Next Chapter Meeting

Please join us as we celebrate an historic milestone in our Chapter’s history, our 25th Anniversary!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Wolters Kluwer

76 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10011  

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Seats are limited, register today!


We will be having a Chapter meeting followed by a Social event.

The meeting will feature:

– A tribute to our past Presidents

– Presentations from industry leaders

– Prize giveaways, including: a Roku 3 player, 2 pairs of movie tickets to AMC Theaters, a 6 month license to IEF (Internet Evidence Finder), and more to come!*

Breakfast and Lunch will be served. As always, there is no fee to attend the meeting.

*(To be eligible for the prize giveaways, you must attend the meeting in person, and be present at the time of the giveaway. Speakers, Sponsors and Board members are not eligible to participate.)


Social Event to immediately follow meeting at:

The Crooked Knife

West 14th St

Between 7th Ave & 8th Ave

West Village, NYC.

Refreshments and finger food will be served.The first 50 to register will be admitted free!!




Chapter Meeting Agenda:

1. Chapter Update: 9:00 to 9:30

2. Honoring Our Past Presidents: 9:35 to 10:15

3. Wearable Technologies: Presented by Chris Bross, CTO Drive Savers: 10:20 – 11:20

4. Smartphone Forensics and Mobile Device Link Analysis: Presented by Rey Navarro, Micro Systemation /1st Vice President HTCIA Mid-Atlantic Chapter: 11:30 pm to 12:30 pm

5. Lunch and Networking Break: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

6. Enhancing Investigations with Social Media: Presented by Howard Williamson, SVP and Executive Director, X1 Social Discovery: 1:35 -2:35

 7. Emerging Workflows to Reduce Digital Forensic Investigation Backlogs: Presented by Ryan Duquette, Senior Manager of Forensics, Magnet Forensics: 2:40 -3:40

8. TBA 3:45 – 4:45

9. Wrap up 4:45 – 5:00




Seats are limited, register today!

Please click HERE to register for the meeting.

This meeting will also be available via a Go To Webinar webcast for those who cannot attend in person.

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The first 50 to register will be admitted free!!

Please click HERE to register for the Social following the meeting.


Session 1:   Wearable Technologies

Summary: Wearable Technology is changing the internet-connected world of digital devices, the privacy and protection of personal information, and the potential value of that data as evidence in forensic investigations. The big issue is that you may not be aware, or capable of dealing with the variety of these devices and the complexity of acquiring data from them. New wearable devices are announced daily from health & performance monitoring Fit Bit wristbands, to GoPro cameras, Google Glass, police body cameras, or the new Apple Watch and all of the competitors that will soon follow. With every new device come new capabilities and vulnerabilities. And this is just the beginning! Attendees to this lecture will gain an awareness of the challenges ahead with these wearable technologies. They will also learn about when these devices may contain unique data sets that you cannot acquire from a local sync or backups to their Smart device, computer, or cloud hosted partner. Case studies and examples will be reviewed with relevant current products and Q&A will be provided.

Presenter: Chris Bross, CTO Drive Savers

Bio: Chris Bross is the Chief Technology Office at DriveSavers data recovery. Since joining DriveSavers engineering team in 1995, Mr. Bross has recovered data on all types of failed storage devices. Today he manages the R&D team for emerging storage and solid state devices, and guides the development of new tools and technologies for the forensic and data recovery labs.


Session 2: Smartphone Forensics and Mobile Device Link Analysis

Summary: Learn about mobile device forensics techniques used to examine popular smartphones, specifically iOS- and Android-   based devices.  The presentation will cover methods used to bypass and recover security codes and swipe patterns.  Attendees   will learn how to recover vital chat data from messaging apps that is not necessarily revealed in traditional call data records   (CDR’s).  Attendees will also learn how to give their cell phone dumps meaning by correlating the data amongst multiple devices   quickly and efficiently, matching all common data and direct communications between devices via instantly plotted connection   diagrams, timelines, and mapping of location data.

Presenter: Rey Navarro, Micro Systemation/1st Vice President HTCIA Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Bio:   Mr. Navarro served 7 years in the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer after graduating from the US Naval Academy in 2001. His military background includes tours of duty as an IT Manager aboard guided missile destroyers, two deployments to the Persian Gulf, as well as a boots-on-ground tour in Northern Iraq attached to an Army battalion as their counter radio-controlled IED specialist.  His duties focused primarily on countermeasures to combat cell phone detonated roadside bombs.  Rey joined Micro Systemation in 2012.  His responsibilities at MSAB including seriving our state and local law enforcement customers in the Northeast United States region. Rey is the current 1st Vice President of the HTCIA Mid-Atlantic Chapter. He based out of the DC Metro area and is living the American dream in Fairfax, VA with 3 kids, a dog, and a minivan.


Session 3: Enhancing Investigations with Social Media

Summary: Have you had an investigation or discovery matter that required you to collect and review data from Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook? What about socially based websites like YouTube, 4Chan or Reddit? This lecture will focus on the methodologies, best practices and nuances of properly collecting data from popular social networks. Current and noteworthy events will provide the basis of use case scenarios and differences between social media as a data source for intelligence gathering and social media collection for courtroom use will be explored.

Presenter: Howard Williamson, SVP and Executive Director, X1 Social Discovery

Bio: For almost 20 years he has been known for his professional experience and in-depth knowledge in the fields of digital forensics and electronic discovery. Howard has worked at Stroz Friedberg LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment and held several positions at Guidance Software Inc. As a Master Instructor, he taught their entire range of classes and developed three of their expert level classes. As the Manager of EnScript Programming he supervised a team of programmers and was responsible for all EnScript programs shipped with Encase. While the Manager of Curriculum he was responsible for curriculum maintenance and course development. Howard entered into the field of digital forensics in 1997 as a Computer Crimes detective for the Long Beach Police Department. He is an EnCase Certified Examiner and has a BS in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach.


Session 4: Emerging Workflows to Reduce Digital Forensic Investigation Backlogs:

Summary: The rise in popularity of electronic and digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers, coupled with the increase in Internet usage (such as social networking websites) has added a digital component to a large percentage of digital forensic cases. Many agencies worldwide are experiencing increased case backlogs and longer turn-around times for their digital forensic investigations. These agencies require new methods in order to keep up with these demanding challenges.  This presentation will discuss a new workflow methodology being adapted by many large-scale agencies and will discuss how this new workflow has impacted their case backlogs.

Attendees can expect to learn about:

• Backlogs Surveys
• Factors Influencing Backlogs
• External Factors
• Internal Factors
• Traditional Workflow vs Emerging Workflows
• Benefits to Emerging Workflow
• Examples and Success Stories

Presenters: Ryan Duquette, Senior Manager of Forensics, Magnet Forensics

Bio’s: Ryan Duquette is a seasoned digital forensic examiner with over 16 years of experience working in law enforcement and corporate investigations. As a former Police Officer and Digital Forensics Investigator, Ryan has conducted digital investigations on a variety of criminal cases including homicide, child pornography, fraud, missing persons, and sexual assault cases. He has been deemed an Expert Witness by the Ontario Court of Justice for the identification, preservation, collection, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence, and has completed his Masters of Science in Digital Forensics Management. Ryan has also worked as a forensics consultant, conducting digital forensic investigations at the corporate level. He holds a number of certifications including: CFE, CFCE, CEECS, EnCE, and ACE.

Session 5: TBA