HTCIA Joins Consortium of Digital Forensics Specialists

The International High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), a professional group of law enforcement, private investigators and corporate security professionals, has joined the Consortium of Digital Forensics Specialists (CDFS) as an Organizational Member. The membership means that HTCIA members, through their board representatives, will collectively be able to help determine standards for digital forensics ethics, practice and professional licensing and certification, among other areas…“For 25 years, our members have contributed to the development of digital investigation as a science and a profession,” said Duncan Monkhouse, International President of the HTCIA. “Supporting the CDFS is a natural outgrowth of their contributions. We look forward to helping shape the education and training of this particular facet of high tech crime investigation, which is just one of the many our membership serves.”

“HTCIA’s membership is a welcome addition because of its members’ breadth of experience not just in digital forensics, but also in private investigation, prosecution, and other professions that affect the way digital forensics is perceived within the investigative community,” said Christopher Kelly, president of the CDFS. “We look forward to their input and assistance in driving not just our association, but the entire profession forward.”

HTCIA joins two other nonprofit professional organizations, the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) and the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL) as members of CDFS.


The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) provides education and collaboration to its global members for the prevention and investigation of high tech crimes. HTCIA, a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1986, is the largest organization worldwide dedicated to the advancement of training, education and information sharing information between law enforcement and corporate cybercrime investigators. Learn more at

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About CDFS

The Consortium of Digital Forensics Specialists is a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation that was founded to provide leadership and advocacy as the global representative of the digital forensics profession. Established in 2008 as an “umbrella” organization, it offers memberships at the individual and organizational, and sponsorship levels. Read more at


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