Computer Forensics Professionals
Domingo J. Rivera, GPEN, GCIH, CCE, JD, MBA, EIT - Vice President of Computer Forensics. Leading our teams of highly qualified computer forensics, e-discovery, and information security experts in our Richmond, Virginia and San Francisco, CA offices and providing services throughout the United States. Should you have a local computer expert or the best computer forensics expert? We structure our fees to be reasonable in comparison to local computer forensics experts, who may lack our qualifications and success record. Having the wrong expert on your side not only will not help your case but may hurt your chances and believability in the eyes of the jury, the judge, and the opposing attorney. When obtaining the services of a computer forensics expert, the "expert" part should come first, location should be a distant second.
Highlights of AVM Technology's VP of Computer Forensics qualifications:
Computer Forensics Expert Qualification Highlights – Unique educational and professional background. BS in Computer Engineering, MBA with emphasis in Information Technology Management, MS in Information Technology (ongoing), Juris Doctor and trial experience as an attorney, graduate certificate in computer forensics, and ISFCE industry-leading computer forensics certification. Additionally, Mr. Rivera has demonstrated advanced ethical hacking and network penetration testing skills and knowledge by obtaining the GIAC Network Penetration Testing (GPEN) certification. Mr. Rivera is also a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).
D.J. Rivera’s educational background allows him to serve a a computer forensics expert, not only in performing computer forensics examination, but also in qualifying as a testifying expert witness.
M.S. Information Technology, Virginia Tech (projected 2012)
M.B.A. Florida (2000)
B.S. Computer Engineering (1997)
Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics, George Mason University
Stanford Advanced Computer Security Professional Certificate
Ethical Hacking and Network Penetration Testing - SANS
Computer Forensics Highlights
D.J. Rivera has earned the industry leading Certified Computer Examiner certification granted by The International Society of Computer Forensics Examiners (ISFCE). He is also an EIT in engineering (State of Florida). Mr. Rivera is well versed in the acquisition and analysis of digital evidence from any computer media, including but not limited to computer hard drives, laptops, tablet computers, smart phones, memory sticks, CD/DVD, and more.
When it comes to testimony as a computer forensics expert at trial, Mr. Rivera brings excellent qualifications. Having tried cases as an attorney himself, Mr. Rivera is very familiar with court procedures and expert witness testimony. He is frequently approached by attorneys for consultation regarding civil and criminal cases involving computer evidence.
Computer forensics does not necessarily require an advanced degree. Law enforcement personnel often have only a BS degree or lower. However, superior education and qualifications are extremely important. D.J. Rivera is one of the few computer forensics experts who not only has an Engineering degree and a Master's Degree, but also a law degree. In that capacity, D.J. Rivera was the first attorney in the United States to win a technically complex copyright infringement criminal case against the FBI and the Department of Justice. This was a jury trial with very complex technical issues. Mr. Rivera's ability to thoroughly understand the technical complexities and to explain them in plain English to the jury was instrumental. As a forensics expert who may be required to testify in Court, Mr. Rivera can bring this skills into your team and assist other attorneys in complex technology cases.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- IEEE Computer Society – computer.org
- The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE)
- Virginia State Bar
- American Bar Association
- Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society