Featured Speaker: Colin Cree

Colin Cree is a Director of a Vancouver based company, EFS e-Forensic Services Inc., a computer forensic and e-discovery services provider that also provides training and sells related software and hardware. His background includes serving in the RCMP for 25 years including 8 years investigating commercial crime and 5 years in the Tech Crime unit. Colin will be presenting "Investigating USB Storage on Windows 8". His expertise includes commercial crime investigations, computer crime investigations and analysis, providing expert witness testimony and ensuring the highest teaching and professional practice standards are maintained throughout the courses and investigations for which he is responsible.

More Licenses for Conference Raffle

We have two more full licenses to add to our raffle:

1. Siquest Internet Examiner Tool Kit (IXTK) v5 with one year SMS which will by the Conference contain the new FaceDNA Biometric facial recognition feature. This new feature is the first for any forensic software that lets the investigator create their own database of faces and uses it to search through the hard drive through pictures, movies, and re-built web pages for these faces not just using hashes but biometrics which can identify partial, re-sized, sharpened or partially obscured faces. Very cool new technology. If you want to read more about it, see SiQuest Announces New FaceDNA feature for IXTK. This software is a $1,995 value.

2. One full license of GetData Forensic Explorer v 3 with Mount Image Pro v6 and 1 year SMS. Another great tool for the tool bag. Retail value $1,295.

So, for your $350 registration fee you now have the opportunity to win $4,404 worth of forensic software. How cool is that!

So more reasons to register. Do it now. Remember, you snooze, you lose.

Conference Space is Limited

SPACE IS LIMITED. Due to our venue, we have to cap the number of attendees to 100. While we still have seats left open, we have about 229 CTIN members so you do the math. If you have been waiting to see if you can take the time off, if you have been waiting to see if you will get funding approval from the boss (at this point I would say forget the boss and pay for it yourself), if you have been waiting to see if you have enough balance on your credit card to pay for it, or if you have just been putting off registering because you’ve been too busy, we would strongly recommend that you register NOW in order to be guaranteed a seat.

Licenses Raffled at Conference

We will be raffling two one-year licenses for X-Ways Forensics (a $517 value each) and three six-month licenses to MailXaminer (a $597 value each). Which means for your $350 registration fee you get three days of continuing education to show your boss or put on your resume, food, and the opportunity to win $1,114 worth of software. If this isn’t the greatest deal of a computer forensics conference on the planet that the CTIN Board has created for you, then we don’t know what is!

Featured Speaker: John Bair

John Bair is currently employed as a detective with the Tacoma Police Department. He has been commissioned as a law enforcement officer since May 1989. In 2006 John created the current forensic lab that focuses on mobile evidence related to violent crimes in the city of Tacoma. In Pierce County, he began a mobile forensics training program for Superior Court Prosecutors and Judicial Officers which is currently in its third year. The program stresses the proper search warrant language, validation of evidence and how to present this dynamic content in court. John began part time lecturing at UWT in April 2014. The course covered legal concepts, logical, physical searching methods and manual "carving".

CPE Credits

Do you need some CPE credits? The 2015 CTIN Conference the best value going at $350 for all three days!

CTIN Conference Special Hotel Rate

The special hotel rate at the Seattle Airport Marriott announced for the CTIN 2015 Conference will expire on 2/16/15 so book your stay now!


Featured Speaker: Steve Beltz

Steve Beltz has been in law enforcement directly or in support operations for over 28 years and is currently Assistant Director of the Federal, Recovery Operation Center in Washington DC. Steve manages a highly specialized technical workforce involved in financial analysis of fraud against the federal government. He will be making three presentations including "Life After The Washington State Patrol", "Even Geeks Can Speak", and "Graphical Analysis of Structured and Unstructured Data". Steve has been teaching and giving presentations for over 30+ years to include several Washington State area universities, the Washington State Patrol and other county, city and federal agencies.

Preliminary Schedule Now Available

An initial schedule and updated agenda for the 2015 Digital Forensics Conference is now posted. It is subject to change as the final details are worked out. Check out the great speakers and presentations lined up! There is a limited number of seats so don’t delay in registering at http://www.ctinconference.com/register/.

Featured Speaker: Brandon Leatha

Mr. Brandon Leatha is a Director at iDiscovery Solutions (iDS), an award‐winning e‐Discovery, expert testimony, and digital forensics firm headquartered in Washington, DC. Based out of Seattle, Washington, Mr. Leatha is an expert in e‐Discovery, data analytics, and computer forensics. Mr. Leatha will be presenting "IP Theft Investigation" which is a detailed look at the tools and techniques used to extract and analyze forensic artifacts from computers, mobile devices, cloud services and other sources of ESI in support of IP theft investigations.