Kevin M. Smith

Kevin M. Smith

Senior Digital Evidence Consultant

Kevin M. Smith is the Senior Digital Evidence Consultant at Atlantic Data Forensics, a specialized services company that primarily provides digital forensic, electronic data discovery, litigation support, expert testimony, and computer security services for commercial, educational, and governmental clients. Mr. Smith is primarily responsible for assisting investigations, providing digital forensic analysis, delivering written and oral expert testimony, and consulting with clients on the technical details and practical implications of the digital evidence at issue in their matter.


Mr. Smith specializes in in-depth forensic analysis of digital media, trial consulting, and providing expert courtroom testimony. Mr. Smith has conducted numerous forensic examinations of digital evidence in support of counter-intelligence and major crimes investigations, providing digital forensic support the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command as well as other law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Secret Service and various counter intelligence agencies. Additionally, Mr. Smith has supervised and conducted felony level investigations that include conducting interviews and interrogations; processing crime scenes; collecting and evaluating evidence; preparing administrative reports; testifying before hearings; conducting surveillance; executing warrants; briefing supported Agents, Commanders, and Staff Judge Advocates regarding computer crimes and digital analysis.

Mr. Smith is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) recognized by The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants, an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), recognized by AccessData Group, A Lantern Certified Examiner recognized by Katana Forensics in addition to being a Certified Digital Forensic Examiner and Digital Media Collector recognized by the Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy. Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Maryland, University College with a Master of Science Degree in Computer Forensics and Cyber Investigations and currently serves as a member of the faculty for Utica College, Master of Science in Cybersecurity graduate program.

 

Industry Certifcations

AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)
July 2016
AccessData; Elkridge, MD

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
March 2015
EC-Council; Linthicum, MD

Lantern Certified Examiner                 
August 2013
Katana Forensics, Inc.; Middletown, DE

Secure View 3 Mobile Forensics Certification 
March 2012
Susteen, Inc.; Fort Bragg, NC

Digital Forensic Examiner  
September 2011
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

Digital Media Collector        
August 2011
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

Selected Publications, Presentations, And Interviews

Social Media Mining, co-written with Krystina R. Horvath            
June 2014
eForensics Magazine – Social Media Online

Oral TESTIMONY

U.S. v. Thompson               
March 2016; Ramstein AB, Germany

U.S. v. Nelson      
September 2014; Fort Stewart, GA

U.S. v. Aguigui     
March 2014; Fort Stewart, GA

U.S. v. Alexander                 
September 2013; Fort Bragg, NC

U.S. v. Rowe         
May 2013; Fort Bragg, NC

Professional

Senior Digital Evidence consultant, Atlantic Data Forensics
June 2016 - Present

Experience

Corporate Details: ADF provides digital forensics, e-discovery, litigation support, expert testimony, and consulting services.

Duties: Assists civil and criminal investigations by providing digital forensic analysis, delivering written and oral expert testimony, and consulting with clients on the technical details and practical implications of digital evidence.

Adjunct Faculty – Utica college

January 2016 - Present

Duties: Assists in the evaluation, design and implementation of curriculum, testing and teaching methodologies. Makes administrative and procedural decisions and judgements on sensitive student issues. Applies relevant and current education methodologies and techniques to enhance learning experience.

Digital Forensic examiner – general dynamics advanced information systems

August 2014 – June 2016

Duties: Assigned to the Defense Computer Forensic Laboratory (DCFL), Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and responsible for providing digital forensic support of physical and logical evidence for counter-intelligence and major crime investigation in an America Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) accredited computer forensic laboratory as well as expert courtroom testimony.

Senior consultant – Booz | Allen | Hamilton

December 2013 – August 2014

Duties: Assigned to government agency (non-disclosable) and responsible for providing digital forensic support for cyber counter-intelligence investigations, developing strategies and experience based training to improve the efficiency and consistency of service delivery.

digital Forensic examiner – 10th military police battalion (cid), 3d military police group

September 2011 – December 2013

Duties: Responsible for providing digital forensic support to 5 CID field offices as well as assisting other federal and local law enforcement agencies. Developing strategies and standard operating procedures to improve the efficiency and consistency of service delivery and assisting agents in various aspects of criminal investigations including interviewing complainants, witnesses and subject interrogations, preparing affidavits, serving and executing search warrant operations for the purpose of obtaining evidence, property, and documents relevant to the investigation, processing crime scenes, identifying, preserving, and collection of evidence.

cid special agent – fort bragg field office (cid)

August 2010 – September 2011

Duties: Planned and conducted significant and complex investigations involving violations of Title 18 U.S. code and UCMJ, to include but not limited to fraud, rape, murder, false statements, sexual assault, arson, conspiracy, child pornography, and theft of government property. Performed a variety of law enforcement activities such as interviewing complainants, witnesses and subject interrogations, administered the oath for affidavits and served and executed search warrant operations for the purpose of obtaining evidence, property, and documents relevant to the investigation, processed crime scenes, identified, preserved, collected, and maintained chain of custody of evidence, property, and documents relevant to the investigation.

Academic Preparation

Master of SCIENCE degree – digital forensics and cyber investigations
University of Maryland University College
November 2015

Bachelor of science degree – psychology
Troy State University
May 2013

Further Training

Network Intrusion Techniques             
March 2015
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

Network Intrusion Basics       
February 2015
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

EnCase CE-E (EnCase v7)                  
September 2014
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

Computer Forensic Examiner- Counterintelligence                   
July 2014
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

Managing Computer Crime Units         
November 2013
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

Advanced Digital Forensic Techniques                
April 2012
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Brunswick, GA

Mobile Device Triage Training                 
April 2012
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Brunswick, GA

Windows Forensic Examinations – EnCase      
September 2011
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

Computer Incident Responder’s Course            
August 2011
Department of Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy; Linthicum, MD

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