While working as a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service (Ontario, Canada) in 2007, Jad Saliba received some crushing news - he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer that forced him to step away from his role as a law enforcement officer, husband and father to undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment. After a difficult year, Saliba found himself in remission and returned to work as a digital forensics examiner, responsible for recovering Internet evidence from computers to support the force's investigations. In a sense he had returned to his tech geek roots, having completed a college degree in programming and working for a software company prior to becoming a police officer.
When Saliba began his new role as digital forensic examiner, web and online usage was exploding. Finding important evidence on a suspect's hard drive was like searching for a needle in a haystack. Facing this new challenge, Saliba set out to find a solution that would help him, and others, recover relevant data faster.