About Schatz Forensic
Schatz Forensic is a forensic technology firm specialising in solving complex computer evidence related problems.
Our expertise in computer forensics, electronic discovery & disclosure and internet security incident response enables our clients to employ otherwise hidden evidence in digital devices ranging from mobile phones to computers; to assure that evidence produced in disputes is reliable; and to turn complex computer related evidence into simply explained, independent, and credible testimony.
Biography - Dr. Bradley Schatz
Dr Bradley Schatz is the Director of Schatz Forensic and an internationally recognised authority in the field of computer forensics. He is the only commercial practitioner in Australia who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Forensics, and one of only a handful globally.
Dr Schatz provides expert opinion, computer forensic services, and electronic discovery consulting, solving complex problems related to IT and electronic evidence.
Expert Witness Computer Forensic Consulting
Dr Schatz primarily consults to the legal, medical and commercial sectors to establish the facts in legal proceedings and corporate investigations. His expertise is sought in relation to claims of theft and destruction of intellectual property and proprietary information, possession of illicit content, fraud, medical malpractice, network intrusion, website defacement, and improper internet usage. His evidence has assisted in bringing numerous criminal defence and civil matters to a successful resolution.
Computer Forensics Ph.D.
Dr Schatz obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Forensics from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2007. In his thesis titled “Digital evidence: representation and assurance”, he developed ways to automate the process of tracing and sifting through digital information to present admissible evidence in court.
Prior to establishing Schatz Forensic in 2009, Dr Schatz worked for 13 years in IT and computer forensics in Australia and the United Kingdom, providing consulting, systems security and software engineering services. He has worked in industries such as banking, entertainment and health for companies including Deutsche Bank, IBM and MTV Europe.
In 2008, Dr Schatz was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT, where he regularly lectures on computer forensics. He sits on the Referee Board of the internationally respected journal “Digital Investigation: the International Journal of Digital Forensics” the longest standing peer reviewed journal in the field. Additionally, Dr. Schatz sits on the Review Panels of two international peer reviewed conferences related to computer forensics.
He is a member of the the Australian Information Security Association and the Australian Computer Society and is regularly invited to present at international conferences and seminars. He is also the author of eleven peer reviewed academic publications on forensic computer science.