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#028 – Brett Shavers: It’s Not the Machine, But the Examiner

Brett Shavers is a consultant to corporations and government agencies in computer related cases as well as being the author of “Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard“, co-author of “Hiding Behind the Keyboard” and co-author of the “X-Ways Forensics Practitioner’s Guide.”

Brett began his career as a digital forensics investigator in law enforcement and was trained by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the US Department of Homeland Security, the National White Collar Crime Center, and a multitude of forensic software manufacturers. Brett has taught over 1,000 persons in law enforcement, colleges, and law firms in topics including high tech investigative methods and forensic analysis and gives presentations on high-tech investigations regularly.

His prior law enforcement duties included assignments in state and federal task forces, with investigations spanning multiple countries and states where his cases targeted career criminals and international criminal organizations.

In this episode we discuss starting forensics in law enforcement, his approaches to investigations, what makes a good DFIR examiner, forensic tools, Windows FE, book writing advice, IoT surveillance, and so much more.

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