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Althaf Nishar Haji Mohammad

eDiscovery & Digital Forensics Professional.

If I had my time again, I’d be a Chef.

BTW, I cook the most amazing Hyderabadi Marag.

The scariest thing I’ve ever done is conquering the World’s Longest Zipline.

Introvert.

When I go on roadtrips, I make it up as I go.

I always wanted to go to Saariselkä, Finland.

Hello! I’m Althaf Nishar Haji Mohammad. A Relativity Certified Expert with extensive experience in Relativity, Nuix, EnCase Forensic, BlackBag, Cellebrite and Axiom. Involved in major segments of the EDRM framework, spanning Forensic collections through productions, designing efficient
review workflows and managing Discovery engagements. Significant experience in interacting with stakeholder management for Law firms and regulatory agencies. Skilled in Computer Forensic investigations (Windows and MacOS) and has knowledge of SQL. A deep sense of ownership, self-motivated and believes in work ethic, and possess a results driven approach.

  • Residence: United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971 58 554 0140
  • E-mail: althafnishar@gmail.com
Experience
2018 - Present
KPMG - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

+ Assistant Manager, Forensics

2016 - 2018
DELOITTE, USI - Hyderabad, India

+ Lead Solution Advisor, Forensics

2013 - 2016
ERNST & YOUNG - Hyderabad, India

+ Associate Consultant, Forensics

Education
2009 - 2012
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Applications

Graduated from the Osmania University, India

2017
CISSP - Official (ISC)² Education

Five days of CISSP classroom-based training provided by official (ISC)² trainer.

Certifications
What I do
  • eDiscovery engagements
  • Relativity Analytics & Review Support
  • Relativity Instance Management: Install/Upgrade
  • ESI productions to regulatory agencies
  • Windows & MacOS forensic investigations
  • Forensic collections & evidence management
Technical Skills
  • Relativity
    90%
    90%
  • EnCase Forensic
    75%
    75%
  • NUIX eDiscovery
    80%
    80%
  • BlackBag & Macquisition
    65%
    65%
  • Cellebrite & Oxygen Forensic
    85%
    85%
EDRM Experience
Data Collection

Experienced in collection and preservation of potentially relevant data in ways that are legally defensible, auditable, as well as proportionate to the matter, and efficient.

Data Processing

Performed ECA to reduce the relevant ESI volume by culling/deNisting and hosting it on review platforms for further review and analysis.

Analytics

Deployed analytics such as Email Threading, Language Identification, Clustering, etc., on the processed data for improved review efficiency, minimal and effective manual review.

Data Production

Experienced in producing ESI to the opposing party in efficient and usable format, considering the risk and errors and be in compliance with agreed production specifications and timelines.

Forensic Analysis

Analysis of windows artifacts such as $LogFile, $UsnJrnl, $MFT, LNK, etc., to unearth user activity, which can provide more context about what occurred on a system.

Review Support

Streamlining the review process, assisting the reviewers with technical queries, managing user accounts and reviewer groups, and generating review statistics at the closure of the engagement.

Interests
Riding

The thrill! A motorcycle is not just a two-wheeled car; it is a motorized prosthetic, a metal bird. The moment I swing a leg over my bike, i can feel the air has weight and substance as I push through it.

Camping

I love camping, and when I am on my rides, and it is nothing short of heaven on earth. Camping is soul crushing, brings us back to life, even the simplest of trees, mountains, and lakes can take our breath away.

Photography

There are a lot of things I love: good food, riding, travels, but there’s something about holding the viewfinder up to my eye and capturing everything that I see that makes travel all the more exciting.