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Niko Costin

IT Director | Digital Forensic Examiner

Niko serves as the IT Director at BKLW and has been with the firm since 2019.

Overview

As IT Director and Digital Forensic Examiner of Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP, Niko Costin has grown up entrenched in the world of digital forensics and has been involved in many aspects of the company since 2019. His education includes a background in Computer Information Systems. Since 2019, he’s been conducting forensic examinations with attorneys, private individuals, and other entities in investigating computer and mobile evidence, building on his previous experience of in-house digital forensics examinations including evidence acquisition, forensic analysis, and report preparation. Niko is knowledgeable of industry standard forensic methodologies, procedures, and tools, and proficient in the use of forensic tools from Access Data, Cellebrite, Magnet Forensics, Paraben, Sumuri, X-ways, Autopsy, Metaspike Forensic Email Collector & Intelligence, and numerous others.

In addition to hundreds of hours of digital forensic training and years of field experience, Niko attended industry-recognized certifications for forensics including Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE), Certified OSINT Analyst (C|OSINT), Certified Dark Web Investigator (C| DARKWEB) and Computer/Mobile/Cloud Forensics Examiner courses, Cellebrite Reader, Autopsy HandsOn, SANS Institute Summits, CSI Linux Institute, Cyber5W Academy and others.

Niko is actively involved in the digital forensics community as a member of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE), High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), National Association of Public Defense (NAPD), The Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE).

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