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(HTCIA) WearableTechnology:­ What You Don’t Know is What You Need to Know

Join us for the annual Southern California HTCIA Holiday Party!

It’s that time of year where we get together as a family and celebrate! This year, HTCIA Southern California Chapter is gathering for lunch year at Steven’s Steakhouse in the city of Commerce. There will be a nice selection of dishes as well as 1 free drink ticket to be included.

Rene Novoa, DriveSavers Senior Manager of eDiscovery and Digital Forensics, and Chris Bross, DriveSavers Chief Technology Officer, will be speaking about wearable technology and the challenges these devices present for digital forensics.

Bring a gift to raffle off to the membership!

Date and Location

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Steven’s Steakhouse: 5332 Stevens Pl, Commerce, CA 90040


  • HTCIA Members FREE (Use Member’s Promo Code Provided in Your Membership Email)
  • Family, Friends, Co-workers, and Guests of HTCIA Members $5.00 + Convenience Fees
  • Non-Members $10.00 + Convenience Fees

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Wearable Technology is changing the internet-connected world of digital devices, the privacy and protection of personal information and the potential value of that data as evidence in forensic investigations. The big issue is that you may not be aware, or capable of dealing with, the variety of these devices and the complexity of acquiring data from them.

New wearable devices are announced daily from health and performance monitoring Fitbit wristbands to GoPro cameras, Google Glass, police body cameras or the new Apple Watch and all of the competitors that will soon follow. With every new device come new capabilities and vulnerabilities. And this is just the beginning!

The users of these wearable devices are not aware of how they work and are clueless to the risk of sharing their personal data wirelessly, unencrypted and over social media for potentially the whole world to see. These devices may also contain and potentially transmit sensitive PI, such as HIPAA or other compliance regulated data, to unintended recipients.

Wearable devices can record data from a user’s fitness app that tracks their exercise, the route they run and everything else that a stalker or worse might want to help them pursue a potential victim. They mark GPS coordinates, take photos, record audio, measure heart rate and pulse, and likely capture the time of death of the wearer.

Attendees to this lecture will gain an awareness of the challenges ahead with these wearable technologies. They will also learn about when these devices may contain unique data sets that you cannot acquire from a local sync or backups to their smart device, computer or cloud-hosted partner. Case studies and examples will be reviewed with relevant current products and Q&A will be provided.

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