Hacking and Penetration Testing course being taught by Chuck Easttom

Chuck Easttom, Allegiant Investigation's lead cyber forensics investigator, will be teaching a Hacking and Penetration Testing course June 19-29, 2017, at Collin College Courtyard Campus. For more information, go to https://vssb.collin.edu/PROD/bwckschd.p_disp_detail_sched?term_in=201774&crn_in=77246.

Hacking and Penetration Testing course being taught by Chuck Easttom 2017-05-30T08:46:48+00:00

Cryptography course being taught by Chuck Easttom

Chuck Easttom, Allegiant Investigation's lead cyber forensics investigator, will be teaching a Cryptography course, June 6-10, 2017, in Holland. For more information, go to https://www.tstc.nl/.  

Cryptography course being taught by Chuck Easttom 2017-05-30T08:47:32+00:00

Digital Forensics / Cyber Forensics, eDiscovery, Forensic Data Recovery, Expert Witness

Expert in Computer Forensics / Cyber Forensics, eDiscovery, Forensic Data Recovery, Expert Witness Testimony; Mr. Chuck Easttom Our Computer Forensics, Forensic File Recovery, Network Security and Penetration Testing services are directed by one of the most highly qualified Digital Forensics and Computer Science experts in Texas. Mr. Easttom is an expert in Forensic Science, Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, System Forensics, Network Forensics, Forensic File Recovery, eDiscovery, and related topics. He has extensive experience in training law enforcement and forensics professionals, as well as [...]

Digital Forensics / Cyber Forensics, eDiscovery, Forensic Data Recovery, Expert Witness 2017-05-30T08:51:49+00:00

Do you need to be a PI to do Forensics?

Do you need a private investigators license to practice forensics in Texas? Well in many cases yes.  If, for example, you are directly securing evidence and analyzing said evidence, then yes you do.  However there are exceptions. Frequently I am asked to render an expert opinion in court cases regarding forensic procedures.  According to the Texas Department of Public Safety a scientific review and even serving as an expert witness does not require a private investigator license “Section 1702.130 of [...]

Do you need to be a PI to do Forensics? 2017-05-30T08:45:50+00:00

To Certify or Not To Certify….that is the question

The debate rages on year after year. Are certifications worth it? Pick any certification you like and type into Google “Is XXX certification worth it”. Half the answers you find will tell you that this particular certification is the Holy Grail of learning and the other half will tell you it is a waste of your time. My position is that both extremes are wrong. Let’s address each. First, the ‘certifications are worthless’ argument. This usually stems from someone who [...]

To Certify or Not To Certify….that is the question 2016-10-23T11:05:12+00:00

Cyber Stalking

While cyber stalking and harassment are relatively new, real-world stalking has received a growing amount of attention in the past few years. The primary reason for this is that stalking has often been a prelude to violent acts, including sexual assault and homicide. Most states have long since passed a variety of anti-stalking laws; this movement has recently been expanded into cyberspace. This, of course, leads to the question, what exactly is cyber stalking or harassment? Cyberstalking or harassment is [...]

Cyber Stalking 2016-10-23T11:05:12+00:00

Writing a Forensics / Expert Report

Introduction The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance in writing forensics reports. Many training courses concentrate on training the forensic examiner in specific tools or techniques. The writing of the report is either not mentioned or is given very little attention. Unfortunately many forensic examiners, both in law enforcement and in private practice, fail to provide adequate detail in their report. This article is designed to provide guidance on that issue. Whether you are using an expert as [...]

Writing a Forensics / Expert Report 2016-10-23T11:05:12+00:00

The Expert Witness Follies

I have now been working from time to time as an expert witness for over 11 years. I have worked on major intellectual property cases, forensics cases, and a few criminal cases. In that time, I have seen other expert witnesses make some significant errors. Without mentioning specific individuals, cases, or parties (for obvious reasons) I would like to share some real-world stories from the trenches. And, of course, I will mention what you should avoid (either as an expert, [...]

The Expert Witness Follies 2016-10-23T11:05:12+00:00