Seminars & Training

May 19 - 23, 2010

WV Public Safety Expo 2010

The West Virginia Public Safety EXPO for 2010 has been scheduled for May 19-23, 2010 at the Charleston Civic Center. The West Virginia Public Safety EXPO is a conference that is offered to all Public Safety Officials in West Virginia and surrounding States. Those in attendance include Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Emergency Managers, 911 Telecommunicators and EMS personnel.

The EXPO was started by Kanawha County officials who saw a need for training for all public safety officials. Each year the EXPO continues to grow with an attendance last year exceeding 300 persons. The EXPO will provide an Exhibit Hall for participants to visit during breaks from actual conference sessions. We would like to request your participation with the EXPO as a sponsor or exhibitor. Exhibit space can be purchased at the rate of $400.00 which includes electric. If you would like to have a demo emergency vehicle placed within the Exhibit Hall there is a fee of $250.00. If you would prefer to not participate as a vendor, but would like to sponsor part of the EXPO, we would greatly appreciate that as well.

Instructors from Marshall University include:

Josh Brunty has over ten years of experience in the field of digital forensics & investigations. Josh currently manages the digital forensics graduate program and digital forensic casework laboratory at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center. Josh holds numerous certifications within the digital forensics discipline including: AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), Computer Hacking Forensic Examiner (CHFI), Certified Malware Investigator, Certified Steganography Examiner, and is certified by the National Security Agency in Information Assurance Methodology (NSA-IAM). He has developed numerous digital forensic training sessions and curriculum; including past recertification scenarios/exams for the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Josh is a member of the Institute of Computer Forensics Professionals (ICFP), the Mid-Atlantic Association of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), and the Digital-Multimedia Sciences section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

Professor John Sammons teaches digital forensics and electronic discovery in the Integrated Science and Technology department at Marshall University. John is a certified digital forensics examiner and also serves as adjunct faculty at Marshall's Forensic Science Center. John is a former law enforcement officer, having spent nearly 10 years with the Huntington Police Department. John is still active outside academia as a founder and partner at Second Creek Technologies. Second Creek is a private firm providing digital forensic and electronic discovery services. John has taught digital forensics to a wide range of practitioners including judges, attorneys, and prosecutors.