The Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC) in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if you are a digital forensics professional.
Champlain's admissions team of Bridget, Brian and Mark are all set up in the exhibit hall ready to network and they are looking forward to their after-hours gathering with the Champlain alums and current students in attendance at CEIC. Michael Wilkinson, Champlain's digital forensics master's degree program director, presents two sessions this afternoon; one on Kindle forensics and the other on making your digital forensics laboratory defensible in court.
Champlain College Computer & Digital Forensics alum Warren Kruse is also at CEIC this week, presenting a session Thursday titled The "Trusted" Insider: Investigating Intellectual Property Theft. Warren is the Vice President of Data Forensics at Altep Inc. and co-author of "Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials." He has worked on numerous computer forensics cases with some of the largest law firms and corportations in the world.
The presentation at CEIC is a panel presentation with George Wade of Booz, Allen, Hamilton and Michael Barba of BDO. The program description is as follows: "As company downsizing becomes more prevalent in today's economic downturn, businesses are increasingly vulnerable to the pirating of Intellectual Property by current and former employees. Learn how to mitigate these risks as one of the former lead investigators of the Lucent Technologies PathStar investigation shares the story for this discussion. See how Warren Kruse, George Wade and Michael Barba became aware of a potential issue, developed a strategic approach, assessed potential damages, and developed leads using forensic and network technologies which led to the arrest of three foreign nationals attempting to appropriate Intellectual Property which was valued to be in excess of one billion dollars. This investigation garnered worldwide attention and has received the High Tech Criminal Investigative Association's (HTCIA) Case of the Year award. Hear how computer and network forensics, along with current technologies and with a little luck, aided this investigation."
If you are at CEIC this week be sure to check in with Mark, Brian and Bridget and definitely catch Michael and Warren's sessions!