Magnet Forensics

Magnet Forensics was born both out of necessity and humble roots. Working as a frontline police officer in Canada, Jad Saliba’s duties shifted to the digital forensic unit where the lack of digital investigation options available soon became obvious. With Jad’s problem-solving nature taking over, he decided to create the tools needed to properly take on the challenges of digital evidence in criminal investigations. These tools proved so useful to law enforcement that Jad recognized an opportunity to do more for the pursuit of justice globally if he devoted himself to software development.
In 2011, he left policing to launch Magnet Forensics with Adam Belsher, who was fresh off an accomplished role as a leading executive at Research In Motion, helping bring the BlackBerry to millions of users around the world.
In 2016, David Miles, Braden Thomas, Justin Fisher, & Sean Larsson were galvanized by recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino, CA, and the subsequent difficulties in extracting data from the suspect’s iPhone. Out of this came Grayshift and the creation of GrayKey—an innovative tool that helped investigators access unprecedented amounts of digital evidence from iOS devices and after continual evolution, Android devices.
After several years serving the digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) community, Magnet Forensics and Grayshift came together under the Magnet Forensics name in 2023, providing an incredibly extensive digital investigation portfolio. Organizations around the world can count on their solutions to extract, analyze, and report on digital evidence in the most comprehensive and user-friendly way possible.
Magnet Forensics has continued to expand its global footprint over the years, with employees working in cities around the world at our offices in Waterloo and Ottawa, Canada; Atlanta, GA, Herndon, VA; and Singapore. We have sales channels that flow through every major economic region, from North America to Asia-Pacific. With over 4,000 customers in over 100 countries, our solutions are playing a crucial role in modernizing digital investigations.







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