CBIT Digital Forensics Services (CDFS) is Australia’s premier supplier of digital forensic tools, industry-embedded training and certification to Law Enforcement, Government, and Corporate Enterprise. Our vision is to bridge the gap between what clients know and what they need to know to be effective, and to provide high quality and efficient technical services that will save our clients time and effort.

CDFS has experience creating bespoke preparation and response services to meet the needs of organisations facing matters involving electronically stored information and digital investigations. We have created unique solutions for a number of law enforcement agencies and government departments to tackle their respective digital forensic and investigative issues, including establishing and/or augmenting their existing capabilities and know how. We do this by combining best-in-class-technology and a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving. We are committed not only to best-practice principles and standards of electronic evidence handling for reliable and legally defensible solutions, but also on the total experience on which the team draws to deliver the best possible outcome for clients.

The Team

Zoran Iliev – Managing Director

With over 20 years’ as an experienced IT Specialist and crime scene investigator, Zoran has conducted examinations involving all aspects of Cybercrime. He has dedicated his career to researching, mastering and innovating within the field of digital forensics, both as an educator and as a practitioner. As a sought-after speaker at forensic conferences across the globe, and as a digital forensics instructor, he has educated hundreds of people, employing an engaging and accessible style of teaching.

As both a practitioner and authority in the field, Zoran is well placed to ensure the digital forensic products CDFS adds to its portfolio are both best of breed and accepted with confidence within the industry.

Zoran is recognised as a leading international authority in digital forensics and he is sought after as an industry expert, speaker, advocate and practitioner in various dimensions of cyber-crime. He has experience in developing and delivering customised courses nationally and on a global scale. His responsibilities as an Adjunct Lecturer at ADFA UNSW and Latrobe University included developing and delivering a number of digital forensics related courses at postgraduate level in Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Memory Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, and Big Data Analytics for Security.

Stuart Coulson – General Manager

Stuart has over 35 years working in Information Technology (IT) with the last 20 years in Digital Forensics (DF), starting in Law Enforcement DF and then with the ATO as National Director of Forensics and Investigations.

Starting in 2006 with the ATO he grew a team from six to forty within a few years and developed a Whole of Government DF and investigations capability supporting forty-three federal, state and local government agencies. Stuart has also acted in the senior executive roles of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and head of IT Security across government for nearly two and a half years. In the last two years he has been working in the transnational arena improving the use of digital forensics and cyber security practices to combat transnational organised crime.

 For the last twenty years, Stuart has been the across government contact for law enforcement, digital forensics and cyber security and has been recognised as an expert, and expert witness, in digital forensics, evidence management, analytics, data recovery, logging, cyber and IT. As an experienced and connected leader he is well positioned to mentor and drive teams, to achieve our clients requirements.  His ability to work with people, with their support, to achieve outcomes, is second to none.

George Athanasiou – Director, Business Development

With a career spanning over 20 years in senior management roles, George is responsible for Business Development and Supplier Management systems. He has successfully completed CCE Bootcamp and X-Ways training, and professional development courses to better understand and service customers’ needs within the digital forensics arena, and regularly attends industry trade shows and conferences to maintain his currency.

George’ s focus is on creating a viable value chain by keeping services and products directly relevant to customer and industry needs, and looking for ways potential customers and suppliers can engage with CDFS by establishing and bringing to fruition a mutually beneficial and long term relationship.

Stuart Sutherland – Digital Forensics

Stuart has extensive experience leading and coordinating computer forensics investigations for ATO investigations and external clients. He has been involved in 3E Search warrants, Access without Notice (AWON) and Access with Notice for the ATO. He has also participated in search warrants for other Federal, State and Local Govt agencies, including Dept of Environment, AFP, State Police Depts, ASADA, Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Jeremy Perris – Director, Technology

With over 20 years’ experience in the ICT industry, Jeremy has built an excellent reputation for solution design and delivery across a wide range of industry verticals. His focus is on building and integrating information and computer systems that meet specific needs, and ensuring client’s use of technology is aligned with their business objectives. He takes great pride in arming clients with insight-driven tools to engage more meaningfully with their customers.

Dean Sim – Director, Finance & Operations

Responsible for the team’s operational excellence, financial processes and controls. Having undertaken a variety of senior finance roles including client relationship development, Dean delivers a balanced view of customer requirements. His focus within the procurement cycle is ensuring quality in logistics, order fulfilment, and ensuring high response times and regulatory compliance.

Dean is also responsible for ensuring structure and mechanisms are in place ensuring a positive service culture, predictable and compliant performance, overall quality assurance, and ultimately a great customer experience.

Steve Ilett – Innovation, Research and Training Development Manager

Steve has over 20 years of experience working in digital forensics, mainly working with law enforcement and similar agencies in the detection, acquisition and analysis of digital evidence. Much of that time was spent as the manager of a nation-wide team of forensic experts, eventually progressing to the Director role. In that time he has been exposed to a wide range of forensic tools and methodologies, including both hardware and software, and has given expert witness testimony at a considerable number of court cases around Australia.

He has experience in developing new forensic teams and ensuring policies and procedures are in place to protect both staff and the credibility of their work. Steve has also spent considerable time working in the Black Economy space, assisting in the detection and categorisation of digital sales suppression technologies in the retail industry.”