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"Second Creek Technologies offers its customers outstanding quality of service for a wide variety of Information Technology solutions...Second Creek Technologies offers its customers outstanding quality of service for a wide variety of Information Technology solutions."

—Carolyn H. Hale
Director of Technology and Information Services
Wayne County Board of Education

"The customer service relationship found with 2nd Creek is quite the welcome surprise. As we at the YMCA are in the customer service business, I found it very remarkable to find such friendliness in their staff and such a service driven atmosphere within their company."

—Dan Ritchey, M.S.
Branch Director
Huntington YMCA

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SCT Provides Cell Phone Forensics

Cell phone data extraction, analysis and reporting provided in our lab or in the field.

Over 4,300 phone models supported. Data available, depending on phone model and subscriber plan, may include: call logs (incoming, dialed, missed), text (SMS) messages, multimedia (MMS) messages, phonebooks, phone details, video, images, audio and image geotag information.
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Second Creek Sponsors Defense Trial Counsel of WV Meeting

Second Creek Technologies is proud to be a sponsor of the 27th annual Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia meeting. This year's event will be held June 14-17 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Grande Dunes Resort & Spa in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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Second Creek Welcomes Chris Imler

Second Creek is proud to welcome Chris Imler to the SCT team. Chris comes to SCT from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Chris brings a wealth of skills and experience to SCT. Chris has over 13 years of experience in the technology field. Chris is a Cisco Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Computer Examiner. Chris will focus on digital forensics and electronic discovery at Second Creek.

"We are very fortunate to have someone of Chris' caliber on our staff." Said John Sammons, Second Creek CEO. "This addition makes a strong team even stronger."

"We are also pleased that we can put another West Virginian to work." Sammons said. "We are working hard to create high tech jobs here in West Virginia."

"I'm looking forward to using the latest digital forensic tools and technologies. Second Creek will provide a challenging and rewarding work environment." Said Imler.

Welcome aboard Chris.

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Second Creek on Facebook

Second Creek is now on Facebook.Visit us.

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Sammons Now a Member of Infraguard

Second Creek CEO John Sammons is now a member of Infraguard. InfraGuard is a collaborative effort between the FBI and the private sector to share information and resources in an effort to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure. InfraGuard members are required to undergo a background investigation by the FBI. | more |

Second Creek To Present to Huntington Engineers Club

Art Hand, Chief Information Offcier of SCT will present "An Introduction Computer Forensics" to the Huntington Engineers Club on February 20, 2009. | more |

SCT Welcomes New MU Interns for Spring 2009

Second Creek would like to welcome three new interns from Marshall University for the Spring 2009. Nick Butner, Stephen Morrison and Angela Louk will begin their internships in January. All three are from Marshall's Department of Integrated Science and Technology. | more |

Second Creek Sponsors Solo & Small Firm Conference

Second Creek was proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this year's Solo & Small Firm Conference held at Glade Spings Resort in Daniels, West Virginia. SCT manned a booth at the conference and was able to meet many of the attendees.
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WV eDiscovery Conference a Big Success

Second Creek's First Annual West Virginia eDiscovery Conference was a success. The conference, held at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center, attracted over 30 attendees. Attendees included attorneys, IT professionals, along with students and faculty from MU's graduate and undergraduate computer forensics programs.

Opening remarks were delivered by Bill Bissett, Marshall’s Senior Vice President of Communications and Chief of Staff.

“I couldn’t have been more pleased.” said John Sammons, CEO of Second Creek Technologies. “This is only the beginning. This is a very important topic for our legal community and we are committed to growing this program every year. I was also pleased to see the students in attendance. This is an excellent opportunity for them to hear first hand from practitioners in the field.”

“Next year will be even better.” said Sammons.
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SCT Welcomes New Intern for Fall 2008

Second Creek is proud to welcome a new intern for the Fall 2008 semester. Chris Thornton is a Marshall University senior majoring in Computer & Information Technology through the Integrated Science and Technology program. The Huntington, West Virginia native hopes to work in the IT field as a computer & digital forensic analyst after graduation.

"I hope to enhance my studies of computer & digital forensics with hands on experience at Second Creek Technologies" said Thornton.

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SCT to Speak at WVU Law School

Second Creek will be presenting at the WVU College of Law on Sept 26 and 27 2008. The presentation will be part of the Mountaineer CLE Series. Ray Shepard, SCT Corporate Counsel, will be presenting "Admissibility of Digital Evidence: Reaping the Fruits of Your Labor". John Sammons and David Irvin will present "Forensically Sound Evidence Collection."

This particular part of the series is devoted exclusively to electronic discovery.

"We're honored and excited with the opportunity to be part of this program in Morgantown" said SCT CEO John Sammons.
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Second Creek Partners with MU IST


Second Creek is proud to announce a partnership with Marshall University's department of Integrated Science and Technology. IST is a new and exciting degree program that is an alternative to traditional programs in science, technology, and engineering.

They have brought together faculty and subject matter from engineering, physics, biological science, computer and information science, mathematics, communication studies and management to create an integrated degree program that meets the needs of today's employers. The Integrated Science and Technology Department offers a major in Computer and Information Technology or students can specialize in either Biotechnology or Environmental Studies.

Computer forensics, web development and network security are just a few of the courses taught through the department.

"We couldn't be more excited." said John Sammons, CEO of Second Creek Technologies. "IST is a fantastic program that truly meets the challenges for tomorrow’s technologists. We are very much looking forward to collaborating with Dr. Little, Brian Morgan and the rest of the department.Their folks are absolutely first class.”

Brian Morgan is an Associate Professor in the department and clearly enjoys his work. “Teaching within IST is an absolute thrill for me. I enjoy exploring new technologies and sharing leading edge IT products, solutions, and theories with students so that they can be successful in their careers.” said Morgan.

“Working with a leading edge company such as SCT has not only enabled me to expand my knowledge set but also aid SCT in broadening their markets. At the same time I am able to take real world examples and ideas back to my students preparing them to be employable immediately upon graduation from our program.” he said.

Learn more about IST.

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SCT August CLE a Success


SCT's popular CLE "Electronic Discovery 101:Understanding the New Federal Rules" was presented again on August 1, 2008 at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center. Thirteen students participated in the day long course. The students were welcomed by Dr. Terry Fenger, the Director of the MU Forensic Science Center. Following lunch, students were afforded a behind the scenes tour of the forensic science center. Following the class, one student commented "I needed this seminar but didn't know how much until about 20 minutes into it. It only got better as it went on." | more |

SCT's Todd Nessel Featured on New State Web Site

Todd Nessel, an SCT technician, is featured on a new state web site. The new web site is desgned to highlight West Virginia's economic diversity and showcase the opportunities for a better life. Todd returned to West Virginia from Michigan to work at SCT and pursue his Masters degree at Marshall University.

The site can be found at www.comehometowv.com
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Irvin & Sammons Complete Internet Forensics Course

David Irvin and John Sammons recently completed Access Data's Internet Forensics course. This training provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct an effective Internet application based investigation. This advanced level, hands-on intensive course is intended for Forensic Investigators, Law Enforcement Personnel and security and network administrators who desire a greater understanding of Internet artifact data recovery.
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Second Creek Partners with EMC

Second Creek is now an EMC Associate Velocity Partner. EMC is the world's leading provider of information infrastructure technology solutions. EMC products help companies store, protect, optimize and leverage one of their most important assets; their information.

“EMC delivers outstanding products and services. We are very excited to be able to offer them to our clients.” said John Sammons, CEO of Second Creek. “Safeguarding and managing our client’s data is one of our most important responsibilities. EMC’s line of outstanding products and services are the perfect tools to accomplish that mission.”

"Not only does 2nd Creek Technologies bring expertise and qualified personnel to EMC, they also bring caring, long-term customer relationships that reflect their attention to the growing and ever-changing IT needs of the small and medium business." said Gary Sharp, EMC District Channel Manager.

Learn more about EMC.
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Second Creek Tapped for Document Retention & Destruction Seminar

SCT's John Sammons and David Irvin have been recruited by Lorman Education Services to present "Document Retention and Destruction in Maryland." The seminar will be held August 21, 2008 at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Lorman has sponsored tens of thousands of seminars, attended by well over 1.5 million professionals, since 1987. They are the nation's leading provider of compliance seminars aimed at businesses and the professionals who serve them. | more |

Cyrus & Adkins Launches New Web Site

The Huntington law firm of Cyrus & Adkins has launched their new web site. "Thanks to Second Creek, we finally have a website that we are extremely proud of. John and Brandon were professional, informative and very easy to work with. I highly recommend Second Creek to anyone who is looking to build a new website or update a current one. Their fees are reasonable and their service is outstanding. Thank you Second Creek …. I could not have done it without you!" said Susan Lipscomb, Office Manager.

The site can be found at www.cyrusandadkins.com. | more |

Sammons to Speak at DTC WV Professional Liability Committee Meeting

Second Creek's John Sammons will be presenting to the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virgina's Professional Liability Committee on July 18, 2008. Sammons will be discussing electronic discovery, data preservation, litigation holds, as well as comon problems in eDiscovery. | more |

Second Creek Featured in the Herald Dispatch

SCT was featured in an article in the Huntington Herald Dispatch.

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Second Creek Featured on WV Open for Business Web Site

Second Creek is featured on the state's web site,
www.wvopenforbusiness.com. SCT is included under 2008
success stories.

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Governor Manchin Recognizes Second Creek

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin recognized Second Creek in last night's State of the State speech. He said:

“But I also know that there are quite a few people out there right now saying, “Yeah, those figures that you’re stating sound good, but how can I be sure these expanding companies and good jobs you keep talking about actually exist - and if they do exist, where are they?"

"Well, I’ll tell you where they are...They’re in Barboursville, at Second Creek Technologies, where a seven-member team is growing a world-class computer forensics company right here in West Virginia. In addition, Second Creek is drawing talent back home – talent like West Virginian Todd Nessel. Todd was working out-of-state, but came home to West Virginia and is now helping to build Second Creek.”

"This is an incredible honor." said Second Creek CEO John Sammons. "Our team has worked very hard to bring this service on line. All the credit belongs to them."

SCT's own Todd Nessel was a special guest at the speech and was recognized by the Governor for returning to West Virginia to help build SCT and to further his education.

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Second Creek to Exhibit at Canaan Valley CLE Program


Second Creek Technologies will exhibit at the "Litigation 2008" CLE at the Canaan Valley Lodge in Davis, West Virginia. The program will be held on February 1st and 2nd. Scheduled to appear for Second Creek are John Sammons, David Irvin, and Ray Shepard. Mr. Shepard is outside counsel for SCT and is a partner with Ober|Kaler in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the co-chair of the firms edata group. | more |

eDiscovery CLE is a Success


Second Creek, in conjunction with Marshall University held another CLE course on September 14, 2007. The course was big success and was well attended by attorneys from the private sector as well as various government entities. The course was held at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center. Opening remarks were given by Dr. Terry Fenger, Director of the Forensic Science Program. | more |

Second Creek to Exhibit at Glade Springs


Second Creek Technologies will exhibit at the "Solo & Small Firm Conference" CLE at The Resort at Glade Springs, West Virginia. The program will be held on October 26th and 27th, 2007. Scheduled to appear for Second Creek are John Sammons and Ray Shepard. Mr. Shepard is outside counsel for SCT and is a partner with Ober|Kaler in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the co-chair of the firms edata group.

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SCT Welcomes Todd Nessel


Todd Nessel has joined the Second Creek team. Todd returns to West Virginia after several years in Detroit, Michigan. Todd brings with him many years of experience in information technology including maintaining large, complex networked environments. In addition to working at Second Creek, Todd will also be pursuing his MS degree at Marshall University. "Todd is a highly skilled and experienced technician. He will be a great asset to our company and our clients. I'm glad we could get him back to West Virginia." said John Sammons, CEO. | more |

Second Creek to speak at WV Defense Trial Counsel Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach


Second Creek Technologies, LLC has been invited to speak at the Annual Meeting of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia ("DTCWV") in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in June 2007. The DTCWV is an organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and improving the skills of civil defense attorneys practicing in the state of West Virginia. As a group, they aim to also increase the quality of legal services provided to the citizens of West Virginia. Second Creek Technologies, LLC will be assisting in this mission by presenting on the "Nuts and Bolts of Computer Forensics."

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Second Creek Partners with Kroll-Ontrack


The 21st century has ushered in many changes, but none so pervasive as our society’s increasing dependence on computer data and communication. The natural result of this dependence is the total devastation which can occur with any loss of that data. Since data loss can happen at any time, your business needs a company which can respond with assistance immediately.

Second Creek Technologies, LLC. offers the very latest data recovery technology and services through our partnership with Kroll-Ontrack. Kroll is the world’s largest data recovery services provider, with 20 years of experience and an unparalleled recovery success rate. Our partnership with Kroll gets you access to industry-leading data recovery software and services with personalized attention from the people you have come to know and trust at Second Creek.

As of December, 2006, the federal civil discovery rules will change considerably in efforts to meet the needs of modern litigants in a computer-based society. Complying with these changed procedures while controlling costs will become the next great challenge for any business tied up in the eventualities of litigation.

You already know Second Creek Technologies, LLC. has a team of electronic discovery experts in fields ranging from computer engineering to law, but you may not know that we have now partnered with Kroll-Ontrack to also provide you with the very latest in document review software. Together we assist our clients preparing for or already involved in litigation by collecting, reviewing and managing the volumes of extracted data sought by an electronic discovery request.

We can now offer you the ability to conduct a native file review and to search all the files in a litigation support database. The personalized and secure database we create for you will permit redactions, annotations, highlights and categorizations of the evidence. All these services and features translate to the most efficient, cost-effective compliance with court-ordered discovery.
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Irvin and Sammons earn Stegonography Certification


John Sammons and David Irvin have successfuly completed Steganography Examiner Certification. Irvin and Sammons successfuly completed the program put on by the Steganography Analysis and Research Center.

During the comprehensive two day course, they gained the tools and experience needed to detect the presence and use of digital steganography applications as part of their digital forensic examinations. They also gained an understanding of the threat posed by the use of steganography in today's interconnected digital world.

They become familiar with various techniques and methods used for embedding hidden information within carrier files. They also gained hands-on experience using a variety of steganography tools while learning how the tools manipulate carrier files.

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