CDO Technical Steering Committee

The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) will be responsible for all technical oversight of the open source Project in accordance with project policy and foundational principles.

Chair, Non-profit Participant

Cory Hall

Cory Hall is a Group Leader, Project Leader, and Principal Cybersecurity Engineer at the MITRE Corporation. He leads research teams that are developing capabilities for cyber-domain analysis, such as semantic ontologies, creating machine learning applications for studying cybercrime data, and developing new forensic examination methods. He serves on the board of Project VIC International and leads the volunteer team ( He also serves on the boards of the Tagliatella School of Engineering at the University of New Haven. He has an MS in cybersecurity and a BS in information technology. He is a member of several INTERPOL-led digital investigative groups, as well as the American Academy of Forensic Science, the Digital Forensic Research Workshop, and other organizations. Cory previously led several cybersecurity teams at Lockheed Martin, following earlier roles in cybersecurity and systems engineering roles. Cory served as a musician and systems technician in the US Army. Since 2017, Cory’s contributions to this community have centered on establishing governance, allocating resources, encouraging adoption, and fostering community involvement.

Vice-Chair, Gov Participant

Alex Nelson
National Institute of Standards & Technology

Dr. Alex Nelson is a Computer Scientist at NIST, working on research in security automation and contributing to the National Vulnerability Database. Dr. Nelson has a dual B.A./B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from The Evergreen State College, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Nelson's research emphasizes foundational measurability of digital forensic processes. Dr. Nelson is currently serving as the inaugural CASE Ontology Committee Chair, and has had substantial input and experience in CASE's Adoption Committee and Unified Cyber Ontology's Ontology Committee. Dr. Nelson is a coauthor on multiple CASE publications, and has established many policies to enable the CASE ontology release process and resource development.

Academia Participant

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 globally 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, including network intrusions with international scope. 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. He is also an active member of the Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee (DMSAC) of the NIST Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).

Government Participant

Ryan Griffith
DoD Cyber Crime Center

Ryan Griffith has worked for the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) for 16 years in the field of Cyber Forensics. Throughout his tenure with DC3 he has served as a validator, developer, and researcher of cyber forensics technologies. In this capacity Ryan has served as the lead for mobile forensics exploitation, Chief Operations Officer for the Research & Development branch of DC3, and chairperson for the DC3 Cyber Innovation Group. 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.

For-profit Participant

Martin Westman

Martin has worked in the mobile device technology field since 1994. Before Martin started working for MSAB in 2004, before that he was working with consumer hardware manufacturers as product manager. During these years, Martin was part of Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and involved in creating the Bluetooth standard. He was also part of the team creating and implementing the EXIF standard. In 2004 Martin started working for MSAB as a mobile forensic specialist trainer. Having delivered more than a hundred training courses globally, Martin is well recognized in the digital forensic industry. Whilst mobile forensics is his main field of expertise, he has a longstanding awareness of digital and cyber forensics, and the challenges encountered in the industry. Martin has held many roles within MSAB over the last 16 years, bouncing back and forth between sales and development, and he is currently working as TechSales manager. He also oversees the work being done in Research and Development on the physical extraction and decryption capabilities in XRY, along with more specialized products for device penetration. Martin has a long history of leading workshops for government organizations and presenting at forensics conferences and seminars - HTCIA, F3, DC3, Mobile Forensics World, Techno Forensics and the Crimes Against Children Conference, to name a few. Martin is also part of the Interpol Digital Forensics Expert Group and has on several occasions, assisted law enforcement and government agencies in successfully acquiring mobile data from challenging and complex high-profile cases to support major investigations. Martin is also the only known person to have successfully completed a forensic extraction of a phone whilst in freefall. He once combined skydiving with mobile forensics and recorded the moment - to invent a new sport called extreme hexdumping. So far there is only one practitioner.

Academia Participant

Hans Henseler
University of Applied Sciences Leiden

Hans Henseler is professor Digital Forensics & E-Discovery at the University of Applied Sciences Leiden and senior scientist digital forensics at the Netherlands Forensic Institute. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of DFRWS and was a member of the board of the Netherlands Register of Court Experts (NRGD). Hans received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology and holds a Ph.D. on Artificial Neural Networks from the University of Maastricht. In 1992 he founded the department of forensic computer science at the Netherlands Forensic science Institute (NFI) and in 1996 he was vice chairman of the International Organisation on Computer Evidence (IOCE). From 2000-2006 he was CTO at ZyLAB and responsible for ZyLAB's E-Discovery software suite devops, support and services. From 2006-2010 Hans was director of Forensic Technology Solutions at PwC Eurofirms. From 2010-2014 he was partner and business unit manager Forensics for incident response and e-discovery at Fox IT. In 2014 Hans was co-founder of Tracks Inspector where he became CEO responsible for the further international growth which led to the acquisition by Magnet Forensics in 2018. At Magnet Forensics he became director of Digital Evidence Review until March 2020.

For-profit Participant

Keith Chason
Cipher Tech Solutions

Coming soon.

Non-profit Participant

Sean Barnum

Coming soon.

For more information on the TSC composition and responsibilities refer to the Community Charter.