Volume 3, Edition 2 - July 2022
In This Issue...

  • President's Message
  • HTCIA International Conference: Book Your Room!
  • Shop for a Cause on Amazon Smile
  • International Conference - Sponsor Spotlights
  • International Conference - Chalk Talks
  • Upcoming Events
  • Nominations Open for Annual Awards
President's Message
HTCIA Members:

I hope everyone is well and staying safe! 

HTCIA has been busy moving forward! We are hosting more virtual training and even some in-person meetings once again!

I enjoyed the Canada Cyber Summit and looking forward to the 38th Annual HTCIA International Conference in Atlantic City, NJ! It was 20 years ago that we last held an awesome conference in Atlantic City and the current Conference Committee is working to make 2022 even better. We have awesome speakers and we will have The Nerds live to entertain the geeks! The event will feature speaker jam sessions, HTCIA Chalk Talks, the student paper contest, and many more opportunities to rock the days away at The Hard Rock. The support from our vendors was tremendous and we are grateful for their continued participation in HTCIA events. We SOLD OUT Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorships and Bronze sponsorships are going fast! Learn more and register here: 

The long-awaited new learning management system is now live and stands as a notable benefit for HTCIA our members. We already have more than 200 hours of training uploaded – and more is always on the way.

There’s a lot to look forward to throughout the rest of 2022. HTCIA as an organization is committed to providing our membership with the best ongoing professional high technology training available, “by investigators for investigators.”

Warren Kruse
Secure Your Accommodations Today at the Hard Rock Hotel - Atlantic City!
To receive the discounted rate of $96.00 (plus tax) per night, click the button below or you contact Hard Rock Hotel reservations directly at 609-449-1000. Be sure to mention that you are attending the HTCIA Conference to receive the discounted room rate!
HTCIA is now registered as a charitable organization with Amazon Smile!

Next time you shop on Amazon, make sure HTCIA is selected as your charity partner. HTCIA will receive a percentage of your purchase total.

The donations will help fund special projects, such as our new scholarship program! Start shopping today.
We are so excited about the upcoming 38th Annual HTCIA International Conference in Atlantic City, NJ Sep 28-30th with a virtual day on the 27th. I had the privilege of touring our venue, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, earlier this month – and to say, “It Rocks!” is an understatement.

In addition to the fantastic presentations, keynote speakers, and awards dinner you have come to love – we are adding some fun elements! Wednesday will be all about the music – during lunch we will have an attendee jam session (bring your instrument!), in the evening The Nerds (the same Rock and Roll band that played the HTCIA event last time it was in Atlantic City 20 years ago) will rock the stage in our event space, and afterhours you are all invited to take the stage as part of Hackeroke!

The lunchtime fun will continue Thursday with a special Rock ‘n Roll edition of Whose Slide is It Anyway, where speakers will give an impromptu, improvised Information Security and/or Digital Forensics talk on 5-7 slides they see live for the first time in front of the audience. Thursday night we will have our annual Awards Dinner where we get to spotlight some fine folks who are making an impact.

Friday we will host a fun trivia game for all that has both digital forensics and music trivia! We can’t wait to learn, network and have fun with you all.

Jessica Hyde
2nd Vice President
We have so many other great announcements coming. Not only will we be sharing our awesome keynote speakers, but we are introducing a new program this year, Chalk Talks. To learn more, register, or become a sponsor check out the website https://www.htciaconference.org/.

Here is a list of some of our incredible speakers!

  • General David Lacquement
  • Lesley Carhart
  • 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
  • Devon Ackerman, Kroll
  • Trey Amick, Magnet Forensics
  • Jamie Levy, Volatity
  • Heather Smith, Crowdstrike
  • Alexis Brignoni, FBI
  • Russell Chubon, REACT Task Force / Santa Clara County’s DA’s Office
  • Bob Gaines, HKA
  • Daniel Garrie, Harvard University
  • Keven Hendricks, New Brunswick Police Department
  • Joe Herbert, Yonovitz & Joe L.L.P.
  • Chester Hosmer, University of Arizona
  • Jason Jordaan, DFIRLABS
  • Ilia Lvovski, Bell Canada and BCIT
  • John PIzzuro, JP Consulting and Speaking
  • Anthony Reyes, Prescient
  • Calvin Weeks, Digital Mountain, Inc.
  • Thomas Yohannan, Aon
International Conference - Chalk Talks
We are excited to announce Chalk Talks for this year's HTCIA International Program. This is a special program for students to share their research via "Ted Talk" style presentations. Students will be paired with a mentor to finalize their presentations. Submissions are being accepted until June 30th. Winners get to share their knowledge in a 10 minute presentation at the HTCIA International Conference.

Submissions and more info is at http://htciaconference.org
Sponsor Spotlights
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting
Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Delaware Valley Chapter Board Meeting
Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
British Columbia Chapter Meeting
Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Speaker: David Fraser, McInnes Cooper

Topic: Playing nicely with lawyers to provide more value in your engagements

Presentation: Confidentiality and legal privilege are often important to clients, both at the risk management stage and particularly in the aftermath of an incident. This presentation will discuss legal privilege, how it works and how you can collaborate with legal counsel to provide this protection to your clients.
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!