Contact: josh.brunty@marshall.edu | 304-696-5602

Office: 215 Prichard Hall

Josh Brunty, MSCourses Taught: Digital Forensics – FSC 609, 676

A former digital forensics laboratory manager and examiner, Josh Brunty has over ten years of experience in the field of digital forensics & investigations. Josh is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Forensics for the Department of Integrated Science & Technology and Forensic Science Departments at Marshall University. Prior to that, he managed digital forensic research & casework laboratories at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center and was an examiner with the West Virginia State Police’s Digital Forensic Unit. Josh holds numerous certifications within the digital forensics discipline including: AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), AccessData Mobile Examiner (AME), Computer Hacking Forensic Examiner (CHFI), Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS), Certified Malware Investigator, Certified Steganography Examiner, and is certified by the National Security Agency in Information Assurance Methodology (NSA-IAM) . He has developed a variety of digital forensic training sessions and curriculum; including past recertification scenarios/exams for the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Josh is a member of the Institute of Computer Forensics Professionals (ICFP), the Mid-Atlantic Association of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the Digital-Multimedia Sciences section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force, and the West Virginia Chapter of FBI INFRAGARD.

Josh was born and raised in Salt Rock, West Virginia and attended Marshall University for both his undergraduate and graduate degree studies and also attended the University the Indianapolis for video and image forensic courses. In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, participating in his local church group activities, and volunteering for the local youth basketball league. Josh can also be occasionally found trekking the West Virginia hills on his super awesome mountain bike.

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