Volume 3, Edition 1 - January 2022
In This Issue...

  • President's Message
  • Digital Footprints - New NW3C Certifications!
  • Member Submission: O*NET Survey Participation Request
  • HTCIA International Conference: Book Your Room!
  • Shop for a Cause on Amazon Smile
  • Meet the IEC
  • Call for Proposals - International Conference 2022
  • Upcoming Events
  • Nominations Open for Annual Awards
President's Message
HTCIA Members:

My name is Warren Kruse and I’m your 2022-23 International President. I hope everyone is well and staying safe!
I’d like to thank our 2021 president Todd Shipley and 2020-2021 International Executive Committee Sheila Mellor, Kenneth Haynes, Jude Buckley and Brandt Watkins for all their hard work over the last two years. I’d like to introduce the 2022 International Executive Committee: Denis Roussel, Jessica Hyde Kenneth Haynes and Jude Buckley along with are outstanding management from Executive Director Libby Maynard, Gabby, Karen and Juliette!

HTCIA has been busy and moving forward despite the pandemic. We have used more virtual meetings then before, more hybrid meetings then we ever have and are increasing our virtual training and communication mediums. The new learning management system is going to be a huge improvement and benefit.

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Digital Footprints
Congratulations to the following members on completion of an NW3C Certification!

  • Timothy A. Glantz, AT&T - 3CE Certification
  • Robert F. Knight III, AT&T - 3CE Certification
  • Todd Shipley, Reno Police Department - 3CI Certification
  • Thomas Miklikowski, Provenance Security Group - CECFE Certification
  • Kah-Wee Lim, Visa Worldwide Pte. Ltd - 3CI Certification
  • Paul A. Taylor, Deloitte - 3CI Certification
  • Steve P. Hailey, Edmonds College - 3CE Certification & CECFE Certification

Are you interested in achieving professional certification? Members can learn more about the HTCIA-NW3C partnership here (log-in required).

Do you have professional news to share? Email contact@htcia.org with subject line "Digital Footprints" for inclusion in an upcoming newsletter.
O*NET Survey Participation Request

Fellow HTCIA Members:

I am requesting your participation in an Occupational Information Network (O*NET) survey. O*NET is sponsored by the United States Department of Labor. If you have a minimum of five (5) years of digital forensics work experience, I ask that you consider assisting with this program.  You will be providing occupational information for a national database that is being used by millions of employers, workers, educators, and students across the country. This database provides information about the skills, abilities, activities, and work context for about 900 occupations nationwide, including digital forensics.

This survey will benefit our organization and its members by collecting current and essential information about Digital Forensics Analysts. The Digital Forensics Certification Board and the High Tech Crime Cops are participating, and it is important that HTCIA members participate as well.

One use for the data is to determine if prospective college and university students are able to obtain loans and grants for their education and to gauge the need for institutional grants germane to digital forensics. As a professor that teaches digital forensics on a regular basis and is responsible for several programs involving digital forensics curriculum, I can testify to the fact that much of the information available in current occupational databases is outdated and incomplete.

Please submit your information via this form: https://forms.gle/1mQfqmRBe9eTMTUe8

Your information will ONLY be shared with the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). I will not be keeping a copy of the submissions.

Thank you!

Steve Hailey
Digital Forensics Certified Practitioner
Cyberterrorism Subject Matter Expert
Certified Economic Crime Forensic Examiner
Do you have an item to share with members? Email to contact@htcia.org with subject line "Member Submission" for publication in the next newsletter!
Meet the new International Executive Committee Members!
First Vice President Denis Roussel - Ottawa Chapter

Denis Roussel is an experienced technology investigator with the Government of Canada dating back to 2001. He is the National Manager Digital Forensics and Major Case Management with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Prior to this Denis held the role of Chief Technology Security at the Department of Justice Canada for over 8 years, where he built the Digital Forensics and Incident Response program in support of investigations led by the Departmental Security Officer and Labour Relations as well as for investigating potential network and systems security compromises or breaches. He also regularly provided advice and guidance on evidence handling and investigations processes and procedures to the Justice Litigation and Public Prosecution Service of Canada and their support teams. Denis was also an Electronic Evidence Investigator with the Competition Bureau Canada as well as Team Leader and Manager with Shared Services Canada.

He has been a member of the HTCIA Ottawa Chapter Board of Directors since 2015 and held the position of Chapter President in 2017, 2020 and 2021. He also served on the organizing committee for the HTCIA Canada Cyber Summit for the past 3 years.

Denis completed the Public and Private Investigations program at Algonquin College (Ottawa) with Honours and subsequently became a licensed Private investigator in both Ontario and Quebec and then assumed the part-time teaching position for the Internet Research for Investigators courses for the next 5 years. He also volunteers by giving annual workshops on Digital Forensics, Evidence Collection and Preservation techniques to post-secondary education cyber security programs and to other government department partners.
Second Vice President Jessica Hyde - New York Metro Chapter

Jessica Hyde is an experienced forensic examiner in both the government and commercial sectors having worked as a contractor providing forensics services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and private sector. She is the founder of Hexordia, a digital forensics contracting organization and is Adjunct Professor teaching Mobile Forensics in the graduate program at George Mason University, where she achieved an MS in Computer Forensics.

Prior to her current roles, she was the Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics where she also hosted Cache Up, a podcast interviewing digital forensics practitioners. She is also involved in several community efforts including as a volunteer for the Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary, Chair of DFIR Review, 2nd VP of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association, advisory board for Cyber Sleuths Lab, and a member of the Editorial Board for the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigations Journal. Her previous roles included performing forensic examinations as a Sr. Mobile Exploitation Analyst for Basis Technology, Senior at EY, and Senior Electrical Engineer at American Systems. Jessica is also proud to be a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Interested in presenting at the 2022 HTCIA International Conference & Expo in Atlantic City, NJ?

We are looking for presentations that share expertise and insights into the very important and complex investigative techniques in the computer forensics and high-tech investigations fields. Visit the 2022 Call for Presenters page for more information and to submit your presentation directly through the online form. All information must be submitted by the deadline, Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

We look forward to hearing from all the creative, informational, invigorating, and talented individuals who will inspire our attendees to walk away from this conference with an extraordinary wealth of knowledge!
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Heather Mahalik Author, Cellebrite, SANS
  • Ira Winkler, Chief Security Architect, Walmart
  • Jessica Hyde, Hexordia
  • Cynthia Hetherington, Hetherington Group
  • Ovie Carroll, DOJ’s Cybercrime
  • Brian Carrier, Phd, Basis Technology
  • Derrick Donnelly, Principal Scientist, Cellebrite
  • Ben Lemere, Berla
  • Devon Ackerman, Kroll
  • Trey Amick, Magnet Forensics
  • Tarah Melton, Magnet Forensics
  • Jamie Levy, Volatity
  • And YOU?
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Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting - Open to all HTCIA Members
Date: February 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM PST
Speaker: Greg Crabb, Founder, 10-8,LLC

In early 2000 (yes, over twenty years ago), Cynthia asked for the help of Greg Crabb in the investigation of intellectual property crimes sourced to Eastern Europe. Cynthia’s request set him on a journey throughout Eastern Europe investigating the origins of organized cybercrime. He was often asked, “Mr. Gregory Crabb, are you professional?” Of course, Greg was a professional US law enforcement officer - a United States Postal Inspector. But, the source of their question was whether he was a spy. Greg will share a glimpse into key lessons he learned on this journey, including lessons from the Russian FSB and how those lessons translate into protecting US critical infrastructure and your organization. On the quest to support Cynthia, Greg uncovered the secrets necessary to protect over 45% of the ballots in the 2020 US presidential election.
Ottawa Chapter Meeting - Open to all HTCIA Members
Date: February 8, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM EST

More information coming soon!
HTCIA Canada Cyber Summit
Date: May 3-6, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM EST Daily

Registration is open now! Join the HTCIA Canada chapters for this fantastic four day virtual event featuring 16 education sessions plus vendor showcases and networking!

Early Bird rates are available through March 31, and member rates start at just $175! Group discounts available for groups of 5 or more.
HTCIA Annual Awards Nominations Now Open!

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made substantial and sustained contributions to HTCIA and the Investigations community. Nominees must meet the following minimum requirements to be accepted:

  • Seven years of good standing membership in the HTCIA and;
  • Made a significant contribution to the goals of HTCIA.

Case of the Year

The Case of the Year award recognizes a group or individual who investigated a significant case in their jurisdiction. At least one of the participants (investigator, forensic examiner, attorney, etc.) in case must be an HTCIA member.

Factors considered for selection:

  • The case was regional, national, or International in scope;
  • The case established an important legal precedent;
  • The case involved significant expenditure of resources (manpower, funds and/or technology);
  • The case resolved a particularly violent offense;
  • The case involved a significant dollar loss;
  • New technology or techniques were expended to resolve the case

More information and directions to nominate are online here. Award recipients will receive complimentary meeting registration and travel to the 2022 International Conference in Atlantic City, NJ!