1) SükrüDurmaz

Sükrü worked for the Turkish General Command of Gendarmerie in cybercrime and digital forensics fields for 15 years as a law enforcement officer, founder of the first Cyber Crime Center and Digital Forensics Lab, and retired as Gendarmerie Major on February 2013.

Specialties and Key Experiences:

  • Digital Forensics & Security Specialist
  • Digital Forensics & Security Instructor
  • Cyber Crime/Terrorism Consultant
  • e-Discovery Consultant
  • Information Security Consultant
  • Digital Forensics Software & Hardware Tester/Developer
  • Over 3,200 Cyber Crime, Digital Forensics & Security Cases (Incident Response, Seizing Electronic Evidence, Lab Analysis and Reports)
  • Registered Cyber Crimes, Digital Forensics & Security Expert Witness List of Ankara Regional Criminal Prosecutors’ Offices/Courts (2006-Present)

2) Andrew Robert

Andrew has 16 years of experience as a nationally qualified trainer and assessor and have regularly provided training for law enforcement officers. He established the company E5h Forensic Solutions that understands and interprets computer based evidence and certainly addressed the lack of training opportunities for legal profession. Creator of memory analysis tools called Memgator and TrueDecrypter.

Specialties and Key Experiences:

  • Computer Forensic Investigations including (a) Large frauds, (b) Terrorism, (c) Malware Investigations, (d) Volatile data analysis, (e) Criminal investigations including murder, indecent images & importation, (f) Metadata analysis of Microsoft word documents, and (g) Onsite search and seizure
  • Developed UK Law Society approved courses and a high level volatile data analysis course for forensic investigators
  • Expert witness for computer-based evidence in court that resulted successful outcome to the cases
  • Worked as Director of Forensic Services that developed procedures and policies in a fast growing unit that utilises the latest technologies

3) Ryan Washington

Ryan is a digital media analyst and instructor with a solid UNIX and Windows system administration and security background. Almost 20 years of work in the military, intelligence, high technology, and law enforcement areas. He is a certified FBI Expert Witness in Computer Science in South Carolina, USA.

Specialties and Key Experiences:

  • Lead Advanced Systems Instructor associated with all Paraben training systems and programs
  • Principal Forensics Analyst
  • Security and Lead Engineer
  • Digital forensics and threat vulnerability
  • Analysis of digital media using various tools to determine the extent of data breaches
  • Surface analysis of malicious software to ascertain the software’s intended purpose
  • Assess digital and online fingerprints
  • Security incident response, analysis, and recovery, network/computer forensic analysis, WAN/LAN intrusion detection and analysis, risk/vulnerability analysis and mitigation, and log file analysis in conjunction with system analysis. Performed analysis of individual data sets ranging from CD’s to over 4TB. Supported over 150 cases comprised of analyzing approximately 700 hard drives.
  • Contracted to FBI-Special Technologies and Applications Office/Investigative Analysis Unit (IAU) as Operations Project Lead and Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Intelligence Team Lead
  • Special Intelligence Operator of the U.S. Marine Corps – 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan/Naval Security Group Activity, Rota, Spain/USS LaSalle

4) Numan Ahmad

Numan is a Security &Payments Risk Professional working in leadership positions for Visa International, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and is currently working as a Director at Contego Solutions.

Specialties and Key Experiences:

  • Over 15 years of experience in Information Security, Payments Risk and Fraud, Incident Response & Digital Forensics
  • Advises Financial Institutions, Merchants, Regulators and Law Enforcement on Payment System Risk, Fraud and Digital Forensics
  • Conducted training sessions throughout the GCC on various topics and has been invited to speak at industry events
  • Trained by U.S. CERT in incident response coordination
  • Developed & managed global bank’s incident response program & digital forensics capability
  • Managed security breaches & fraud investigations for visa international in ME region

5) Ahmed Ali

Ahmed is currently the Head of Technical at Contego Solutions where he consults for clients on Information Security, Incident Response and Digital Forensic requirements.

Specialties and Key Experiences:

  • Over 12 years of experience in Network Infrastructure, Security and Digital Forensic Solutions design, deployment and administration.
  • Certified in different technical qualifications which include, GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, ACE, NCIS, XRYE, FEE, ACE, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, and SANS Mentor. He is also trained by SANS, FireEye, AccessData, Guidance Software, Nuix, MicroSystemation, Cisco, Microsoft and other technology vendors.
  • Advised clients on technical and security solutions and best practices. With his extensive knowledge in Digital Forensics, he has consulted for enterprises, government and law enforcement agencies on designing secure digital forensic labs with the latest digital forensics solutions.
  • Specialized in Digital Forensics Laboratories Design, Digital Investigation Systems, Computer Forensics Systems, Mobile Forensics Systems, Network and Media Forensics Systems, Incident Handling and Response.
  • Trained commercial and government agencies on IT Security and Digital Forensics