Join Paraben Corporation for the 8th annual PFIC in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama. Once again, Paraben has gathered together the top industry experts to provide innovative lectures and training for digital forensic examiners. Whether you're a seasoned expert or you're just getting started, PFIC is known for it's cutting-edge topics and personal networking opportunities. Register Now →
Paraben offers mobile forensic and computer forensic software and hardware solutions.
DME Forensics is an innovative consulting company focused on video and image forensics with an emphasis on the analysis of surveillance DVRs.
MediaClone designs and manufactures complete forensic investigation platform units.
Founded in 1997, Guidance Software is recognized globally as the world leader in e-discovery and other digital investigations. .
SUMURI is a leading worldwide provider of solutions for digital evidence and computer forensic Training, Hardware, Software and Services. SUMURI is also the developer of the industry standard PALADIN Forensic Suite, RECON for Mac OS X , CARBON Virtual Forensic Suite and TALINO Forensic Workstations.
PFIC Waterbottle Sponsor
Forensic & data recovery equipment, disk duplication and testing.
CSI, LLC is sponsoring 1o scholarship seats for law enforecement officers to attend PFIC 2015.
EDAS FOX (Electronic Discovery Analysis System Forensically Optimized for eXploitations) offers forensic hardware and software solutions.
Each attendee of PFIC will attend one day of lectures and one day of training. Each lecture and training is repeated so everyone attends each lecture and each training.
PFIC 2015 Agenda
|8:00 AM||Keynote: Automating DFIR
David Cowen, G&C Partners
|Bitcoin Collection & Investigations
Prof. Timothy A. Carver, Trine University
|9:00 AM||Open Source Intelligence and Information 2.0
Nicole Bocra CFE, Infinity Investigative Solutions
|Bitcoin Collection & Investigations (continued)|
|10:00 AM||Sponsor Break||Sponsor Break|
|10:30 AM||Documentation of Evidence or Preparing for Testimony
Karen Paulet, Robert Morris University
|Conducting Advanced Digital Forensic Investigations in EnCase
James Habben, Master Trainer, Guidance Software
|11:30 AM||The Forensics of Intellectual Property Theft
William J. Long/Phillip Rodokanakis
|Conducting Advanced Digital Forensic Investigations in EnCase (continued)|
|1:30 PM||Budget Friendly Forensics
Jeff Shackelford, Arkansas Attorney General Office
|Forensic Analysis of CCTV Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)
Jimmy Schroering, DME Forensics Inc.
|3:00 PM||Sponsor Break||Sponsor Break|
|3:30 PM||The science behind tool selection: Reviewing the forensic methods for tool selection
Charline F. Nixon, Calhoun Community College
Amber Schroader, Paraben Corporation
|5:30 PM||Evening Social|
PFIC continues to be the must-attend conference for digital forensics. PFIC 2015 marks the 8th year for PFIC and each year brings new and exciting speakers, training sessions, and attendees to provide an atmosphere of learning & networking. PFIC is the only event that you get to attend 100% of the available content so there is not a risk of missing one of our topics.
Not only do you get the value of great content at PFIC 2015, but you also have the most cost effective training option in digital forensics. For only $299.00 you receive the training and lectures, but you also receive:
Seating is limited so sign up today. Payment for PFIC is due 30-days prior to the event and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or with questions.
David Cowen, CISSP, is a partner at G-C Partners, LLC based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Cowen is one of the authors of €˜Hacking Exposed: Computer Forensics™ first and second editions and the third edition of the ˜Anti-Hacker Toolkit™ and the upcoming 'Computer Forensics, A Beginner's Guide' all from McGraw Hill. Mr. Cowen is also the author of the popular ˜Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics Blog™ and a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Computer Science. Mr. Cowen is the captain of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition's Red Team. Mr. Cowen has been working doing computer forensics since 1999 and information security since 1996 acting as an expert witness in civil cases around the nation. Working as a computer forensic expert Mr. Cowen has assisted Human Resources departments in companies across the United States in dealing with employee issues and employee litigation involving computer usage.
James Habben is a Master Instructor with Guidance Software, Inc. and instructs classes from the Introduction through the Expert Series. James applies knowledge from his background in corporate investigations to his instruction and he enjoys his current duties as a Reserve Probation Officer.
Nicole Bocra is a Certified Fraud Investigator, registered private investigator in Virginia, and a licensed private detective in New Jersey and Maryland. Ms Bocra has more than 15 years’ experience as an accountant and securities investigator. Prior to establishing her own private investigative firm, Infinity Investigative Solutions in 2005, Ms Bocra was an in-house investigator at a law firm and lead investigator with FINRA fka NASD. Infinity Investigative Solutions is a licensed private investigation firm specializing in investigations, consulting, due diligence, and business strategy. Since inception, customer and revenue numbers have increased annually by 30-40%. Ms Bocra develops complex cases, provides expert investigative services and conducts in-depth due diligence using the latest in technology, financial expertise and investigative experience to ensure the most thorough inquiries. She is involved in many National and Regional investigative organizations including Intellnet, NALI, PIAVA, PISA, NJLPIA, and Infragard. Ms Bocra was recently appointed to the Virginia Private Security Services Advisory Board (PSSAB) effective July 1, 2011.
Mr. Long is owner and a Principal of Integrid, specializing in matters involving digital information, electronic discovery and digital forensics. Mr. Long has over thirty-eight years of experience in technology as well as many phases of business activity. In addition to his technology background, Mr. Long has experience in management (including service as CEO) as well as marketing, accounting, and finance. He is a Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner, Certified Computer Examiner, Certified Fraud Examiner and has the Data Recovery Expert Certification. Mr. Long has served as a court-appointed independent computer expert and has testified as a digital forensic expert.
Charline F. Nixon is currently an IT Faculty at Calhoun Community College where she is responsible for teaching mobile/computer forensics, penetration testing, and ethical hacking courses. Her previous positions include, IT School Chair and IT Faculty Lead Instructor. She holds 2 PhD’s in Education and Management and 2 Masters in Business and Cyber Security, Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance, Six Sigma Black Belt. Charline has previously spoken at BSides Memphis, Skydog, Hackerhalted, Takedowncon, Women International Summit, and is one of the organizer of BSides Philippines, a co-organizers of BSides Huntsville. In addition she holds several IT certifications, including CEH, CHFI, ECSA, Smart-CTF,MCT, MCP,CASP (+10 others).
Dr. Karen Paullet has been a faculty member at Robert Morris University since 2007 where she teaches Cyber Security. She holds a BS in Information Systems, a MS in Communications and Information Systems, and a DSc. in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University. In addition Dr. Paullet has spent over 13 years working with law enforcement preparing cases using digital evidence for trial. She has spoken at over 100 engagements throughout the country on the Dangers of Social Network Sites, Internet Safety for Children, Cyberbullying, Cyberstalking and the CSI Effect. She has applied her research interests to educate students, organizations and law enforcement. Her work has been published through various outlets to include the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS), the Information Systems Educators Journal (ISEDJ), the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR) and The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (SEInforms). She brings her professional experience in law enforcement and teaching to serve and educate others in the community.
Phillip Rodokanakis is the Managing Director of U.S. Data Forensics, LLC, a company providing computer & digital forensic examinations, expert witness and litigation support services. Mr. Rodokanakis is a computer forensics and data recovery expert. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), an EnCase® Certified Examiner (EnCE), AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), and a Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner (DFCP) with more than 30 years’ experience in international and domestic investigations. He has participated in prosecutions of numerous complex financial frauds, and has developed a solid professional background in computer forensics and advanced Information Technology systems. A retired special agent, Mr. Rodokanakis conducted a broad range of criminal, civil, and administrative investigations in more than 60 countries. He interacted with senior public and private sector officials at the highest executive levels, both in the United States and overseas. During his career with the Federal Government, Mr. Rodokanakis served as a Foreign Service Officer before being appointed to the Department of Interior where he oversaw and managed investigations for the Office of Inspector General. Mr. Rodokanakis conducts many lectures and seminars and has been invited to address national conferences. An accredited college instructor, he has taught college courses in Criminal Justice. He has developed training modules and delivered specialized training presentations in the areas of digital forensics and white collar crime investigations.
Throughout the past two decades Ms. Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed over two-dozen software programs designed for the purposes of recovering digital data from mobile phones, computer hard drives, email, and live monitoring services. With an aggressive development schedule, Ms. Schroader continues to bring forth new and exciting technology to the computer forensic community worldwide. Ms. Schroader coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics”, pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence acquisition process. An accomplished curriculum developer and instructor; Ms. Schroader has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field. Ms Schroader continues support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.
Jimmy Schroering began his career in the information technology field as a network and systems administrator. His desire to utilize information technology to help the criminal justice system led him to digital & multimedia evidence forensics in 2003 when he accepted a position with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory in the Documents & Digital Evidence Section. In addition to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Jimmy has been employed by and examined digital evidence for Target Forensic Services Laboratory in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the FBI’s Forensic Audio, Video and Image Analysis Unit (FAVIAU) in Quantico, Virginia.
Supervisory Special Agent Shackelford is the Director of Digital Forensics at the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and Regional President for the High Tech Crime Network (HTCN). A 16 year law enforcement veteran, SSA Shackelford has been an active member in the digital forensics, cybercrime and ICAC arenas for the last 9 years and holds a wide variety of vendor and non-vendor certifications in computer and cell phone forensics. SSA Shackelford has provided testimony in numerous court cases as an expert witness in digital forensics and has spoken at various national forensic conferences around the country.
Prof. Tim Carver develops and teaches Digital Forensic Science courses at Trine University. He started first with repairing, then designing video games in the early 1980s. He has ran his own business servicing computers and video. He was a consultant for General Electric Aircraft Engines in their labs. When working for JWP Businessland he built over 50 LANs. Prof. Carver holds a BS and an MS in Computer Science. In addition to teaching, Prof. Carver is a practicing Forensic Computer Examiner. He holds the CCE and is a member of the ISFCE and the HTCC.
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