Governance Committee Directors

The Governance Committee Directors are required to establish and maintain the governance structure of the CASE Open Source Community and to represent the interests of their member class to the Governance Committee.

CASE Presiding Director

Eoghan Casey
University of Lausanne

Eoghan Casey is professor of Digital Forensic Science and Investigation in the School of Criminal Sciences at the University of Lausanne, and is a partner in Digital Forensics Solutions. He has extensive experience working in digital forensic laboratories in the public and private sectors, and he has analyzed many types of digital evidence to support complex cases. He has consulted with many attorneys, agencies, and police departments on a wide range of digital investigations, and he has helped organizations investigate and recover from severe security breaches. He has helped develop new capabilities for extracting and analyzing digital evidence, including smartphones and networks. He has delivered expert testimony in civil and criminal matters in the United States, Canada, and international tribunals, and has submitted expert reports and prepared trial exhibits for computer forensic and cyber-crime cases.

CASE Deputy Director

Ryan Griffith
DoD Cyber Crime Center

Ryan Griffith has worked for the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) for 12 years in the field of Digital Forensics. Throughout his tenure with DC3 he has served as a validator, developer, and researcher of digital forensics technologies, served as the lead mobile forensics exploitation engineer, lead technologist, and the Cyber Innovation Group Chair. Current work focuses on leading research and development initatives for mobile and IoT exploitation and promoting CASE adoption across the DoD. Ryan has co-authored several CASE publications and presented on the subject matter at numerous conferences and workshops.

Ryan was elected Goverment Class Director and appointed Deputy Director of the Governance Committee by the CASE Presiding Director.

CASE Technical Director

Harm van Beek
Netherlands Forensic Institute

Harm van Beek is a Forensic Scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). His work consists of performing examinations in criminal cases and conducting scientific research in the digital forensic field. Harm is one of the founders of the forensic investigation, innovation and knowledge sharing platform Hansken. Futhermore, he is program manager of the Digital Forensics innovation program of the NFI. Harm obtained his Ph.D. degree in formal methods (computer science) at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Before joining the NFI, he was founder and CTO of ISAAC, a company dedicated to developing middleware and software for the Internet. Harm has co-authored several CASE publications and presented CASE on multiple occasions.

For-profit Class Director

Jessica Hyde
Magnet Forensics

Jessica Hyde is an experienced forensic examiner in both the commercial and government sectors. Jessica has 14 years’ technical experience. She holds an MS in Computer Forensics from George Mason University, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Mobile Forensics. Her previous roles include Sr. Mobile Exploitation Analyst for Basis Technology and Senior at EY. Jessica is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Non-profit Class Director

Rich Brown
Project VIC

Richard W. Brown is the Co-Founder and CEO, Project VIC International, an international child rescue organization Project VIC champions a transformation in the approach to child exploitation investigations internationally by developing and adopting innovative technologies and victim-centric forensic workflows. Project VIC International participation with law enforcement, industry, academia and other non-profits has enabled technology and innovation to be transferred globally to developing countries to fight the abuse of children and rescue them from harm. Previously, as the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children’s Law Enforcement liaison he had opportunities to work with over 40 countries to build law enforcement’s capacity to address crimes against children. Rich continues to work with the State Department, Homeland Security, United Nations, FBI, NCA, Interpol and others by donating and licensing technologies while training their specialists. Before his non-profit work, Captain Richard Brown served through the ranks within the New Jersey State Police before departing after 25 years as the Chief of Intelligence Management. Richard Brown holds a Graduate Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Computer Forensics and Network Security.

Academia Class Director

Sangjin Lee
Korea University

Sangjin Lee is a professor of Information Security Graduate School at the Korea University and an expert of digital forensics in Korea. He has been running the Digital Forensic Research Center since 2008. He also collaborates with research institutes and investigation agencies in the field of digital forensics. He is interested in developing a data processing standard for an automation of digital forensic investigation and its forensic framework based on it. Moreover, he is researching for an effective and legitimate process of digital evidence collection and analysis on the computer crime and the incident response.

For more information on the Governance Committee composition and responsibilities refer to the Community Bylaws.