Interview With Jeff Hedlesky, Forensic Evangelist For Tableau Hardware, OpenText

Jeff, you've worked at OpenText and (prior to its acquisition) Guidance Software for nearly nine years. What attracted you to work here initially?

Digital forensics was in its infancy back when I was working for Oxford Semiconductor in the early 2000s. When two people I knew and respected in the computer industry, James Wiebe (founder of WiebeTech) and Robert Botchek (founder of Tableau) both independently began work on digital forensic write blockers, both based around one of our OxSemi components, I knew there was something special happening. I’m an (old) nerd, but I’m also an Eagle Scout, so when I found an industry which used a variety of cutting-edge technologies to help the good guys “do their best” to stop the bad guys, I was hooked.

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