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Here, Let Me Hold That For You. Consumer Metadata And Its Dangers - Robert Reed (ShowMeCon 2014) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Here, Let Me Hold That For You. Consumer Metadata And Its Dangers
Robert Reed

ShowMeCon 2014

Forensics examiners have long known the value of metadata. Metadata can be used for a great many tasks from file attribution and intelligence gathering, to revealing manipulation of time and date stamps. More recently we have seen metadata being used in ways that many have questioned. Exactly what is metadata and how can it be used by ethical and questionable actors? Could it be used by others with nefarious intent? Show me your metadata and I’ll show you your hopes, dreams and where that new flings lives.​


Robert Reed is a seasoned investigator with twenty years of law enforcement experience. He has investigated incidents ranging from simple traffic investigation to criminal homicides. With a Masters in Science in computer information systems he has leveraged this knowledge into the computer forensics field developing and operating the
first ASCLD (American Society of Crime Lab Directors) Lab accredited computer forensic program in the State of Arizona.In the course of his career, Reed has investigated numerous crimes involving computers, computer systems or digital evidence. He has been the affiant on countless search warrant applications, and participated in the service and execution of many warrants including those involving digital evidence. He has testified in hundreds of Criminal, Civil and Administrative hearings. He has obtained multiple certifications including the EC Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) and is a Certified EC Council Instructor (CEI).

Reed has taught computer forensics and cyber crime programs to clients from the US and foreign governments. Students include military personnel, law enforcement officials from national, state and local governments, educational institutions, corporate clients and Individuals. In addition to the computer forensic curricula, Reed has given guest lecturers to groups including the NSA accredited information assurance program at the University of Arizona, and the 2009 PISA (Policia Internacional Sonora Arizona) conference.

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