Well it has been a very productive year. I was recognized by the American Probation and Parole Association with the Sam Houston State University Award, in part due to my book, The Cybercrime Handbook for Community Corrections: Managing Offender Risk in the 21st Century. However, I think by far my greatest accomplishment this year was co-writing a book with Todd Shipley called Investigating Internet Crimes, 1st Edition: An Introduction to Solving Crimes in Cyberspace.
For those of you who don’t know Todd, he is a retired City of Reno Police Detective Sergeant with over 30 years of law enforcement and civilian experience performing and teaching Internet and digital forensic investigations. Additionally, he has spoken Internationally and has authored books and articles in the field. Todd also holds the Patent for Online Evidence Collection.
Both Todd and I are very pleased with this text, which details how to not only locate online information but also how to capture, preserve it and document it in a manner so that it can be used as evidence. We believe it will be a very useful and must have resource for those who investigate any online malfeasance.
The material and techniques described in this book are basic information that the new Internet investigator should know and understand. Individuals familiar with the material will also find the book useful as a reference in their ongoing investigations. The examples and material provided come not only from the United States but the entire world. We have made a conscience effort to include examples and laws from numerous regions, such as Australia, Canada, China, the European Union and the United Kingdom. The book obviously provides resources for criminal investigators. However, we also strove to provide information that would be helpful for civil or corporate investigators, recognizing that civil disputes and injustices are oftentimes an online reality.
The book is set to be released by Syngress on November 22, 2013. Amazon has it listed and is taking pre-orders. We have also started our own blog for the book too. Anyway, I will keep you posted.