WearableTechnology: What You Don’t Know Is What You Need To Know-Holiday Lunch

Join us for our annual Southern California HTCIA Holiday Party!

It’s that time of year where we get together as a family and celebrate! This year we are gathering for Lunch this year at Steven’s Steakhouse in the city of Commerce! There will be a nice selection of dishes as well as 1 free drink ticket to be included.

Bring a gift to raffle off to the membership!


-HTCIA Members FREE (Use Member’s Promo Code Provided in Your Membership Email)
-Family, Friends, Co-workers, and Guests of HTCIA Members $5.00 + Convenience Fees
-Non-Members $10.00 + Convenience Fees

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Wearable Technology is changing the internet-connected world of digital devices, the privacy and protection of personal information, and the potential value of that data as evidence in forensic investigations. The big issue is that you may not be aware, or capable of dealing with the variety of these devices and the complexity of acquiring data from them. New wearable devices are announced daily from health & performance monitoring Fit Bit wristbands, to GoPro cameras, Google Glass, police body cameras, or the new Apple Watch and all of the competitors that will soon follow. With every new device come new capabilities and vulnerabilities. And this is just the beginning! The users of these wearable devices are not aware of how they work and clueless to the risk of sharing their personal data wirelessly, unencrypted and over social media for potentially the whole world to see. These devices may also contain and potentially transmit HIPAA or other compliance regulated data, or other sensitive PI, to unintended recipients. Wearable devices can record data from a user’s fitness app that tracks their exercise, the route they run, and everything else that a stalker or worse might want to help them pursuing a potential victim. They mark GPS coordinates, take photos, record audio, measure heart rate and pulse, and likely capture the time of death of the wearer. Attendees to this lecture will gain an awareness of the challenges ahead with these wearable technologies. They will also learn about when these devices may contain unique data sets that you cannot acquire from a local sync or backups to their Smart device, computer, or cloud hosted partner. Case studies and examples will be reviewed with relevant current products and Q&A will be provided.

Speaker Bio(s):

Chris Bross is Chief Technology Officer at DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in secure data recovery. Since joining DriveSavers in 1995, Bross has engineered his way around physical trauma, mechanical damage and encryption issues to recover data on all types of failed storage devices. Today he manages the R&D team for solid state devices and emerging storage technologies, and guides the development of new tools and technology designed to overcome unique challenges and recover critical data.

Rene Novoa is a Senior Manager for the eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Department at DriveSavers. Since joining DriveSavers in 2001, Novoa has performed data recovery on thousands of storage devices plagued with mechanical failures, physical damage and logical corruption. Over the past 5 years, he has focused his efforts on developing proprietary forensic processes for failed devices. His understanding of emerging technologies helps solve new forensic challenges. Rene manages high-level client relationships and is the Second Vice President of the North Bay HTCIA chapter.

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