BIA - Technical Professional of the Year
Company: BIA, New York, NY
Entry Submitted By: The Bradford Group
Company Description: Founded by legal and tech professionals, BIA provides the entire spectrum of eDiscovery services with minimal disruption to its clients’ daily business operations. From technical innovations like the first cloud-based, end-to-end eDiscovery platform to service revolutions like hiring dedicated, full-time employees for document review, BIA consistently stands at the leading edge of the industry.
Nomination Category: Information Technology Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Technical Professional of the Year
Nomination Title: Jason Park, Certified Cyber Forensics Professional
Tell the story about this nominee's achievements since January 1 2017 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. TEXT REDACTED FOR PUBLICATION
A highly respected and certified cyber forensics professional (CCFP), Jason Park is a passionate, trusted advisor and educator to attorneys, clients, colleagues and other legal professionals across the country. Known to many professionals as a mentor, he is an ideal nominee for Technical Professional of the Year.
With more than two decades of experience in the cyber forensics industry, Jason’s diverse background includes extensive knowledge of a wide variety of technical skills, such as computer forensics, eDiscovery, litigation support, project consulting and management, software selection and team building. Jason served as Director of Forensics for U.S. Legal Support, Inc., from 2013 to 2017, where he led forensic technicians in providing evidence and testimony in numerous civil litigation cases, such as matters relating to data theft and exiting employees at various client companies.
Jason feels called to share his profound expertise, providing computer forensic and eDiscovery training to hundreds of individuals and companies, including candidates for Certified Digital Forensic Examiners. He is a regular presenter of State Bar of Texas and Colorado Bar Association-approved continuing legal education seminars and has been a guest speaker for a variety of legal associations. Jason is also a licensed private investigator in Colorado.
In 2017, national eDiscovery services firm BIA acquired the eDiscovery and Computer Forensics Division of U.S. Legal Support, Inc., and Jason and his team became part of BIA. According to BIA, the opportunity to add Jason and his forensics team was a major factor in the decision to acquire U.S. Legal Support.
His new role at BIA involves overseeing and diversifying the company’s comprehensive digital forensic services, including BIA’s data collection, digital forensics, investigation and analysis services for legal matters of all sizes and complexities.
During his first days with BIA, Jason quickly jumped into a lead role, began overseeing an influx of client activity and started managing and executing the transition and acclimation for what would be a much larger forensic team. After just a short time in the new position, Jason successfully and efficiently merged the technologies and digital forensic practices of the two large organizations – each of which comprised three forensic analysts, most of whom work remotely across the continental US.
In 2017, Jason continued to hone his skills, not only in cyber forensics but across all aspects of eDiscovery. That includes his earning the CCFP (Certified Cyber Forensic Professional) certification in 2017. This certification is awarded by the International Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) andindicates expertise in forensic techniques and procedures, standards of practice and legal and ethical principles, as well as the ability to apply forensics to other information security disciplines, such as eDiscovery, malware analysis or incident response.
Also in 2017, Jason was invited to speak at The Southern Regional Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), an international professional organization that serves as the internal audit profession’s global voice and recognized authority. His presentation “Departing Employees – A Bigger Threat Than Hackers” garnered significant praise.
As a result of his successes, team contributions, and proven value to the organization in 2017,BIA promoted Jason in early 2018 to Vice President Forensic Services, recognizing his industry-leading expertise, ability to effectively lead other technical experts and strategic counsel he provides both internally and to clients.
In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) accomplishments of the nominee since the beginning of 2017 (up to 150 words).
-Provided outstanding leadership to a successful team of forensic technicians, generating value recognized by a buyer considering a multi-million-dollar acquisition
-Successfully navigated and merged the digital forensics practices, teams and technology of two major organizations as part of acquisition
-Led forensic teams to provide evidence and testimony in numerous important civil litigation cases
-Managed new and existing remote team members who collaborated closely on sensitive and urgent legal matters
-Earned the CCFP (Certified Cyber Forensic Professional) certification from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
-Gave well-received speech at the Southern Regional Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
-As a result of efforts in 2017, earned promotion in early 2018 to assume title of Vice President Digital Forensics, BIA