ISSA Mid-Atlantic Quarterly Meeting 6/23/2021
June 23 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Chapter Business Meeting Slides: TBD
Speaker Slides: TBD
Topic: Cyber Crime
Speaker: Amber Schroader, CEO & Founder, Paraben Corporation
Over the past three decades, Ms. Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed numerous software programs, courses, and guides in the areas of recovering data from smartphones, computer hard drives, cloud, email, and gaming systems. Ms. Schroader’s established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that has been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” and “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus on unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of digital evidence. An accomplished design architect, curriculum developer, and instructor; Ms. Schroader has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field as well as founded multiple certifications. Ms. Schroader continues to support her through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.
Speaker: Sgt John Bedell, MD State Police
Sgt, John Bedell was just promoted to the position of Executive Officer for Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Maryland State Department of Police. He began his sixteen-year career as a patrol officer. As EO, he serves under the Lieutenant Colonel assisting in the operations and management of the Licensing Division, Criminal Enforcement Division, and Forensic Sciences Division. He works with the Executive Officers of the other bureaus to help coordinate inter-bureau activities. Prior to his current position he was a Digital Forensic Examiner for six years. He conducted scene triage as well as full forensic examination in a laboratory setting. He examined servers, computers and mobile devices with a variety of tools including EnCase, BlackLight, Axiom, Cellebrite, Oxygen, and other commercial software. Supervise all of the other examiners and assist in large projects as requested. He also served three years a Network Security Office and four years as Collision Reconstruction Specialist. He has a degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler and Certified Forensic Examiner.