December Luncheon

This year’s Christmas luncheon will be different than past years. We will be holding the luncheon on Wednesday, December 14th at 10AM at Aunt Chilada’s, 7330 N Dreamy Draw Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85020. However, for this year, AZHTCIA members will eat FREE!  Approved guests are welcome, but there will be a charge of $20.  There will be no drawing or prizes this year.

Things That Work – 2016:

In lieu of a speaker and as a way to foster one of the key tenets of HTCIA (information sharing and collaboration), our luncheon will begin with an informal “Things That Work” session.  Every member is encouraged to share a tip, trick, lesson learned, or any other useful bit information from their last year in the field.  It can be mounting a new image format like AFF or VHDX, a tool you used or a script you wrote that helped you piece together evidence, or a the nuances of issuing a subpoena or search warrant to a certain kind of organization.


None of us have seen it all.  We all struggle from time-to-time on cases.  What may seem trivial to you could save one of your colleagues a mountain of time.  We all have something to give, so don’t be shy.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the door, so please be sure to sign-up and contribute.


On the flip side, also give some thought to any areas that you’d like to know more about or to refine your workflow with.  There may be something that you feel you’re spending too much time on that someone else may have already solved.  There will be another sign-up sheet at the door for questions, and we’ll also use this sheet to try to help focus the 2017 speaker presentations.


Some examples of contributions and questions are:  This year, Mike Lombardi found a way to perform reverse searching of videos and experimented with some iPhone spyware that doesn’t require the phone to be jailbroken.  Spoiler alert:  The video search is often helpful, the iPhone app not so much.  On the other hand, he still hasn’t found a good way to search an array of domain names all at once; like cross-referencing all of the domains found in a log with a list of known bad domains.

Election for 2017 Chapter Board:

Because we did not hold a vote for whether our election would be held via mail-in ballots or electronically, we have not been able to hold our election yet and will be voting on our voting method this meeting.  We are still seeking nominees for the positions of 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Nominations will be accepted at the meeting and self-nominations are acceptable.  Candidates must be HTCIA members in good standing.  Election for the 2017 board will be held in January after a waiting period established by our bylaws.

I hope to see you there.