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My role as the Director of Global Training for Magnet Forensics encompasses several unique yet interconnected responsibilities, which include training development and delivery; business development; de facto sales and marketing representation; and product development.
First and foremost, I have been responsible for developing the new 3-day IEF Essentials course. I basically spent the first two months in my new position locked in my office, surviving on energy drinks and microwave meals, while working on the new curriculum. Once I had the “beta” version ready, I delivered this to a select group of subject matter experts (SMEs) from the digital forensics community, and used their feedback to further revise the course into its current format and content. Once I felt the course was ready, I began delivering the new 3-day IEF Essentials class internationally in October. more ...
My role covers three main areas: product development, support and training, and advisory to the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Unit (ITU).
Having used Nuix since 2008 as an industry practitioner working on a data breach cases, I knew Nuix had the power, flexibility and potential to do more. I was lucky enough to receive the backing of Nuix to explore this potential and spearhead Nuix’s product development in the incident response and cybersecurity space. I’m focused on everything from our collection technology, to enhancing the Nuix Engine and growing the investigator features. This role is fairly technical; I write scripts and create proof of concepts to initiate a new features in the product roadmap. Working with the Nuix development team is a hugely rewarding experience. more ...
As course leader it is my responsibility to maintain a healthy set of courses. By healthy I mean happy students, staff, good student intakes each year and courses that are fit for purpose. I, along with my team, try to ensure that the courses are designed and refreshed in line with industry: to allow us to do this we utilise industry experts as advisors, providing ideas and critical feedback on the teaching material, assessments and methods – through this we try to ensure that students receive a varied and relevant learning experience. more ...
I've been fascinated with 'tinkering' with computers from a young age: figuring out why things (don't) work, reverse-engineering, reconstructing what happened and so on. Therefore, it was natural for me to turn to the fields of Forensics and Security after I studied Informatics and became a lecturer. Before 2007 I was already incorporating Computer Security-related topics into my lectures and classes where possible. From 2007 to 2013, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam have offered a joint Minor in Forensic Intelligence & Security (MINFIS). more ...
I started out as a developer, but in 1999 I decided that I needed a new challenge since I wanted to grow as a professional. I was advised to look into the market of Shareware and so I quit all my jobs and started Oxygen Software. Soon after, my friend Oleg Davydov joined me and we began to try different software markets.
That was the time of the “Matrix” cult movie. Do you remember the phones used by the actors? They were custom ones, but very similar to the Nokia 7110. It was a revolutionary device, the first phone that was able to store several phone fields for every contact and had advanced calendar features. more ...