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Chris Hallgren
Helios Data Forensics
Chris Hallgren

Mr. Hallgren is President of Helios Data Forensics, a company providing computer forensic services to businesses and the civil legal environment. Computer forensics involves the identification, acquisition and analysis of evidence from digital sources such as computers, personal digital assistants, digital cameras and cell phones. Forensic computer examiners use special tools and methodologies to ensure that evidence is collected in a manner that preserves its evidentiary value for use in legal proceedings. By using these tools, examiners can often find information that has been deleted or hidden.

Mr. Hallgren is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and is trained and licensed to use EnCase computer forensic software from Guidance Software. EnCase is widely used by law enforcement agencies throughout the world. In addition to EnCase, Mr. Hallgren is trained and licensed to use AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit as well as the NTI Forensic Software Suite. Mr. Hallgren also received a professional certificate in computer forensics from Oregon State University and NTI.

Mr. Hallgren is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), an organization designed to encourage, promote, aid and affect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership. Mr. Hallgren is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Mr. Hallgren is also the Director of IT and one of the founding members of IPTACS – International Police Training and Consulting Services, a company providing sustainable law enforcement training to developing countries and new democracies throughout the World.

Mr. Hallgren has a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Systems from Arizona State University.

Prior to starting Helios Data Forensics, Mr. Hallgren spent eleven years as an information technology consultant specializing in implementing human resources information systems and building custom technology solutions.

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