Welcome to Simon Smith of eVestigator – a true Cyber Security Expert Investigator

I have “21yrs of full life cycle experience” and am a world renown Cyber Security Expert. My work in the, frontline, people-facing direct industry experience by far outweighs all my Graduate Diploma’s, Graduate Certificate’s and definitely mentoring CISSP’s and CISM/CISO’s and MBA students and holders of short course certificates. I have not only moved with the times, but I have articulated strongly the proper definition of Cyber Security as it’s complete discipline, combining cybercrime, people, the court system, people, process and product management and a high level CISO/CEO training capacity. From that I have solved many crimes, found many stalkers, countered many attacks, and been a true professional in the discipline. My success speaks for itself and I am looking for a different way to advance and help Australia.

I have a very strong practical, public and Academic background in the ‘true’ Cyber Security framework from application of design to first response and practical experience during, before and after a crisis, as a licensed Forensic Investigator, throughout the litigation process and from start to finish. I am known to Australia as one of the rare few with the skills to singlehandedly not only be accountable for, but to actually respond, excel, plan, develop, execute and mentor the information Cyber Security framework in real life scenarios. Your senior contract position strikes an interest, a sea change. I am a Digital Forensics Expert, licensed Forensic Investigator, Expert Witness, Seasoned Cybersecurity Expert, Mentor, Industry Advocate for the media and very successful at end-end problem solver and IT Expert covering all areas of the SDLC, especially programming.I have “21yrs of full life cycle experience” and am a world renown Cyber Security Expert. My work in the, frontline, people-facing direct industry experience by far outweighs all my Graduate Diploma’s, Graduate Certificate’s and definitely mentoring CISSP’s and CISM/CISO’s and MBA students and holders of short course certificates. I have not only moved with the times, but I have articulated strongly the proper definition of Cyber Security as it’s complete discipline, combining cybercrime, people, the court system, people, process and product management and a high level CISO/CEO training capacity.

From that I have solved many crimes, found many stalkers, countered many attacks, and been a true professional in the discipline. My success speaks for itself and I am looking for a different way to advance and help Australia.  I have a very strong practical, public and Academic background in the ‘true’ Cyber Security framework from application of design to first response and practical experience during, before and after a crisis, as a licensed Forensic Investigator, throughout the litigation process and from start to finish. I am known to Australia as one of the rare few with the skills to singlehandedly not only be accountable for, but to actually respond, excel, plan, develop, execute and mentor the information Cyber Security framework in real life scenarios. Your senior contract position strikes an interest, a sea change. I am a Digital Forensics Expert, licensed Forensic Investigator, Expert Witness, Seasoned Cybersecurity Expert, Mentor, Industry Advocate for the media and very successful at end-end problem solver and IT Expert covering all areas of the SDLC, especially programming.
As to Key Skills:

  • 21+ years of full SDLC operations over 17 at C-Level and 10 auditing corporates for Cyber Security architectural and systemic breaches in accordance with the NICE framework and industry best practice for Forensic Computer Evidence isolation when evidence is to be used in court or in coordination with police;
  • Over 10 Post Graduate Dip/Cert in IT, Systems, Sustainability, Business, Portfolio Management, Strategic Leadership & Management and more;
  • Over 8 NICCS and Department of Homeland Security based Cyber Certificates that deal with specialties of all areas of online fraud to cyber espionage, cyber investigations and evidence preservation at the highest standards;
  • Lead of IT Security Operations Center for at least 9 years – been interviewed by Sky News, and about 15 other media outlets, provided critical data in the ransomware attacks;
  • First hand call to the crisis in-depth knowledge of and experience in security concepts such as cyber-attacks and techniques, incident management, threat management, etc.
  • A higher than normal (expert witness) level of demonstrable experience with and in furtherance the programming of my own alternatives of SIEM (e.g., LogRythm, QRadar), Data analytics, Firewalls, AV, end-point protection, IDS/IPS, email protection, incident response, proxies, Windows, MACOS, Linux defence tools, etc. I have built by own software based DDoS layers that sit above IIS with real-time firewalling and blacklisting – proven to withstand major client DDOS attacks IP addresses lasting 7 hours with no down time;
  • A higher than normal (expert witness) level of excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • A higher than normal (expert witness) level of collaboration, relationship, and interpersonal skills;
  • A higher than normal (expert witness) level of strong leadership skills;• A higher than normal (expert witness) level of demonstrated experience identifying, managing and monitoring the security, risk and compliance for a global organisation;
  • A higher than normal (expert witness) level of awareness of systems management and operational support tools.

In many cases I provide input to the IT Cyber security industry on protocols of best practice and currency. I have been programming for 27 years, and building my portfolio of true Cyber Security for 21 years’ worth of industry experience from the second I hit 18. I have been offered to teach UK and US Cyber police/special forces, conducted many seminars and taught MBA students. I have caught over $75m of Cyberscammers, and solved over 250 cyberstalking cases that the Australian police left behind. Before all that I ran successful programming, medical, and training companies operating all areas of the SDLC.

As a first responder, and expert witness, I have created and prepared many high-level reports covering all risks and mitigating action plans relating to Security and resilience, pre, post and or during a Cyber event, have ensured and provided insurance reports that appropriate redundancy and industry disaster recovery and proper forensic isolation requirements expected by the courts and the prosecution or the defence. I have further (being the luxury of an expert programmer and trainer) developed my own, and used effective industry systems and processes as the people in the system are the most critical factor to Cybersecurity, and this is what I teach in my presentations.

I have rescued hundreds of Corporations from Cyber-attacks – many in real time. The level I am at is far different to what is taught today. I hold twelve Post Graduate Certificates and Diploma’s (all just 1 step under MBA level) and eight NICCS and Department of Homeland Security Recognised Industry Qualifications. I have many testimonies from direct clients. I have built multimillion dollar business, but also feel like a sea change, hence my expression of interest.

I have appeared in the top 10 Forensic Investigator’s list on LinkedIn many times and currently are the highest voted professional in the running for the 2017 Cybersecurity Professional awards. I hold many Qualifications that compliment this role. I am not only a Computer Forensics Expert, and Master Programmer, I am a Nationally Accredited Mediator, Private Investigator, Commonwealth Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Qualified Trainer and Assessor (at Grad. Dip level), Training material Author, Public figure, iKydz Internet Safety Solution Ambassador and the media’s go-to-expert for everything Cyber.

I uncovered an extreme amount of intelligence in the WannaCry ransomware and variances that were out there and shared this information to the world. There was an interesting interview which ran for about 12 minutes live on Sky News with David Speers and I. I am rather satisfied with flexible working arrangements. I am not junior, I am capable of cutting unnecessary costs and stopping unnecessary fines, and growing innovative products that avoid risk with extensive skills in risk management. My expectations are frank and honest.

Honest Disclosure of Compensation Expectations with my 21yrs of Industry experience (and mentorship of 6 hr exam rise of ‘Cyber Experts’)I am open to negotiation within a fair range. I would naturally negotiate less for more permanent and flexible work. I have testimonials and real-life experience of real Cybercrimes in real Corporations, and am well suited to large organisations that want to save millions and stay alive in these crucial times. One thing I have is PASSION.

When everyone was playing games at 11yo, I was making them. Feel free to check out my sites:

  • https://www.evestigator.com.au
    https://www.evestigatormedia.com.au
    https://www.cyberblog.com.au
    https://www.privateinvestigatormelbourne.com.au
    http://www.evestigatorreviews.com.au
    http:///www.evestigatorblog.com.au
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFauLbNZFEV6NWAvsrPLQQ
    (My channel of videos)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonsmithinvestigator
    (Most updated with all my articles – LinkedIn)Mr. Simon J SmithCISO – Master Programmer, Cybersecurity Expert Witness & First Responder
    Mitigator, Crisis Consultant, Lockdown and Resilience
    Official Intelligence Pty. Ltd t/as eVestigator®

    21+years of Industry Experience, Proven success and excellence
    Programming IT Master, Program Manager, Strategic Leadership C-Level Trainer, Cybersecurity First Responder, Mitigator, iKydz Ambassador, Expert Witness, Mediator, Computer Forensics Private and Government. Cybercrime. Cyber Security Expert Investigator  CEO, CISO, OSINT & PI, FDRP, MC, MS, NAM, GDipStrLdr, GCertITStrMan, GCertITSus, GCertDigEd, GDipManLearn, GDipPortMan, GDipFDR, AdvDipGov (Fraud/Investigator/Workplace), AdvDipRiskMan, DipQualAuditing, DipNetworking, DipProgramming etc.

    NICCS™ & Department of Homeland Security Globally Recognised

  • Certified Forensic Hi-Tech Investigator (CFHI)
  • Certified Professional Criminal Investigator (CPCI)
  • Certified Cyber Investigative Expert (CCIE)
  • Certified e-Commerce Fraud Investigator (CEFI)
  • Certified Workplace Threat Specialist (CWTS)
  • Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)
  • Certified Cyber Threat Analyst (CCTA)