To train, support and encourage investigators through information-sharing and to preserve, recover, and analyze digital evidence in a forensically sound manner for criminal, civil and administrative purposes.
To provide digital crime prevention education to the public.
To promote knowledge of the impact of digital crime among senior leaders, in the public and private sectors.
To endorse high ethical standards and best practices in the investigation, acquisition and examination of digital evidence.
To develop and provide quality support, education and training, especially with respect to emerging technologies.
To promote and facilitate information sharing by and for HTCC members.
To raise the public’s awareness of the growing and ever-changing problem of digital crime and to educate them how to best protect themselves and their children, homes, and businesses.
To form collaborative partnerships with public, private and nonprofit organizations that enable HTCC to accomplish its goals.
To promote the work of HTCC and its benefits.
The High Tech Crime Consortium is a US based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1998.
It is a professional organization that assists law enforcement and corporate investigators to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to combat 21st Century crime where the use or abuse of digital technology is an element of an offense.
Members of HTCC comprise an international cadre of professionals experienced in detection and investigation of digital crime and forensic examination of digital evidence, practitioners of international, federal, and state criminal law, digital forensic software development or information management and security. Membership is not offered to those who are involved with criminal defense.
Prior to acceptance for membership, an applicant’s employment status is authenticated and additional checks are performed when necessary.