Seminar Title

Smartphone Technology and Forensics Certification (+SMART)

Dates of Events

11/04/2024 through 11/08/2024

Last Updated: 06/26/2024
Instructor(s): Glenn Bard
Location: Comal County Sheriff's Office - 3005 W San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites New Braunfels - 1465 IH 36 N, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Course Registration Fee: $495
Instructor Bio
Glenn Bard
Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and a U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the state police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for city, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E. as well as foreign governments.
Glenn has been certified as an expert in numerous states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology.
Glenn has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, World Security Congress, and hundreds of law enforcement agencies, law firms and universities.
Several of the cases Glenn has worked have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, and many more.
Glenn has received numerous awards during his military and police career, including Honorable Discharges from both the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Glenn developed, created and implemented certifications for two forensic software companies used by agencies around the world.
Glenn is the Chief Technical officer for PATCtech, overseeing all Digital Forensic and Data Services. Glenn has acted as technical consultant and/or personally developed Computer Forensic Programs at multiple Colleges, to include Westmoreland County Community College where he was a faculty instructor prior to retiring.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This class is a continuation of the CTF course, this time focusing on more advanced level Smartphone exams to include Application analysis. The course starts with a review of the CTF basics including forensic extractions and cell records analysis. Then the student is introduced to the files used to create smartphone applications. Each of those files, such as SQL, Plist and XML files are deconstructed, and the data analyzed. The class with then cover analyzing data records, and finally mapping the data locations. Lastly, the attendees will be instructed on how to create a forensic report and prepare to testify to their findings.

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