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Heather Mahalik

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Heather Mahalik is a senior digital forensics analyst at Basis Technology. As the on-site project manager, she uses her experience to manage the cell phone exploitation team and supports media and cell phone forensics efforts in the U.S. government. Heather has worked in digital forensics for over ten years and has performed thousands of forensic acquisitions and examinations on hard drives, e-mail and file servers, mobile devices, and portable media. She is currently a certified instructor for the SANS Institute.

Previously, Heather worked as a forensic examiner for Stroz Friedberg and the U.S. State Department Computer Investigations and Forensics Lab, where she focused her efforts on high profiles cases. She has authored papers, presented at leading conferences, and instructed classes focused on Mac forensics, mobile device forensics, and computer forensics to practitioners in the field. Heather's background is based on media forensics, and she currently specializes in BlackBerry, Nokia, knock-off, Android, and iOS Forensics.

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

Upcoming Courses Taught By Heather Mahalik
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Training Event
SANS DFIR Prague 2014 Prague, Czech Republic
Sep 29, 2014 -
Oct 11, 2014

Training Event
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV
Oct 19, 2014 -
Oct 27, 2014

Training Event
SANS Korea 2014 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
Nov 10, 2014 -
Nov 15, 2014

*Course contents may vary depending upon location, see specific event description for details.