Dave Melvin


David Melvin is a Manager, Digital Forensics and Incident Response for Stroz Friedberg in Los Angeles, California. In his role, David is responsible for providing immediate response for network and data breach incidents, performs digital forensic collections and analysis of all types of digital media including but not limited to laptops, desktops, servers and mobile devices. He has 19 years of experience in the field of digital forensics.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, David was US federal law enforcement officer for over 22 years and worked in digital forensics for over 18 years. As a federal agent, he has conducted investigations concerning commercial smuggling, narcotics, child exploitation, Intellectual Property Rights, financial crimes and insider threat.
David has instructed college level computer forensics courses and has developed and taught computer forensics courses, particularly Macintosh forensics, to both law enforcement and corporate examiners in the United States, South America, Europe and the UK. David has also developed and presented classes for both the IACIS BCFE and advance training. Prior to being elected to the Board of Directors, David served as a Peer Review coach, Regional Manager, Division Administrator and the Peer Review Chairperson.
Prior to his federal law enforcement career, David was a US Army officer in combat arms and military intelligence serving in Europe, Central America and the United States.
David received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach and a Masters of Computer Science from the University College Dublin. He holds the IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and the Apple Certified Support Professional accreditations. David is also a member of the High Technology Crime Investigations Association and a lifetime member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.