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NOTE: Designation as an expert witness or other Section 2034 purposes requires a signed and funded DataChasers® Attorney's Retainer Agreement or Service Agreement.

Matthew Albee

Certifications:

  • CFCE - Certified Forensic Computer Examiner - International Association of Computer Investigative
  • Specialists
  • IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner Program Coach/Trainer.
  • IACIS Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist.
  • EnCE - EnCase Certified Examiner - Guidance Software
  • SCERS - Small Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist - Federal Law Enforcement Training Center,
  • Department of Homeland Security.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Computer Certificate - California Baptist University.

Law Enforcement Background; Computer Forensics Case Experience:

  • Twelve years computer forensic experience with DataChasers, Inc. Current position includes roles asproject manager and lead examiner on computer forensic and e-discovery cases.
  • Twelve years of investigation experience as a Special Agent for the State of California Franchise Tax Boardand the Board of Equalization where I equipped and maintained the computer forensic laboratory, andconducted investigations that involved financial and computer crimes.
  • Part-time instructor for Guidance Software.
  • Course Evaluator/Subject Matter Expert - Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA), Diplomatic Security Service, United States Department of State – 2012-Current
  • Cyber Forensics Course Instructor - Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA), Diplomatic Security Service, United States Department of State – 2012-Current
  • Evaluate high tech/cyber courses provided to foreign governments by the ATA. Providerecommendations and guidance as to course content, delivery and topic relevance.
  • My experience with computer forensics runs the gamut from individual PCs to major corporations(references available), and includes every level and scope of examination. I have consulted to both public and private organizations, and maintain a complete computer forensics laboratory. I have extensive litigation experience as an expert witness, and have testified for both civil and criminal cases. For additional information, please see our website: www.DataChasers.com.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:

  • ACFS (Association of Certified Fraud Specialists),
  • BAR ASSOCIATION, Riverside County, California,
  • CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators),
  • FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association),
  • HTCC (High Technology Crime Consortium),
  • HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association),
  • IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists)

Rick Albee

EDUCATION:

  • Masters degree, Public Administration, University of Southern California; September 1980
  • Bachelor of Science degree, Police Science and Administration, California State University Los Angeles, December 1974
  • Command College, Peace Officers Standards of Training (P.O.S.T.) Class VIII; June 1989.

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Former police lieutenant, including four years as the Operations Lieutenant of the detective division supervising all major crime investigations and computer-crime related investigations;
  • Expert witness, experienced in the litigation process and Special Master to Federal Court;
  • Personally examined or supervised the examination of several hundred hard drives and investigations, including every level and scope of examination, for all types of cases (Please see website: www.DataChasers.com);
  • Consulted to numerous public and private organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, on computer-case management and strategy;
  • Recipient of the police department’s highest accolade, The Medal of Valor, as well as the State of California Attorney General’s Certificate for Valor.
  • Teaching experience includes several semesters at Riverside City College (police science and supervision), Riverside Sheriff Academy instructor; firearms instructor and range master;
  • IACIS coach/trainer, and attorney mandatory continuing education classes/seminars sanctioned by California State Bar.

CERTIFICATIONS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EnCE EnCase Certified Examiner (2007, recertification is bi-yearly and is current)
  • International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE, 1999-2012; membership is current)
  • IACIS Forensic Computer Examiner Program Coach/Trainer 2004/2005
  • IACIS Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist; April 1999
  • IACIS Advanced Seizure and Processing of DOS & Windows OS Certificate; May 1999
  • IACIS Advanced Forensic Network Essentials Certificate; May 2001
  • IACIS Advanced Unix Training Certificate; May 2003
  • HTCN Advanced Certification, Computer Crime Investigator (recertification is yearly and is current)
  • HTCN Advanced Certification, Computer Forensic Technician (recertification is yearly and is current)
  • ACFS Certified Fraud Specialist; January 2004 and is current
  • Discover-E electronic discovery software training certificate, July 2007.
  • California Licensed Private Investigator, License # 20551, 1998 to current.
  • Certified Editor, University of Wisconsin, English C350-A52: Manuscript Editing, 1996
  • Full Time Life, Teaching Credential, State of California No. 224222

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

  • Fifty-six (56) symposium and conference presentations on a variety of subjects including Prosecution and Defense strategies, and a variety of subjects regarding computer forensics.
  • Twenty-three (23) published articles including Prosecution and Defense strategies, and a variety of subjects regarding computer forensics.
  • List available upon request.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS:

  • Riverside Police Department’s Medal of Valor First Recipient, November 1974
  • Attorney General, State of CA, Certificate for Valor, 1976
  • Peace Officers Standards of Training (P.O.S.T.) Management Certificate
  • Listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who of America Small Business 2005-2006
  • Full Time Life, California Teaching Credential #224222
  • KNX News radio Police Officer of the Year, 1974
  • California Highway Patrol’s 10851 Award, First Recipient, 1978
  • Carol Gift Page, Literary Achievement Award, September 1996

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY:

  • Approximate forty-two (43) trial and deposition testimonies at all levels.
  • Complete list with citations and references available upon request.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:

  • ACFS (Association of Certified Fraud Specialists
  • ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security)
  • BAR ASSOCIATION, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties, California
  • CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators)
  • CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California)
  • FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association); Board Member 2001-2009
  • FCA (Forensic Consultants Association), San Diego
  • HTCC (High Technology Crime Consortium, 2000-2007)
  • HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association, 2000-2006)
  • HTCN (High Technology Crime Network)
  • IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists)
  • NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
  • PICA (Professional Investigators of California)
  • PIHRA (Professionals In Human Resources Association)
  • SCFIA (Southern California Fraud Investigators Association), et al.

Ashraf Massoud

Training and Certifications:

  • International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) (recertification is tri-yearly and is current)
  • EnCE EnCase Certified Examiner (recertification is bi-yearly and is current)
  • IACIS Forensic Computer Examiner Program Coach/Trainer.
  • IACIS Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist.
  • IACIS Advanced Seizure and Processing of DOS & Windows OS Certification.
  • IACIS Advanced Forensic Network Essentials Certificate.
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
  • September 2003 -- Specialized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS)

Guidance Software, Inc.

  • October 2003 -- EnCE (EnCase Certified)
  • June 2003 Encase Training Intermediate Computer Forensics regarding latest version of software
  • November 2001 Encase Training Intermediate Computer Forensics
  • October 2001 Encase Training Advanced Computer Forensics
  • October 2000 Encase Training Computer Forensics

National Cyber crime Training Partnership (NW3C)

  • March 2003 Advanced Data Recovery and Analysis- Win NT/2000/XP
  • December 2002 Basic Data Recovery and Analysis New Technologies, Inc. (NTI)
  • March 12-14, 2001 Computer Forensic Training
  • March 15-16, 2001 NTFS File System evidence recovery

Paraben

  • 2006 - Certified Paraben Instructor in PDA and Cell Phone Seizure and Acquisitions
  • October 2005 Paraben PDA and Cell Phone Seizure

AccessData

  • October 2005 Forensic Tool Kit Window Forensic Training
  • June 2005 Forensic Tool Kit Boot Camp Training

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting/Economics, California State University.

Law Enforcement Background; Computer Forensics Case Experience:

Over ten years experience in state law enforcement, including computer forensics, criminal investigations, internal affairs, information technology, supervision of agents, coordination of programs and planned actions, and personnel training. Computer forensic experience gained through both personal experience conducting forensic analysis and supervisory experience in managing the Franchise Tax Board's (FTB) Computer Forensics Program state wide. Charged with and successfully completed the task of creating and maintaining state of the art computer forensic program within the FTB. Computer forensics investigation experiences include individual PCs to major networks, email investigations, internet chat investigations, network intrusion investigations.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:

  • HTCC (High Technology Crime Consortium),
  • HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association),
  • IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists).
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