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DriveSavers CTO Joins USC Information Technology Advisory Board

Industry leader helps shape the future of data recovery and eDiscovery through an advisory role at the University of Southern California

NOVATO, Calif. (May 24, 2016) DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic solutions, further strengthens its commitment to helping shape the future of data recovery and eDiscovery practices through a new advisory role with the University of Southern California.

DriveSavers Chief Technology Officer Chris Bross was recently invited to represent the company as a member of the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The 38-member board consists of leaders from computer and storage industries and helps determine strategic direction for the Information Technology Program. Bross’ role includes participation in discussions surrounding courses and curriculum offered.

“I am very humbled and honored to be invited to join the USC, Viterbi School of Engineering, Information Technology Program IAB,” said Bross. “Our field is ever-growing and changing, and I look forward to sharing DriveSavers perspective on the industry and how students best prepare themselves for future employment.”

DriveSavers commitment to data recovery and eDiscovery education also extends outside of higher education, including speaking engagements and involvement in learning tracks at various conferences, as well as continuing education opportunities. Members of the team recently acted as facilitators for a continuing education event for law enforcement officials held by the Silicon Valley Chapter of High Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA). During the event, Bross and DriveSavers Senior Manager of eDiscovery and Forensics Rene Novoa conducted a two-hour training session on Advanced Mobile Forensics, specifically recovering data from damaged smartphones for use in forensic criminal investigation.

Bross will also be presenting a one-hour track focused on SSD forensics at the upcoming Enfuse 2016 conference in Las Vegas. This session will take place on May 25 at 4:30pm. Bross will be presenting alongside Jeff Hedlesky, Forensic Evangelise-FBU at Guidance Software.

To learn more about DriveSavers services and upcoming speaking engagements, visit

About DriveSavers

DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensics, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery and eDiscovery service in the industry. All of the company’s services meet security protocols for financial, legal, corporate and healthcare industries, and it is the only company that posts proof of its annual SOC 2 Type II audit and HIPAA data security and privacy compliance. DriveSavers adheres to U.S. government security protocols, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) Data Security Rule, the Data-at-Rest mandate (DAR) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). DriveSavers engineers are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensic technologies and operate a Certified ISO Class 5 Cleanroom. Customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, U.S. Army and Sandia National Laboratories.

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