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Brian E. Dykstra, President & CEO
Jason T. Briody, Director, Main Contact
7310 Esquire Ct.
Suite 5B
Elkridge MD 21075
USA
phone: 410-540-9000
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Atlantic Data Forensics (ADF) is repeatedly engaged as the Computer Forensic Examiner of choice by many of our nation's most prestigious organizations. Fortune 500 companies, the United States Department of Justice, highly influential research institutions, and many of the largest law firms in the United States have chosen the practitioners at ADF to handle their most critical digital investigations. ADF practitioners have traveled internationally and throughout the U.S. to collect, capture, and analyze crucial digital evidence, but most regularly serve clients in the Baltimore, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, and New York areas.

Litigation Support: ADF's experts are experienced with federal agency and law enforcement procedures. Their professionals have a blend of military intelligence backgrounds, top-secret security clearances, and have trained thousands of agents from the FBI, Secret Service, CIA, Department of State, Department of Energy, Department of Interior, US Postal Service, US Marshals, US Air Force, and US Navy in information warfare, network security, and cybercrime response.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cell Phone and Smartphone Forensics
  • Employee Computer Misconduct
  • Court-Appointed Discovery, Forensic Examinations
  • Data Deletion, Wiping, and Spoliation
  • Data Recovery
  • Database Forensics
  • Defensible Data Collection
  • Email Forensics & Email Recovery
  • Employee Misconduct Investigations
  • Social Media Investigations
  • Fraud & Financial Crimes
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Internet History Reconstruction
  • Cell Phone Forensic Data Recovery
  • Pornography or Workplace Harassment
  • Remote Data Collection
  • Research Misconduct Allegations
  • Secure Data Destruction
  • Brian Dykstra Computer Security Cyber Crime Expert PhotoBrian E. Dykstra, President and CEO, has over 20 years of experience in Investigations, Computer Forensics, Incident Response, Network and Wireless Security Testing, and Information Security.

    Before founding ADF, Mr. Dykstra was the CIO & Director of Professional Education and a founding member of cybersecurity consulting firm Mandiant, where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous advanced computer security and cybercrime investigation courses. While at Mandiant, Mr. Dykstra annually trained over 400 FBI Cyber Crime agents as well as many state and local investigators through a series of highly acclaimed cybercrime investigation courses. As Mandiant’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Mr. Dykstra was also responsible for all planning, budgeting, implementation and security of the corporate information infrastructure.

    Mr. Dykstra holds Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Information Technology and Master of Science in Information Technology from Capella University. He has also earned and maintains several certifications to include the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP), and Certified Information Forensics Investigator (CIFI).

    Jason Briody Digital Forensics Analysis Expert PhotoJason T. Briody, Director at ADF, is primarily responsible for overseeing Investigations, providing Digital Forensic Analysis, delivering written and oral expert testimony, planning and executing Electronic Discovery projects, and consulting with clients on the technical details and practical implications of the digital evidence at issue in their matter.

    Having worked on matters involving homicide; intellectual property theft; patent interference; employment disputes; the Securities and Exchange Commission; industrial espionage; research misconduct; hacker / data breach and reporting scenarios; insurance fraud; antitrust allegations; search and seizure orders executed in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service; and more, Mr. Briody has experience in performing defensible forensic collections and analysis on a wide range of media and systems.

    Mr. Briody has performed on-site collections, data culling, and forensic analysis for clients that range from businesses on the Fortune 50, to the nation’s leading universities, to local and national businesses and law firms. Acquired and analyzed media devices include laptops and desktops, optical media, file servers, RAIDs, mail servers, tapes, cell phones, smart phones, and tablets.

    Mr. Briody is a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) recognized by the ISFCE, an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) recognized by AccessData Group, a Certified BlackLight Examiner (CBE) recognized by BlackBag Technologies, and both a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) recognized by ISC2.

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    Steven G. Burgess
    1010 W. Betteravia Rd, Suite E
    Santa Maria CA 93455
    USA
    phone: 866-345-3345 toll free, or (805) 349-7676
    fax: 805-349-7790
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    Burgess Forensics -Specialists in Computer Forensics, Electronic Discovery, Expert Witness, Data Recovery Since 1985
    World-renowned leaders in the recovery of data from disk drives, diskettes, and other media.

    Burgess Computer Forensics knows all documents begin on a computer - a rich source for discovery. We begin with forensic imaging, finding hidden, deleted and corrupted files, images, email, Internet and file histories. Burgess explains results and computer technology in terms understood by layperson, judge and jury. Mr. Burgess has written and spoken widely and contributed the comprehensive Computer Forensics section to recently-released "Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases, 5th Ed." by Moenssens, et al.

    Services Offered:

  • Digital and electronic media, forensic and evidentiary processes
  • Computer forensics cases nationwide, testified as expert witness in many courts
  • Digital discovery, e-discovery, electronic discovery
  • Forensic imaging
  • Password cracking
  • Email and email address recovery
  • File and image recovery
  • Internet history recovery and Internet activity analysis
  • Spyware and malware analysis
  • Criminal defense work
  • Steganographic analysis
  • Expert testimony
  • Project Management


    Our cases have included:

    Employment Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property, Software Design, Pornography, Child Pornography, Fraud, Military, Law Enforcement, Computer Crime, Harassment, Litigation Support, Embezzlement, Contract Dispute, Security Issues, Murder, Traffic Violation, Class Action, Product Liability, Patent Dispute, Stock Manipulation, American Indian, Medical Devices, Tax Evasion, Surveillance, Manufacturing, Public Works, Sabotage, Immigration, Mobile / Cell Phone, Smart Phones, PDAs, Public Education, Real Estate, Wrongful Termination, Labor Dispute, Insurance, Architecture, Stock Pricing, Stock Ownership and many more.
  • It was a cold and rainy San Francisco afternoon. I sat sweating in the conference room of a gritty skyscraper downtown.

    It was a grey October day, the kind of day when a guy likes to cozy up next to a bank of servers to keep warm, when the Teacher first called me. "They think I'm nuts" were the words emanating from the phone. Well, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. I sat up and went to my desk, away from the noisy fans cooling off all those Gigahertzes. "What's the problem, Miss?"The young woman explained that she was a not-yet-tenured teacher in a New England (greyer there than here) high school with a problem. Seems that a student in one of her classes was repeating things in the classroom that she had uttered only the night

    A student asked me an interesting question today, regarding what I foresee in the field of computer forensics in the coming years: 5, 10, & 50. Having not thought about it before , my answers surprised me a bit.

    In the privacy of our studies, offices, libraries, or wherever it is we have our computers, it may seem that we are alone, with no one looking over our shoulders. But every document we draft, every step through the Internet we take, is creating tracks through the digital environment in our computers

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    Brooks Hilliard
    11811 North Tatum Boulevard
    Phoenix AZ 85028
    USA
    phone: 602-264-9263
    Brooks Hilliard, CMC, CCP is the only actively practicing expert witness in the world who is both a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Computing Professional specializing in computer system selection and problem resolution. He has testified more than 30 times as a computer expert witness and has been engaged on more than 90 such matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.

    Mr. Hillard has done expert witness and consulting assignments in 25 states, and has qualified as an expert witness on computer software and hardware (including ERP, SCM and CRM systems) in both state and federal litigation. His expert witness engagements have included courtroom and deposition testimony in lawsuits, arbitrations, mediations and formal governmental hearings.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Allegations of ERP and CRM system failures and/or defective business software/systems
  • Computer Forensics
  • Intellectual property
  • Valuation of computer hardware, software and services
  • Regulatory, Procurement and Tax matters
  • 4/7/2011 · Computers
    An property and casualty insurance agency acting as a managing general agent for several insurance lines sold through sub-agents throughout the United States had agreed to license a comprehensive agency management system from a developer of such software specifically developed for managing general agencies.

    2/21/2011 · Computers
    A distributor of products used in the health care industry invented a system and filed patents describing the system and associated methods.

    2/2/2011 · Computers
    A regional wholesale distributor of construction products was sold a manufacturing ERP system that the software developer and implementer claimed was capable of meeting its distribution needs.

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    Dr. Stephen Castell
    PO Box 334
    Witham CM8 3LP
    GBR
    phone: 44-1621-891-776
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    Dr. Stephen Castell, Chartered Information Systems Practitioner and Member of the Expert Witness Institute, is Chairman of CASTELL Consulting. He is an internationally acknowledged Independent Computer Expert who has been involved in a wide range of computer litigation over many years. CASTELL Consulting, currently in its twenty-fifth year, provides independent professional consultancy and expert services in Computer Systems, Software, Project Management, Strategy, and Contract Disputes, to a wide variety of international clients and companies.

    As an Expert Witness in computer litigation, Dr. Castell has acted in over 100 major cases including the largest and longest computer software actions to have come to trial in the English High Court. He is the author of the best-selling Computer Bluff (1983), and of The APPEAL Report (1990) on the admissibility of computer evidence in court and the 'legal reliability' of information systems and technologies (with the CCTA).
    8/18/2011 · Computers
    The new government has announced the areas that it has identified for dramatic cuts in public spending. One of the most effective reductions should be derived through more professional, better-managed government IT spending.

    6/23/2011 · Computers
    You are an established, reputable, medium-sized corporation. A year ago your board decided to upgrade your existing computer systems by buying a 'unified package', 'lightly-customised', from a 'solution provider'.

    10/9/2009 · Computers
    Synopsis of a Talk given to the Association of Independent Computer Specialists

    10/8/2009 · Computers
    Software implementation contracts are frequently terminated with the software rejected amidst allegations from both supplier and customer, e.g. software/database errors/deficiencies, faulty design, shifting user/business requirements. An important technical issue on which the IT Expert appointed in such disputes is asked to give an expert opinion is: what was the quality of the delivered software and was it fit for purpose?

    10/7/2009 · Computers
    The Negotiation Competition, now in its fifth year, is a contest open to all law students in England and Wales, designed to promote the skill of negotiation, a crucial component of ADR

    8/4/2004 · Computers
    I spent much of a whole year recently investigating why a major IT outsourcing deal broke down, and had given rise to the largest software contract dispute yet seen in the English High Court

    Disputes over failed software construction projects raise interlinked technical and legal issues which are complex, costly, and time-consuming to unravel – whatever the financial size of the claims and counterclaims, the facts and circumstances of the contract between the parties, or the conduct of the software development

    Stephen Castell, PhD
    The Forensic Approach to assessing and dealing effectively with IT Projec Risks. TWO-DAY INTENSIVE SEMINAR, WORKSHOP AND CLINIC. NICE, CÔTE D'AZUR, FRANCE. 17th - 19th MARCH 2005
    12/7/2009
    Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) 2nd Annual Investing In ICTs In Emerging Markets: Examining Business & Investment Opportunities In Developing Economies. 9th & 10th December 2009, Inmarsat Conference Center, London, UK
    10/8/2009
    The findings of this expert investigation were clearly reported by Dr Castell to the court and (most unusually) were fully accepted by the Prosecution without any need for cross-examination, assisting in achieving a Not Guilty verdict from the Jury.
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    Robert J. Heller
    5955 FM 66
    Maypearl TX 76064
    USA
    phone: 972-351-6350 (Office) 817-269-9168 (Cell)
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    Robert J. Heller, Partner in CKC Consulting’s Forensics and Investigations practice, oversees a team of computer forensics and investigative experts, as well as the integration of new and sustainable business development. His training in electronic discovery, electronic evidence preservation and analysis, and his work as a testifying expert in computer forensics, lends exceptional depth to CKC’s position as a global first responder.

    Background - Prior to creating CKC, he was a managing director at Spartan Investigative Group where he was responsible for building Spartan’s Dallas, Texas practice. Before joining Spartan, he was a managing director and office head at Kroll, a global cyber security, e-discovery and forensic technology firm.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Heller has over 15 years of experience specializing in Discovery, Electronic Discovery, Data Recovery, Incident Response, Data Breach, Social Media Forensic Collection and Analysis, Computer and Cell Phone Forensics, and Litigation matters.

    He has been trained in the procedures used by most federal law enforcement and military agencies to preserve, process, and evaluate computer evidence. He has more than sixteen years of computer hardware and software repair experience.

    Mr. Heller has served as an expert witness and investigator in complex cases involving electronic data and the disputes which arise from this data in a business and network environment.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Proactive Fraud Investigations
    • Deleted File Data Recovery
    • Hidden Data Recovery
    • Fraud Detection and Analysis
    • E-mail Recovery / Examination
    • Preservation / Discovery of Electronic Evidence
    • Computer Forensic Software, EnCase 1.x-7.x, FTK
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Computer Forensic Investigations
  • Evidence Collection and Preservation
  • Incident and Data Breach Response
  • Network Administration
  • Cell Phone Forensic Preservation, Analysis
  • Defeating Password Protected Data
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    Howard J. Cohen, PhD
    President
    3272 Cowper Street
    Palo Alto CA 94306-3004
    USA
    phone: 650-856-8123
    fax: 650-856-4273
    Howard J. Cohen, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in Software Engineering, Architecture and Implementation. He possesses particular expertise in Algorithms, Relational Databases, Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) and Software Applications in general. His experience has been in a broad spectrum of technology, in several languages, in a wide variety of applications, and on multiple platforms. Dr. Cohen's background includes Electronic Design Automation, Bioinformatics, Digital Cartography, Banking Systems for Foreign Exchange Traders, and many more. He is the co-inventor on approximately 120 patents.

    Dr. Cohen has over 15 years of experience as an Expert Witness. He possesses excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to express himself well in interpersonal contacts, make presentations to large audiences, explain complex concepts clearly, and write well on levels ranging from the scientific to end user documentation. He is available to analyze complex systems, to write clearly about technical issues, and communicate face-to-face in a manner appropriate for any audience to understand the issues, the technology and the point of view. Dr. Cohen has been deposed and testified at arbitration hearings and in Federal Court.

    Expert Witness Projects Include:
    • Trade Secrets
    • Copyright
    • DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    • Patent Infringement
    • Source Code Analysis
    • Business Practices
    • Damages Analysis
    • Computer Software Security / Forensics
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    Steven Moshlak
    President
    P.O. Box 232197
    Centreville VA, MD, DC 20120-8197
    USA
    phone: 202-262-0225
    Computerlegalexperts.com
    "The Original" Computer Forensics Expert Witness
    and Trial Consultation Services
    A subsidiary of 21st Century Strategic Solutions Inc.
    P.O. Box 232197
    Centreville, VA
    20120-8197
    (202) 262-0225


    Since 1984, Computerlegalexperts.com is "The Original" Computer Forensics Expert Witness and Trial Consultation service in the area of computer forensics, analysis, electronic evidentiary and digital data recovery. We utilize our knowledge of the law; criminal, civil and military, with “State-of-the-Art" technologies, education and information technology and systems engineering experience to provide the services needed to support your litigation.

    We provide services in the Virginia, Maryland and DC Metro areas and nationwide.

    Our Services Include:
  • Expert Witness Testimony and Trial Consultation
  • Computer Forensics
  • Electronic Evidence
  • Evidentiary Digital Data Acquisition and Recovery
  • Computer Crime, Misuse and Internet Law
  • Child Exploitation and Pornography
  • Email Discovery and Recovery
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Internet Crime and Fraud
  • Password and Data Decryption
  • Hidden Asset Search
  • Hard Drive Analysis, Recovery of Deleted, Encrypted or Damaged Files
  • Independent Technology Analysis and Valuation
  • SPAM or Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE)
  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networks and Networking Litigation
  • Pre-Litigation Consultation - Independent Second Opinion
  • Contract, Employment and Acceptable Use Policy
  • Loss of Property or Use - Hardware and Software
  • Qui Tam - "Whistleblower Act"
  • Probate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Divorce Proceedings - Spousal / Child Support
  • UCMJ - Military Law
  • Advisement to Law and Policy-Makers

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  • I receive many telephone calls and emails regarding questions about computer forensics expert witness services. I have created a frequently asked question list which is about fifteen pages long. What I have done is narrow the scope to the top ten items, which I believe is important in the selection and retention of a computer forensics expert witness, for your matter, with a brief explanation of each element.

    In order to explain what computer forensics is, a one day explanation is extremely difficult, since it is like story of the "Elephant and the Blind Men." The purpose of this article is to present what can happen in any day of the life of computer forensics expert. It is also a general overview of what is involved and is provided for informational use only, since every case has its own unique discriminators and does not cover the ancillary areas of computer forensics such as the areas of business development, continuing education, software selection, deposition testimony and general business administration.

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    Erik Laykin, CHFI, CEDS
    Managing Director
    10100 Santa Monica Blvd
    11th Floor
    Los Angeles CA 90067
    USA
    phone: 310-245-2902
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    Erik Laykin, CHFI, CEDS, Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of Duff & Phelps, LLP, is an internationally recognized Computer Forensic, Electronic Discovery, and Cybercrime Expert. Mr. Laykin is the co-chair of the firm’s Global Electronic Discovery & Investigations practice. He focuses on high stakes eDiscovery, computer forensics and corporate investigations on behalf of law firms and corporations throughout the North America, Asia and Europe.

    An electronic discovery and computer forensic authority, Mr. Laykin has served as an expert witness throughout the United States in both Federal and state court and has also served as a court-appointed Special Master in matters involving complex eDiscovery and technology investigations. As the co-chair of the GEDI practice, Mr. Laykin directs large-scale corporate investigations and electronic discovery litigation. As a result of his investigations and expert testimony, he and his team have successfully solved/resolved cases valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of Fortune 100 companies both domestically and abroad.

    Areas of Investigative Expertise:
    • Cyber-Crime
    • Electronic Fraud
    • Data Breaches
    • Trade Secret Theft
    • Trademark
    • Patent and Systems Design Infringement and Failure
    • Online Piracy
    • Corporate Espionage
    • White Collar Crime
    • Privacy and Data Loss
    • Intellectual Property Disputes
    • Complex Information Technology Disputes
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    Erik Laykin
    Accountants, CEOs, and other financial professionals need to understand how to leverage the newly emerging tools of computer forensics to protect assets, investigate fraud, and win the case. Investigative Computer Forensics takes the purely scientific aspects of classic computer forensics and marries them to the practical side of investigations and the pursuit of digital evidence in the course of litigation. It provides financial professionals with the necessary practical aids, case examples, and skills needed to leverage computer forensics during eDiscovery and investigations both domestically and abroad.
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    Johnette Hassell
    President
    141 Robert E. Lee Blvd.,Suite 108
    New Orleans LA 70124-2534
    USA
    phone: 504-483-0201
    Electronic Evidence Retrieval provides computer forensic, e-discovery, & software intellectual property services nationwide.

    EER President Dr. Johnette Hassell, a recognized expert in computer forensics, e-discovery, & software IP, has more than 30 years experience in litigation support & consulting. She also provides seminars for attorneys and clients on computer forensics and e-discovery.

    EER assists in all stages of case building, including:

    • Determining if a suspect computer is likely to yield useful data

    • Drafting appropriate language for/assisting in preparing and responding to, interrogatories and RFPs

    • Preparing for Rule 26 conferences and Markman hearings

    • Recovering and analyzing data that is accessible only through forensic techniques

    • Evaluating “substantial similarity” and validity & infringement in software copyright & patent matters

    • Evaluating electronic document authenticity

    • Preparing court reports & expert testimony

    When the Lieutenant on a television show--usually at a murder scene--says, "Get forensics in here!" the viewer knows what to expect.

    Discovery. Law schools teach the importance of, and methods for, effective discovery. However, in today's world, discovery regularly involves electronic information, a specialized field not generally addressed in law school

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    Monty G. Myers, PE
    3305 Northland Drive
    Suite 305
    Austin TX 78731
    USA
    phone: 512-459-9292
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    Monty Myers Computer Software Expert PhotoMonty G. Myers, PE, is an active Software Industry Executive with 30+ years of experience, including the founding of Eureka Software Solutions, Inc. (“Eureka”) and acting as CEO of Eureka for 28 years.

    Mr. Myers has provided services to a balanced mix of plaintiffs and defendants in over 40 litigation matters ranging from billion dollar, landscape-changing lawsuits between worldwide industry leaders to smaller-scale litigation between individuals or local businesses. Mr. Myers' clients have included Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies in industries such as Enterprise, Finance, Military and Defense, Transportation, Oil and Gas, Security, Healthcare, and Automotive.

    Litigation Support - Monty Myers is a Computer and Software Expert Witness, experienced and proven at offering expert testimony under-oath at trial, hearings, and depositions. For the last 5+ years, he has provided expert witness services for engagements including Software Patent or Software Trade Secret litigation matters.

    Mr. Myers is available as a consulting and/or testifying expert witness to assist with understanding the technology and technical issues in the case and providing review, analysis, and testimony (report, deposition, or courtroom) regarding the technology, software, or patents involved in the case. He has worked extensively with counsel in the taking and defending of depositions, reviewing and challenging the testimony of others, and assisting with and implementing an overall trial strategy.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Source Code Review
    • Source Code Comparison
    • Source Code Reconstruction
    • Source Code Misappropriation / Theft
    • Source Code Copyright / Patents
    • Software Patents
    • Trade Marks
    • Trade Secrets
  • Antitrust
  • NDAs
  • Open Source Licensing
  • Computer Forensics
  • Mobile / Wireless Technology
  • Cloud and Web Business
  • Hardware / Infrastructure
  • Contract Performance / Project Management
  • Capabilities:
    • Adept at taking highly technical material and effectively communicating it to counsel, the judge or a jury in terms they can understand via testimony or reports/declarations
    • Skilled at reviewing and comparing software source code and functionality in the litigation context in relation to protected intellectual property including, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents and/or license or other contractual commitments and requirements
    • Able to reverse engineer and reconstruct hardware and software environments from backups, remnants, and fragments of deprecated software along with re-creating historical hardware and software environments
    • Highly familiar with functional and performance testing of software against applicable specifications, warranties, or industry standards using proprietary and commercial testing tools and techniques
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    Yaniv Schiff
    226 S. Wabash Avenue,Suite 300
    Chicago IL 60604
    USA
    phone: 312-427-5667
    fax: 312-427-5668
    Based in Chicago, Illinois, Forensicon is a computer forensics firm specializing in electronic discovery, data recovery,financial investigations. theft of intellectual property, internal investigations, and employment litigation. We have worked with many Fortune 500 companies and the top law firms in the country have relied upon our work. Because of our central location close to two international airport hubs as well as several regional airports, Forensicon is situated to respond quickly to any request across the country in a matter of hours.
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    C. Matthew Curtin, CISSP
    Founder and CEO
    Columbus Headquarters
    5 E. Long St., 9th Floor
    Columbus OH 43215
    USA
    phone: 614-545-4225
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    C. Matthew Curtin, CISSP Founder and CEO of Interhack is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. An Expert in Computers and Information Technology, Mr. Curtin and his team at Interhack help attorneys and executives use data and computer technology in high-stakes situations.

    Mr. Curtin's work has been at the cutting edge of the intersection of law and technology. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit relied on Interhack's forensic computing practice and Mr. Curtin's expert opinion when it established standards for application of Federal wiretap statutes to Web technology, In re Pharmatrak Privacy Litigation (see link above). Academic references to their work include the Stanford Law Review and university courses throughout the world.

    Mr. Curtin maintains a regular academic appointment as a Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He currently chairs the Recruitment subcommittee of the Business Advisory Network that advises the Ohio Department of Education's standards for technology education in secondary and postsecondary schools throughout the state.

    C. Matthew Curtin's services are available for plaintiffs, defendants, and for the courts directly on technical matters.

    Areas of Forensic Expertise:
    • Electronic Discovery
    • Preservation and Forensic Analysis of Data
    • Complex Analysis of Non-Standard Data Sets
    • Investigations
    • Data Breaches
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    Matthew Curtin
    This book is the story of the formation of the world's most widely-used system to protect sensitive information and how a group of independent cryptographers, civil libertarians, and hobbyists managed to demonstrate the system's weakness in June of 1997, even as the U.S. Congress debated the government's control over cryptography. As one of the coordinators of the DESCHALL project that broke a secret message encrypted with what was then the government standard, Curtin presents a unique insider view of how the project came together and what happened behind the scenes to demonstrate the weakness of the standard and ultimately to usher in the age of unrestricted cryptography.
    Matthew Curtin, Peter G. Neumann
    Suitable for the IP manager or developer seeking to improve Web privacy and security, is an indispensable resource for system administrators and application developers, providing a means to understand, create, and maintain secure Internet systems.
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    Patrick J. Siewert
    Digital Forensic Examiner
    P.O. Box 70177
    Richmond VA 23229
    USA
    phone: 804-588-9877
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    Patrick J. Siewert, Lead Forensic Examiner, is a law enforcement veteran of 15 years with dozens of high-tech investigations and Digital Forensic Examinations completed to unprecedented results in the Commonwealth of Virginia, regionally, and internationally.

    Mr. Siewert has successfully completed training at the best governmental facilities who specialize in training law enforcement in the forensic methodology, with emphasis on the integrity of the forensic process. These facilities include the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI), and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) as well as private digital forensic vendors.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Siewert offers services such as data collection & preservation, forensic data analysis, case consultation & specialized investigations for litigators, investigative professionals, corporations and government clients. He is a court-certified expert witness and is well-respected by digital forensic practitioners in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Siewert's services include:
    • Computer Forensics - Acquisition, analysis and reporting of PC, Mac and Linux computer memory, normally in the form of an internal hard drive as part of a computer system. Also services for peripheral devices such as external hard drives, memory cards, thumb drives, digital cameras, etc.
    • Mobile Device Forensics / Call Record Analysis - Acquire, analyze and report data stored on mobile devices such as cell phones, smart phones, and tablets. Text messages, pictures, video, internet history, and app data are all possible sources of evidence
    • Forensic Data Preservation - Examiners are trained to NOT alter data from it's original form. An exact "copy" or forensic disk image of the data is created from which to work & conduct analysis, thus preserving any evidence item in it's original form. Images are then verified for accuracy and validation in formal legal proceedings
    • Specialized Investigative Services - Private Investigative services include Background Investigations, Online/Social Media Investigations, Missing Persons, Cellular Call Detail Record Analysis, Opposition Research, Internal Theft / Fraud Investigations and Interview & Interrogation
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    Dr. George Edwards
    Computer Scientist
    7958 Beverly Blvd
    Los Angeles CA 90046
    USA
    phone: 323-545-3933
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    George EdwardsDr. George Edwards, Ph.D. is an expert in Computer Software, Internet Applications, Web Technologies, Mobile Phone/Tablet Applications, Digital Video and Multimedia, Medical and Embedded Software, and Aerospace/Defense Systems. He has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, engineer, and technical consultant to academic research labs, government agencies, technology companies, and attorneys.

    Dr. Ewards has authored dozens of articles and papers related to software engineering for scientific journals and industry magazines. He is listed as a co-inventor on two pending patent applications for novel software technology and has served as a software expert witness in patent litigation matters.

    Dr. Edwards teaches a graduate-level course on software engineering at the University of Southern California.

    Dr. Edwards provides expert consulting in the following areas:
    • Intellectual property and patent infringement
    • Software design/source code audit and review
    • Non-performance claims
    • Expert witness and depositions
    Dr. Edwards is an expert in the following technologies :
    • Programming languages & platforms: Java, C/C++, C#, Perl, Python, PHP, .NET, WinForms, WPF, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Java EE, CORBA
    • Internet and web: JavaScript, AJAX, Node.js, Ruby, HTML, XML, CSS, ASP.NET
    • Mobile devices & applications: Android, iOS, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Palm OS, Java ME
    • Multimedia: MPEG, SVG, DVR, Silverlight, Flash
    • Operating systems & servers: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac OS
    • Networking: IMAP, POP, SMTP, DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP
    • Databases: RDBMS, SQL, MS SQL Server, MS Access, Oracle, MySQL
    • Project management & development methods: Kanban, Lean software development, agile, object-oriented (OO), aspect-oriented programming (AOP), component-based development, COTS integration, requirements engineering, spiral model, UML
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    7/10/2012 · Patents
    The importance of software patents has increased dramatically in recent years. The high profile patent disputes between Apple, Google, and other smartphone companies have attracted the most attention in the press, but patent battles are being waged all across the software industry.

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    Todd Stefan
    Executive Vice President
    8391 Beverly Blvd. #167
    Los Angeles CA 90048
    USA
    phone: 800-748-5440
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    Setec Investigations offers unparalleled expertise in computer forensics and electronic discovery, providing highly personalized, case-specific forensic analysis and litigation support services to assist in the investigation, handling, and prosecution of computer-related crimes or misuse.

    Setec Investigations combines today's most advanced computer forensics and litigation support expertise with a business- and legal-friendly approach, resulting in a sound analytical foundation that carefully balances critical investigative requirements with vital legal and evidentiary needs.

    Setec Investigations incorporates a cross-disciplinary team comprised of computer forensic investigators, attorneys, law enforcement specialists, and seasoned business professionals who have established a proven track record of success since 1997.

    Services Overview

    Setec Investigations possesses the necessary combination of technical expertise, understanding of the legal system, and specialized tools and processes enabling the discovery, collection, investigation, and production of electronic information for investigating and handling computer-related crimes or misuse.

    Explore our range of service offerings:

    Computer Forensic Investigations

    Computer forensics and enterprise investigation services identify, gather, analyze, and preserve electronic evidence to establish a sustainable posture for internal or legal action.

    Electronic Discovery

    Manage large volumes of electronic data and quickly identify and isolate electronic evidence that is critical to the success of a litigation.

    Litigation Support

    Legal consultants and attorneys translate litigation issues into strong case strategies that effectively utilize electronic evidence.

    Expert Witness

    Supports the resolution of security incidents and active litigations by offering impartial and independent expert testimony, opinions, and customized reports in legal proceedings.

    11/16/2005 · Computer Forensics
    Identifying pertinent evidence on computer systems is essential to the discovery process in today's world, as it is believed that over 70% of information stored in computer systems is never reproduced in hard copy form

    11/12/2004 · Computer Forensics
    It is estimated that over 90% of all documents are now created electronically, although most of them are never printed; therefore, legal professionals are being challenged by a drastic increase in electronic evidence

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