Frank Adelstein, Ph.D.

Cayuga Networks

Dr. Frank Adelstein has been involved in computer security and digital forensics for over a decade. As the Technical Director of Computer Security at ATC-NY in Ithaca, NY, he was the principal designer of a live forensic investigation product and has worked in the area of live investigation since 2002. He has also been the principal investigator on numerous research and development projects including security, wireless networking, intrusion detection, and training. He has co-authored a book on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, and has participated in DFRWS since its inception in 2001. He now serves as Senior Software Engineer at Cayuga Networks in Ithaca.

Eoghan Casey, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Lausanne

Eoghan Casey is a full professor at the University of Lausanne in the School of Criminal Sciences. He is an internationally recognized expert in digital forensic science and data breach investigation. He previously served as Chief Scientist at the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), prioritizing research and development across multiple organizational units, and providing strategic and technical guidance to navigate evolving challenges in digital forensics and intrusion/malware analysis. In his prior work as Lead Cyber Security Engineer at The MITRE Corporation, Eoghan Casey developed new capabilities for extracting and analyzing digital evidence associated with smartphones and network attacks. As a professional consultant, he has helped organizations handle security breaches and analyzed digital evidence in a wide range of complex investigations, including network intrusions with international scope. He has testified in civil and criminal cases, and has submitted expert reports and prepared trial exhibits for computer forensic and cyber-crime cases. Eoghan Casey wrote the foundational book Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, now in its third edition, and he created Smartphone Forensics courses taught worldwide. He has also coauthored several advanced technical books including Malware Forensics, and the Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University College Dublin, and taught digital forensics at the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute. Since 2004, Eoghan Casey has been Editor-in-Chief of Digital Investigation: The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response, publishing cutting edge work by and for practitioners and researchers. He also contributes to definitions, guidelines, and standards as Executive Secretary of the Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee of the Organization for Scientific Area Committees. He helps organize the digital forensic research DFRWS.org conferences each year, and is on the DFRWS Board of Directors.

Brian Carrier, Ph.D.

Director of Digital Forensics, Basis Technology

Brian leads the Digital Forensics team at Basis Technology to design and develop products and custom systems. He is the author of the book "File System Forensic Analysis" and developer of several open source digital forensic analysis tools, including The Sleuth Kit and the Autopsy Forensic Browser. Brian has a Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University and worked previously for @stake as a research scientist and the technical lead for their digital forensic labs response team. Brian is on the committees of many conferences, workshops and technical working groups.

Pavel Gladyshev, Ph.D.

Lecturer, University College Dublin

Pavel is a college lecturer at the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, where he is directing the GDip/MSc programme in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation - an international distance learning programme for the law enforcement officers specializing in cybercrime investigations. Dr. Gladyshev's research interests are in the area of Information Security and Digital Forensics. His current work is focusing on logical foundations of digital forensic analysis and its applications to investigations of cybercrimes. Dr. Gladyshev serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Digital Evidence and the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics. Dr. Gladyshev is as an invited expert of the Irish delegation to the Interpol working party on IT Crime (Europe).

Daryl Pfeif

CEO and DFRWS Chief Operations Officer , Digital Forensics Solutions and DFRWS

Daryl has been an integral member of the DFRWS Board of Directors and the Organizing Committee since 2005 when DFRWS became a non-profit organization. As a founding member & CEO of Digital Forensics Solutions, Daryl has been actively engaged in the digital forensics and cyber security community since 2004. She supervises all DFS operations including digital forensics investigations, vulnerability assessment, data breach management, training, software development and research. Prior to entering the field of forensics Daryl spent over fifteen years as a technology consultant with an emphasis on interactive media and 3D animation. She has produced numerous large corporate events, festivals, videos, films, websites, training packages, promotional materials and print publications.

Golden Richard III, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science and University Research Professor, Louisiana State University

Golden G. Richard III is Professor of Computer Science, University Research Professor, and Director of the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA) at the University of New Orleans. In the private sector, he owns Arcane, Alloy, LLC. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Investigation, and the original developer of Scalpel, a popular file carving tool. His research interests are in digital forensics, reverse engineering, and operating systems internals.

Vassil Roussev, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of New Orleans

Vassil Roussev is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans. The main research theme of his work is to examine the problem of large-scale forensics investigations from all sides, including better algorithms and data structures, performance-centric forensic tool and infrastructure design, usability, and visualization. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Investigation and is a co-founder of DFRWS.org.  Dr. Roussev has over 20 peer reviewed publications in the field of digital forensics, including  books chapters, journal and magazine articles, and conference papers.

Wietse Venema, Ph.D.

Software Engineer, Google

Wietse is known for his software such as the TCP Wrapper and the Postfix mail system. He co-authored the SATAN network scanner and the Coroner's Toolkit (TCT) for forensic analysis, as well as a book on Forensic Discovery. Wietse received awards from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), the System Administrator's Guild (SAGE), the Netherlands UNIX User Group (NLUUG), the Information System Security Association (ISSA), as well as a Sendmail innovation award. He served a two-year term as chair of the international Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST).

Hans Henseler

University of Applied Sciences Leiden

Hans is co-founder and CEO of Tracks Inspector, a company that develops and commercializes a software solution that puts digital forensics in the hands of investigators. He is a part-time professor in Digital Forensics & E-Discovery at the Forensic ICT program of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden and is also board member of the Netherlands Register of Court Experts. In 1992 he founded the Department of Computer Forensic Science at the Netherlands Forensic Science institute. For several years, during that period, he was vice president of the International Organization on Computer Evidence. From 1998-2000, Hans became director of the Information Systems Division of the Netherlands Organization of Applied Research, specializing in knowledge management, language technology, image processing and logistics information systems. From 2000-2006 he was the CTO of ZyLAB Technologies where he was responsible for the development, testing and support of ZyLAB's E-Discovery suite. From 2006-2010, he was a director at PWC Forensic Technology Solutions and was responsible for European E-Discovery and Financial Data Analysis projects. From 2010-2014 he was partner at cyber security form Fox-IT where he was responsible for the Digital Forensics business.