Yaniv Schiff
Director of Digital Forensics
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois,
  • United States
Member Since: 2006/06/26
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Michigan State University
 Bachelors of Arts
Telecommunications
2001 – 2005
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Director of Digital Forensics
QDiscovery (acquired Forensicon in March 2016)
September 2014 – Present
Chicago, IL
●      Oversees all forensic and consulting engagements.
●      Lead testifying expert and senior examiner.
●      Trains and oversees associate examiners and other personnel involved with forensic services.
●      Performs forensic investigations and eDiscovery consulting and project management.
●      Authors Expert Reports, Affidavits, and Declarations for both active and non-active litigation projects.
Senior Forensic Examiner
Forensicon
July 2009 – September 2014
Chicago, IL
●      Perform forensic investigations & analysis of client electronic media including hard drives, floppy disks, CDs/DVDs & other forms of electronic media. Analysis performed using industry standard forensic software tools such as EnCase, FTK, Oxygen Forensics & others.
●      Train Associate Examiners and support staff as needed.
●      Create expert written reports for both active litigation and internal investigations.
●      Research new technologies & products for use in forensic electronic investigations.
●      Work with clients to review discovery requests, case strategies and design solutions to meet case-specific requirements.
●      Participate in & attend professional training classes, seminars & conferences related to computer forensics & litigation support.
Associate Forensic Examiner
Forensicon
May 2006 – June 2009
Chicago, IL
●      Perform forensic investigations & analysis of client electronic media including hard drives, floppy disks, CDs/DVDs & other forms of electronic media. Analysis performed with software tools such as EnCase, FTK & others.
●      Create expert written reports for both active litigation and internal investigations.
●      Research new technologies & products for use in forensic electronic investigations.
●      Work with Senior Examiners and clients to review discovery requests, case strategies and design solutions to meet case-specific requirements.
●      Participate in & attend professional training classes, seminars & conferences related to computer forensics & litigation support.
●      Promoted to Associate Forensic Examiner in March 2007.
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Full Biography

Yaniv Schiff is the Director of Digital Forensics at Forensicon, a QDiscovery Company. As Director of Digital Forensics, Yaniv has responsibility and oversight for all digital forensic investigative and technical consulting services. He is also the lead testifying expert for most digital forensics cases involving trade secret theft, high profile investigations, and matters involving spoliation. Yaniv coordinates and manages large collection projects involving hundreds of devices and geographically dispersed custodians. He has appeared through deposition or testimony in local, state and federal courts. He has been qualified as an expert witness in several states including Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Michigan.

Yaniv is credentialed as a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) through the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners. He is a current member of High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) and participates on several other forensic and eDiscovery focused Internet message boards. Yaniv was also an adjunct professor at Loyola University teaching graduate and undergraduate students computer forensics and eDiscovery topics.

Yaniv graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelors of Art majoring in Telecommunications and a minor in History and Religion. While in school he worked for different departments in the University including the Department of Engineering Services which oversees all of the campus’s IT infrastructure. His primary responsibilities included updating and drafting detailed network maps of the various computer networks on campus. In addition, he would make routine visits to different facilities and maintain the computers and network equipment.

While living in Ann Arbor, MI, Yaniv worked as a Research Assistant for a company that specializes in carrying out economic and statistical analyses. There he used Microsoft Access, Excel and SPSS to analyze employment statistics gathering data from the US Census Bureau and other sources.

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