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Digital Forensics Industry Days

 

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Build or refresh your field triage and digital investigation skills. Sign up for the FREE session recordings to learn from industry experts in digital investigations!

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to break pincodes/passcodes
  • How to collect mobile digital evidence more efficiently
  • New DATAPILOT 10 field triage capabilities
  • How field collection can help your investigation
  • How to conduct cryptocurrency investigations
  • Best practices for drone investigations

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Wednesday, October 28th Sessions :

Opening Session

7am PT / 10am ET

Speakers: Steve Lin, Jeremy Kirby, and Francis DeGiorgio

Learn and discuss the past and future challenges of mobile forensics and how the industry has evolved over the years. Get insight into the mobile forensic community and the ever-changing needs of digital forensic investigators.

Speaker Bio: Steve Lin

Steve Lin is the President of Susteen Inc.  

He is an experienced entrepreneurial sales leader with proven Mobile Wireless Industry track record in leading national sales organizations to overachieve revenue growth. Steve successfully launched and led indirect and direct sales distribution resulting in 216% growth. Mentored and developed multiple sales reps into sales leaders for organizations.

Entrusted by business owner. Led the organization and developed strategies and best practices to drive results through delivery of unique value proposition, excellence in sales and operational execution, instead of discounts and gimmicks. Strategically recruited and developed top sales talent and created a company culture that was recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work For” by the LA Business Journal. 

Speaker Bio: Jeremy Kirby

Jeremy Kirby is Susteen’s Director of Sales. As a long time mobile investigations solutions provider, Jeremy helps first responders, police, military, and both government and corporate investigators gain quick access to the information contained within mobile devices. Jeremy has spent the last several years as the Director of Sales at Susteen Inc., where he has been fortunate to help investigators in the field gain faster access to passwords, and critical data contained with mobile devices. Jeremy also helps coordinate grants for agencies needing technology to aid them in saving lives and solving investigations. Before joining Susteen, Mr. Kirby was Director of Admissions for a University specializing in military and military spouse education.

Speaker Bio: Francis DiGiorgio

Francis is the Director of Product Development at Susteen. With over 25 years of experience in cutting edge technologies, Francis De Giorgio has revitalized Susteen’s engineering department since taking over, two years ago. His ability quickly utilize new technologies and adapt them for forensic use, lead to the successful launch of the DATAPILOT 10, a mobile forensic device now in use at some of the largest law enforcement agencies nationwide, as well as multiple federal and government agencies throughout the world. Before bringing his expertise to Susteen, Francis lead an advanced team at a Microsoft Managed Partner, managing and developing leading edge .NET, Azure and IoT applications.

Jeremy Kirby

Cryptocurrency Investigations

7:30am PT / 10:30am ET

Speaker: Mark Laing, Technical intelligence Director of Blue Lights Digital Ltd.

A high-level overview of cryptocurrency and its criminal applications, and the strategies employed by investigators to trace the flow of money and deanonymize users.

Speaker Bio

I spent 18 years in the UK police, where I specialized as a detective working with technical evidence in the field of covert policing. I was involved in setting up the force cybercrime team, where I developed a strategy for the investigation of anonymous cryptocurrency transactions. I now work in the private sector, as a cryptocurrency consultant to the legal profession, and as a training developer for law enforcement and other investigators. Having delivered over 50 courses, I have worked with BLD to create the first ‘City & Guilds Assured’ Cryptocurrency Investigation Program.

Acquiring Instant Data in the field with DATAPILOT 10 & Techno Data Kit

9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

Speaker: Steve Stinchcomb of Susteen

Find out new ways of speeding up your investigation with the DATAPILOT 10. Learn new tips and acquisition methods to quickly acquire the evidence you need. 

Speaker Bio

Steven is an over 20 year veteran of the wireless industry with a focus on new technology. He spent many years training teams in new wireless technology as it emerged. He was a product manager for AT&T and helped launch some of the worlds most iconic smart devices including the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy product lines we know today. 

Ransomware & Forensic Artifacts

11am PT / 2pm ET

Speaker: Sgt Zabik, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Learn the tactics used by attackers to gain initial access into the network, steps used when conducting reconnaissance and ultimately the deployment of the Sodinokibi ransomware virus on the victim’s network. The presentation will center on intelligence gathering and the attacker’s movements through a common computer workstation as supported by forensic artifacts to include Windows Volume Shadow Copies, Event logs, NTFS log files, Prefetch files, registry artifacts and other Windows based file artifacts.

Speaker Bio

Erik Zabik has been serving the Central Florida community in a sworn law enforcement capacity since 1999. Erik’s diverse employment experience includes serving in corrections, community patrol, investigations and in supervisory capacities. Prior to the start of his employment with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in 2018, Erik served 16 years with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office which included 13 years in the Digital Forensic Unit. With a combined 15 years total as a full-time digital forensic examiner and supervisor, Erik has dedicated his time and career to the field of digital forensics. In his current assignment as the Sergeant of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Digital Forensic Unit, Erik actively conducts digital forensic examinations, oversees daily laboratory operations and supervises digital forensic examiners assigned to the unit.

In addition to his law enforcement role, Erik has trained and mentored countless numbers of digital forensic practitioners by way of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialist (IACIS) and by instructing classes and presenting lectures throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Erik is also an active member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF).

In addition to his extensive training in law enforcement, Erik holds several advanced degrees and certifications relating to the field of digital forensics. Erik’s cumulative knowledge in the field has deemed him a qualified subject matter expert in both state and federal courts of law.

Cracking The Code: Accessing Pincodes & Passcodes

12:15pm PT / 3:15pm ET

Speaker: Jeremy Kirby, Susteen

Through years of helping law enforcement agencies break into digital devices, Susteen has built a large database of the most commonly used pin codes, passcodes & patterns used to lock mobile devices. Learn tips and tricks for cracking these codes. Participants who attend this session live will get a FREE list of the most commonly used codes!

Speaker Bio

Jeremy Kirby is Susteen’s Director of Sales. As a long time mobile investigations solutions provider, Jeremy helps first responders, police, military, and both government and corporate investigators gain quick access to the information contained within mobile devices. Jeremy has spent the last several years as the Director of Sales at Susteen Inc., where he has been fortunate to help investigators in the field gain faster access to passwords, and critical data contained with mobile devices. Jeremy also helps coordinate grants for agencies needing technology to aid them in saving lives and solving investigations. Before joining Susteen, Mr. Kirby was Director of Admissions for a University specializing in military and military spouse education.

Tips for Reducing Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET

Speaker: Clint Beymer, Marketplace

Tips for reducing anxiety during COVID-19 pandemic. Eight practical, common sense tops on helping you and your family to reduce anxiety during COVID-19 or any other anxiety producing situations.

Speaker Bio

Growing up in Seattle, Washington, I have great memories of enjoying God’s beautiful creation, hiking & skiing in the Cascade & Olympic Mountains with my family.

After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, I worked at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center near Santa Cruz CA, & it was there that I felt called to work in ministry. I received my Master of Divinity at Fuller Seminary &, during this time, had the privilege of working with high school ministry at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena CA. It was there that I met my wife Amy. In 1988, I came to Orange County CA to take a Student Ministry position & have been working in pastoral ministry since that time. I currently serve with Marketplace Chaplains as the Executive Director of Operations for Greater Los Angles & Hawaii. My position involves working with Chaplains serving 46 companies at almost 70 locations, between Fresno & South Orange County.

Amy & I have been married since September 1991 & are blessed with five great kids from young adult to High School. I enjoy time with my family, the beach, Washington Husky football, a nice fire in the winter, a good movie, and a good cup of coffee. It is a joy & privilege to provide care for chaplains, companies & their employees.

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LIVE DEMO of Strike/Burner Breaker

All Day

Our Susteen Business Development Reps are available live all day long, giving demonstrations of a multitude of digital forensic software available to you. Pop in at any time to ask questions, see a live demo or just to say hello.

Thursday, October 29th Sessions :

Drone Investigations

8:15am PT / 11:15am ET

Speaker: Andrew Simmons, Trainer & Technical Manager

The use of drones of recreational, commercial, and criminal purposes has increased exponentially over recent years. Consumer-grade technology, available on the high street, now has implications across a number of areas from aviation to personal security and beyond.  Our drone investigation training incorporates the use of established digital forensics tools to extract and analyze data from a downed drone, as well as considering the wider implications of data acquisition from service providers.

Speaker Bio

Andrew Simmons combines his aviation knowledge as a helicopter and UAV pilot alongside his law enforcement agency knowledge and experience. Serving with the UK’s Cumbria Police he has experience working with complex criminal investigations, as well as 30 years in IT. Andrew’s expertise is in all things network with a deep domain knowledge of Wi-Fi router interrogation and interpretation. He also builds electronic detection capabilities that can be mounted on small UAV for air proximity detection and digital device detection and identification. He enjoys nothing more than solving a problem using his aviation, technical & development skills combined. His ambition is to meet the challenge of anything that can be done on a PCB can be mounted onto a UAV.

Find Digital Evidence Faster in the Field

9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

Speakers: Graham Little, Head of Business Development of Cyan Forensics

Using cutting edge rapid digital triage techniques, digital evidence can now be identified in seconds/minutes rather than hours/days. This allows investigators to confront suspects with evidence (even if it has been deleted, or in unallocated space), reducing risks in both child sexual exploitation investigations and counter terror operations. Find out how you can find digital evidence 20-100x faster in the field – as used in UK policing, today.

Speaker Bio

Graham has led business development at Cyan Forensics since its inception in 2016. Before that, he spent for 10+ years as an Intelligence Officer in the Royal Air Force, specializing in remotely piloted air systems and counter terrorism, and serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and Las Vegas.

Susteen: New Technologies

11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET

Speakers: Francis DeGiorgio & Jeremy Kirby

Be among the first to see Susteen’s new technology for 2021 and beyond. Find out new techniques for quickly acquiring digital forensic data in the field. This presentation is a must-attend for investigators in digital forensics, who want to see what near-future capabilities are on the horizon.

Speaker Bio: Francis DiGiorgio

Francis is the Director of Product Development at Susteen. With over 25 years of experience in cutting edge technologies, Francis De Giorgio has revitalized Susteen’s engineering department since taking over, two years ago. His ability quickly utilize new technologies and adapt them for forensic use, lead to the successful launch of the DATAPILOT 10, a mobile forensic device now in use at some of the largest law enforcement agencies nationwide, as well as multiple federal and government agencies throughout the world. Before bringing his expertise to Susteen, Francis lead an advanced team at a Microsoft Managed Partner, managing and developing leading edge .NET, Azure and IoT applications.

Speaker Bio: Jeremy Kirby

Jeremy Kirby is Susteen’s Director of Sales. As a long time mobile investigations solutions provider, Jeremy helps first responders, police, military, and both government and corporate investigators gain quick access to the information contained within mobile devices. Jeremy has spent the last several years as the Director of Sales at Susteen Inc., where he has been fortunate to help investigators in the field gain faster access to passwords, and critical data contained with mobile devices. Jeremy also helps coordinate grants for agencies needing technology to aid them in saving lives and solving investigations. Before joining Susteen, Mr. Kirby was Director of Admissions for a University specializing in military and military spouse education.

OSINT for Investigators

12:45pm PT / 3:45pm ET

Speakers: John Valkovci

Learn open source intelligence techniques for analyzing digital forensic data. Specifically designed for forensic investigators. 

Speaker Bio

John is a full-time assistant professor of Cybersecurity at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and serves as the University’s Director of Cyber Defense and Forensics. He teaches a number of Cybersecurity courses, includingDigital Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Dark Web Analysis, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Analysis, and Complex Online Investigations. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney where he prosecuted numerous cases involving computer-related child exploitation, fraud, and narcotics. He received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from the University of Richmond. Upon graduating law school, he was commissioned and served in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a frequent guest-lecturer at Dickinson Law School, and a number of other schools and training seminars. He is a certified forensic examiner (ACE) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH). 

Testifying In Court on Digital Evidence

1:45pm PT / 4:45pm ET

Speakers: Anthony Benitez, DOJ Instructor, Criminal Investigator, Tulare County DA

This presentation provides the attendee with the steps to prepare for courtroom testimony as it relates to digital evidence and forensics. It will provide the attendee with an insight into relevant considerations before testifying as well as discuss the importance of pre-trial preparation with the prosecutor. The presentation will touch on curriculum vitae preparation, report writing, courtroom demeanor, attire and considerations while on the witness stand. The presentation will discuss the importance of mock trial exercises and the preparation of exhibits for trial.

Speaker Bio

Anthony Benitez has been in law enforcement for the last twenty-seven years, devoting those years between The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and currently, the Office of the Tulare County District Attorney. He is the senior Digital Forensic Examiner assigned to the Bureau of Investigation’s, Digital Forensic Unit.  Anthony holds a Master of Science degree in Digital Forensics and is also a graduate of the P.O.S.T. Master Instructor Certification Course.

Anthony also holds numerous professional certifications in digital forensics and is an instructor for the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Cyber Crimes Training Program. He has instructed in the areas of computer and mobile forensics, triage of digital evidence, Cyber Investigations, search warrants, CalECPA and courtroom testimony.

LIVE DEMO

All Day

Our Susteen Business Development Reps are available live all day long, giving demonstrations of a multitude of digital forensic software available to you. Pop in at any time to ask questions, see a live demo or just to say hello.

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