“Ideal students should possess several different attributes. First, they have to be tenacious to keep looking for clues even when the odds seem against them. Obviously, being detail-oriented is a must, since finding something as small as one word or a single file timestamp within gigabytes of data can be critical to a case.” Frank Thornton – Owner and Founder of Blackthorn Information Security. Forensic Crime Scene Investigator and Former Police Detective
About Frank Thornton:
Frank Thornton owns and runs Blackthorn Information Security, providing digital forensics and information security services. Prior to founding Blackthorn, was a police detective and forensic specialist, with a background in information technology.
Mr. Thornton has more than 30 years of experience in forensic science and criminal investigations, previously holding positions in a several police departments, including one appointment as the Chief of Police, and one as a forensic specialist and crime scene investigator with a state forensic laboratory.
Frank Thornton has been accepted in US Federal District Court and Vermont Superior Court as an expert in digital forensics.