Handling your next big email or document dump, FBI-style (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Aaron Kessler of Bloomberg
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 25 at 11:30am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 11-13
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

We've all been there: A big dump of documents and/or correspondence arrives, whether via a confidential source leaking you information or maybe just a hefty FOIA request that’s finally fulfilled. You're stuck trying to make sense of the mountain of information: Finding what's important, identifying those needles in the proverbial haystack, separating the wheat from the chaff. When law enforcement or intelligence agents face such a challenge, they turn to digital forensics for help. We'll cover how you can do the same without breaking the bank.

Speaker Bios

  • Aaron Kessler specializes in investigative reporting and data analysis at the intersection of business and politics. He's currently on the investigative team at Bloomberg Industry Group, pursuing projects tied to the executive agencies, Congress and the corporate world. He's a Mizzou alum who got his start covering city hall for the Joplin Globe and has worked at CNN, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and wrote about the auto industry for the NYT. @akesslerdc

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