Altep Team Members Achieve Prestigious Certifications

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GIAC Awards Titles to Duncan del Toro and Daniel Lam

Altep Inc., a leading innovator in cyber security, compliance, and litigation support, announced that Senior Forensic Examiner Daniel Lam has achieved the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification. In addition, Principal Enterprise Security Engineer Duncan del Toro has earned the GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) certification.

During his nine years with Altep, del Toro has been a key member of Altep’s Technology Services group, and has worked at the forefront of the firm’s information security initiatives. Daniel Lam will be celebrating his second year at Altep, and has proven himself a valuable contributor to the team, providing forensic support and analysis on several complex cases.

In order to achieve their certifications, del Toro and Lam met a number of requirements. The GCIA certification requires that candidates have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to configure and monitor intrusion detection systems, and to read, interpret, and analyze network traffic and related logs. In order to pass, participants must achieve a minimum score of 67 percent. The GCIH certification mandates that applicants demonstrate an understanding of strategies and methods used to acquire and analyze the data surrounding network activity and determine if there has been an incident. All participants must pass with a minimum 72 percent score.

“We applaud both Daniel and Duncan on their achievement,” said Warren Kruse, Vice President of Data Forensics. “These prestigious certifications are very difficult to achieve, and require mastery of a broad range of complex information. Their success reflects their commitment to continuing professional education and excellence - something we all can be very proud of.”

In addition to GIAC, Daniel Lam has earned the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) certification. Duncan del Toro holds a number of certifications, including CISSP, CISA, CEH, GPEN, GWAPT, GCIH, and GSEC.

“Expanding our knowledge in the industry is extremely important to us at Altep,” said del Toro. “Our leadership team invests in us by supporting and encouraging our efforts. This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and hard work both my colleague and I strive for in our respective fields, and a great example of how Altep’s continued investment in its people results in highly qualified and capable teams.”

About Altep
Altep, Inc. is a Relativity Best in Service – Orange Level hosting provider, with certified Experts, Administrators, Analytics Specialists, Reviewer Specialists, Assisted Review Specialists, Infrastructure Specialists, and Sales Professionals on staff. The firm assists Fortune 100 and AM Law 100 clients with digital forensics, discovery management, and compliance risk assessment. E-Discovery services include early data assessment, ESI and traditional paper processing, and secure hosting.

Altep’s data and process management experts hold a variety of certifications and credentials, including Project Management Professional, EnCase Certified Forensic Examiner, Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, Licensed Private Investigator, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Privacy Professional, SNIA Certified Storage Professional, and Content Analyst Advanced Analytics Certification. Find more information about Altep, Inc. at

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