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Law Enforcement-Sensitive Documents

The following documents are law enforcement-sensitive and limited to law enforcement investigators.

  • Examination of Android OS CSAM Ransomware – April 2020
  • Child Protection System Instructor Update
  • A Guide to Using ExtractFace and Microsoft Excel to Compare Friends from Multiple Facebook Accounts – May 2017
  • Interviewing Children in Technology Facilitated Crimes – September 2015
  • Imaging a Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Using a WinFE Thumb Drive – July 2015
  • The Internet is Upgrading: What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About the Protocol Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 – May 2015
  • Validation Report: Validating the Forensic Write Blocking Capabilities of WinFE – May 2015
  • Authenticating Evidence Found in Cyberspace – January 2015
  • U.S. Supreme Court Limits Warrantless Cell Phone Searches – December 2014
  • How to Google More Effectively – April 2014
  • An Investigator’s Guide to Mozilla Firefox – April 2014
  • A Law Enforcement Investigator’s Guide to Basic Digital Officer Safety – May 2012
  • The SEARCH Social Networking Custom Search Engine – May 2012
  • Creating a Cellular Device Investigation Toolkit: Basic Hardware and Software Specifications – October 2009
  • Creating a Wireless Network Investigation Toolkit: Basic Hardware and Software Specifications – October 2008
  • A Guide to Online Gaming for Law Enforcement Investigators – October 2007
  • How to Effectively Search MySpace.com: A Guide for Investigators – October 2007
  • Methods for Capturing Volatile Data – October 2007

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Karen Lissy

Ms. Karen Lissy is a Justice Information Services Specialist for the Law and Policy Program of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. In this position, she provides assistance to state and local justice and public safety agencies to collect, curate, and use National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data and computerized criminal history record (CCH/CHRI) information for policy analysis and development.

She also guides justice and related organizations in how to craft and implement laws, policies, practices, and technology applications to effectively collect and use CCH and related justice/public safety data; address legal, policy, and regulatory issues associated with CCH data; better manage and operate criminal justice information and identification systems; and develop security and privacy policies that protect justice information sharing systems.

Ms. Lissy has nearly two decades of research and data analysis experience, having led projects and tasks in support of two agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Institute of Justice), as well as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and multiple foundations, including Ford, Annie E. Casey, and Hewlett. Prior to joining SEARCH in October 2020, Ms. Lissy served as a Social Science Researcher at RTI International, as a regional Crime Analyst for the Redmond (WA) Police Department, and as Director of a research program with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Beginning in 2012, Ms. Lissy’s work has focused on improving data in law enforcement to answer policy questions and improve community/police relations.

Ms. Lissy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Michael Mackay

Mr. Michael Mackay is an Information Sharing Developer for SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. As part of the Software and Data Engineering Program (SDEP) team, he plans, develops, implements, and deploys information sharing systems on behalf of SEARCH clients in local, state, tribal, and Federal government settings. He also provides programming, configuration, and testing assistance, and consults on implementation architecture and design with clients. 

Mr. Mackay supports justice, public safety, and homeland security information sharing nationwide through SDEP services that include software architecture and systems design, application development, deployment and support, data management services, and direct technical assistance and training. These services offer capabilities that include federated query, authentication access/control, subscription/notification, process/workflow automation, data analysis, and more. 

Prior to joining SEARCH in 2021, Mr. Mackay worked as a Software Engineering Intern for TDM Business Toole Suite, where he provided software development support using Java frameworks, implemented relational database models using MySQL, and designed GUI components using NetBeans. 

Mr. Mackay will work in an Agile development environment, a methodology that SEARCH embraces that focuses on incremental development and delivery, collaboration in a team approach, and rapid and flexible response to change throughout the development cycle. 

Mr. Mackay earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University, New York. 

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