November 2018

Temecula Valley Section 0713

November 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Topic: “Discovery of Hidden Writing”

Who: Mike Wakshull

When: Thursday, November 15th,, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Where: Temecula Library Community Room B
30600 Pauba Road,
Temecula, CA 92592

Dinner Cost: $20.00 for members
$25.00 for non-members

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Presentation Title: “Discovery of Hidden Writing”


Well-established techniques were differentiating inks are use of infrared and LAB color with split channels in Photoshop. These techniques do not always provide the desired results. In this presentation you will learn a technique using the filter wheel and MiScope to image the scribbled writing followed by Photoshop techniques to enhance the image to see below the scribbles. Results from a real case are presented.

There are also times when writing that is been obscured with an opaque sticker must be read. This presentation will also show a technique for seeing the writing below opaque sticker.

Presentation Speaker: Mike Wakshull

Mike Wakshull is a forensic document examiner based in Temecula, CA. In 1985 he founded Procyon Computer Systems, Inc. which developed and sold computer graphics software products in North America and Europe. He managed information systems governance at Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, master’s degree in technology management, and a graduate school certificate in forensic document examination.

Mike applies his background in science, information technology and mathematics to his forensic document examination work.  This offers his clients a unique approach to their cases.

Mike has presented at many international forensic conferences including in Chongqing, China and NIST. He is a member of several professional organizations including:

Member of

Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners – Vice President

National Association of Document Examiners

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Inland Empire Chapter Vice President of Membership

Forensic Expert Witness Association – Past President of the San Diego Chapter

National Speakers Association – co-dean of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s Speakers Academy

Books Authored

Line by Line, Forensic Document Examination – A Strategy for Legal Professionals

The End of the Zodiac Mystery

Join us for a wonderful presentation of “Discovery of Hidden Writing” on November 15th, 2018 at 6:00pm!!!

This eye-opening and invaluable discussion will give even seasoned auditors a new perspective, and will help improve the audit experience not only for clients, but also dramatically reduce problems with Certification Body internal review committees and Accreditation Bodies.
As a clinic participant, you will:
The “angle of perception” used by auditors, and how to expand it using the “missing senses” to soak up evidence like a sponge.
Learn how auditees hide nonconformities in plain view, based on predicted auditor behavior.
Never again have your audit findings challenged because of weak evidence.
Speaker Bio: Christopher Paris is a former Chemical Process Engineer, and has worked with ISO 9001 systems since 1988.  In 1999, he founded Oxebridge Quality Resources, an ISO 9001 and AS9100 consulting firm whose clients include SpaceX, Lufthansa, L3 Communications, and
200 small and medium sized organizations. He was a member of the US TAG to TC 176,
and is an international speaker on the subject of quality and ISO 9001, primarily advocating
for the point of view of standards users.  Click Here for more on Christopher Paris bio.