September 15, 2018

Modernization of Digital Investigations – Video Podcast & Briefing Materials Now Available


In this special 1-hour detailed briefing, viewers will be treated to a formal presentation by Adam Belsher, CEO, Magnet Forensics as he shares the company’s vision for police agencies in Canada to leverage people, processes and technology to tackle the growing digital evidence challenge as it pertains to investigations with evidence from smartphones, computers, IoT devices and cloud-based services.

This is followed by an open Q&A session involving insights and comments as offered by webcast participants including Acting Assistant Commissioner, Jeff Adam, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Chris Kayser, Cybercriminologist and Founder, President and CEO of Cybercrime Analytics Inc., along with CATAAlliance’s host, Kevin Wennekes, Chief Business Officer.

Digital Forensics are long-standing members of CATAAlliance and Mr. Belsher proudly serves on the eCrime Cyber Council: a joint advisory body formed in collaboration between the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and CATAAlliance.

Digital investigations are one of the many cybercrime-related topics being addressed at the 3rd Annual International Policing Cybercrime Summit (#IPCS2018)

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A PDF copy of his formal presentation is also available upon request. Contact to obtain your copy.

About Adam Belsher

Adam Belsher has been Chief Executive Officer of Magnet Forensics since September 2011. Under his leadership, the company’s digital forensics software products are trusted by more than 3700 police, national security and other agencies with investigative authorities in 93 countries. Magnet’s products are used to collect, manage and analyze digital evidence in cases related to terrorism, child exploitation, human trafficking, fraud and almost every other form of criminal investigation.

In 2017, the company was named the Digital Forensic Organization of the Year, the industry’s top honor. Magnet Forensics has also been named one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte and Canadian Business. Magnet has a strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel which focuses on enhancing the mission of the US Intelligence Community.

Mr. Belsher is a seasoned marketing and sales executive with 20 years’ experience in the global technology sector. Prior to joining Magnet Forensics, he served as Vice President of the Verizon Business Unit for Research in Motion (RIM) from November 1998 to September 2011, creator of the BlackBerry, where he and his team grew revenue to over $2B in 4 years.

He is a founding member of the Council of Canadian Innovators and an active member of Young President’s Organization (YPO).

Mr. Belsher holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a Diploma in Business & Management Studies from the University of Bradford, UK.


EPIC AWARDS – Nominations open until September 21

The newly launched EPIC Awards recognizing Excellence in Prevention and Investigation of Cybercrime are accepting nominations until September 21 and being presented at the 3rd Annual International Policing Cybercrime Summit in Fredericton, NB, this November 5-7.

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Deconstructing Social Engineering: Avoid Becoming a Cybercrime

Social engineering is used by cybercriminals to lure victims into sending them their confidential data, infecting their computers with malware or opening links to infected sites, and often do so by personalizing their attack and using non-technological means to do so.

Watch this 8-minute briefing as Chris Kayser, Cybercriminologist and Founder, President, and CEO of Cybercrime Analytics Inc. provides a brief overview of some of the common social engineering techniques being used by today’s cybercriminal and offers easy-to-follow advice on ways in which every person can better prevent becoming a victim.

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