Steve Anson

Steve Anson is a Director with Forward Defense, where he provides strategic and tactical advice to a diverse range of global clientele in the areas of incident response, digital forensics, and network security. Steve is a former US federal agent, investigating complex cybercrime and network intrusion cases for the US Department of Defense and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As a contractor for the US Government, Steve has worked in over 60 countries providing assistance to national police forces to enhance their cybercrime investigation and digital forensic capabilities. Steve is the author of Applied Incident Response and the co-author of Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigations.

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As an instructor for the FBI, Steve trained agents for the U.S. Secret Service, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Air Force, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the U.S. Army and many international agencies.

As a Task Force Agent for the FBI, Steve had the opportunity to conduct investigations into international espionage, computer network intrusions, domestic and international terrorism, fraud, crimes against children, and other cases involving the criminal use of computers.

In his experience as an instructor for the U.S. State Department, Steve has trained law enforcement, prosecutors and judges in a wide range of countries, including Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Senegal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Colombia, Indonesia, the Philippines and many others in cybercrime investigation and digital forensics, helping these nations establish a cyber investigative capability.He has worked with a variety of national law enforcement agencies to establish digital forensics and cyber investigations units and develop policies and procedures in line with international standards.

During his tenure as a police officer, Steve founded and supervised a technical services unit with responsibility for the design, security and administration of the department's information systems as well as computer crime investigations and forensics. In this role, he conducted and led computer investigations involving imminent threat to life.

Throughout his career, Steve has received a number of industry credentials, which include: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME), Department of Defense Certified Computer Crime Investigator,Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) . He has served as an Adjunct Professor for George Washington University's Master of Computer Forensics program, and is a certified Lead Assessor for laboratory competence in ISO 17025:2005 with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.

Steve holds an MS in Computer Science and is the co-author of Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigations from Wiley Publishing.

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Applied Incident Response

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Applied Incident Response

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation, 2nd Edition