Digital Forensics utilises the expertise of Dr Allan Watt, a trained and experienced computer forensics analyst for each and every investigation. Read on to learn about his background, education and experience. Digital Forensics values what’s important when it comes to each and every computer forensics examination. Our clients can always expect:
Having a dedicated forensic examiner is essential to any case and investigation. Dr Watt always provides appropriately obtained evidence that with withstand the test of the law, contain all available findings, and a thorough analysis of what the evidence reveals and suggests. This is how our clients build their case, and we do not take our work lightly.
Professionalism in the courtroom and outside of it is essential for any trials. We also value discretion when it comes to private information and the details of our investigations.
Whether communicating with clients, lawyers or barristers or law enforcement, we understand the importance of clear and concise communication that sets our clients expectations, whether it’s a personal and family investigation or a corporate, fraud or criminal investigation.
No two cases are the same, and each investigation requires its own combination of methodologies, technologies, and strategies to obtain key evidence. We utilise a personalised approach for each investigation to ensure the right evidence is gathered.
Dr Allan Watt started out his professional career in the military before transitioning into law enforcement. This experience in law enforcement eventually took him into his current line of work, where he became one of the first private sector providers of computer forensics and analysis.
Following his time in the military, Dr Watt returned to school for formal education. He attended Massey University (NZ), graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science. From there, he studied at the University of Auckland (NZ), earning a Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science in 2005, followed by a Master of Science in Forensic Science in 2009, for which he was awarded First Class Honours. He eventually went on to earn his PhD in Forensic Computing from the University of South Australia, where he graduated in 2013.
In addition to his forensic examination and investigation work, Dr Watt serves as a frequent university lecturer, where he utilises his extensive experience and training to give academic lectures in the field of computer science and forensics.
This includes serving as a full-time lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney (2013-2015), as well as a part-time lecturer and guest lecturer at various universities, including the University of South Australia, Adelaide and the University of Notre Dame.
Today, Dr Watt is a leading computer forensic examinations expert with international recognition. He’s served as an expert witness, giving both oral and written expert evidence in the Federal Courts in Australia, the New Zealand Court of Appeal, New Zealand’s High Court, London’s Privy Council, US District Court in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as New South Wales’ Supreme, District, and Local Courts. His recognition as a renowned independent expert has also landed him positions as a court-appointed expert in the Family Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of NSW.
Dr Watt is not only an international expert in digital forensics in accordance with the law but has proven time and again that his knowledge, understanding, and process are of the highest skill and reputation.
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