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2019


2019

Christa Miller, Content Manager, Forensic Focus

Friday March 01, 2019 (12:11:45)   (533 Reads)
Christa Miller
Christa, you've just joined Forensic Focus as a Content Manager - welcome on board! Tell us a bit about your background and how you came to work in digital forensics content creation.

Thank you Scar! I’m coming to Forensic Focus after 10 years of working in marketing and communications for various DFIR vendors. While I’ve contributed more “typical” marketing content like brochures, emails, etc., my “sweet spot” has always been in meatier pieces like white papers, magazine articles, technical blogs, etc.   more ...

2019

Greg Masterson, Technical Sales Engineer, MSAB

Thursday February 28, 2019 (12:02:28)   (731 Reads)
Greg Masterson
What is your background and how did you get started with digital forensics?

In 2002, I had been a police officer in New Jersey for nine years when I joined the Union County High Technology Task Force (HTTF). I came from a detective position so I was immediately tasked with investigating computer crimes and interacting with online predators in an undercover role. HTTF members attended computer forensics courses and completed forensic examinations on laptops, PCs and servers. It was a growing area at the time, so the tools were basic and deep dive analysis was the norm. My assignment lasted over six months and I completed several large scale child pornography trading ring and other high profile cases. In 2003, I was hired as a detective by the Prosecutor’s Office.   more ...

2019

Matt McFadden, Director of Training, BlackBag Technologies

Tuesday February 05, 2019 (12:06:01)   (1164 Reads)
Matt McFadden
Matt, you've recently been appointed Director of Training at BlackBag Technologies. Tell us about your role and what it involves.

The role of Director of Training involves working with many of the teams here at BlackBag. Primarily, I have the pleasure to work on the excellent instruction team developing and delivering solid digital forensic training for MacOS, iOS, and Windows examinations. I have reviewed the current course offerings and am impressed by their depth and quality.   more ...

2019

Andrew McDonnell, Regional Forensic CCTV Manager, West Yorkshire Police

Monday January 14, 2019 (09:25:51)   (1085 Reads)
Andrew McDonnell
Andy, you're Regional CCTV Manager for a forensic laboratory in Yorkshire & the Humber. Tell us about your role: what does a typical day in your life look like?

I usually start each day by checking emails on my laptop at home while having breakfast and trying to find out what the day's operational workload is likely to consist of.

Once in the office, as cliché as it sounds, it's true to say that every day is different. A "typical day” can vary from quality assurance meetings (implementation of ISO17025 and ISO17020 in line with the Forensic Science Regulator's requirements is a significant project for everybody in our sector at the moment), to balancing our resources against the demands of four police forces investigating a wide range of crime types.   more ...

2018


2018

Simon Crawley, Global Project Manager, MSAB

Wednesday December 19, 2018 (19:02:20)   (1301 Reads)
Simon Crawley
What is your background and how did you first come into contact with MSAB?

I was a Police Sergeant with the Met Police, deployed in Counter Terrorism Intelligence gathering, based at a major airport, with a Masters in Forensic Computing and CyberCrime Investigations. We first started looking into digital forensics in 2009. Due to the power used – Sch7 TACT 2000 - we could not afford any delay in getting the data out of any device Sch7 of TACT only allowed us to have the device for 9 hours (now only 6 hours), after which we had to return the device.   more ...