• CPE: 1.5

    Level: Basic

    Recommended Prerequisites: None

    Field of Study: Information Technology

    Digital evidence has become an essential part of every legal matter, whether it be a criminal, civil or internal investigation. Using a case study, this session will demonstrate the methods used to determine that an email submitted as evidence in federal court had been forged. The methods demonstrated in this case study may be reliably referenced when reviewing any questionable digital documents, without the need for specialized software. This presentation will demonstrate the probative value of digital forensics in fraud investigations.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Recognize the value of digital forensics in fraud cases
    • Identify methods to examine digital files and metadata
    • Determine how to make and report on evidence-based conclusions
    • Recall a practical example of how these methods were applied

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    Matt Danner, CFE, CFCE

    Senior Forensic Examiner, Flashback Data LLC

    Matt Danner started his career in 2008 as a fraud and public integrity investigator in the special investigation units of the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas State Auditor’s Office. During this time, Danner conducted hundreds of investigations related to complex financial schemes and coordinated investigations with federal law enforcement.

    As senior forensic examiner, Danner works with clients including law enforcement, criminal and civil attorneys, prosecutors and defense counsels, corporations, and private citizens. His areas of examination include intellectual property theft, criminal defense, homicide, child exploitation, vehicular accidents, fraud and family law. Danner has testified as a digital forensics expert in state, federal and military court, and he frequently conducts presentations to government, legal and educational organizations.

  • mdanner headshot
    Matt Danner, CFE, CFCE

    Senior Forensic Examiner, Flashback Data LLC

    Matt Danner started his career in 2008 as a fraud and public integrity investigator in the special investigation units of the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas State Auditor’s Office. During this time, Danner conducted hundreds of investigations related to complex financial schemes and coordinated investigations with federal law enforcement.

    As senior forensic examiner, Danner works with clients including law enforcement, criminal and civil attorneys, prosecutors and defense counsels, corporations, and private citizens. His areas of examination include intellectual property theft, criminal defense, homicide, child exploitation, vehicular accidents, fraud and family law. Danner has testified as a digital forensics expert in state, federal and military court, and he frequently conducts presentations to government, legal and educational organizations.

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