Traversed Announces Partnership with BlackBag Technologies

Traversed LLC has announced a new services partnership with BlackBag Technologies effective immediately. The partnership will enable both BlackBag and Traversed to address growing challenges faced by examiners in the digital forensics field.


Under this new partnership, BlackBag and Traversed will work together to provide examiners and investigators access to forensic services that can assist with unique cases and circumstances that require additional expertise. 


“I was originally introduced to BlackBag Technologies during my time as a law enforcement officer,” explained Dave Proulx, Director of Digital Forensic Services at Traversed.  “Our lab performed countless digital forensic examinations utilizing BlackBag’s suite of software tools that were instrumental during the course of an investigation.  After making the decision to leave law enforcement, I knew I would maintain the partnership I cultivated with BlackBag and take it with me to wherever I landed next, and I couldn’t have found a better home with Traversed.”


“Specializing in cyber training, digital forensics, private investigations, and the preservation, analysis, and production of electronic data, Traversed is looking forward to this new level of collaboration with BlackBag Technologies and what we can bring to the private sector together,” said Proulx.


BlackBag will work with customers to identify when cases can benefit from Traversed’s team of experts. Specialists who are formally trained and certified in computer, cell phone, and mobile forensics and advanced specialties such as vehicle infotainment and telematics, cloud system and Drone UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) forensics will be brought in to help investigate.


“We’re excited to have a partner with the technical investigative capabilities Dave Proulx and the Traversed, LLC team possess,” BlackBag’s Chief Customer Officer, Ben Charnota explained.


“Having worked with Dave previously, I know firsthand how he’s embraced BlackBag’s mission with his extensive Law Enforcement career and has brought that knowledge and experience to Traversed”, Charnota said. “The digital investigation abilities of Dave and his team will enable a level of expertise not often found in a private service offering.  We’re looking forward to our partnership’s growth and revealing the truth in data to create a safer world.”


About BlackBag Technologies:


BlackBag® Technologies offers innovative forensic acquisition and analysis tools for both Windows and Mac OS X based computers, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. Its forensic software is used by hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies around the world, as well as by leading corporations and consultants, to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with both criminal, civil and internal investigations. BlackBag® Technologies also develops and delivers expert forensics training and certification programs, designed for both novice and experienced forensics professionals. To learn more, visit


About Traversed, LLC:


Traversed specializes in digital forensics, incident response, and the preservation, analysis, and production of electronic data in matters involving civil litigation, regulatory matters, and corporate investigations. Traversed provides objective and comprehensive answers based upon expert analysis of electronic data while addressing challenges with simple solutions using the latest acquisition, search and forensic technologies. Learn more at .


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Introducing the Traversed Team…

Jose A. Faura, Dave Proulx and a drone


 Over the past year, Traversed, LLC has been laying the groundwork for a Cyber Solutions company built on integrity and expertise, providing services in digital forensics, eDiscovery, and cyber training.

At the helm of Traversed are Jose A. Faura, our CTO, and Dave Proulx, our Director of Digital Forensics & Training. Together, they have over 40 years of experience training government, military, law enforcement, and providing legal and judicial services.

 Jose has been performing computer forensics and network security for the Intelligence Community for over two decades. He has investigated high-profile cyber security incidents, including a $2 billion credit card fraud case involving TJ Maxx. Jose also developed a program designed to extract emails and text messages which was pivotal in the recovery of emails tied to the White House.

Dave served 20 years in law enforcement, his last nine in Digital Forensics. Beyond his work on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, he served as a vetted instructor for the US State Department’s ATA (Anti-Terrorism Assistance) Cyber Task Force, teaching digital forensics and online investigation to law enforcement throughout the nation, as well as abroad, in Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. An Apple Forensics expert, Dave led the forensic investigation in the Mall in Columbia shooting, and several high-profile crimes against children cases.  

As the demand for cyber and digital forensic services increases, Traversed believes in a professional obligation to share knowledge, experience, and expertise with the next generation of professionals. In addition to offering commercial services, we have built a state-of-the-art training facility, Traversed’s Cyber Learning Center at our Columbia, Maryland headquarters, to further this endeavor. The Cyber Learning Center will host a range of courses, from foundational classes for those getting started in their digital forensic career to advanced courses for those with previous experience in the field.

Furthermore, we are excited to announce our partnership with Spyder Forensics, a leader in digital forensic training. Courses offered in conjunction with Spyder Forensics will equip students with the skills not only to perform computer forensics, but also to identify and extract recoverable data from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or Drones. Additionally, Traversed will host Security Onion, SCADA/ICS (Industrial Control Systems) and malware analysis training. 


For additional information on commercial services or upcoming courses offered, call us at (443) 832-4133 or visit