Denzil S. Fearon
New York State Police, Computer Crimes Unit, Albany, NY USA
Senior Investigator Denzil S. Fearon has been a Member of the Division of State Police for over 18 years. He is currently assigned to the Computer Crime Unit as a Senior Investigator in charge of the Southern Regional Office, supervising Troops F, K, and L. Prior to his current assignment, he was assigned to Troop K BCI as a member of the Cyberterrorism Unit. For the past eight years, Senior Investigator Fearon has been involved in the investigation of computer and technology related crimes, offering assistance to Federal, State, and Local agencies. He has attended numerous classes on the Investigation of On-Line child Exploitation, Computer based Analytical Investigative Techniques, including the use of the Internet for Investigative Purposes, Basic Data Recovery and Acquisition, Advanced Data Recovery and Acquisition, Introduction to Cyber-Crime Investigations, conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), Basic Computer Intrusion Investigations, conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). As a Member of the Computer Crime Unit, Senior Investigator Fearon also assists in the training of sworn personnel in computer related investigations and analysis of digital evidence. Senior Investigator Fearon has also given presentations on Internet Child Exploitation and Computer Crime to the Media, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Civic Groups. Senior Investigator Fearon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Senior Investigator Fearon will speak about, Initial Response to Computer Intrusion Incidents.
The investigation of cases involving computer intrusion can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming task for the Criminal Investigator. Knowing what evidence is available and how to decipher it is of paramount importance to the incident response. Information for the first responder will be discussed, focusing on evidence collection, identifying items which can contain evidence, liaison with IT Staff, and triage. Examples of cases will be briefly outlined. Topics such as analysis of evidence, available resources and forensic tools, and investigative challenges will also be discussed.