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Master of Science in Cyber Forensics, 2012


Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology, 2009


  • Forensics expert specializing in criminal investigations involving computers and mobile devices.
  • Developed scripts within the popular Forensic Toolkit (FTK) software and custom solutions for various law enforcement agencies.
  • Featured in multiple publications and trade journals, such as Bloomberg and SC Magazine, covering a broad range of data recovery and digital forensic subjects.
  • Presented at several conferences, including Techno, HTCIA, NLETCE, and SANS.
  • Served as an instructor for hundreds of clients from the public and private sectors, training thousands of professionals on methods and workflows.
  • Studied at Purdue’s world-renowned College of Technology, publishing a thesis that set the groundwork for the logical acquisition of data from an Android tablet.


Justin Tolman is the Data Recovery and Forensics expert for Secure Data Recovery Services. He has over a decade of experience in the data recovery and digital forensics industries.

He is the Director of Training for North America for Exterro, a leading digital forensics provider. Justin serves as Exterro’s subject matter expert and evangelist, ensuring the effective adoption of forensic tools and techniques among investigators.

Before joining AccessData, Justin worked as a Computer Forensic Specialist for the State of Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. In that role, he collected, preserved, and analyzed digital evidence for felony cases.

Throughout his career, Justin has partnered with private companies and local, state, and federal agencies to recover traces of data from computer and mobile devices. His knowledge of forensic processes, data structures, and storage technologies has made him one of the most sought-after authorities in his field.


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