Heather Mahalik is the Mobile Exploitation Team Lead at Basis Technology and the Course Lead for the SANS Smartphone Forensics course. With over 11 years' experience in digital forensics, she currently focuses her energy on mobile device investigations, forensic course development and instruction, and research on smartphone forensics.
Prior to joining Basis Technology, Heather worked at Stroz Friedberg and as a contractor for the U.S. Department of State Computer Investigations and Forensics Lab. She earned her Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University. She has authored white papers and forensic course material, and has taught hundreds of courses worldwide for law enforcement, Government, IT, eDiscovery, and other forensic professionals focusing on mobile devices and digital forensics.