BlackBag Technologies


  • Dave Proulx
    Dave Proulx

    Dave is the Director of Digital Forensics for IntelliGenesis LLC. He is an accomplished instructor and has been teaching Digital Forensics, Cyber Investigations, and Law Enforcement for over a decade. He served as a vetted instructor for the United States State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance (DS/ATA) Cyber Terrorism Task force completing several international training missions in across the globe including Kingston, Jamaica, Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Mexico City, Mexico. He has been vetted by the National White Collar Crimes Center (NW3C) for Law Enforcement and currently serves as an instructor for BlackBag Technologies, Spyder Forensics, Traversed and IntelliGenesis.

    Dave served 20 years in law enforcement, including his nine years in Digital Forensics where he was assigned to the HSI and Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.

    In addition to his criminal investigative work in digital forensics Dave was the co-founder of Valor Digital Forensics LLC where he serves as an digital forensic and eDiscovery expert witness in civil litigation cases. Expanding his expertise into civil litigation Dave has conducted hundreds of digital forensic investigations in both criminal and civil matters and is highly experienced working cases related to Intellectual Property Theft, Software Piracy, Alimony, Separation & Divorce, Custody, E-Discovery, Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and criminal investigations.

    Mr. Proulx is an expert in performing forensic investigations on devices based on Apple’s macOS and iOS operating systems.

  • Justin Matsuhara
Columbia, MD


Columbia, MD
7164 Columbia Gateway Dr., Suite 120, Columbia, MD 21046
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Jul 10 2019 - Jul 11 2019


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

BLACKBAG TECHNOLOGIES Digital Forensic Basics / Certified BlackLight Examiner – July 10- 11, 2019

DATE: Jul 10, 2019
LOCATION: Columbia, MD
INSTRUCTOR: Justin Matsuhara & Dave Proulx


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will have a knowledge of basic digital forensic concepts and comprehensive understanding of how to use BlackLight. They will learn by applying the tool to conduct a cross-platform digital forensic examination and create a customized forensic examiner case report using the built-in reporting capabilities. The course will culminate in an opportunity to take the exam for BlackBag’s new Certified BlackLight Examiner (CBE) designation, available only through this course.


INTRODUCTORY FORENSIC TRAINING This course is designed for those looking for an introduction to digital forensics and a perfect entry point for examiners who are new to BlackLight. This includes any of the following:

  • Examiners first learning forensics regardless of what tools are used for examination
  • Examiners interested in seeing BlackBag’s tools in action in real-world scenarios
  • Examiners who are already using BlackBag software and want tips and guidance on how to get the most value from the latest features
  • Examiners who are switching from using other forensic suites to BlackLight
  • Any forensic professional interested in receiving the most current, relevant, and credible training in the industry

Course Description

Over a period of two days, this course will offer a hands-on investigative approach toward learning digital forensic concepts and analysis techniques for authenticating, analyzing and reporting digital evidence found on computers and smartphone devices. We understand the difficulty examiners face when using their valuable time to take training courses, which is why BlackBag is proud to offer the most comprehensive introductory forensic course in the industry in just two days. Coursework covers practical case techniques through the use of BlackLight, a comprehensive forensic analysis tool that is designed to help investigators conduct digital forensic examinations on all four major platforms (Windows, Android, iOS and Mac OS X). Please note, prior knowledge or use of BlackLight is not required to take this course. After a brief introduction to MacQuisition, BlackBag’s imaging tool, students will perform a triage analysis of a full case using their newly acquired digital forensic skills and learn the advanced functions of BlackLight though instructor-led exercises and hands-on practical case studies.


2 Days

Course Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, students should bring a laptop for use during the hands-on exercises, meeting the following specifications:

  • Intel-based system
  • 2.8GHz Intel i5 or better
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Running OS X 10.11 Yosemite (Mac) or Windows 7 or later (PC)
  • Minimum 30G space needed on HD or External Drive


For a limited time, BlackBag is offering the Digital Forensic Basics course for a special price of $495.

Standard pricing after the promotional period will be $795.*


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