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Local forensics company wins 4:cast Awards for third year in a row

Magnet Forensics founder Jad Saliba has also been inducted into the digital forensics and incident response Hall of Fame
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A Waterloo-based forensics company has won multiple Forensic 4:cast Awards for the third year in a row. 

Magnet Forensics develops digital investigation software for public safety organizations and enterprises was awarded the digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) Team of the Year, DFIR Commercial Tool of the Year and DFIR Capture the Flag/Challenge of the Year. 

Magnet Forensics founder and chief technology officer Jad Saliba was also inducted into the DFIR Hall of Fame. 

Before founding Magnet Forensics, Saliba worked as a front-line officer with the WRPS. He was diagnosed with cancer and took a year off for treatment. When he returned, he was reassigned to the digital forensic lab because of his background in software. 

“Having realized that police agencies didn’t have the adequate tools to investigate crimes with digital elements, Saliba created a prototype that streamlined digital evidence processing,” the news release stated. 

Then in 2010, he founded Magnet Forensics, which is now used by over 4,000 public and private sector customers in over 90 countries. 
 

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