December 10-11, 2019 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

DSI’s Digital Forensics for National Security Symposium will bring together members of the Federal Government Agencies, DoD, US Military Services, Academia, & Industry in a ‘town-hall’ type forum to discuss how Digital Forensics, sometimes called ‘Computer Forensics’, is advancing the application of scientific investigation into digital crimes, attacks, and intrusions at the national, state, and local levels. This Symposium will also detail how current innovations in mobile and network forensic toolkits have led to increased success in defending the cyber space, as well as enhanced the ability to recover & preserve data.

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2019 Confirmed Speakers: ______________________________________________________________ circ VADM Wolfe2

  • Dr. David B. Muhlhausen, Director, National Institute of Justice, DOJ
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    • COL Zane Jones, USA, Deputy Director, Defense Forensics & Biometric Agency
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    • Jude Sunderbruch, SES, Executive Director, AFOSI
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    • SA Daniel D’Ambrosio, Executive Assistant Director, Cyber Directorate, NCIS
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    • John Pettus, Director, Collections Infrastructure Section, Operational Technology Division, FBI
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    • Lam Nguyen, Director, Cyber Forensics Lab, DoD DC3
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          • Linda Grody, Unit Chief, RCFL National Program Office, Operational Technology Division (OTD), FBI
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            • Dr. Cliff Wang, Director of Computer Science Division, Army Research Office, Army Futures Command
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        • Matt LaVigna, President & CEO, National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance
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______________________________________________________________ Why You Should Attend This Year's Symposium
              • The Digital Forensics Market is expected to increase to 6.95 billion dollars in the US by the year 2025. DSI’s Digital Forensics for National Security Symposium will bring together members of the Federal Government Agencies, DoD, US Military Services, Academia, & Industry in a ‘town-hall’ type forum to discuss how Digital Forensics, sometimes called ‘Computer Forensics’, is advancing the application of scientific investigation into digital crimes, attacks, and intrusions at the national, state, and local levels. This effort can be described as the identifying, maintaining, and analyzing of digital evidence in an effort to identify the source of a cyber breach and other actionable intelligence. This Symposium will detail how current innovations in mobile and network forensic toolkits have led to increased success in defending the cyber space, as well as enhanced the ability to recover & preserve data.
 
              • The sophisticated methods that cyber criminals/terrorists have used to commit digital crimes continue to evolve, due to the advent of modern computing & the ever-changing technological landscape. This Symposium will further explain how the advancements and innovations made in the field of digital forensics in the ‘90s &’00s have resulted in increased capabilities of network forensic tools today. Attendees at this event will have the chance to hear briefs from senior level delegates that provide a deep dive into current/future collaborative efforts to develop & field new ways to combat digital attacks and ultimately, improve the defensive cyber capabilities of federal law enforcement & our nation’s Warfighters. Lastly, this agenda will examine new digital forensic toolkits, such as ‘FileTSAR’, which allow investigators to capture data flows and allows investigators to selectively reconstruct multiple types of data, including documents, images, email, VoIP conversations and messaging on large-scale computer networks.
 
              • DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas. We assemble the most respected minds in the manufacturing and acquisition communities, as well as the key policymakers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.  

Topics to be Covered:

      • - Using digital forensics partnerships between the military and federal govt. to improve cyber defense
        • - Ensuring the reliability of computer forensic tools
          • - Utilizing digital forensics for large-scale networks
            • - Improving forensic tool capabilities to ensure the integrity and retrieval of data
              • - Utilizing Digital Forensics to Ensure the Integrity of Investigative Data
                • - Fielding the most advanced digital forensics tools to help Soldiers see the cyber battlefield & the weapons being deployed there
                  • - Designing ways to accelerate digital forensics analysis that significantly reduces the time necessary to process digital evidence
                    • - Guiding the efficient and effective use of computer technology to investigate crimes at all levels of government
                      • - Devising an all-in-one toolkit to combat cyber crimes
 
                        • - Supporting national investigations into Internet criminal activities with state-of-the-art cyber investigative methods and forensic data processing techniques
                          • - Enhancing digital forensic techniques to enhance SOF ability to recover key evidence from terrorist electronic devices
                            • - Delivering superior digital forensics and multimedia (D/MM) lab services, cyber technical training to the Defense Industrial Base
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At Our Symposium You Will Have the Ability to:

                            • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing our Digital Forensics Community. 
 
                            • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
 
                            • Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

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Exhibit & Sponsorship Information
                            • The Digital Forensics for National Security Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here:
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Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

                            • DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
 
                            • DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
 
                            • The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
 
                            • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)
 
                            • Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS