Technology: The Good & The Bad
Technology has given the world lots of benefits and amazing capabilities.
At the same time it gives the criminals and terrorists of the world new and tools that they are using to commit crime and makes it harder for you to find and stop them.
Almost any type of crime you can think of probably involves technology in some way.
As the world becomes even more connected with smart devices, security and investigations will become even more complicated.
Technology will also create completely new types of crime that we’ve never seen.
We will need new experts, tools, techniques and training to deal with these techno-crimes. (For some examples, read our “The Dangers of Techno-Crimes” page.)
We believe that technology has advanced faster than our legal systems and investigative practices.
Not many people are talking about how these technologies can be abused and twisted for criminal purposes.
Even fewer are thinking about the questions that must be asked related to how law, investigations, security, and privacy will have to change.
What Changes Are Needed?
In the immediate future, we believe that technology will become so sophisticated that every investigator will be forced to specialize in either one or a small number of technologies or types of cases.
This means that for any engagement, a team of investigative specialists will be required, each having a particular expertise and ability to satisfy the needs of the engagement.
You’ll need some way to identify and connect with these specialists, who might be anywhere in the world.
In fact, you’ll probably need to have more than one resource for every area of the technology, due to the timing of the engagement and the specialists’ availability.
Evaluating and validating their expertise, negotiating rates, and managing an investigations team will become valuable and even critical skills.
Expanding your network to connect with investigative specialists will become a lot more important than it has been in the past.
Our goal is to drive and inspire the evolution of investigations so that together, the investigations profession will be prepared for this new environment.
We hope that we can bring enough attention to these issues that more people will participate in helping to find solutions to some of these problems.
Another part of our goal is to provide you with the resources you’ll need to be successful in this changing world.
The TCI Blog will give continuously give you new insights about techno-crimes.
We’ll be developing online training courses and publications that will help educate you related to techno-crime investigations. Join our mailing list and we’ll make you aware of live training opportunities and other resources that will help.
We want you to be successful.
The world is depending on you.
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