Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Santiago Ayala

ATX Forensics, LLC
1023 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 315
Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone: 888-289-2009


  • Santiago Ayala has more than 10 years of experience in the digital data forensic, incident response, and cyber security fields
  • He has performed more than a 1,000 digital forensic investigations since 2004, including high-profile civil and criminal cases
  • Santiago has been a key member of incident response teams responding to cyber-attacks against Fortune 100 companies, U.S. government agencies, and payment card industry (PCI)
  • 2014 Digital Forensic Examiner of the Year Award, presented by Forensic:4Cast
  • Current holder of a SANS Forensicator Coin
  • Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified X-Ways professional in evidence recovery techniques (X-pert), and a Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)
  • Santiago is a licensed private investigator in the State of Florida and Texas
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in data breach investigations, evidence identification and preservation, Intellectual property investigations, mobile forensics, malware analysis.
  • Mobile Forensics - Cellebrite Certified (CCLO and CCPA)