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WEBINAR: Computer Forensics Myths and Realities- What Can It Do for You?

Industry: Legal Services

Free IL 1.25 Ethics CLE-Approved Webinar - Protek International’s Keith Chval to host “Deleted Doesn’t Mean Gone”

Chicago, IL (PRUnderground) January 8th, 2013

Keith G. Chval, Esq., co-founder of Protek International, Inc., and former Chief of the Illinois Attorney General’s High Tech Crimes Bureau, will host an Illinois Ethics CLE-approved webinar on the strategic use of computer forensics in the context of litigation and investigations.
The free Ethics CLE-approved online webinar entitled: “Deleted Doesn’t Mean Gone” will explain the reality of several of the most commonly trafficked computer forensics urban legends while demonstrating how computer forensics can be strategically used to unmask the theft of information, prior planning and activity, communications with co-conspirators, and spoliation of evidence. Chval will also share several practical tips for navigating the waters of eDiscovery.


Thursday, January 24th at 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm CST

Register for the webinar at

No cost to attend

Approved for 1.25 Illinois Ethics CLE


  • Recoverability of deleted files and fragments
  • Strategies for searching, recovering, and reviewing deleted data
  • Tricks and traps of interpreting file date and time stamp
  • Identifying and locating data that has been “liberated” by a user
  • Mining Internet History to re-create user activity
  • Uncovering evidence of spoliation
  • A few practical eDiscovery tips

Q&A Webinar attendees will have an opportunity to ask Chval questions via email and live during the Q&A session. In addition to CLE credit, all registrants receive a set of downloadable course materials.


Keith Chval has been immersed in the world of digital evidence and law since serving as the first-ever Chief of the High Tech Crimes Bureau in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, designing and implementing one of the very first units of its kind in the country. Under his seven years as Chief, the Bureau boasted a 100 percent conviction rate. Mr. Chval is a co-founder of Protek International, Inc. (, a rapidly growing firm offering world-class electronic data discovery, computer forensic, investigative, and consulting services. Presently the president of the Chicago chapter of The American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery, he is also past president of the Midwest Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. Mr. Chval is also an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School. He has been asked to share his expertise in collaborative efforts with associations including the Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force, the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, and working groups under the auspices of the National Institute of Justice, the National White Collar Crimes Center, and the American Prosecutors Research Institute, as well as at Guidance Software, Inc.’s annual CEIC international training events. He has written and presented extensively on subjects ranging from authenticating on-line communications to protecting businesses and incident response to computer crime to “the CSI effect” on computer forensics and computer investigations, as well as on a wide range of topics relating to eDiscovery. Mr. Chval is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned a B.S. in Marketing, and the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he earned his J.D.

About Protek International

Protek International, Inc. is a full-service and licensed investigative, computer forensic, and electronic discovery firm located in Suburban Chicago. For more information, visit

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