Thank you to all of the volunteer reviewers who contribute their time to conduct thorough reviews of DFIR Review. Please see the bios of selected reviewers below.
Addisu Afework is a Digital Forensics researcher in a governmental agency. Since 2017, he has been performing digital forensics research on smart home IoT devices. Before studying his MSc in Legal Informatics and Digital Forensics Science, he was working in the cybersecurity field since 2009 as a cybersecurity engineer. Currently, he is working on developing tools and procedures in the digital forensics investigation area. Addisu is interested in researching and developing tools and methods to assist digital forensic investigators to easily and efficiently conduct investigations.
Timothy Bollé is a PhD Student in Digital Forensic and Investigation at the University of Lausanne, under the supervision of Dr. Eoghan Casey. He received his BSc and MSc in forensic science, from the School of Criminal Sciences at the University of Lausanne. During his master, he performed research and development in collaboration with Swiss police to detect repetitions in online fraud. His area of expertise includes research and development in digital forensic science, specializing in machine learning. His PhD research focuses on effective use of machine learning to support forensic analysis of digital evidence. Alongside his PhD and teaching activities, he performed practical case work through the forensic science laboratory that is part the School of Criminal Sciences. When he is not in front of his computer, he enjoys to look at the various astronomical objects through his telescope. He his currently working on his thesis and on developing correlation systems to find links across different cases for a European project. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Ali Hadi is a Senior Cybersecurity Specialist with 14+ years of industrial experience in Information Technology (IT), currently working as a full time professor and researcher for the Computer & Digital Forensics Dept. at Champlain College, USA. He provides consulting in several areas of Cybersecurity including digital forensics and incident response, malware analysis, cyber threat hunting, and penetration testing. He is also an author, speaker, and freelance instructor. His research interests include digital forensics, incident response, cyber threat hunting, and malware analysis.
Jessica Hyde is an experienced forensic examiner in both the commercial and government sectors. She is currently the Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics and an Adjunct Professor teaching Mobile Forensics in the graduate program at George Mason University, where she achieved an MS in Computer Forensics. Jessica is the host of Cache Up, a weekly podcast where she interviews digital forensics practitioners. She is also involved in several community efforts including as Chair of DFIR Review, 1st Vice President of the New York Metro High Tech Crime International Association Chapter, advisory board for Cyber Sleuths Lab, and a member of the Editorial Board for the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigations Journal. Her previous roles included performing forensic examinations as a Sr. Mobile Exploitation Analyst for Basis Technology, Senior at EY, and Senior Electrical Engineer at American Systems. Jessica is also proud to be a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Alex O. Ogbole
He is an Investigator and Digital Forensic Analyst with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nigeria. He has over a decade’s experience in digital forensics, evidence management, and investigation of financial and cyber-related criminal cases. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and a master’s degree (in-view) in Legal Informatics and Forensic Science from Hallym University Chuncheon, South Korea.
Elénore Ryser has a MSc in Forensic Science and is a PhD student at the University of Lausanne. Her main areas of research cover a typology of digital traces, the evaluation of digital traces and communication of digital forensic results as well as geo-localisation evidences. In 2019, she received a grant from the Société Académique Vaudoise to support her PhD research.
Brett Shavers is a digital forensics examiner whose experience spans a law enforcement career investigating cybercrime and serving as a consultant, expert witness, and special master in civil litigation cases. Brett has well over 1,000 hours of formal digital forensics training from a variety of U.S. federal agencies and forensic software companies. He has provided private consultation to government agencies and law firms in sensitive legal matters ranging from internal employee matters to class action litigation. Brett has also taught digital forensics and investigative techniques to dozens of law enforcement agencies internationally and at graduate-level educational programs. He is an award-winning author of several respected digital forensics books such as Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard, Hiding Behind the Keyboard, and the X-Ways Forensics Practitioner’s Guide. Brett also manages the DFIR Training website, www.dfir.training as a free resource for the DFIR community. You can find Brett at www.dfir.training and www.brettshavers.com.
Hannes Spichiger is a PhD Student at the University of Lausanne interested in questions of reliability and uncertainty related to digital evidence. His thesis is focused on the localisation of persons based on mobile phone traces. In addition to his research activity, he works part time as a specialist for digital investigation at the Neuchâtel Police force in Switzerland. His technical specialisation is mostly centred around the analysis of mobile phones.
Joe Walsh teaches digital forensics and computer security courses at DeSales University. Prior to accepting this position, he worked as a senior security consultant for a computer security firm where he was responsible for performing security assessments, conducting penetration testing, and responding to computer security incidents. He has been a police officer for thirteen years. Joe is a former member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, where he was responsible for conducting online undercover investigations and forensic examinations of digital evidence. He has been recognized in court as an expert in computer crime and digital forensics. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and earned his master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Digital Forensics at DeSales University. He recently completed his second master's degree in Information Systems with a concentration in Cybersecurity and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Systems with a specialization in Information Systems Cyber Security.