2017-09-13 Smartphone Forensics -  Dan O’Day

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

An Introduction to Smartphone Forensics

Speaker: Dan O’Day, KPMG

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

5:45 pm Social Hour, light refreshments

6:30 pm Presentation

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)

111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611

Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers) Campus map

Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public



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Smartphones contain a wealth of information about users and are frequently used as evidence sources in civil and criminal legal proceedings. In this talk, Dan O’Day from KPMG will explain what types of data are available on Google Android and Apple iOS devices and discuss tools, strategies, and challenges associated with preserving this data. Mobile device security issues associated with “rooting” or “jailbreaking” devices will also be discussed as well as their impact on the preservation of device data. Locard’s exchange principle will be discussed in the context of smartphone data that are frequently stored within vehicle infotainment and telematics systems.


Dan O’Day is a Senior Associate in KPMG LLP’s Cyber Security Services practice, where he provides Cyber Response consulting services to clients in the areas of digital forensics (computers, mobile devices, and vehicles), incident response, and more. Dan was formerly an intelligence analyst and forensic examiner in federal law enforcement (CSI) and routinely presented trial and deposition testimony related to smartphones in criminal cases. He has also taught digital forensics and technology courses in both corporate and academic settings. Dan enjoys spending time with family, reading, coding, and good conversation over beer/coffee and/or cigars.

While there will be light refreshments available, feel free to "brown bag" it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.


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