About Me

David Rismann

Digital & Computer Forensic Examiner, Software Developer, Consultant

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I have been working with computers and developing software since the mid 1980s and have been a practicing forensic computer examiner assisting attorneys with technical litigation since 2000.

In this capacity, I have worked on both plaintiff and defense cases, civil and criminal cases, and have served in the capacity of specially-appointed court master for the purpose of preserving evidence.

I have given qualified expert testimony in both state and federal courts and have been admitted to the Panel of Experts for the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles.

  • Prepared: Professionally trained and certified.
  • Tested: Qualified in both state and federal courts.
  • Proven: 15+ years of forensic experience.

Forensic Case Profile

Cases by Category and Jurisdiction

Defense vs. Plaintiff
85% Defense
Civil vs. Criminal
63% Civil Cases
State vs. Federal
87% State Cases

Cases by Issue

Forensics
Trade Secret
Employment
Software

My Work


Forensic Certifications and Professional Memberships

Professionally trained, professionally certified. Industry-wide recognition.

Forensic Certifications

IACIS CFCE since 2002

CFCE - Certified Forensic Computer Examiner

This certification comes from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists or IACIS. This is the same organization responsible for training and certifying most law enforcement personnel in the discipline of computer forensics. This certification is the most difficult to obtain and the most recognized among computer forensic professionals.

Regional VP HTCN

CCFT - Certified Computer Forensic Technician (Advanced)

This certification comes from the High Tech Crime Network or HTCN. The High Tech Crime Network consists of law enforcement and corporate security professionals from fifteen countries. Their membership includes prestigious agencies such as Scotland Yard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, US Customs, Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Naval Investigative Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of the Army and many other law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Norway and the United States, as well as major telecommunication corporations like AT&T, Bellcore and Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC's) from across the nation.


Professional Memberships

member ACFEI

ACFEI - American College Of Forensic Examiners

The American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI) is an independent, multi-disciplinary scientific and professional society dedicated to the continued advancement of forensic examination and consultation. It is the largest professional membership association representing forensic examiners.

ACFEI serves as the national center for continuing education through its publication The Forensic Examiner as well as lectures, seminars, conferences and workshops.

IACIS CFCE since 2002

IACIS - International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists

IACIS© is an international volunteer non-profit corporation composed of law enforcement professionals dedicated to education in the field of forensic computer science. IACIS members represent Federal, State, Local and International Law Enforcement professionals. Regular IACIS members have been trained in the forensic science of seizing and processing computer systems.

IACIS® prides itself on being the world's leading organization for computer forensics practitioners. In addition to providing the highest quality computer forensics training, IACIS® strives to foster excellence in the field through a formal certification process.

Computer forensics is the acquisition, authentication, reconstruction, examination, and analysis of data stored on electronic media. IACIS® training addresses each of these key tasks; and the certification process — which includes mandatory periodic recertification — measures one's ability to perform these key tasks in accordance with established standards.

Member IEEE

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.

Through its global membership, IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.

Members rely on IEEE as a source of technical and professional information, resources and services.

To foster an interest in the engineering profession, IEEE also serves student members in colleges and universities around the world.

Other important constituencies include prospective members and organizations that purchase IEEE products and participate in conferences or other IEEE programs.