"I was looking for a digital forensics program where the instructors are more than just teachers with "book knowledge." Because Steve and Mike are actively engaged in the forensics and security industry, they bring real world knowledge and experience to the table."
Clint Lercher - Information Security Professional - Acxiom
"Truly the best classes I have ever attended. My only regret is that I didn't take the training from them sooner. No fluff, filler, or extraneous material, just hard-hitting nuts and bolts of the profession."
Ryan Emerson - Digital Forensic Examiner
"I attended a well-known class from one of your competitors. I speak for many students when I say that I learned more in the first day of your course than I did in an entire week of the other course."
Allan Womac - Evidence Technician
"A co-worker of mine and student of yours is planning to dedicate his personal time off taking training from you again - this speaks volumes of you and your courses."
Paul Rodvik - H.P. Corporate Backup Services
"It is rare to find an instructor who is both a good teacher and a true expert in his field. Your teaching style has really sparked my interest in network/computing security."
John Bell - The Boeing Company
"I believe I speak for all of your students when I say THANKYOU for all that you do. You show a true dedication to your students and their success - a dedication I have never seen in any other instructor."
Donny Neil - The Boeing Company
"I look forward to taking many more classes from you, as you have proven yourself to be one of the true 'Subject Matter Experts' that the entire IT industry builds their certification criteria on. Thanks."
James Gotner - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"After attending the free seminar, I relocated my family from the state of Arkansas to Washington state in order to take classes at EdCC."
Clint Lercher - Information Security Professional - Acxiom
"I wish I would have known about your course sooner. Now after many months of wasted time and money, I'm finally on the right track."
Allan Womac - Evidence Technician
"You are not just being taught the fundamentals but are being instructed on how to approach forensics work like a 20 year veteran would. Invaluable training!"
Frank Dauenhauer -ICT Security Manager -Aurenav
"The thoroughness of instruction along with the insights into working as a digital forensics expert is unequaled. Many thanks to Steve and Mike. Their expertise, professional guidance, and mentoring along the way all add up to a profoundly exceptional experience."
Richard Burch - Network Administrator - SharePoint DataCenter Operations
"The education I am receiving at EdCC is outstanding. I could have attended any college in the state, but I chose EdCC due to the reputation of the information security and digital forensics program. I have not been disappointed, and am looking forward to more classes."
Lee Harrington - Information Security and Digital Forensics Student

Steve Hailey

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Email Steve at: shailey @ edcc.edu

As of 2016, Steve Hailey will be an Information Technology veteran of thirty-three years, with twenty-six years of experience developing and delivering technical training. Steve has thirty years of data recovery experience, and has been providing information security and digital forensics services professionally for nineteen years. He is an internationally recognized information security and digital forensics expert, and has provided training in digital forensics for law enforcement agencies and the judiciary throughout the world.

He currently serves as a digital forensics and information security Subject Matter Expert for the military, providing training in ethical hacking techniques as well as smart phone and computer forensics. He is the founder and former President of the Washington State High Technology Crime Investigation Association, and was formerly Vice President of the Digital Forensics Certification Board.

Steve has performed work and conducted training in the fields of computer networking, information security, and digital forensics for Fortune 100 companies, several law firms, the federal government, various law enforcement agencies, and several colleges and universities. He is actively involved with developing and delivering training in digital forensics and information security to members of city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Steve has also served as an instructor and Subject Matter Expert for Texas A & M University, developing information security curriculum for them.

Steve is an instructor and Subject Matter Expert for the Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative program for the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, and provided course development services for the course titled "Cyberterrorism First Responder," which is one of the courses he instructs. He developed the Continuing Legal Education course "Digital Forensics for Attorneys" which has been delivered to attorneys and legal professionals locally and internationally, to include the Washington State Attorney General's Office and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice. As well, he developed and delivered training in conducting comprehensive digital forensic examinations to members of law enforcement for the Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, and Sharjah police departments in the United Arab Emirates.

He has authored certification practice tests for several vendors and is also a Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA's Security+. Steve has processed digital forensic cases ranging from inappropriate resource use and network intrusions to cases involving identity theft, credit card fraud, child pornography and money laundering. He is creator of the CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA)™ certification, as well as the author of several digital forensics/forensic computing course books.

Steve is co-author of the paper "Defining a Process Model for Forensic Analysis of Digital Devices and Storage Media" which was published by the IEEE in 2007. In 2008, Steve co-authored a paper entitled "A Case Study; Overcoming Anti-Forensic Methods Used on External Storage Drives" which was presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting for the American Academy of Forensic Science. The methodology developed and presented for the paper is now in use by forensic analysts worldwide.

Steve is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an AccessData Certified Examiner, a Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner, and he possesses a certificate in computer forensics from Oregon State University. In addition to these credentials, Steve has 31 additional technical certifications. His professional affiliations include The Agora, InfraGard, and the High Tech Crime Consortium. Steve has been featured on television, radio, and has authored several articles related to digital forensics and information security.

Mike Andrew

Picture of Mike Andrew Email Mike at: mike.andrew @ edcc.edu

Mike has been an Information Technology professional for fifteen years, and has been conducting training and forensic analysis since 2003 for attorneys, various law enforcement agencies, and several colleges throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is certified by the National Security Agency in INFOSEC Assessment Methodology and is a CyberSecurity Institute Certified Instructor, Certified Ethical Hacker, AccessData Certified Examiner, Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner, and Certified Data Recovery Expert. He also possesses college-level certificates in Network Security and Micro-Computer Support, and has attended and completed training from the E-Discovery Training Academy at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mike is actively involved with developing and delivering training in digital forensics to members of city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and has trained military personnel performing forensic analysis in the Mideast. He has performed work as a forensic analyst on cases at all levels - local, state, and federal.

Mike is currently a member of the Computer Information Systems Dept. Advisory Committee and Digital Forensics Committee at Edmonds Community College in Washington State. He is an officer and founding member of the Washington State chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and is also a member of the High Tech Crime Consortium. He is an instructor and Subject Matter Expert for the Cyberterrorism Defense Analysis Center (CDAC), and has also developed a course on Cyberterrorism for them. In addition to instructing the information security and digital forensics curriculum at EdCC, Mike is an instructor and information security Subject Matter Expert for for Texas A & M University.

Working with Steve Hailey, Mike developed the CLE course "Digital Forensics for Attorneys" which has been delivered to attorneys and legal professionals locally and internationally, to include the Washington State Attorney General's Office and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice. In partnership with Steve Hailey, Mike recently developed and delivered training in conducting comprehensive digital forensic examinations to members of law enforcement for the Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, and Sharjah police departments in the United Arab Emirates.

Mike is principal author of the paper "Defining a Process Model for Forensic Analysis of Digital Devices and Storage Media" which was published by the IEEE in 2007. In 2008, Mike was also principal author of the paper that he and Steve Hailey wrote entitled "A Case Study; Overcoming Anti-Forensic Methods Used on External Storage Drives" which he presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Mike is also co-author of the book "Computer Forensics Core Competencies - Practical Skills for the Forensic Examiner." In addition to all of his credentials, Mike recently earned the prestigious Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner certification through the National Center for Forensic Science.

Mike is currently working on developing a course in Malware Analysis which will be added to the many courses he now instructs at EdCC. As well, he is working with Steve Hailey to develop several new certificates with an emphasis on Ethical Hacking.

Mike is currently Vice President of two companies - CyberSecurity Institute and CyberSecurity Academy.

Richard Leickly

Picture of Mike Andrew Email Richard at: richard.leickly @ email.edcc.edu

Richard is a data professional and a co-founder of a data recovery company. He has twenty-five years of experience in applying computing technology, scientific knowledge and methods, and mathematics and statistics, to scientific problems. As a software and database developer, researcher, and data analyst, Richard has worked with statisticians and scientists at the University of Washington and at the US Department of State’s Office of Marine Conservation.

Richard has master’s degrees in mathematics and oceanography, and has done graduate research in the biological sciences. He studied information security and network engineering at the University of Washington. Richard trained in digital forensics and in information security at Edmonds Community College under Steve Hailey and Mike Andrew. He has several information systems certifications, including Certified Data Recovery Expert, Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Incident Handler, and Certified Ethical Hacker.

As an instructor, Richard has taught advanced data recovery methods to digital forensic examiners, security professionals, and law enforcement personnel in the Computer Technology Investigators Network (CTIN), in the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), in the Western Regional Counterdrug Training Center, and in the Washington Chapter of the High Tech Crime Investigative Association (HTCIA). Richard is a member of ISSA, CTIN, InfraGard, and the HTCIA. He currently serves as secretary for the Washington chapter of the HTCIA.

Richard began lecturing on data recovery topics at Edmonds Community College in 2012. In 2013, he was asked by Steve Hailey and Elliot Stern—Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)—to develop an original competency-based curriculum for the class that featured hands-on training using state-of-the-art data recovery tools. Subsequently, upon Steve’s recommendation and the success of the curriculum, he joined the faculty at Edmonds Community College as an instructor for Advanced Data Recovery. In 2014, Richard began teaching Digital Forensics. Richard participates in the college’s STEM education programs.

As a data recovery expert, Richard has recovered forensic data from damaged storage devices for the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, and the Snohomish, Mount Vernon, and Seattle Police departments. He has recovered video, graphics, and financial data for Edmonds Community College, and for The International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists. He developed data recovery protocols and triage flowcharts for the Edmonds Community College students involved in the recovery of data from storage devices pulled from the debris of the 2014 Oso, Washington mudslide.

As a data scientist interested in the intersection of digital forensics, data recovery, and scientific methods, Richard conducts research in the ways that advanced data recovery tools can be applied to digital forensics problems, and makes his findings available to the digital forensics community. He is a co-author on the white paper: Applications of Data Recovery Tools to Digital Forensics: Analyzing the Host Protected Area with the PC-3000.

Richard has worked extensively with spatial data, focusing on its representational, computational, and statistical challenges. For example, to determine which of several hundred oceanic conservation regions thousands of geographically located observations were located, he created a database of polygonal regions, and developed a program that computed the winding number of each candidate region. He has developed geospatial databases in SQL Server for oceanic data, and has implemented them with ASP.NET, C#, and with Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Investigations into the covariance of spatial data resulted in the paper A test for spatially correlated data: an alternative to the traditional t-test, of which he is a co-author.

As a SQL Server database developer and Windows Server administrator, Richard worked with a diverse team of engineers to test the transcontinental railroad's networked communication system developed for the Positive Train Control System mandated by the US government in the wake of the Chatsworth train collision. On this project, he administered several Windows Servers and developed SQL Server databases, reports, and analytical programs for the data collected from the tests. He teaches database technology and programming for Everett Community College’s SQL Server Developer Certificate.

 

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