Bob Elder

CEO-Partner, Teel Technologies, Canada

Bob Elder retired from the Victoria Police Department in British Columbia after 21 years experience in policing, including over 7 years as a Detective in the VICPD Computer and Mobile Forensics Unit. Bob Elder has been innovative in the Mobile Forensics field through his research and development and is sought after all over the world for his knowledge and skills in the Mobile Forensics environment. Bob Elder began with Teel Technologies in 2009 as an instructor in the Flasher Box, JTAG and Chipoff classes that he developed himself. These classes have been taught to Law Enforcement and Military agencies all over the world and continue to be popular advanced Mobile Forensics courses. Bob’s knowledge and skills have been recognized with the following awards he received: 2015  4: Cast awards –  Winner – Digital Forensic Analyst of the Year, 2014  4: Cast awards –  Runner up – Digital Forensic Analyst of the Year, 2014  Chief Constable’s Commendation for Meritorious Service, 2013  International Association of Chiefs of Police August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science AwardSpecialties: Physical and RAW user data acquisitions from Mobile devices using Flasher Boxes, JTAG and Chipoff processes.

Advanced Hardware Acquisition Techniques - Don't give up on them yet!

This discussion will review the advance techniques like JTAG; ISP; Chip-off; Flasher Boxes and Custom Bootloaders and how we associate them the cell phone forensics. This talk will demystify the impression that these techniques are at "end of life"! Not so at all, all these techniques still have a long and happy life for forensic examiners in acquiring data from other hardware devices like Internet of Things; Embedded Devices; Smart TV's; Vehicle Infotainment/Telematic Systems; Tablets/Laptops; Skimmer/Shimmers; and more. See how these techniques have successfully recovered user data from real cases that have helped investigators solve Crimes and Cyber Crime events.


Advanced Hardware Acquisition Techniques - Don't give up on them yet!