An Examination of Wi-Fi (Smart) Plugs for their Recognition Potential and Associated Data
Wednesday, April, 26 2023 (10:30am - 12:00pm) (Ballroom 2)
This seminar will provide the foundation for investigators to identify and recover fire damaged components of Wi-Fi smart plugs, as well as where to obtain electronic data associated with these increasingly common devices. These concepts will also be highlighted through the presentation of a fire investigation case study where smart plug data was integral to determining the fire origin and cause. Additionally, other non-traditional sources of digital data and how this data can impact your investigation will be discussed.
Since 2014, Daniel has worked as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) assigned to the Baltimore Field Division’s Arson and Explosives group. In 2019, he completed the two year ATF Certified Fire Investigator Candidate training program. Prior to his employment with ATF, Daniel served as a Deputy State Fire Marshal with the Maryland State Police, Office of the State Fire Marshal for approximately five years.
Daniel graduated from the University of New Haven with duel Bachelor of Science Degrees in Fire/Arson Investigation and Fire Administration as well as a minor in Criminal Justice. In 2022, he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science.