Jung Son


MIITP, EnCE, MFIT (1st Class), PGDipComp


Jung is a career technologist looking to build an independent reputation for digital forensics and computer security where he demonstrates considerable technical competency.

Professional Experience

  • Digital Forensic Analyst May 2014 - Current

    New Zealand Police

    - Undertake computer & mobile phone forensic investigations
    - Produce court ready technical reports and formal written statements

  • Lecturer, Computing and Information Technology (Part time)March 2015 - Current

    Unitec Institute of Technology

    Jung is a part-time lecturer at one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary education institutions. Responsible for lecturing Computer Forensic Investigations paper. Jung is teaching and managing practical classes with laboratory sessions in the following areas:
    - Basic computer investigation, data acquisition, processing crime and incident scenes, and computer forensics analysis and validation techniques.

  • Online Technical Support LeadJune 2013 - May 2014

    Auckland Transport

    Accountable for owning the end-to-end operations lifecycle of online related applications to ensure that Auckland Transport meets and exceeds both SLA requirements and customer expectations, by the provision of excellent support and operations management of the online area.

    - Online application management and support (including SharePoint, MS Dymanics CRM, IDM, ADFS & FIM)
    - Supervising and managing 7 direct reports including SharePoint administrators and Online Technical Support Analyst
    - Provide Technical Peer Review for Change Requests
    - Prepare technical documents for the change request being implemented

  • Guest Lecturer - Master of Forensic Information Technology2012 - July 2014

    AUT University

    Tutor for Master of Forensic Information Technology programmes at AUT University. Responsible for preparing lectures, tutorials, assisting students in assignments and marking laboratory assignments.

    As a tutor, I present classes in Cybercrime and IT Governance, Digital Forensics Tools and Techniques, Cryptography and Cryptanalysis, and Network Security and Forensics masters paper.

  • Digital Forensic Analyst - Secondment positionJuly 2012 - June 2013

    The University of Auckland

    As a veteran of digital forensic analyst, he was primarily involved in applying a combination of evidentiary and technical IT knowledge to a variety of computer forensics and some legal support projects. During this secondment period, he demonstrated a strong understanding of evidence handling procedures, and contributed his experience in utilising electronic discovery technologies.

    - Undertaken over 20+ computer investigations
    - Ensured my work is conducted in an organised, methodical and forensically sound approach
    - Utilised a range of forensic hardware and software (including EnCase, Tableau write blocker, DEFT & SIFT linux based tools)
    - Assist in the general management of cases and the forensic lab development
    - Produce court ready technical reports and affidavits for management
    Recent cases include:
    - Faculty of Art malware analysis
    - Investigation based on NZ Police production order
    - Web Server hacking analysis (» Click here for more story)
    - Faculty of Education PC malware analysis
    - Web browser activity investigation
    - Server/Network log analysis

  • Web AnalystJuly 2006 - June 2013

    The University of Auckland

    As a veteran of web analysis, Jung was working for the University of Auckland as web analyst. He blends his technical capabilities with his creative flair, to bring wonderful creations to the web.

    - Web Analytics: Generating Dashboards & Reports for Traffic Analysis, Website Performance over the Globe & Scenario Analysis using Urchin and Google Analytics
    - Impact creative design and site layout by offering recommendations based on analysis of current guest behavior
    - Working in a close collaborative environment with seniors and juniors to ensure a conducive work relationship
    - Providing leadership in exploring new capabilities in an enterprise CMS application
    - Responsible for managing, enhancing and delivering new capabilities to a variety of web applications
    - Providing enhancements and support infrastructure for a technology laden University's web space

  • Tutor/IT Trainer2009 - May 2013

    Northcote College - Community Education

    Jung has been working with the web since 2002, acquiring a wide spectrum of technical experience. He has a depth of knowledge with HTML, CSS, PHP and CMS (Contents Management System). He has been teaching computing on Saturdays at Northcote College since 2009.

  • Director, Creative Technology2009 - 2013


    Jung is the driving force behind the deployment of the SHOWSTREET© technology, and has a pedigree of successful web analysis, system administration, and database administration. He is helping the company by providing his experience to a wide range of efforts: core technology direction, technical and process infrastructure that all combine to make WEBCONCEPT and SHOWSTREET© services.

    - Provide 360 degree virtual tour services
    - Provide Web consultation / Web hosting service

  • Systems Technician / Database Administrator2005 - 2006

    The University of Auckland

    Responsible for database management, campus facility management system and campus property related systems (Aperture, Building maintenance, CMS)

  • IT Technician / Customer Support2004 - 2005

    Harvey Norman NZ Pty Ltd

    - Provide Technical Support - Computer & Communication
    - Install, repair, maintain, and upgrade desktop and notebook computers as well as printers

  • Deputy Technical Manager2003 - 2004

    New Zealand Online Tech

    - Managed Customer Support Team member
    - Developed Excellence in Customer Support in Technical Part
    - Managed the search engine optimization, paid search campaigns, display advertising and website testing

  • Online Sales Representative2001 - 2001

    Frontier Technology, USA

    - Exceeded all sales quotas and quarterly objectives while providing customers with e-commerce solutions

  • Staff Sergeant1999 - 2001

    Korean Air Force - K16

    - Provide information assurance service
    - Manage classified information and database
    - Private soldiers recurrentative in 15th Seoul air base
    - An airman 1st class (Passed entrance examination to qualify to join the Air Force)


  • Master of Forensic Information Technology2010 - 2012

    Auckland University of Technology

    Jung holds Postgraduate Diploma in Computing studies from Unitec, New Zealand and a Master degree in Forensic Information Technology with First Class Honours from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. His research interests include social network forensics, web penetration testing, mobile forensics and computer system security.
    Grade: 1st Class Honours (A Average)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computing2007 – 2008

    Unitec New Zealand

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Computing course helped me to develop my ability to solve complex applied computing problems. I have achieve highest marks in multimedia development and website management, to IT applications and networks and security paper. I have learned to manage IT projects. Further my ability to design, plan and organise technology-based projects that are produced on time, to high standards and within budget.
    Grade: A Average (GPA:4.1)

  • Diploma in Infomation Technology2003 – 2005

    Auckland University of Technology

    - Distinction Pass | Grade: A Average (GPA:4.0)
    - Top Student: Auckland University of Technology Computing School's Top Graduates 2006.

  • Certificate in Computing2003 – 2003

    Auckland University of Technology

    - Distinction Pass | Grade: A+ Average (GPA:4.4)
    - Top of the Class - Top student of his Auckland University of Technology Certificate in Computing year
    - Media release: North Shore Times Advertiser, 27 November 2003; p. 32


  • EnCase® Certified ExaminerNovember 2014 – Present

    Guidance Software, License 15-1114-6456
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate - IT Service ManagementNovember 2013 – Present

    EXIN, License 4891585.20211857
  • Dynamics CRM Administration & Troubleshooting Premier WorkshopNovember, 2013

  • Microsoft SharePoint Advanced Pro Training October, 2011

    The University of Auckland
  • Other Digital Forensic Trainings 2014 - Current

    X-ways Forensics Practitioners Course
    Internet Investigation Training
    UFED - JTAC / Chip-Off
    UFED - Link Analysis: Identify Connections Between Suspects
    UFED - Bypassing Locked Devices
    Advanced Investigative Workflows with Nuix Web Review & Analytics
    Conducting Remote Investigations with Tableau

Digital Forensic Skills

  • Forensic Data collection

  • Data Recovery

  • Data Analysis

  • Web Penetration Testing

  • Steganography

  • EnCase

  • FTK

  • Internet Evidence Finder

  • Internet Examiner

  • XRY

  • UFED Cellebrite

  • X-Way Forensics

  • NUIX

Application skills

  • CMS

  • SharePoint

  • MS Dynamics CRM


  • Wordpress

  • ITIL

  • Drupal

Programming Skills


  • CSS

  • Php/Sql

  • Dreamweaver

  • JavaScript/AJAX

  • jQuery

Design Skills

  • Graphic Design

  • Interface Design

  • Photoshop

  • Indesign

  • Movie Editing

  • Print Design

Personal Skills

  • Social

  • Creativity

  • Organisation

  • Communication

  • Team player

  • Stress Management

  • Time Management

  • Project Skill

  • Self Management

  • Flexibility

  • Self Awareness

  • Goal Oriented

Honours and Awards

  • 2012 - Best paper prize award for Australian Digital Forensics Conference - Edith Cowan University

  • 2012 - 1st Class Honours - Master of Information Technology, Auckland University of Technology (Graduated with an honours degree of the highest class)

  • 2012 - Professional development award, The University of Auckland (Received Professional Development funding)

  • 2011 - Winner of the University of Auckland Professional Staff Excellence Award - Excellence in Customer Service

  • 2007 - Winnner of the International FileMaker Web development competition, FMWebschool

  • 2006 - Top Student - Auckland University of Technology Computing School's Top Graduates 2006.

  • 2003 - Top of the Class - Incentive Award - Top student of his Auckland University of Technology Certificate in Computing year. (North Shore Times Advertiser, 27 November 2003; p. 32)


  • Son, J., & Cusack, B. (2012). "Testing Tool Capability for Social Network Forensics." Digital Forensics Magazine, pp. 55-58, August 2012.

  • Son, J. (2012). Social Network Forensics: Digital Forensics For Social Media - Evidence Extraction Tool Capabilities: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. (Buy online)

  • Cusack, B., & Son, J. (2012). Evidence Examination Tools For Social Networks, The SECAU Conference - 10th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, Novotel Perth Langley, Perth, Western Australia, 3 – 5 December 2012.

  • Son, J. (2012). Social Network Forensics: Evidence Extraction Tool Capabilities. Unpublished Masters thesis, AUT University, Auckland: New Zealand. (First class honours)

      Some of the tasks/projects i'm proud of...

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  • Every so often you come across an individual who is truly outstanding. This is Jung. I had the pleasure of working with Jung while he was employed by Auckland Transport as the Online Technical Support Lead. His professional approach, dedication and ability to go far beyond what is expected, in our interactions, has left a lasting impression. For me Jung epitomises what every professional should strive to be.

    Patrick Harkins, Principal Solutions Specialist
    LeapThought NZ Limited

  • I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with Jung and found him to be an intelligent and engaging person, easy to get along with and approachable.

    He was a respected part of the management team and built up his own team of capable people to undertake the tasks assigned to them.

    Andy Cooper, Systems Administrator
    Auckland Transport

  • I have great respect for Jung. Whilst mostly working under Major Incident circumstances he is a calm, supportive and knowledgeable person who is committed to resolving issues as effectively and efficiently as possible. Despite being very busy, Jung also assisted with service improvement and has contributed significantly with his knowledge sharing. I found Jung to be very approachable, warm and helpful and i wish him well with his future.

    Laura Jayne Smith - Major Incident and Problem Manager
    Dimension Data

  • Jung has excellent leadership qualities, displays initiative and independent action which compliments his ability to participate as a team player.

    Jung is very consultative in his undertakings and demonstrates sound judgement. He can be relied upon to work without close supervision; clearly he has demonstrated that he can work under pressure in delivering outcomes.

    Jung has made an extremely positive contribution to our team working environment.

    Kieran Pollard - Campus Services Manager
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung has an outstanding attitude to customer service and attention to detail and drive to deliver very high quality outputs, whatever they may be.

    He is very aware of new technologies and strives to use them where they fit with the strategic goals of the Faculty and the University as a whole e.g. Mobile Web.

    Rob Martindale - IT Manager
    The University of Auckland

  • I have come to know you as a formiddable expert in your field who is humble, honest and an all-round great guy to work with. You are one of the University's untold success stories.

    William McGrath - Macintosh Systems Specialist
    The University of Auckland

  • I have known and worked with Jung for more than 6 years. He is technically adept, hard-working, friendly, customer-focused, bridge-building and an all-round asset. I have no hesitation recommending him. He also has a great golf-swing.

    Mark Duckworth - Applications Support Analyst
    The University of Auckland

  • I had the pleasure of working with Jung as a colleague within IT Services at the University of Auckland.

    Jung has always been willing to share knowledge and bounce ideas around in a way that is empowering.
    He is a great communicator which was important at times when I worked remotely at a satellite campus, the communication was always open, honest and respectful.

    Andrea CJ McIntosh - Information & Records Team Leader
    Whangarei District Council

  • Throughout the time I worked with Jung I found him to be capable of anything that came his way, competently dealing with pressure situations and being able to communicate effectively at any level of the business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jung to someone who was thinking of taking him on, and would happily work with or for him again if the opportunity arose. With his attention to detail, organisational skills and ability to see work through to completion he would be a valuable asset to any organisation.

    Andrew Cooper, Systems Administrator
    Auckland Transport

  • You're a very humble, intelligent, dedicated, helpful - an endless list of great attributes

    Antoinette Vaha - Student Services Manager
    The University of Auckland

  • It is with ease and pleasure that I write a reference for Jung and his work. We worked together on web related projects at the University of Auckland. In an environment populated with high achievers, Jung still stood out from the crowd. Super efficient, even when I sent something through on the weekend or nights he'd respond. Unfailingly swift, accurate and thoughtful, Jung's kind, compassionate personality also made him a great person to be around, as well as a great colleague to work with. Choose Jung and put your mind at rest for a choice well made.

    Dr Kim Jewel Elliott AC JP - Interfaith Minister-in-Training

  • Jung has a great depth of knowledge as a web analyst. He is very approachable and listens to you carefully when you try to explain the problem you want him to help solve. He is always looking for ways in which he can develop his already considerable experience and expertise.

    Denis Burchill - Professional Teaching Fellow
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung worked with masters students to assist them to develop and implement their research on-line questionnaires. He was patient and understanding of their needs and concerns. He went the extra mile for all of them and all acknowledged they could not have got their successful response rates without him. Jung is compassionate, a great listener and can see the big picture. I can't recommend him highly enough

    Kerry Lee - Senior Lecturer
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung is an expert professional and team player who's attention to detail and positive attitude make working with him a pleasure. An expert in his skills, I enjoy working with him an expert web developer/design who is committed to the quality of his deliverables.

    Kefeng Deng - Developer
    The University of Auckland

  • In the applying his IT skills and knowledge, Jung has demonstrated that he is an excellent strategic thinker with drive and energy. As a result of these qualities his work in terms of planning and organising and delivery is excellent in every aspect.

    Corrie Opporman - Systems technician
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung has been very speedy, very efficient and very obliging in making changes to the information posted on the University page regarding our upcoming early childhood symposium. We have been behind schedule with getting the registration information out to the wider community but this has now been remedied by his fast work. I am extremely happy with the website he created for us!!!!!

    Jung has provided excellent service and I think it is important that I acknowledge this.

    Dr Di McKenzie
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung was able to build good working relationships with a number of external vendors essential to the success of his team and day to day operations. He was also able to implement new ideas into the workplace improving the all-round effectiveness of his team and their relationships with the business which were crucial to the on-going success in the work environment.

    Andrew Cooper, Systems Administrator
    Auckland Transport

  • Wow – this is absolutely wonderful. I know how much work you will have put into creating this. The few people I have spoken to today have all indicated how much they value the work you do. Congratulations!

    Anne Buzeika
    Manager Information & Planning
    The University of Auckland

  • I studied with Jung during the Master of Forensic Information Technology course at Auckland University of Technology. We worked together on a colloborative project and currentation.

    Jung is a very intelligent and capable person, he knows what needs to be done and how to get it done. Jung consistently produces high quality results. Overall Jung was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for any role he pursues.

    Alain Homewood, Senior Associate
    Security and Technology, PwC

  • He an outstanding team player and always ready to assist and mentor others in the team. This is all along side his enrollment in a Master of Computer Forensics which he is undertaking in his own time. Jung is an excellent employee and thoroughly thoughtful and helpful individual, it is a privilege to have him working in the IT team.

    Rob Martindale - IT Manager
    The University of Auckland

  • You will certainly be missed not just for your expertise but for you initiative and work ethic.

    You have contributed a great deal that is positive to the Faculty and I thank you for that and wish you all the very best.

    Associate Professor Graeme Aitken - Dean of Education
    The University of Auckland

  • I have worked with Jung at UoA, Faculty of Education website upgrade project. Jung is an exceptionally creative and detail oriented web maestro. He’s also a great guy to work with and was a valuable member of our team. His web savvy skills, creativity, collaboration and sense of humour made him a pleasure to work with. A great asset to any web team.

    Nadeem Abdul Aziz
    Analyst Programmer
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung is an innovative self-starter, who rarely requires supervision. He is punctual, typically exceeds expectations, manages both pressure and stress.

    Maher Khalil
    Customer Service Manager
    Harvey Norman - NZ

  • Thank you for your hard work, dedication, innovation and wonderful sense of humour!

    Martin Shepherd - Faculty Manager
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung was always courteous and thoughfully supportive. Jung brings a professional and intelligent interest to his career as a web analyst.

    Mavis Haigh - Associate Professor
    The University of Auckland

  • Jung you are a national treasure.
    You really are one of the shiniest stars I know!”

    Judy Duncan, Video Director
    The University of Auckland

  • I would like to highly recommend Jung to anyone who may work with. He is a very responsible and reliable person. He always tries his best to achievement the work he has.

    Edward Zeng
    Senior network engineer
    New Zealand Online Tech

  • Thank you very much, Jung, and thanks also for your first-rate work on the web site. I will look forward to working with you again soon.

    Professor Robin Small
    The University of Auckland

  • I know Jung personally as we worked together in the same Department at the University of Auckland during Aug 1999 to Aug 2005. He is very intelligent and of high calibre. I fully recommend Jung for any position.

    Titus Bodikala
    Senior Building Maintenance Officer (Team Leader)
    The City of Port Phillip

  • Jung is a competent technologist looking to broaden his professional scope by pursuing goals with a more strategic business focus.

    Peter Wilson, Lecturer
    Auckland University of Technology

  • I wish everyone was as efficient as Jung!

    Wendy Thomspon
    Project Director
    The University of Auckland

  • You are as fantastic as other people say!!! Its not often you get such wonderful offers of assistance along with the skill and promptness of response. Heartfelt thanks...

    Vicki Hirst
    Conference organizer
    The University of Auckland

  • I first learnt how to create and work on a website with Jung at Community Education. I found him to be an incredible tutor. He mixes knowledge with humour and makes it all so clear and fun. Several times since the course I have needed advice and help from Jung and he is always so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. I feel so lucky to have learnt from him and now have a successful website due to input from him over the last two years.

    Sioux Smith
    Teacher at Kristin high school

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