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Network Security 2014

Las Vegas, NV | Sun, Oct 19 - Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Heather Mahalik

Heather Mahalik is leading the forensic effort for Ocean's Edge as a project manager. Heather's extensive experience in digital forensics began in 2003. She is currently a certified instructor for the SANS Institute and is the course lead for FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics. Most of Heather's experience includes:

  • Smartphone forensics: including acquisition, analysis, vulnerability discovery, malware analysis, application reverse engineering, and manual decoding
  • Forensic instruction on mobile, smartphone, computer and Mac forensics in support of the U.S. Government, LE, and commercial level
  • Co-author of Practical Mobile Forensics, currently a best seller from Pack't Publishing
  • Technical editor for Learning Android Forensics from Pack't Publishing

Previously, Heather led the mobile device team for Basis Technology, where she focused on mobile device exploitation in support of the U.S. Government. She also worked as a forensic examiner at Stroz Friedberg and the U.S. State Department Computer Investigations and Forensics Lab, where she focused her efforts on high profiles cases. Heather maintains www.smarterforensics.com where she blogs and hosts work from the digital forensics community.

Listen to Heather discuss "Bypassing Locked Smartphones - Are you really locked out?" in this SANS webcast that every DFIR professional should listen to.

"I have been working with phones since 2009, and Heather very casually showed me how much I don't know. Excellent!" Harbin Combee- MPDC

"I am learning so much, it's exciting. Heather is an excellent instructor. Very smart. Knows her stuff." Tris Matthews - Goodhue County Sheriff's Office 

"Heather is a great instructor. The only downside will be not being able to bring her back to my office so we can pick her brain every day!" C. McCollom - Clark County Sheriff's Office

Heather Mahalik Will Be Teaching the Following Course:
Course Certification
FOR585: Advanced Smartphone Forensics

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