About the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)

The HTCIA was formed to provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) was formed to provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.

As such, we are an organization that aspires to help all those in the high technology field by providing extensive information, education, collective partnerships, mutual member benefits, astute board leadership and professional management.

The HTCIA is a registered 501(c)(03) not-for-profit. The association’s status can be verified here.

Our Mission

Provide education and collaboration to our global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes.

Our Purpose

To promote collaboration and education of our members.

Our Core Values:

  • The HTCIA values the Truth uncovered within digital information and the effective techniques used to uncover that Truth, so that no one is wrongfully convicted!
  • The HTCIA values the Security of our society and its citizens through the enforcement of our laws and the protection of our infrastructure and economies.
  • The HTCIA values the Integrity of its members and the evidence they expose through common investigative and computer forensic best practices including specialized techniques used to gather digital evidence.
  • The HTCIA values the Trusted network of forensic and investigative professionals within private and public businesses including law enforcement who share our values and our vision.
  • The HTCIA values the Confidentiality of its membership and the information, skills and techniques they share within the association.

International Executive Committee (IEC)

2020 Officers:

President – Todd Shipley (Northern California Chapter)
First Vice President – Brandt Watkins (British Columbia Chapter)
Second Vice President – Sheila Mellor (Silicon Valley Chapter)
Treasurer – Kenneth Haynes (Mid-Atlantic Chapter)
Secretary – Jude Buckley (New England Chapter)

Committees

The HTCIA includes a number of committees involved in maintaining and improving the organization.

Our History:

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) was founded in 1986 in response to the limited training and resources available for law enforcement to investigate the growing high technology industry. 

Since its inception, the HTCIA has grown into a worldwide organization with chapters all over the world. 

Dedicated to providing training and resources on high technology crime investigating for its members, the HTCIA holds a number of seminars, summits and conferences every year, including its flagship International Conference.

HTCIA Milestones

  • 1986: 12 representatives from Southern California law enforcement and security personnel from private industry came together with the assistance of an established DATTA to form the entity called the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
  • 1988: HTCIA held its first state-wide high-tech investigation training seminar.
  • 1989: HTCIA chartered as an alliance of law enforcement investigators.
  • 1990: HTCIA had a national membership of over 380 people.
  • 1993: First HTCIA National training seminar held at the Double Tree Hotel, near San Jose Airport, San Jose, Ca.
  • 2011: Duncan Monkhouse became the first non-United States member to be President of HTCIA.
  • 2011: 25th Annual conference in Palm Springs, California.
  • 2016: 30th Annual Conference
  • 2018: 1st Annual Canadian Cyber Summit

Contact Us:

The HTCIA International Office team is operated by McKenna Management, Inc.:

  • Elizabeth Maynard – Executive Director
  • Michele Sperry – Accountant
  • Karen Hill – Meeting Planner
  • Gabrielle Webster – Program Coordinator

Office Address: 4 Lan Drive, Suite 310, Westford, MA 01886