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2017

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2017

Professor Peter Sommer

Thursday April 13, 2017 (10:05:57)   (547 Reads)
Peter Sommer
Peter, tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background and your current role?

I read law at Oxford and had a first career in book publishing. At that time although we all knew what a computer was most of us thought it unlikely that we would ever use one, let alone have so many in our houses that we lost count. I specialized in egg-head non-fiction. One of my authors was a research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory and wanted a guinea pig to see how far an “arts” graduate would cope with a computer. That started me off and fired my imagination. In a move to get a bit of practical electronics knowledge I took the amateur radio license exam, then a more difficult task than it is today.   more ...

2017

Devon Ackerman, Senior Director, Kroll

Tuesday March 14, 2017 (11:32:57)   (1047 Reads)
Devon Ackerman
Devon, tell us a bit about yourself. What's your background, and what's your current role?

My name is Devon Ackerman, and I am currently a Senior Director in Kroll’s Cyber Security and Investigations practice. In this role, I have leadership over an Incident Response team as well as client engagement responsibilities and hands-on investigations.

Prior to Kroll, I served as a Supervisory Special Agent and Senior Digital Forensic Examiner for the FBI. I began my career with the FBI back in 2006 and in 2008 entered the Academy to complete training as an FBI Special Agent. After graduation from the FBI Academy, I was assigned to North Carolina, or more specifically, the “Charlotte Division” of the FBI. I was initially assigned national security investigations and related matters that shared a cyber nexus, later gaining experience in cyber and DFIR matters across the board, to include traditional criminal matters.   more ...

2017

Victor Limongelli, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, AccessData

Wednesday February 08, 2017 (19:46:21)   (2526 Reads)
Victor Limongelli
Congratulations on being named CEO of AccessData. You previously served as President and CEO of Guidance. Why AccessData? Why now?

I’ve been in the industry since 2003, I’ve known – and competed against – AccessData for many years, and I long viewed FTK as one of the key products in forensics. After becoming Chairman in 2015, I had an opportunity to see the company up close, and when I was asked to take over as CEO I was very comfortable in the strength of the product set, the dedication of the employees worldwide, and the opportunity to grow the business. In particular, the AD Lab product struck me as the future of forensics, enabling scalability and collaboration that is not possible with the traditional, stand-alone forensics approach. That is a big focus of AccessData in 2017.   more ...

2017

Jamie McQuaid, Forensics Consultant, Magnet Forensics

Tuesday January 17, 2017 (17:07:39)   (1484 Reads)
Jamie McQuaid
There are a number of current and upcoming trends on the digital forensics horizon. Here at the beginning of 2017, Forensic Focus was able to connect with Jamie McQuaid, Forensic Consultant at Magnet Forensics (or McMan on the Forensic Focus forums) to discuss some of the trends he is seeing and how technology will work to address them.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your background and your current role at Magnet Forensics.

I’m Jamie McQuaid. I’m currently a Forensics Consultant at Magnet Forensics, where I act as a subject matter expert for the organization, helping out various teams writing blogs / hosting webinars / speaking at conferences, helping our dev team build out products. I am lucky enough to be able to spend time with our customers as well, helping them problem solve, working with them to identify useful new features, and listening to their feedback on our products.   more ...

2017

Jade Promhouse, Software Tester, Magnet Forensics

Wednesday January 11, 2017 (08:26:53)   (1167 Reads)
Jade Promhouse
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your role at Magnet Forensics.

My name is Jade Promhouse and I’m a software tester on the development team. I joined Magnet Forensics full time in 2016 after completing my degree in Computational Math. As a software tester, I try to mimic the customer experience and perspective as closely as possible, and test the latest bug fixes and features. I add my own unique perspective to this as well. In this way, I can test the software to see if it works as the customer would expect, and also provide feedback on features to the developers and product managers.   more ...