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Webinar 2023 Living in a cloud-based world: The next generation of digital evidence

Total Credits: 1.2 MCLE, 1.0 Kansas Credit, 0.0 Kansas Ethics

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Electronic evidence plays a critical role in most cases. Frequently, relevant evidence is now found in the cloud and not on a local computer, server, or external hard drive. Businesses and consumers are using cloud services more than ever. Microsoft 365 has taken over the business world. Third-party messaging apps such as Instagram, TikTok, and WhatsApp continue to flourish. The cloud is now – and will remain – a potential evidence goldmine for litigators.

Understanding the “how-to” of cloud-based electronic evidence lays the foundation for you to competently guide clients through the process of retaining and using a digital forensics expert, including understanding what may or may not be recoverable.

Our presenter will cover:

  • The basics of cloud forensics, including costs.
  • Cloud storage buckets.
  • Webmail such as Google Mail, Hotmail, and Yahoo.
  • Social media preservation and analysis.
  • Secure file storage – Dropbox, Box, GoogleDrive, SharePoint.
  • Amazon Ring and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices including cars, thermostats, refrigerators, smart TVs, etc. and the information they may store.

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.



Michael Maschke, EnCE, CEH, ACE, CISSP's Profile

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Chief Executive Officer/Director of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Sensei Enterprises

Michael Maschke is the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Sensei Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Maschke holds a degree in Telecommunications from James Madison University. Mr. Maschke is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE #744), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE). Mr. Maschke is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Mr. Maschke has significant experience with network troubleshooting, design and implementation, security, systems integration and computer engineering. He is also a member of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE).

Prior to his current role, he oversaw Sensei’s digital forensics and information technology departments, which provided support to over 200 area law firms, legal entities and corporations. Mr. Maschke is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He is an associate member of the American Bar Association and has spoken at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference on the subject of cybersecurity. He is currently an active member of the ABA’s Law Practice Division: Technology Core Group and is on the Fairfax Law Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Maschke is a 2019 Fastcase 50 award recipient.

He is also a co-author of Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms, a book published by the ABA in 2006 and The 2008-2020 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guides (American Bar Association, 2008 – 2020).

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