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Dr. Jan Collie


Jan Collie is a highly qualified Digital Forensics and Cyber security specialist.  A  CUBS accredited Expert Witness with many hours' courtroom experience, she is certified for civil and criminal litigation. She has acted as both Expert and Single Joint Expert in High Court proceedings.

Jan has wide ranging experience in corporate and criminal investigations. In the private sector, clients have included City banks and broker houses as well as major corporates with issues such as IP theft, financial fraud, digital document fraud, system hacking and staff computer misuse. In criminal proceedings, Jan has acted for both the Defence and Prosecution with cases involving a large variety of serious charges such as Dark Web drug dealing, blackmail, cyberbullying, rape, murder and possession of indecent images.

Jan has a PhD in Digital Forensics Data Security and Cybercrime. She continues to keep herself at the leading edge in her field, typically completing more than 80 hours specialist training per year.   She is the Managing Director and Senior Forensic Investigator of Discovery Forensics Ltd.

Main skills area:

Digital Forensics, Digital Data / IP theft, Cybersecurity.
Mobile phone, Tablet, SatNav forensics.
Cell Site analysis.
Social Media / Webmail / Dropbox forensics.
Metadata analysis.

Languages: German, Mandarin Chinese, French.

Methodology: Strict adherence to ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) guidelines. Adherence to U.S. Department of Justice guidelines.

Educational Qualifications

PhD - Digital Forensics, Data Security and Cybercrime - University of South Wales.
MSc in Information Security and Computer Crime (Distinction) – University of Glamorgan.
BSc (Honours) in Information Technology & Computing - The Open University.

Industry-specific Qualifications

Cardiff University Expert Witness Certificate (Civil) –  Cardiff University/Bond Solon
Cardiff University Expert Witness Certificate (Ciminal)–  Cardiff University/Bond Solon
Certified Computer Examiner –  International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
Certified Steganography Investigator -  Wetstone Technologies, Inc.
Certified Security Testing Associate -  7 Safe.

Professional Qualifications

CEng (Chartered Engineer)
FBCS CITP (Fellow of the British Computer Society, Chartered IT Professional)
MEWI (Member of the Expert Witness Institute)
MIET (Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology)
MIEEE (Member of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers)

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