Goran Sirovatka was born in 1960. He graduated from the Faculty of Science at the University of Zagreb and majored in mathematics.
In his career he has taught and given lectures at higher education institutions: the Technical Military Academy, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Teacher Education and the Technical Polytechnic in Zagreb. He was an editor, chief editor and the director's assistant at Naprijed and Školska knjiga publishing companies where he was in charge of the section for natural and technical sciences and information technologies. In the last several years, he led the National Agency for External Evaluation of the National Educational System. Today he works as a leader of the Department for Lifelong education at the Technical Polytechnic in Zagreb. He works as a training manager in INSig2 Company where he collaborates with a team of assistants and organizes computer forensics training program according to OLAF (European Anti-Fraud Office).
OLAF Training Experience
Upon years of receiving glowing recommendations in the area of digital forensics, corporate security and business integration, and, in particular, hugely successful provision of training throughout the region, INSig2 has successfully gained the trust of OLAF.
OLAF is a European Commission agency which protects the interests of the European Union by investigating attempts of fraud in the flow of EU funds.
INSig2 has established a consortium consisting of ACCESS DATA (a world renowned US based company known for its digital forensics products), IACIS (a professional association of computer investigative specialists based in the US which offers certification programmes in the field of digital forensics), the Faculty of Organization and Informatics (scientifically involved in digital forensics), and VENTEX (a company specialising in the integration of information and communications technology equipment).
INSig2 has organised a two-week digital forensics training programme consisting of 10 sessions. As many as 186 attendees from 42 countries joined the programme led by 31 lecturers from Europe, US and New Zealand, engaged in digital forensics in institutions carrying out law enforcement and similar activities on a daily basis.
INSig2 has established a methodological and professional basis for providing the training by raising the standards: we developed the training methodology which requires active participation in learning and defined the role of an expert lecturer as a leader in mastering new knowledge and skills. We precisely defined expected learning outcomes (new knowledge and skills that participants will acquire), prepared learning materials aimed at providing the participants with sufficient support and other references for further application of learned concepts in everyday work for each training session. A set of practical tasks to be performed during the training is defined for each attendee, while the completion of a multiple-choice objective test serves as a feedback of fulfilling the desired training outcomes.
Such high-quality training has once again confirmed the professionalism and expertise of INSig2, which has developed an exclusive system of training organisation combining both integration and networking among individual experts and specialised companies. We are particularly proud of unique INSig2 model of training organisation, which incorporates effective training methodology with, among other things, a workbook provided for all attendees, qualified instructors, ICT equipment and digital forensics software, the assessment of newly acquired skills and knowledge, and an intricate system of quality control for preparation, organisation and training implementation.