VTO, Inc. was founded in 2016 by two life long friends who worked in different areas of the technology industry. The combination of backgrounds from the semiconductor and telecommunication industries brought together unique opportunities to make an impact on our world.
Our founder coming from the electronics and semiconductor industry, Steve Watson, spent most of his career in cyber security, incident response, investigations and large legal matter support. As his career progressed, he spent an increasing amount of time working on difficult digital forensic and hardware problems related to these topic areas. Watson developed a body of research related to data recovery from new technology as well as damaged devices This created opportunities to serve on U.S. Federal government committees to digital forensics and electronic evidence. He still serves in this capacity to this day.
In 2017, we were awarded two research and development contracts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. The research programs were focused on drone forensics and damaged device forensics. The programs continued from 2017 to 2018 with world leading advancements in these topic areas.
VTO has created a unique team of experts from a variety of disciplines - law enforcement, military, technology, education and government contracting. Our team continues to offer advanced technology solutions including cyber security, digital forensics, data recovery and hardware exploitation to clients around the world.