Favorite Sport

Favorite Sport

Rock Climbing

Desired Superpower

Desired Superpower


Cups of Coffee

Cups of Coffee


How I Get Around


Quick Facts

Perfect Vacation

Meteor Crater

Favorite Game

Capture the Flag

Favorite Quote

"A backup is worth a thousand geeks"

Curriculum Vitae

BRIAN SEMRAU is the Director of Information Technology and a Senior Digital Forensics Investigator at Edelson PC where he focuses on the firm’s security and technology needs as well as tech related investigations. Brian’s love for technology also extends to security matters and he enjoys findings solutions for security issues in his off-time.

Brian holds a variety of certifications including the Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI), Certified Forensics HiTech Investigator (CFHI), GIAC Cloud Security Automation (GCSA), OSForensics Certified Examiner (OSFCE) and OSForensics Triage Certification (OSFTC).

  • Panelist for Acronis #CyberFit Rapid Fire Panel Chat, “How to Operationalize an Integrated Cybersecurity and Data Protection Stack” (March 2021)
  • Peer Facilitator/Presenter for ITO Compass 2019, “Hands-on Live Malware Analysis 101” (April 26-27, 2019)
  • Peer Facilitator/ Presenter for ITO Compass 2018, “Masochism Meets Technology – A.K.A. Working in Cyber Forensics” (August 26, 2018)
  • Adjunct Professor at Triton College, Computer Systems & Business Applications (CIS-101) and Vulnerability Analysis & Ethical Hacking (CIS-227) (Spring 2024)
  • Adjunct Professor at Triton College (January 2024)
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington, Digital Forensics in Civil Case/Career Opportunities in Digital Forensics (December 2023)
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington, Digital Forensics in Civil Cases (December 2022)
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington, Working in Digital Forensics (October 2021)

Prior to joining Edelson PC, Brian owned and operated two small businesses and worked as a security engineer at Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC.