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Our Expert Data Recovery Certifications in Los Angeles

NOTE: Designation as an expert witness or other Section 2034 purposes requires a signed and funded DataChasers® Attorney’s Retainer Agreementor Service Agreement.

Matthew Albee

Certifications

  • CFCE – Certified Forensic Computer Examiner – International Association of Computer Investigative
  • Specialists
  • IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner Program Coach/Trainer.
  • IACIS Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist.
  • EnCE – EnCase Certified Examiner – Guidance Software
  • SCERS – Small Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center,
  • Department of Homeland Security.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Computer Certificate – California Baptist University.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • ACFS (Association of Certified Fraud Specialists),
  • BAR ASSOCIATION, Riverside County, California,
  • CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators),
  • FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association),
  • HTCC (High Technology Crime Consortium),
  • HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association),
  • IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists)

Law Enforcement Background; Computer Forensics Case Experience

  • Twenty years computer forensic experience with DataChasers, Inc. Current position includes roles as project manager and lead examiner on computer forensic and e-discovery cases.
  • Twenty years of investigation experience as a Special Agent for the State of California Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization where I equipped and maintained the computer forensic laboratory, and conducted investigations that involved financial and computer crimes.
  • Course Evaluator/Subject Matter Expert – Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA), Diplomatic Security Service, United States Department of State – 2012-Current
  • Cyber Forensics Course Instructor – Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA), Diplomatic Security Service, United States Department of State – 2012-Current
  • Evaluate high tech/cyber courses provided to foreign governments by the ATA. Provide recommendations and guidance as to course content, delivery, and topic relevance.
  • My experience with computer forensics runs the gamut from individual PCs to major corporations(references available), and includes every level and scope of examination. I have consulted to both public and private organizations, and maintain a complete computer forensics laboratory. I have extensive litigation experience as an expert witness, and have testified for both civil and criminal cases.

Ashraf Massoud

Training and Certifications

  • International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) (recertification is tri-yearly and is current)
  • EnCE EnCase Certified Examiner (recertification is bi-yearly and is current)
  • IACIS Forensic Computer Examiner Program Coach/Trainer.
  • IACIS Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist.
  • IACIS Advanced Seizure and Processing of DOS & Windows OS Certification.
  • IACIS Advanced Forensic Network Essentials Certificate.
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
  • September 2003 — Specialized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS)

Guidance Software, Inc.

  • October 2003 — EnCE (EnCase Certified)
  • June 2003 Encase Training Intermediate Computer Forensics regarding latest version of software
  • November 2001 Encase Training Intermediate Computer Forensics
  • October 2001 Encase Training Advanced Computer Forensics
  • October 2000 Encase Training Computer Forensics

National Cybercrime Training Partnership (NW3C)

  • March 2003 Advanced Data Recovery and Analysis- Win NT/2000/XP
  • December 2002 Basic Data Recovery and Analysis New Technologies, Inc. (NTI)
  • March 12-14, 2001 Computer Forensic Training
  • March 15-16, 2001 NTFS File System evidence recovery

Paraben

  • 2006 – Certified Paraben Instructor in PDA and Cell Phone Seizure and Acquisitions
  • October 2005 Paraben PDA and Cell Phone Seizure

AccessData

  • October 2005 Forensic Tool Kit Window Forensic Training
  • June 2005 Forensic Tool Kit Boot Camp Training

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting/Economics, California State University.

Law Enforcement Background; Computer Forensics Case Experience

Over ten years experience in state law enforcement, including computer forensics, criminal investigations, internal affairs, information technology, supervision of agents, coordination of programs and planned actions, and personnel training. Computer forensic experience gained through both personal experience conducting forensic analysis and supervisory experience in managing the Franchise Tax Board’s (FTB) Computer Forensics Program statewide. Charged with and successfully completed the task of creating and maintaining state of the art computer forensic program within the FTB. Computer forensics investigation experiences include individual PCs to major networks, email investigations, internet chat investigations, network intrusion investigations.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • HTCC (High Technology Crime Consortium),
  • HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association),
  • IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists).
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