Bernard Miedema

Bernard Miedema

Vice President, Forensics
Bernard Miedema is Vice President, Forensics at Cytelligence. To this role, Mr. Miedema brings more than 30 years of experience in both civil (frequently, white collar crime) and criminal investigations using classic detective work as well as digital forensic techniques. He has conducted complex forensic investigations with many police agencies in Ontario, throughout Canada and in the United States with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Mr. Miedema is a licensed Private Investigator and holds high level security clearances in Canada with the provincial and federal governments, including a Secret Level II federal clearance. His talent, experience and understanding of collecting electronic evidence in complex digital environments - typically large organizations and governments - are critical to the efficient and effective collection, preservation, review, and presentation of forensic data and metadata. Mr. Miedema is a certified forensic examiner and digital evidence collection specialist accredited with the Canadian Police College (CPC) [a national service of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)], and the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), a law enforcement oriented organization. In his role with the Ontario Internal Audit Forensic Investigation Team - a secondment - Mr. Miedema conducted internal and parallel police investigations with respect to employee wrongdoing, breach of trust, fraud, theft, and criminal organizations. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Miedema had a distinguished criminal investigation career with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as a supervisor, Sergeant and in 2002 as a Detective Sergeant with the OPP's Technological Crime Unit. During his tenure at the OPP, Detective Sergeant Miedema took a leading role in the digital forensic component of dozens of high profile, major case assignments, including a number of highly publicized capital crimes, crimes of violence, espionage and organized crime investigations. There, he developed comprehensive project plans including: scoping, resource procurement, personnel assignment, training, briefing, mentoring, remote and direct supervisions and time management, to bring critical investigations to their successful conclusions. Mr. Miedema has been qualified as an "expert witness" with respect to his testimony in Canadian criminal courts at various levels. He has provided sworn evidence to all levels of criminal and provincial courts more than 250 times. In the past 10 years, Mr. Miedema received a number of provincially recognized awards including, The Premiere's Scroll, the Commissioner's Recognition of Service, letters of Commendation, the Ontario Medal of Service and Conduct and a nomination for the Ontario Provincial Police Amethyst Award for Team Building. In 2015, his team was nominated for the Province's IT Award of Distinction for their IT Forensic Virtualization. Call Bernard Miedema at 416-304-3934 or email bmiedema@cytelligence.com