him. He has been working in DFIR since 2011, first for a state-based law enforcement agency and now as a Principal Investigator for Australia’s largest DFIR teams at CyberCX. Partway through his journey he started a website, ‘This Week in 4n6’, reading and sharing every article produced in the industry for the benefit of the community as well as his personal research as ‘ThinkDFIR’. Phill also teaches for the FOR500 Windows Forensic Analysis class and is a co-author for FOR308 Digital Forensics Essentials for SANS.

  • Ricky Johnson

    • Captain, Richland County
    • Peering Behind the Curtain of Mobile Forensics: A Practical Approach to Peer Review of MobilePeering Behind the Curtain of Mobile Forensics: A Practical Approach to Peer Review of Mobile

    Ricky Johnson is a Captain with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department where he serves as the supervisor of the Technical Services Unit. Ricky has served the department for 15 years, 8 of which have been focused on the forensic analysis of mobile phones. Mr. Johnson has earned multiple distinctions and awards for his work including as Narcotics Agent of the Year, 2018, and the B. Edward Campbell Service Award 2019. Ricky holds a multitude of certifications including the Global Information Assurance Certification in Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF). Ricky is also a SANS Institute GIAC Advisory Board member.

  • Rod Guy

    • VP Strategy, NICE Systems
    • Bringing Your Investigators and Their Evidence Together With NICE Investigate and Magnet REVIEWBringing Your Investigators and Their Evidence Together With NICE Investigate and Magnet REVIEW

    Rod has 30 years of experience leading development of solutions to help justice better protect and serve communities. He also has 15+ years of expertise in managing digital evidence, improving data usability and security.

  • Stephen Boyce

    • Director of Magnet Digital Investigations, Magnet Forensics
    • 4:cast: Partly Cloudy4:cast: Partly Cloudy

    Dr. Stephen Boyce currently serves as the Director of the Magnet Digital Investigation Suite (MDIS) at Magnet Forensics, where he provides strategic direction to internal and external stakeholders on modernizing digital investigations and managing human and cyber risk.

  • Steve Gemperle

    • Forensic Consultant, Magnet Forensics
    • Interview With a HackerInterview With a Hacker
    • Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)

    Steve Gemperle was a Senior Special Agent with the United States Secret Service who specializes in cyber-crime. Steve joined the US Secret Service in 1999 and served with the US Secret Service until retiring in 2021. For the last decade of his career with the Secret Service he focused on computer crimes and served as Lab Director for the US Secret Service Southwest Regional Computer Forensic Lab. Steve has completed over 1900 forensic exams and 150 network intrusion investigations while working for the Secret Service, and has been recognized as one of the US Secret Service’s top network intrusion investigators.. After retirement, Steve joined Magnet Forensics as a Forensic Consultant.

  • Tayfun Uzun

    • Director, Product Management, Magnet Forensics
    • Identifying Indicators of Compromise With Magnet IGNITEIdentifying Indicators of Compromise With Magnet IGNITE

    Tayfun joined Magnet Forensics in 2011 with a background in software engineering and business. He’s held various leadership positions within engineering and product management and has led the development of many of Magnet Forensics DFIR products. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo and holds a number of patents within DFIR. He is currently Director, Product focused on the Magnet IGNITE product.

  • Tim Bate

    • Technology Manager, Magnet Forensics
    • From Codecs to Containers: The Basics of Working With Video FilesFrom Codecs to Containers: The Basics of Working With Video Files

    Tim started in forensics in 2005 as an audio, video, and image specialist with Victoria Police, Australia. He has been both a practicing forensic expert as well as worked in research and development. In 2017, Tim moved to the United States to join the DME Forensics team as an engineer, helping to develop software and work cases involving digital video recorders (DVRs). Tim continues to develop software and research video forensics at Magnet Forensics as the Manager of Video Forensics Technology.

  • Trey Amick

    • Director, Forensic Consultants, Magnet Forensics
    • Investigate Security Incidents Faster with Magnet Forensics DFIR SolutionsInvestigate Security Incidents Faster with Magnet Forensics DFIR Solutions
    • Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)

    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 the Director of the Forensic Consultants at Magnet Forensics, where he assists in the development of Magnet AXIOM and AXIOM Cyber and provides skilled support to customers with his combined knowledge of Magnet’s tools and digital forensics.

  • Veronica Schmitt

    • Assistant Professor, Noroff University
    • Gamification of DFIR CurriculumGamification of DFIR Curriculum

    Veronica is also an Assistant Professor at Noroff University. 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, and the OWASP Kristiansand project. 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 believes that incident response should be something that is continuously done and improved on. 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. She has a strong believe in that the o in Logs stand for observability.

    Emlyn is Head of Computing and Programme Leader for the Bachelor in Digital Forensics at Noroff University College. Prior to moving to Norway Emlyn developed and ran undergraduate and postgraduate awards in digital forensics and cyber security in the UK. Emlyn Emlyn has experience of providing both professional and expert verbal evidence in Crown Court and tribunals, and providing technical expertise and guidance to both the prosecution and defence. Emlyn’s experience brings together the worlds of academia and industry. He is also the co-founder of OWASP Kristiansand project.

  • Vince Kearns

    • Cyber Risk Specialist, Trend Micro
    • Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)Current Cyber Security Legislation (and Why Its Important to You)
  • Warren Kruse

    • Vice President of Data Forensics & Preservation, UnitedLex
    • eDiscovery and Data Forensic ConvergenceeDiscovery and Data Forensic Convergence

    Warren Kruse is a Vice President with UnitedLex, a provider of data solutions and technology powered legal 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.

    Mr. Kruse, author of Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials, is the past International President of the High Crime Investigative Association (HTCIA) and Past President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB).

    He has supported projects across a wide range of major U.S. corporations and agencies. In addition, he led a team of computer forensic experts in a three-year engagement in support of a fraud investigation task force at the world’s largest international cooperative organization. Recipient of the HTCIA High Tech Case of the Year award, Kruse was recognized for his forensic analysis conducted on a case surrounding 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.

  • Yogesh Khatri

    • Senior Manager - Technical Capability, CyberCX
    • Just Another (Broken) Registry Parser (JARP)Just Another (Broken) Registry Parser (JARP)
    Yogesh Khatri has been in the Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) domain for 18 years as an analyst, investigator, developer, researcher and educator. He is the author of several open source software tools most notably mac_apt (macOS Artifact Parsing Tool) and being a key contributor to ALEAPP. His work can be found on his blog – swiftforensics.com and his open source coding projects hosted at github.com/ydkhatri.

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