Brian Dykstra is the CEO of Atlantic Data Forensics, Inc., an internationally recognized company handling hundreds forensic investigations and data breaches each year for clients in the US, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Dykstra has over 25 years’ experience in investigations, computer forensics, incident response, and secure network architecture. Prior to Atlantic Data Forensics, Mr. Dykstra was a co-founder of global computer security giant Mandiant. Brian regularly testifies as a computer forensics expert in US Federal and State court cases ranging from intellectual property theft to murder.
Mr. Dykstra is a regular speaker at events such as Black Hat USA, DMV Cybersecurity Symposium and dozens of other Cybersecurity events each year. For 6 years, Brian was a contract computer crime investigations instructor teaching at the FBI Academy, the FBI Regional Computer Forensics Labs (RCFL) and many FBI field offices. Mr. Dykstra is a weekly computer forensics and incident response instructor for the cybersecurity training site Cybrary and regular contributor on several related podcasts.
Mr. Dykstra holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He has also earned and maintains several certifications to include the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP), and Certified Information Forensics Investigator (CIFI).