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Pro Digital: Year One

Around this time in 2014, I was driving on my 80-mile commute to my law enforcement job as a supervisor at a college police department in Hampton, VA when I suddenly realized how much I missed forensics and investigation.  The college…

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The INconvenience of INfosec

The INconvenience of INfosec in the Digital Age I often get requests from civic groups, consumer groups and the media to speak about information security (infosec) practices, trends, etc.  Although infosec is not our primary role at Pro Digital, it does…

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Pro Digital: Frequently Asked Questions

Recently, a colleague in the eDisovery field was talking to me about another prolific blogger.  The blogger in question had a simple theory to his blogs: Answer the questions people have about your business and you’ll not only foster good relationships…

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Link to Forensicator Podcast #101: Katana Forensics

Please follow the link below to the new Forensicator Podcast featuring Sean Morrissey, CEO of Katana Forensics & Brad Robin, Marketing Director, available on Sound Cloud. https://soundcloud.com/pro-digital-forensics/forensicator-no-101-katana-forensics …And be looking for episodes popping up on iTunes in the near future!…

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Digital Forensic Examiner

Lists are all over these blogs, aren’t they?  But I bet you haven’t seen the top 5 reasons you need to hire a digital forensic examiner!  Not to be outdone, we’ll try to keep it to only five: 1) Data is everywhere…

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Probable Cause: As Good as it Gets

Recently, I had the honor of teaching a 3-day in-service course at the police academy for a group of new investigators.  While some of the participants had a degree of investigative experience, they still found some value in the course, especially…

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Digital Forensics vs. Data Extraction

I was having lunch the other day with a good friend who is a very well-trained & accomplished Digital Forensic Examiner for the Virginia State Police.  He and I often get together and talk about trends in the industry, past cases,…

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Forensicator Podcast #100: Dr. Glenn Dardick

In our first Forensicator podcast, Patrick Siewert, Principal Consultant of Pro Digital Forensic Consulting, interviews Dr. Glenn Dardick of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Dr. Dardick discusses the evolution of digital forensics, current & future trends and highlights several industry-standard tools. The…

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Tenacity & Objectivity: The Double-Edged Sword of Digital Forensics

In our article with tips on how to select a competent digital forensic examiner, we touched on two important attributes of competent examiners that I’d like to expand upon – Tenacity & objectivity.  The two traits are extremely important and can…

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