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Sherry Torres Joins SEARCH Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Team

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SEARCH is pleased to announce that Ms. Sherry Torres has joined our Cybercrime and Digital Forensics team today as a Digital Evidence Forensic Analyst.

In this role, Sherry will provide training in the investigation of cybercrimes and crimes with a technology nexus and the safe handling of digital evidence in criminal investigations to local, tribal, state and federal justice and public safety agencies. She will also provide technical assistance to support active digital forensics, systems security, and cybercrime investigations for law enforcement agencies. In addition to speaking at conferences nationwide, Sherry will serve as a liaison to technology industry partners and the digital evidence community through participation in training events, working groups, and committees.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Sherry Torres to our team at SEARCH. With her extensive experience cyber investigations, digital forensics and instruction Ms. Torres brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be invaluable SEARCH’s Cybercrime and Digital Forensics team. Her passion and dedication align perfectly with our company values, and we are excited to see the positive impact she will make,” said Mr. Timothy Lott, Director of Cybercrime Training for SEARCH.

Prior to joining SEARCH, Sherry was an Instructor and Developer for the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) for 6 years. She served as Training Committee Topic Lead, delivered computer forensics training, oversaw a technical writing team, and provided social media and website marketing and content development. She also implemented and oversaw a Digital Forensics Scholarship for Women in Law Enforcement offered by IACIS.

Sherry retired from the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office (JSO) following a 19-year career, during which she served as a Digital Forensic Examiner, Police Detective, Undercover Narcotics Officer, and Patrol Officer, and often testified as a court-qualified subject matter expert in crimes against children. She investigated crimes against children and conducted complex digital forensic examinations for more than a decade and trained JSO colleagues and state prosecutors on digital forensics, incident response, and the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

In other positions, Sherry served as Training Associate for the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College, as training director and manager for various technology companies, and as a Law Enforcement Consultant for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).

She has contributed to YouTube content that offers investigative guidance, including in support of the UNICRI’s AI for Safer Children initiative, which aims to tackle child sexual exploitation online through the exploration of new technological solutions, specifically Artificial Intelligence (AI).

She holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science degree in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida. She is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE).

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