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​Yesterday IACIS' President Jim Dibble and Treasurer Scott Matsudaira visited Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit and presented Craig Schmidt, Senior Investigative Manager, with IACIS's Partnership Appreciation Award, for sustained professional assistance.  Check out the photo on Facebook​

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​This specialized course is a one week course, offer in both weeks of the training event, that focuses on Windows artifacts and is a preparation course for the CAWFE certification program.  

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​This is a one week course focusing on the examination of internet browsers and artifacts.

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​I would like to take this opportunity to thank my peer review mentor and all the IACIS volunteers selflessly giving their time to IACIS and the members-at-large.

Roy Cheok, Australian Federal Police
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I will thank you for the fantastic BFCE-course in Opatija, Croatia.
I am working for over 10 years in the forensic computer field but learned a lot in the course.
You have a wonderful organization, professional instructors and road-coaches.
I look forward to become a CFCE-member.​

Jan van der Does, Netherlands​

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Just a few lines to let you know that, once again, you and all your team "just rocked".

Not only did I see it myself but also in a lot of discussions with other students it became clear that you and the whole of your team not only showed the highest possible degree of professionalism combined with an outstanding knowledge but also showed a degree of enthusiasm and dedication to the job which somehow became rare in these times.

No question remained unanswered, never anybody lost patience in explaining things which are "soo basic" for you guys.

I was just impressed again so a BIG THANK YOU, to you and all the team.​


​Andreas Herborn​

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Dan PurcellCFCE, CEECS, EnCE, ACE, and DFCP

Dan is a Captain with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in the Central Florida area.  Dan's career in law enforcement began in 1995, and he has served in a number of assignments of which most have been investigative and leadership roles.  Dan currently leads the Diversified Investigative Services Division, which is comprised of the Major Crimes Unit, City County Auto Theft Bureau, Seminole Financial Crimes Task Force, Domestic Violence Unit, Elder Crimes Unit, Digital Forensics Unit, Technical Support Unit, and Victim Services Unit.  Since 2000, Dan developed and led the computer/digital forensics program at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, which has been recognized by​ numerous organizations worldwide.  He is an active member of several law enforcement task force programs including the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force in Orlando, FL.


Dan holds a Master's of Science in Digital Forensics (MSDF) degree from University of Central Florida along with a Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics.  In 2013, Dan graduated from the 254th Session of the FBI National Academy with a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education.  The FBI National Academy is regarded as the most prestigious  law enforcement executive leadership training in the world.  Dan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida where he instructs the Operating System and File System Forensics course.  Dan holds the following professional certifications in the field of digital forensics:  CFCE, CEECS, EnCE, ACE, and DFCP.


Dan has been a member of IACIS since 2000.  Dan has been very active with the Certification Committee since 2001.  In this capacity, he has been a coach, regional manager, division administrator, CFCE Chairman, and the Director of Certification.  Dan led IACIS through the rigorous process of achieving accreditation as a certifying body through the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board (FSAB).  IACIS is one of the first computer/digital forensics organizations in the world to achieve this esteemed designation.  The IACIS flagship certification, the Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), is the de facto standard in modern computer/digital forensic certifications.


Dan has served on the Training Committee as a course developer, group leader, and instructor.  In addition to IACIS, Dan has instructed thousands of practitioners in the field of computer/digital forensics for over a decade, both within and outside of the United States.  He is a contract instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA.  Dan has been on the Board of Directors since 2009 and has served as the Director of Certification, Vice President, and currently as the Chairman of the Board.  Dan strives to lead IACIS to be the premier organization of choice for the digital forensics community by providing law enforcement focused membership services, training, and certification. 


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Kelly KnightAdvanced Course Developer and InstructorCFCE

Kelly is currently serving as a Supervisor with the South Island Electronic Crime Lab and has been a member of New Zealand Police for 18 years.  During this time she has held roles in investigations, training and most recently e-Crime. Currently Kelly is the Supervisor of the South Island Electronic Crime Laboratory (ECL), based in Dunedin. She is responsible for managing e-Crime services for Police within the South Island of New Zealand, as well as conducting computer forensic investigations. ​

The ECL will analyze any electronic device capable of containing information relevant to criminal activity and provides expert witness testimony pertaining to forensic computing issues and electronic evidence in Court proceedings. Kelly has attended or instructed at International Electronic/Cyber Crime conferences and training events in Australia, Japan, China, USA and Singapore.  She holds the Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification and has received hundreds of hours training in advanced computer forensics.​

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Gerry StephenTrainerA+, ACE, CCE, CCFE, CFCE, CHFI, EnCE

Gerry, a native of Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies, is currently a civilian contractor for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in Las Vegas, NV.  He retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service, half of which was as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).  After retirement, Gerry worked as a District Investigator for Walgreens and also spent time as a computer forensics examiner in the DEA Digital Evidence Laboratory.  Gerry has attended training courses offered by Guidance Software (EnCase Enterprise), SANS, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), Access Data (FTK), and the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS).  He holds various certifications in the digital forensics field to include A+, Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE), Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CFCE) from IACIS, and EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE).​​​​

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https://iacis1-public.sharepoint.com/Lists/Photos/Bill%20Capps.jpgWebAdmin, FTP / Forensic Resources AdminCFCE, CEECS, ACE

Bill bas been a member of IACIS since attending the Basic Class in 2004 while the Sr. Forensic Analyst of the Digital Evidence Unit of the Charleston (SC) Police Department, obtaining his CFCE in 2005.  While in that capacity he was instrumental in the lab being the 3rd ever to obtain the ASCLD-LAB ISO Accreditation.   He retired from CPD after 35 years in law enforcement and now works as a consulltant in forensic and internet matters. 

Bill is the FTP and Forensic Resources Manager and has remained active in IACIS by serving on staff for the BCFE Training Events from 2008 until this year.  He has also represented IACIS on behalf of the Marketing Committee at many Techno Training Conferences and currently is a member of the Ethics Committee. 

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Carlos CajigasWest Palm Beach Police DepartmentCFCE, EnCE, CDFE

Carlos, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is employed by the West Palm Beach Police Department (FL) as a Detective/Examiner assigned to the Regional Digital Forensics Lab.  With over 10 years law enforcement experience, he has conducted examinations on hundreds of digital devices to include computers, cell phones, and GPS devices to go along with hundreds of hours of digital forensics training. His training includes courses offered by Guidance Software (EnCase), National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Carlos holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL). In addition, he holds various certifications in the digital forensics field to include EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) from IACIS, Certified Digital Forensic Examiner (CDFE) from Mile2 and mobile forensic certifications from CelleBrite and Katana Forensics.  Carlos is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certified instructor with experience teaching digital forensic classes. He is an active member of both the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) and Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force (MECTF).

Most recently, Carlos has endeavored in writing a blog for EPYX Forensics that would assist other digital forensic examiners in using free open source Linux-based tools to do their jobs. He hopes to develop and increase awareness in this area in the belief that open source tools can provide you with alternatives and/or supplement commercial software.

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https://iacis1-public.sharepoint.com/Lists/Photos/Mark McCoy 139x194.jpgAdvance Course Training ManagerCFCE

Dr. Mark R. McCoy is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Institute where he is the Administrator of the Digital Evidence and Cyber Security Program. In 2012 he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in Information Technology. He recently retired after 20 years of service with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation where he was the first supervisor of the OSBI Computer Crime Unit. He has been Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) since 1999, has conducted and supervised the forensic examination of digital evidence and has testified as an expert witness in state and federal court. Dr. McCoy was a member of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE), President of the Oklahoma chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), and is a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). His research interests include digital forensics, computer crime, the application of technology in law enforcement and law enforcement education and training.  ​

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https://iacis1-public.sharepoint.com/Lists/Photos/Matt Taylor 139x194BCFE Team Lead - Window ArtifactsCFCE, EnCE

Matt is a Forensic Analyst with the New Zealand Police Electronic Crime Group, based in Dunedin.  He has been involved with the electronic and computing industries as an engineer, analyst and investigator for the last 18 years.

Matt trained as an electrical and electronic engineer through the Royal New Zealand Air Force, where he served eight years and completed a tour of duty in East Timor.  His specialty was deployed data networks utilizing satellite and radio transmission systems.

In 2001, Matt joined the New Zealand Police and began conducting computer forensic investigations.  He has attended and presented formal training in the areas of electronic security, electronic countermeasures, network security, forensic computing and electronic evidence gathering in New Zealand and Internationally.  

Matt holds international forensic qualifications from Guidance Software (EnCase Certified Examiner) and from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (Certified Forensic Computer Examiner).​

Matt's current role requires him to investigate criminal activity that involves stand-alone, networked and virtual computer systems. This not only includes computer technology but also telephone systems, security systems and any other electronic device which may contain information relevant to criminal activity. Matt has provided expert witness testimony pertaining to forensic computing issues and electronic evidence in District and High Court proceedings in New Zealand.

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https://iacis1-public.sharepoint.com/Lists/Photos/eddie-gereke-139x194.jpgSharepoint Admin / WebAdminCFCE, EnCE, ACE

​​​Eddie is ​a Forensic ICT Specialist ​with the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) in the Netherlands.​ He is doing this job since 2009. Before that he worked for 9 years with the Dutch Tax Office ​as a ICT Specialist.

​​Eddie finished his ICT Bachelor in 2009 in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

He followed the BCFE course in 2011 (Germany) and got his CFCE in 2012.​

In 2015 he finished his Master Degree in Forensic Computing​​ & Cybercrime Investigation​​ at the University of Dublin.

He was an instructor for the BCFE course in Orlando and Zagreb in 2014 and was an instructor for the IFE course in Germany 2012 and Zagreb 2014. ​He has a big interest a for all Internet related topics.

Since 2014 he is the Sharepoint Admin for the IACIS website.​

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