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2018 May Northeast Chapter Meeting
Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Chapter Meeting


Join the Northeast Chapter for our May chapter meeting and training! RVM Enterprises, Inc will be hosting our meeting in their NJ offices and Paraben will be proving the training so bring your laptops!

Please note the day is split into two sessions; the first half of the day is the Chapter meeting, the second half of the day is the training. You can attend either or both - please indicate your selection on the registration form. Seats are limited, register early!

A live stream of the morning portion of this program is also available. A separate registration may be completed online here. This live stream is for members-only. You will need to enter your full name, email address, and chapter to participate. 


8:45 AM: Registration & Networking with Breakfast
9:15 AM: Chapter Update
9:30 AM: Introduce RVM Enterprises Inc
9:40 AM: Forensic Collection of Social Media Evidence, Presented by Tim McCorry
10:40 AM: Break
11:00 AM: Demystifying Automation, Analytics, and Predictive Coding in eDiscovery, Presented by Jeanne Somma
12:00 PM: Lunch - Included for Registered Attendees
1:00 PM: Paraben Training - BYO Laptop

Meeting & Training will conclude at 4 PM


RVM Enterprises, Inc
525 Washington Blvd, Large Conference Room
Jersey City, New Jersey

Morning Presentations

Topic: Forensic Collection of Social Media Evidence
Length: 1 Hour
Presenters: Tim McCorry - click here for bio

This seminar provides an overview of digital computer forensics with an emphasis on social media, mobile devices, cloud storage, and web-based email in light of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model: the Identification, Preservation and Collection of electronically stored information (ESI) in anticipation of litigation or for internal investigation. This course covers:

  • Social Media and issues associated with collections (including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter)
  • Collection of data from smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices
  • Cloud storage (Drop Box, Google Docs) and security issues
  • Web-based email accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail (more sources of cloud storage)

Ultimately, this program will better prepare litigators, inside corporate counsel, and other litigation support staff to minimize risk and cost while maintaining defensibility and ethical obligations in the maintenance of these new and ever more pervasive types of electronically stored information.

Topic: Demystifying Automation, Analytics, and Predictive Coding in eDiscovery
Length: 1 Hour
Presenter: Jeanne Somma - click here for bio

As the application of advanced technology becomes a more prevalent force in the eDiscovery, industry it is important to understand automation, analytics and Predictive Coding. This program will define and walk through each concept to leave the attendee with a better understanding of their options and use cases. Attendees will receive an overview of the latest trends and uses for analytics in eDiscovery including:

  • The most common forms of analytics
  • Best Practices in applying analytics in your eDiscovery matter
  • How to reduce the volume of irrelevant data promoted to review
  • How to review documents more efficiently

Afternoon Training

Training Topic: Smartphone Forensics & App Analysis Abstract
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker: Amber Schroader-CEO & Founder, Paraben Corporation

Smartphones are the technology addiction of today and understanding how they store data and how to dig through the many potential artifacts to find your potential evidence is critical for investigators, attorneys, and managers to understand. This lab will walk you through the process of capture through instructor demonstration and then move into the primary evidence of breaking down the smartphone. The focus will be spent on Understanding how Apps store data and what to do when Apps are not easily parsed by your tool. Both Android OS and iOS will be discussed in this training. Each student will receive a free 15-day trial post training to work through additional scenarios on their own.

Student Requirements
Students must bring a laptop with the following specifications

  • Windows 7 
  • Windows 10
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Free Disc Space: 1GB for the program installation on the system drive and minimum 2GB for storing data
  • Microsoft™ .NET Framework 4.6.1 Installed
  • Internet Access will be required.

Each student will be provided with a thumb drive with a trial license to the software used in the training as well as a lab file. Students wishing to retain the trial license will be required to fill out a form to retain the license.


Amber Schroader-CEO & Founder, Paraben Corporation

Throughout the past two decades, Ms. Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed over two-dozen software programs designed for the purposes of recovering digital data from mobile phones, computer hard drives, email, and live monitoring services. Ms. Schroader has taught and designed the established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that have been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” as well as started the momentum and push to the “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus to unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence and the acquisition process and analysis techniques used. An accomplished curriculum developer and instructor; Ms. Schroader has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field as well as founded multiple certifications. Ms. Schroader continues to support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.