There is always a debate about what the best forensic tools are
The reality is that best tool is the mind of the dedicated and proficient forensic scientist
Jason is the founder and Principal Partner of DFIRLABS. He was previously the Head of the Cyber Forensic Laboratory of the Special Investigating Unit, and prior to that he was a detective with the South African Police Service Commercial Branch. He has been a forensic investigation practitioner since 1991, and has specialised in the field of digital forensics science and cybercrime investigation since 1998. He has testified on several occasions in the South African High Court as well as the lower courts as an expert witness. He is also an active academic, trainer, researcher, and author in the fields of digital forensics and cybercrime. He has a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science Cum Laude, a Masters of Technology degree in Forensic Investigation, a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Computer Science Summa Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree in Policing. He is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner, a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, a Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and a Professional Member of the Institute of Information Technology of South Africa. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, the Institute of Information Technology Professional of South Africa, the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the IEEE Computer Society, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts.
Veronica is a Partner at DFIRLABS. She was previously in charge of the Free State Cyber Forensic Laboratory of the Special Investigating Unit. She has been a forensic scientist in the field of digital and multimedia evidence since 2009. She is also an active researcher and author in the field of digital forensics. She has a Diploma in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation from the University of Johannesburg. She received training in Europe on digital forensics and cyber crime investigation from the United States Department of Homeland Security. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals of South Africa and an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Anton has been a practicing digital forensics since 2006 when he was one of the founding members of the South African Police Service Cyber Crime Unit in the Eastern Cape. In 2012 he left the South African Police Service to join PWC, where he held the position of Manager in the Eastern Cape Forensic Technology division. He has testified as an expert witness on many occasions.
He joined DFIRLABS in 2016. He has an Honours degree in Information Systems, and a National Diploma in Police Administration. He has also received extensive training in his discipline from the SANS Institute and Guidance Software. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner. Anton has extensive experience in the field of mobile phone forensics.
Saskia Kuschke joined DFIRLABS in 2016. She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2016, where she completed a Bachelors in Information Technology Cum Laude. In her Matric year she scored nine distinctions, and went on to maintain a Grade Point Average of 82% at university level. In 2013 and 2015 she was the top student in her study programme. She was awarded the achievement of the overall Top Undergraduate Student in the School of IT for the University of Pretoria for 2016.
Saskia is a proficient programmer and database administrator and has experience with Linux systems. She has also completed several project management courses with distinction, as well as courses concerning philosophy and ethical issues prevalent in ICT today.
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