New Digital Forensics Service


Dublin, April 2nd, 2020:  CommSec has announced the appointment of Colm Gallagher to lead the newly created Digital Forensics business unit within our security services team.

The new Digital Forensics practice will compliment the existing threat hunting and SIEM services to provide a wide range of Cyber Forensics to investigate incidents and security breaches of all kinds.

Heading up the new Digital Forensics practice is Colm Gallagher. Colm is an experienced detective with a wide range of experience in the security and investigations industry. Before joining CommSec, Colm spent 30 years in An Garda Síochána (the Irish Police Force), where he held a number of roles as a detective Garda, including Digital Forensic Analyst and Cyber Crime Investigator.

Colm Gallagher, Digital Forensics Director, CommSec

Colm is highly skilled in computer forensics, cyber-crime investigation, prosecution and expert testimony in criminal cases, case management, systems administration, implementation and configuration of endpoint protection and backup/restore systems, Linux and Windows server administration.

Colm also has a strong IT and security education background with a 1st class honours master’s degree in forensic computing and cyber-crime investigation from University College Dublin. He also holds a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner certification from IACIS.

David McNamara, MD of CommSec said, “We are delighted to welcome Colm to the business. The requirement to provide Digital Forensics at the highest level is something we are seeing more of, particularly with our larger enterprise customers. Colm’s background as a detective Garda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team – as we can now investigate security incidents right through from the initial breach, to being able to identify individuals and help the Gardai to prosecute where criminal activity is involved.”