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Ekensten earns advanced forensic software certification

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Ekensten earns advanced forensic software certification

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Vestige Digital Investigations, Marketing Manager

ENGLEWOOD, CO (Sept. 30, 2023) – Vestige would like to congratulate Kurt Ekensten, BS, OFC, Digital Evidence Specialist, on completing the Oxygen Forensic Certification (OFC) in September 2023.

Oxygen Forensics is the leading global digital forensics software provider, giving law enforcement, federal agencies, and enterprises access to critical data and insights faster than ever before. Specializing in mobile devices, cloud, drones, and IoT data, Oxygen Forensics provides the most advanced digital forensic data extraction and analytical tools for criminal and corporate investigations.

Ekensten joined Vestige in 2022. As a Digital Evidence Specialist, he is responsible for acquiring Electronically Stored Information (ESI) on digital devices from clients, opposing parties, and third parties.  The data is then preserved and/or prepared utilizing forensically-sound procedures for case analysis. Specialists are also responsible for safekeeping, managing and returning physical evidence belonging to clients, opposing side and/or third parties.

Kurt hails from Ashtabula, OH where he graduated from Edgewood Senior High School.  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Forensics from The University of Akron in Akron, OH.  He also completed a Certificate Degree in Computer Forensics.  He was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, a criminal justice honorary society.  He graduated from Akron U in May 2022.

He successfully completed an internship at Vestige Digital Investigations, was then hired as a temp where he returned digital evidence to clients, then was hired full-time in July 2022 as a Digital Evidence Specialist. In April 2023 he transferred from Cleveland to our Denver Metro Office.