Griffeye training — Richard Gingras

Griffeye training — Richard Gingras
January 8, 2024 Kristin Berglund
 
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“I enjoy the power of the GID. As we ingest more and more cases and add more and more data to it, we don’t have to spend as much time classifying media which is beneficial to time and mental health.”


Richard has been in law enforcement over 16 years with almost the last eight specializing in digital forensic investigations of which ICAC is a big part. He currently work for the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. Richard has his CFCE certification through IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists). He volunteers in the peer review process and takes part in the Orlando training event on the training staff.

What is your favorite feature in Griffeye Analyze, and why?

I enjoy the power of the GID (Griffeye Intelligence Database). As we ingest more and more cases and add more and more data to it, we don’t have to spend as much time classifying media which is beneficial to time and mental health.

What wellbeing feature in Analyze do you feel is most important when it comes to protecting your mental health?

I would say the most important feature is the Take a Break timer, specifically the hourly reminder to step away from the computer. For me it acts as a reminder to get up and decompress for a few minutes before going back which definitely helps the eyes and mind.

What is the best thing about being a trainer for Griffeye?

The best thing about being a trainer for Griffeye is the opportunity to educate law enforcement from around the world. Having used Griffeye Analyze for years in my own investigations, I’ve seen the impact of the tool. I enjoy teaching something which helps my colleagues to more effectively and efficiently work these critical cases and protect the vulnerable. I also enjoy hearing about success stories.

Most used keyboard shortcut?

I tend to use the Ctrl-M shortcut the most which hides all media. This has come in handy a few times when other investigators have come in the office without knocking or when I’m focusing on a file path and don’t need to see the media.

What courses do you teach? 

I teach the Analyze Examiner and Analyze Investigator Course. I will hopefully be teaching the GID Admin course soon.

 

 

What is the most common question/comment you get when teaching Griffeye?

I get asked a lot how I started using Griffeye. I actually was told about Griffeye training by my ICAC Taskforce back in 2017. I went to an in-person class and realized how much of a benefit Analyze DI would be to my ICAC cases. I never stopped using it and now I am fortunate to teach others in its use.

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