Brian Semrau


I graduated cum laude with a degree in information technology management and a Masters degree in cyber forensics and security from Illinois Institute of Technology. I handle a variety of security and privacy related investigations.

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Curriculum Vitae

BRIAN SEMRAU is a Digital Forensics Investigator at Edelson PC where his practice focuses on tech-related cases. Brian’s love for technology also extends to security matters and he enjoys findings solutions for security issues in his off-time.


Certifications and Training:

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


Public Speaking:

  • 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)



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.

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