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Chris Atha

High-Tech Crime Specialist | NW3C

Presentation: Reverse Engineering Android for Examiners, an Introduction

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Chris Atha is a High-Tech Crime Specialist with the NW3C, serving as the practice lead for mobile device security and forensics research. Chris serves on the NIST CFTT Board and is an active member of a variety of organizations including IACIS, Infragard, and ISC2. Prior to his career with the NW3C Chris served as a Corporal Detective with the largest Sheriffs Office in his home state of West Virginia.

Geraldine Blay

Geraldine Blay

K9 Handler (Electronic Detection) | Federal Law Enforcement

Presentation: Pattern of Life Analysis - Timelining user generated activity

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Geraldine Blay has been employed in law enforcement in Central Florida since 2014. She is currently an investigator in her agency’s Digital Forensics Unit and the handler for Electronic Storage Detection K-9 “Siri”. She holds a Masters of Science in Digital Forensics as well as multiple digital forensics certifications. Among her areas of interest are IoT, forensics of Apple devices, vehicle forensics, and cryptography. She has been recognized by the US Secret Service as one of the top 3 digital forensic examiners in the nation for 2019. Investigator Blay can be reached via Twitter at @i_am_the_gia.

Stephen Boyce

Stephen Boyce

Principal Consultant | The Crypsis Group

Presentation: Jailbreaking iOS Devices: Checkra1n! + Magnet ACQUIRE

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Stephen Boyce, a principal consultant at The Crypsis Group’s McLean, Virginia headquarters, is an experienced Cybersecurity professional with a background in federal law enforcement and in testifying as an expert witness in Criminal & National Security cases. He joined the Crypsis team in 2019 after several years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), most recently as an Information Technology Specialist and as Digital Media Exploitation Subject Matter Expert (DMX-SME) during Critical Incident Command Posts. In that position, he worked on Criminal investigations, analyzing and exploiting digital media and training the Bureau’s agents and analysts on how to interpret raw data. He also maintained working relationships with the Bureau’s domestic and international partner agencies through his service on working groups, committees, and projects. Previously, Stephen was a Computer Analysis Response Team - Forensic Examiner (CART-FE) at the FBI, examining and processing digital media and conducting evidence collection. He was qualified as an expert witness in digital forensics and testified in a number of high-profile cases. Earlier in his career, he was a Cyber Intern at National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), the U.S. State Department, and the FBI International Operations & Philadelpia Divisions. Stephen is also Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland Global Campus and a Cybersecurity Adjunct Professor at Marymount University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, his Master’s in Cybersecurity, and is currently pursing a Doctorate in Cybersecurity. His numerous professional certifications include GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), CompTIA A+ and Network+, and AccessData Certified Forensic Examiner (ACE) to name a few.

Alexis Brignoni

Alexis Brignoni

Digital Forensics Examiner | Federal Law Enforcement

Presentation: Pattern of Life Analysis - Timelining user generated activity

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Alexis Brignoni has been serving the area of Orlando, Florida for the last 11 years as a Special Agent of a federal law enforcement agency. Before working as a digital forensics examiner, he was a case agent tasked with investigating online crimes against children, network intrusions 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.blogspot.com.

Brendan Brown

Brendan Brown

Student | Champlain College

Presentation: Performing Linux Forensic Analysis and Why You Should Care

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Brendan Brown is a senior at Champlain College pursuing his bachelor's degree in Computer and Digital Forensics and a minor in Cybersecurity. Having always been interested in technology, he quickly found himself working a summer job in IT at 14 and hasn't stopped working in the field since. Recent employment involved a year working part time at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory as a member of their Forensics Analysis team and four years at Champlain College's Digital Investigation Laboratory; most recently as their supervisor of Security Operations.

Alexandru Caciuloiu

Cybercrime and Cryptocurrency Advisor | UNODC

Presentation: Policy-making and capacity-building to combat cybercrime in Asia Pacific

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Alex is the UNODC Cybercrime and Cryptocurrency Advisor and Regional Coordinator for South East Asia and the Pacific, based in the Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. In this position he is responsible for building and strengthening the region`s capabilities and response to cybercrime and cybersecurity. He is doing so by providing technical assistance, expertise and capacity building as well as assistance with policy making and legislative harmonization and representing the United Nations on cybercrime diplomacy matters in the region.

Alexandra Cartwright

Alexandra Cartwright

Digital Forensics Student | Champlain College

Presentation: macOS Forensics: The Next Level - Taming the T2 Chip & More

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Alexandra Cartwright is a Sophomore at Champlain College, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Computer and Digital Forensics, with a minor in Data Science and dual specializations in Computer Science and Cybersecurity. She works part-time as a Data Analyst for the Provost's Office, and is a Project Manager for an educational cybersecurity program called The CyberTech Awareness Program.

Hyunji Chung

Research Professor | Digital Forensic Research Center (DFRC), Korea University

Presentation: “Carpe Diem” – Seize the scene including a multitude of endpoint devices and online services

Brianna Drummond

Brianna Drummond

Senior Investigator, Cyber Crimes Unit | Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Presentation: Fighting Irish Fighting Crime: College Students Serving as Sworn Investigators

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Brianna Drummond and Julia Gately are undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to their undergraduate standing, the students serve as sworn police investigators for St. Joseph County’s Cyber Crimes unit in South Bend, Indiana. At the unit, the investigators assist in criminal case investigations and their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting forensic computer examinations
  • Forensically imaging digital evidence
  • Writing and executing search and seizure
  • Conducting e-discovery for criminal prosecutions
  • Applying case facts to appropriate state and Federal laws
  • Logging and collecting evidence
  • Educating newly sworn investigators regarding procedures

The topics of the criminal case investigations range from Internet crimes against children to drug and weapons trafficking cases to domestic abuse and sexual assault cases. Combined, the investigators have over 500 hours of training and education related to programming, digital forensics, and criminal investigations. This training includes the extraction, processing, and analysis of iOS and Android devices, mobile device investigations, and location analysis using cellular networks, application metadata, and GPS.

Julia Gately

Julia Gately

Student | University of Notre Dame

Presentation: Fighting Irish Fighting Crime: College Students Serving as Sworn Investigators

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Brianna Drummond and Julia Gately are undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to their undergraduate standing, the students serve as sworn police investigators for St. Joseph County’s Cyber Crimes unit in South Bend, Indiana. At the unit, the investigators assist in criminal case investigations and their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting forensic computer examinations
  • Forensically imaging digital evidence
  • Writing and executing search and seizure
  • Conducting e-discovery for criminal prosecutions
  • Applying case facts to appropriate state and Federal laws
  • Logging and collecting evidence
  • Educating newly sworn investigators regarding procedures

The topics of the criminal case investigations range from Internet crimes against children to drug and weapons trafficking cases to domestic abuse and sexual assault cases. Combined, the investigators have over 500 hours of training and education related to programming, digital forensics, and criminal investigations. This training includes the extraction, processing, and analysis of iOS and Android devices, mobile device investigations, and location analysis using cellular networks, application metadata, and GPS.

Shelly Giesbrecht

Shelly Giesbrecht

Principal Consultant, Incident Response | CrowdStrike Services

Presentation: The Art of Juggling: IR Circus Tricks for the Overwhelmed

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Shelly is a Principal Consultant at CrowdStrike. She wears bowties and reads a lot. A LOT.

Victor Griswold

Victor Griswold

Student | Champlain College

Presentation: Performing Linux Forensic Analysis and Why You Should Care

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Victor Griswold is a junior at Champlain College pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Computer and Digital Forensics with a specialization in Cyber Investigation. His first interest in computer security started in high school with the CyberPatriot program, where he qualified for and competed in nationals four years in a row, earning him the All-American award. From there he gained an interest in Digital Forensics and hasn’t stopped learning since.

Arnold Guerin

Arnold Guerin

Sgt. | RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre

Presentation: Collaboration to Combat Online Child Exploitation:

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Sgt. ARNOLD GUERIN has been seconded to The RCMP's National Child Exploitation Crime Centre (NCECC)for 15 years. He is responsible for assisting police operations related to Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) investigations. Arnold has considerable experience in combatting child exploitation, first working with aboriginal communities, and then the Saanich Police Departments Child Abuse Team. Arnold now works in the NCECC Technology and Innovation Section and has been pivotal in developing new tools to automate the gathering of intelligence of online child exploitation. He has also worked with leading computer forensic companies to develop public-private partnerships to aid the police in their effort to combat online child sexual exploitation.

Ali Hadi

Ali Hadi

Assistant Professor | Champlain College

Presentation: Performing Linux Forensic Analysis and Why You Should Care

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Dr. Ali Hadi, is a Senior Information and Cybersecurity Specialist with 14+ years of industrial experience in Information Technology, currently working as a full time professor and researcher for both the Computer and Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Departments at Champlain College, Vermont, USA. He holds a bachelor in computer science and a masters and PhD both in Computer Information Systems. Dr. Hadi provides consulting in several areas of security including digital forensics and incident response, cyber threat hunting, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments. Dr. Hadi is also an author, speaker, and freelance instructor where he delivered technical training to law enforcement agencies, banks, telecoms, private companies, and other institutes. Dr. Hadi's research interests include digital forensics, incident response, and cyber threat hunting. More details could be found here.

Austin Hurd

Austin Hurd

Consultant | The Crypsis Group

Presentation: Jailbreaking iOS Devices: Checkra1n! + Magnet ACQUIRE

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Austin Hurd is a consultant at The Crypsis Group’s McLean, Virginia headquarters, where he brings his skills in forensic analysis and data recovery and preservation to the firm’s client engagements.

Austin joined Crypsis in 2018 after a year as a digital forensics consultant at FTI Consulting in Washington, DC. There, he worked on cyber security investigations, performing on-site and remote collections of servers, computers, and mobile devices while analyzing various operating system artifacts. Prior to that he worked as an IT intern in the Office of the State’s Attorney in Annapolis, Maryland. With a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, Austin is an Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE) and is skilled in using industry forensic tools including FTK, Encase, AXIOM, Cellebrite, Oxygen and MacQuisition.

Mitch Kajzer

Mitch Kajzer

Director, Cyber Crimes Unit | Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Presentation: I Run a Digital Forensics Unit and I am a Terrible Manager

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Mitch Kajzer has been in law enforcement since 1989. He holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana University, and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. He currently works for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in St. Joseph County, IN as the Director of the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit and for the University of Notre Dame as an adjunct teaching professor in the Computing & Digital Technologies Program.

Mitch began his law enforcement career with the South Bend, Indiana Police Department. Over the course of his law enforcement career, he held a number of different positions, including road patrol, training officer, detective, and traffic crash reconstructionist. Mitch has instructed over 5000 police officers on a number of topics, including officer survival, police action shootings, critical incidents, emergency vehicle operation, accident investigation, digital forensics, technology crimes, Internet investigations, and undercover internet investigations. In his 30+ years in law enforcement, Mitch has been involved in a number of critical incidents, including being shot in the line-of-duty. He is a recipient of the Police Purple Heart and in 1995 was inducted into the American Police Hall of Fame Legion of Honor.

Mitch has been investigating cybercrimes since 2003 and currently holds a number of computer industry technology certifications. Moreover, Mitch has investigated over 2500 technology-related cases and has conducted over 3000 digital examinations, resulting in hundreds of arrests and convictions.

In addition to his work at the Cyber Crimes Unit, Mitch is also an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame. He currently teaches multiple courses, including; 1) Introduction to Digital Forensics, 2) Advanced Digital Forensics, 3) Digital and Forensic Psychology, and 4) Forensic Psychology Seminar – Threat Assessments. Moreover, he conducts research related to text mining of internet communications for predictive text analysis of child sexual offenders. Mitch has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal publications and academic conference presentations, both domestic and international, related to the psychology and communications of Internet child sexual offenders.

Jinkook Kim

CEO & Founder | Plainbit Co., Ltd.

Presentation: 마그넷 엑시움: 클라우드 포렌식 수사

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Jinkook Kim is the CEO & Founder of Plainbit Co.,Ltd, Magnet Forensics’s Authorized Partner in South Korea. He has been a leader and mentor in the digital forensics industry for a few years. He is also the Director of the Korea Digital Forensics Society since 2014. In parallel of his Corporate activities, he is a consultant for Seoul Eastern District Prosecurtor’s Office since 2017.

Yogesh Khatri

Yogesh Khatri

Professor | Champlain College, Burlington VT

Presentation: macOS Forensics: The Next Level - Taming the T2 Chip & More

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Yogesh Khatri is a professor and Program Director for Digital Forensics at Champlain College. In a prior life, he provided training and consultation for Fortune 100 companies, and law enforcement officers on computer forensics, Incident Response and Malware analysis in North America and Asia. He is a prolific coder and the developer of mac_apt (macOS Artifact Parsing Tool), and author of several other FOSS tools for forensics.

Tony Knutson

Tony Knutson

Senior Principal IT Technologist/Forensic Investigator | Medtronic

Presentation: Our Blessing in Disguise – How to conduct Remote Mobile Acquisitions for Investigations and Preservation

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Tony Knutson has spent 11 years working within Digital Forensics in various roles. Currently, he has spent 3.5 years at his current employer, Medtronic, where he works various cases ranging from IP Theft to Cyber Events. He spent 6 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he not only worked law enforcement cases but also assisted in the development of various training taught to the RCFL's and local field offices alike. Additionally, he also currently works as a Subject Matter Expert for the SANS Institute assisting students across the SANS curriculum. Mr. Knutson currently holds a Master of Science in Digital Forensics from American Military University and a Masters of Professional Studies in Information Security from Penn State University. Among his certifications are 11 GIAC certifications and various vendor certifications. Additionally, he is currently a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has published a white paper on Filesystem Timestamps through the SANS Institute as well. Tony is also an Air Force veteran serving 12 years between Active Duty and Reserves with time spend in various engagements around the world, to include deployments to OIF.

Robert Kruse

Robert Kruse

InfoSec Investigator/eDiscovery Analyst | Internally for a Corporation

Presentation: Not your Father’s Forensics

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Warren Kruse

Warren Kruse

Vice President | Consilio

Presentation: Not your Father’s Forensics

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He provides Electronic Discovery, Data Forensics, Cyber Security/Incident Response and Consulting services to assist with litigation, compliance, and investigations. He is an author of the book “Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials,” published by Addison Wesley, and was the technical editor of the book “Computer Forensic Jumpstart.”

Warren is also a Ranked Professional Adviser in the 2018 and 2019 Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guide Professional Experience Consilio, Vice President, March 2012 to present Data Forensics and Electronic Discovery consulting within the legal, and commercial market sectors.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Principal, May 2010 to March 2012 Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Cyber Technology Team providing functional leadership in Cyber Security Operations,
  • eDiscovery and data forensics Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery consulting within the military, federal and commercial markets.
  • Lead creation of Booz Allen Cyber Solution Center
  • Lead creation of Advanced Cyber Training Center
  • Lead creation of eDiscovery and forensics data center with PII/PHI focused security
  • Created partnerships with over ten eDiscovery software providers.
  • Evaluated solutions and brought in training and SME’s to staff.
  • Lead marketing efforts for government and commercial eDiscovery.
  • Lead Cyber Security Operations (CSO) team focused on commercial and DoD Cyber Crime Center
Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez

Criminal Investigator | Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, NY

Presentation: Using timeline analysis to investigate the lifespan of an iOS voice memo

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As a criminal investigator at the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in NY, Luis Martinez is assigned to the agency’s High Technology Crime Unit. The unit consists of three investigators, who provide digital forensic services to law enforcement agencies in and around the County of Westchester. The High Technology Crime Unit initiates its own casework, and investigates Cybertips as a member of the New York ICAC Task Force, as well.

Prior to joining the WCDAO in 2013, Luis spent 10 years with a local police agency in Westchester County. There, he served as a patrol officer, and detective, while developing his passion for financial and computer crime investigations.

Brian Moran

Brian Moran

Digital Strategy Consultant | BriMor Labs

Presentation: Putting the RDPieces Back Together Again

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Brian is a digital forensic analyst currently residing in the Baltimore, Maryland area. He has approximately 19 years of experience in the cyber security field, with 15 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.

Cindy Murphy

Cindy Murphy

President, Forensics | Tetra Defense

Presentation: The Evolution of Ransomware – Attack, Investigation, Response, & Prevention Strategies:

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Cindy Murphy, M. Sc. is the President of Tetra Defense, a digital forensics, incident response and cyber risk management firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. She has been a leader in the digital forensics industry for over 20 years. She began her career in the military and then law enforcement where she first established the Madison Police Department's digital forensics unit. She has instructed thousands of digital forensics professionals across the globe and continues to lead the Gillware team as it investigates incidents such as ransomware attacks, business email compromise, intellectual property theft, insider threats, and more.

Jungheum Park

Research Professor | Digital Forensic Research Center (DFRC), Korea University

Presentation: “Carpe Diem” – Seize the scene including a multitude of endpoint devices and online services

Jonathan	Rajewski

Jonathan Rajewski

Vice President | Stroz Friedberg, an Aon Company

Presentation: Shall We Play a Game? Love to. How about Internet of Things Forensic Challenge?

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Jonathan T. Rajewski, MS, CCE, EnCe, CISSP, CFE, TJFC is the Founder & Director of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He is also an Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics. Jonathan leads research projects and cyber security / digital forensic investigations for corporate, nonprofit and governmental entities. He has a passion for helping others understand extremely complex technical topics and cybercrime investigations which compliments his abilities to teach, empower and advise organizations on how to properly approach the ever-evolving threats on the Internet. Mr. Rajewski serves on the Governor’s Cybersecurity Advisory Team in Vermont. He was the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors for BTVIgnite, which is an independent nonprofit dedicated to fostering creation of the next generation of the Internet, sparking new business opportunities and profoundly impacting how Americans work, live, learn and play. Currently Mr. Rajewski is an active member of the board. He has presented on the TEDx stage in Buffalo, New York, been awarded the 4 under 40 award from his undergraduate alma mater, Hilbert College (Hamburg, New York) and received the C. Bader Alumni Leadership Award from his graduate alma mater, Champlain College. In 2011, he also has been recognized as the Digital Forensic Examiner of the Year by Forenisc4Cast. Jonathan lives in Vermont, USA with his wife and two children. He can be found on Twitter @jtrajewski

Dave Shaver

Digital Forensics and Research Branch | U.S. Army CID Russell-Knox Building

Presentation: Creating a Digital Forensic Workflow to Combat Data Exfiltration

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Dave Shaver is currently the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, 701st Military Police Group, Major Cybercrime Unit (MCU), Digital Forensics and Research Branch (DFRB), Quantico, VA. SA Shaver has taught on various aspects of digital forensics to: various NATO partners; Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC); U.S. Army's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate; and others organizations.

Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Sr Consultant | CrowdStrike Services

Presentation: The Art of Juggling: IR Circus Tricks for the Overwhelmed

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Heather is a Senior Consultant at CrowdStrike. A true renaissance woman, Heather is not only a diver of flaming data dumpsters, but also a musician, swashbuckling sword enthusiast, a firebreather, and an adventurer to any place or thing that seems crazy at the time.

Aaron Sparling

Aaron Sparling

Computer Forensic Examiner | Portland Police Bureau, Forensics Evidence Division, Digital Forensics

Presentation: Emoting over Emotet and Maldoc

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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. Prior to serving in the Digital Forensic Unit, Aaron was assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit where he focused on Open Source Intelligence. Aaron has been working in digital forensics for the past seven years and has served as a Task Force Officer on the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and is a current member of 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 attended numerous computer forensics courses from US Secret Service NCFI, SANS and vendor-specific training and holds a GIAC GREM, GIAC GFCA, GIAC GFCE, GIAC GSEC, CFCE, MCFE and Certified Blacklight Examiner. Aaron instructed the NFCI Memory Forensics and Malware Analysis and Python scripting courses as well as proctored the Network Investigation, Mac Forensic, Python Scripting and Advanced Forensics courses.

Alexandra Vandenheuvel

Alexandra Van Den Heuvel

Student | University of Notre Dame

Presentation: Fighting Irish Fighting Crime: College Students Serving as Sworn Investigators

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Brianna Drummond, Julia Gately, and Alexandra Van Den Heuvel are undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to their undergraduate standing, the students serve as sworn police investigators for St. Joseph County’s Cyber Crimes unit in South Bend, Indiana. At the unit, the investigators assist in criminal case investigations and their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting forensic computer examinations
  • Forensically imaging digital evidence
  • Writing and executing search and seizure
  • Conducting e-discovery for criminal prosecutions
  • Applying case facts to appropriate state and Federal laws
  • Logging and collecting evidence
  • Educating newly sworn investigators regarding procedures

The topics of the criminal case investigations range from Internet crimes against children to drug and weapons trafficking cases to domestic abuse and sexual assault cases. Combined, the investigators have over 500 hours of training and education related to programming, digital forensics, and criminal investigations. This training includes the extraction, processing, and analysis of iOS and Android devices, mobile device investigations, and location analysis using cellular networks, application metadata, and GPS.

Joe Walsh

M.A.C.J. Program Director and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Computer Science | DeSales University

Presentation: Practitioner Research Needs and Academic Support Through Graduate Programs

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Joe Walsh teaches digital forensics and computer security at DeSales University. He previously worked as a senior security consultant where he performed security assessments, conducted penetration testing, and responded to computer security incidents. He has been a police officer for eleven years and is a former member of the ICAC Task Force and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, where he was responsible for conducting online undercover investigations and digital forensic examinations. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice/Digital Forensics, a master's degree in Information Systems/Cybersecurity, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D.

John Wilson

John Wilson

Chief Information Security Officer | Haystack

Presentation: Cryptocurrency investigation and following the transaction trail

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John Wilson is a licensed private investigator, certified examiner and information technology veteran with over two decades of experience working with the US government, public, and private companies. He serves clients in many industries as a trusted advisor to law firms, corporate legal departments, outside counsel and executives on best practices for litigation readiness.

John provides consulting services to help companies ensure defensible practices related to computer forensics, records management, electronic discovery, and information governance. He has extensive experience with data privacy, intellectual property, and forensic analysis including cloud, mobile, remote and social media forensics. John has actively participated in every aspect of the litigation process related to electronically stored information, including: preservation, processing, document review and expert witness testimony in cases ranging from single custodians to complex litigation.

In his role as a computer forensics expert and technologist, John has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts. Additionally, he has conducted computer forensic investigations nationally and internationally on behalf of law firms, companies and governmental agencies including Fortune 500 companies, AMLAW 100 firms, Senate Oversight Committees, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

John frequently presents CLEs and speaks at conferences presenting topics relating to current forensic and eDiscovery subjects. Prior engagements have included: Techno Security, The Computer Forensics Show, eDiscovery Leadership Conference, State Bar meetings, and law firm learning sessions.

John is the former President and current 1st Vice President of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association, Atlanta Chapter. He is also a member of the LTPI and has participated in the EDRM Collection Standards, Data Sets and Investigations Projects in the past.

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