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.