Thomas Cannon and Jonathan Zdziarski join viaForensics

viaForensics, a firm providing expert services and products for mobile security and forensics, has announced that it has named US iPhone expert Jonathan Zdziarski and UK Android expert Thomas Cannon to its research and development arm. Both researchers are respected leaders in the digital forensics and mobile security industries…“Thomas and Jonathan’s expertise will further position viaForensics as a leader in mobile forensics and security and we are very pleased to have them join our team,” said Chee-Young Kim, President of viaForensics. viaForensics’ service such as appSecure®, a mobile app security certification, and viaExtract®, a powerful forensic software suite, require bleeding-edge research and development to stay ahead of attackers and provide the deepest forensic support possible.

Cannon, who will be Director of Research and Development, has gained his CISSP, CISM and holds a variety of technical qualifications. Before joining viaForensics, he worked as an Information Security Officer for Aviva PLC, a global insurance and financial services group based in the United Kingdom, where he also lead a security response and investigation service. His specialties include security testing and vulnerability assessment, risk management, secure development in enterprise environments, Linux, Android and embedded platforms. His research work on Android security has been featured on a number of prominent news and technology sites.

He is currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Security and Forensics from Bedfordshire University and has published articles and presented at conferences including Hakin9 and the SQS Conference in London.

Zdziarski, viaForensics’ new Senior Forensic Scientist, is considered a pioneer in the field of Apple iOS related forensics. An author of four books on iPhone development for O’Reilly Media, internationally recognized forensics expert and instructor for many law enforcement agencies, and researcher noted for his deep knowledge of Apple’s iOS, Zdziarski provides a free suite of iOS forensic tools to law enforcement agencies and frequently assists pro-bono on a number of high profile cases requiring his expertise. Previously, he worked as lead software systems engineer at Bedford, Mass.-based MITRE Corp., a federally funded research and development center specializing in information technology, operational concepts, systems engineering and enterprise modernization to solve complex national problems. Prior to that, Zdziarski was a senior research scientist for McAfee Inc. and helped build a number of startups’ infrastructures.

Author of the well-received iPhone Forensics: Recovering Evidence, Personal Data, and Corporate Assets (O’Reilly, 2008) among many other iOS-related works, Zdziarski has presented at numerous professional conferences including Mobile Forensics World, Techno Security & Digital Investigations, the Gartner Mobile Summit, and High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) conferences. He has also trained many federal and state law enforcement digital forensic examiners in iPhone forensics, using tools and techniques he has developed; he has served as an expert witness for the prosecution, testifying about the process, which has been validated by the National Institute of Justice.

About viaForensics

viaForensics is an innovative digital forensics and security firm providing services to corporations, law firms and law enforcement/government agencies. Areas of focus include computer and mobile forensics, mobile app security, enterprise security, information security and penetration testing, and forensics training. As leading experts on Android and iPhone forensics, viaForensics has developed a suite of unique products and services to serve the mobile and enterprise security needs of organizations.

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