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As a senior-level computer forensics executive with years of experience, Jim Carden is extensively trained in computer crime investigations and computer forensic examinations, and certified by the California Department of Justice. He offers comprehensive knowledge of criminal investigations, alongside legal and investigative savvy at the local, state, and federal levels. Carden has also provided expert testimony in computer investigations and forensics, and maintains top secret (TS/SCI) security clearance with both the Department ofDefense and Department of Justice.
Carden previously served as Vice President of Forensic Services for UBIC North America, renowned as a leading Asian-focused and global provider of e-discovery and digital forensic services. Specifically, the company helps
simultaneously works as a Cyber Intelligence Officer as a Special Agent with
the United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations, as a reservist
he assist the OSI active duty units with felony crime investigations involving
electronic evidence. He also served as a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task
Force (JTTF) and Computer Crimes Task Force where Carden evaluated and combated
terrorism and cyber threats.
As CEO and Forensics Investigator with his own Digital Blue Solutions, Inc., he commanded a highly specialized computer forensics company that offered a wide variety of data recovery and digital investigation services. There, Carden offered a host of electronic investigative services and litigation support designed to build legally defensible cases for corporations. His personal, customized approach to successfully handle clients’ complex computer forensics cases also included the recruitment and screening of—and access to—a professional team of examiners who had undergone extensive government agency background checks and who held Department of Defense and/or Department ofJustice security clearance.
As a computer forensics, digital evidence instructor, with the High Tech Crime Institute Inc.(HTCI), Carden worked with a group that offered a full range of services to meet local, state, and federal law enforcement needs. There, he served as a computer forensics and data exploitation instructor for its NATO SpecialOperations Forces (SOF) Training and Education Program (NSTEP), and also familiarizedSOF operators with the process of triaging and processing captured digital materials in the support of targeting and evidence-based operations.
Carden’s law enforcement and military service experience include working as a detective and lead computer investigator with the Fairfield Police Department. In this capacity, he launched its Computer Crime Investigations program and served as the department’s lead computer crimes investigator. He was awarded the California Police Officer Standards Training (POST) Advanced Certification as a computer crimes investigator by the Robert Presley Institute of CriminalInvestigation (ICI) and recognized by the department for his
He also served as a member of the elite Pararescue team (PJ’s) with the UnitedStates Air Force for more than 16 years, working with its Special OperationsCommand (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC). In this position, Carden was tasked with the recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments, as well as the support of NASA missions and recovered U.S. astronauts after water landings. In all, he earned 16 decorations for military service and combat missions.
Stephen combines more than 30 years of law-enforcement experience with in-depth expertise in today’s most pervasive Internet and computer technologies. During his tenure in both federal and civilian law-enforcement agencies Stephen has had the opportunity to see all facets of Computer Crime Investigations. Stephen began developing tools and training for the investigation of computer crime investigation in 1994 when assigned to the United States Army Military Police School at Ft McClellan, Alabama.
Prior to his law enforcement career, Jim Broderick’s dedication to our
country was made manifest while he served as a United States Air Force
Special Operations Forces Pararescue Team Leader with the elite Combat
Search and Rescue (PJ’s). During his time with AFSOC, Jim attained all
qualifications of a Pararescue Operator to include graduation from the
USAF Pararescue Specialist Course (Air Operations, Small Team Tactics
Weapons and Planning, Combat Trauma Paramedic); the US Army Special
Forces John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center Underwater Operations
School as a Combat Diver (SCUBA) at Key West, FL; US Army Special
Forces Freefall Parachutist (HALO, HAHO) at Fort Bragg, NC; USAF Basic
and Advanced Land and Water Survival Schools, and the USAF Special
Weapons and Tactics School. During his military career Jim was qualified
as a Jump Master (Static Line and HALO operations), Dive Master, Boat
Master, and Aerial Gunner.
As a Lieutenant with the California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation, Jim has served in many capacities with a wide range of
disciplines during his distinguished career of twenty-nine years. As the
Chief Investigator for a prison in northern California, Jim managed a team
of ten investigators responsible for all investigations assigned to the
Investigative Services Unit related to the prison, its inmates and
employees. Investigations into violent crimes to include murder, rape,
conspiracy, gangs, narcotics possession and distribution, child abuse,
cellular device interdiction and exploitation, and employee misconduct for
the referral to the Office of Internal Affairs were all primary areas of his
responsibility. Jim is an Interview / Interrogations Expert, a State Certified
Hostage Negotiator with the Prison Crisis Response Team and has trained
students in both disciplines as well as a Firearms Instructor / Range
Master, Prison Rape Elimination Master Instructor and Terrorism Liaison
Officer. Jim is a DOJ Certified Cellular Device Examiner as well as a
member of the California Gang Task Force (CGTF), California Narcotic
Officers Association (CNOA) and the California Correctional Peace
Officer’s Association (CCPOA).
Todd Faulkner has been in the public safety field for 26years. Todd is currently the Chief of Police for the Hinsdale, NH Police Department and previously held the ranks of Sr. Patrolman, Sergeant, and Detective Lieutenant. Todd is a current member of the NH Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assigned as a computer forensics analyst,investigator and field supervisor. He is a special deputy with the Cheshire County, NH Sheriff’s Department and a Department of Homeland Security Title 19 Task Force Officer. Todd is state and federal court-recognized expert in computer and mobile device forensics and has been called upon by the NH Attorney General’s Office, VT States Attorney, NH United States Attorney’s Office and many others to conduct forensic examinations for child exploitation and violent crime investigations. Todd holds numerous certifications in the area of mobile device and computer forensics and has provided training to hundreds of investigators in the field of child exploitation, digital forensics, digital evidence procedures as well as many other digital investigation related training.
Bob Wilkie has over 33 years of combined experience in civilian and military law enforcement. His military experience in the US Army and US Air Force includes criminal investigations, counter threat, counterintelligence, counter-terrorism, force protection, and canine operations. He was a HUMINT collections Team Lead in Afghanistan from 2014 to 2015 and he is currently the Superintendent (reserve) at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations detachment located at Royal Air Force Base Alconbury, United Kingdom. His civilian experience in the Palo Alto, CA and Fairfield, CA Police Departments included advanced criminal investigations, canine operations, special weapons and tactics, sniper operations, crime scene investigations, firearms instruction, and field training new officers. He retired in 2017 after 22 years as a police officer and detective. He is certified by the National Rifle Association and the California Department of Justice as a firearms instructor and continues to provide firearms safety and marksmanship training for a small business in northern California. Bob has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Management. He has completed several courses of training including the US Army Military Police Course and multiple tactical operations courses. He also completed the Criminal Investigators Training Program and the Basic Special Investigators Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia.
Joshua provides expertise on high-profile and sensitive counterintelligence
investigations/operations relative to theft of trade secrets, intellectual property, cyber threats, and industrial/economic espionage in support of national security objectives. Currently, Joshua works with clients to fuse human intelligence (HUMINT) and open-source intelligence (OSINT)
to help answer key critical questions to achieve a
William has 22 years of experience applying innovative cyber solutions to the public and private sector. During his time in public service, he identified new cyber methods and capabilities to mitigate risk to U.S. personnel and facilities during the Global War on Terror. In the private sector, William has performed e-discovery, data recovery, and fatal incident reconstruction. He has appeared as a mobile forensic subject matter expert on radio and television,with an upcoming appearance on a documentary focused on voting machine vulnerability and exploitation.