Aaron J. Read, Director of Digital Forensics in Stroz Friedberg’s Los Angeles office, is responsible for assisting with management of the firm’s technical operations in the areas of digital forensics, in addition to maintaining an active docket of cases. Mr. Read conducts digital forensic acquisitions and analyses of laptops, desktops, servers, and mobile devices in civil litigations, criminal matters, and internal investigations.
Mr. Read has provided expert testimony and performed forensic analysis of digital media, including computers, PDAs, digital media players, and file and email servers, in large and complex matters. For example, he has conducted forensic analysis and offered expert testimony in an intellectual property theft case involving twenty-three defendants; consulted with a multi-national organization on mobile device policies and practices as it relates to eDiscovery and investigative requirements and needs; performed log analysis from a large eCommerce site to determine if a previously identified vulnerability had been exploited.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Read was a Senior Investigator for Target Corporation, where he conducted digital forensic investigations in internal investigations and criminal matters. During his tenure at Target, Mr. Read served on the Information Security Incident Response Team and developed policies and procedures in digital forensics in order to obtain accreditation through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Director’s Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). Mr. Read’s previous experience also includes AccessData, where he instructed professional courses in digital forensics.
Mr. Read is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and holds several certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Digital Forensic Certified Practitioner (DFCP). Mr. Read has been a member of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE), including serving on the executive board.