HTCIA Atlantic Canada

Welcome to the Atlantic Canada Chapter of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association.

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Chapter Information

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association is composed of 8 regions within the United States and 6 international regions, including Canada. The Atlantic Chapter is one of four chapters in the Canadian region. 

For more information on HTCIA, please see the International HTCIA website.

Internet Safety

One of the major goals and responsibilities of our members is help promote awareness around Internet safety for children and their families.

HTCIA Internet Safety For Children Campaign

Starting in approximately 2003, the HTCIA partnered with five other organizations to address HTCIA's membership growing desire to conduct Internet Safety training in their geographic locations. As a direct result of this partnership the HTCIA Internet Safety For Children Campaign was created in 2004.

The focus of the HTCIA Internet Safety For Children Campaign was to be a catalyst, not a replacement, for existing "Internet Child Safety" programs. Its continuing strength has been that it recognizes that Internet Safety Training is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Different ages have different interests, patterns of behavior, and understanding of themselves and the world around them.

The HTCIA and its mission partners recognize that the Internet safety is a continuing issue that must be addressed by our membership and the public. We look forward to helping you provide this important training to your community's children. For more information on this program, please visit the campaign website.

We have provided a few interesting links:

Canadian National Tipline for Reporting Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
National Cyber Security Alliance
CyberInsure Online Saftey for Children and Teens
FBI Publication - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Be Safe Online - Safer Use of Services on the Internet
RCMP - Internet Safety

Membership Information

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) is designed to encourage, promote, aid and effect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership.

Qualifications for Membership

Peace Officers, Investigators and Prosecuting Attorneys engaged in the investigation and/or prosecution of criminal activity associated with computers and/or advanced technologies. Each member shall be regularly employed by the Federal Government, State Government, Counties, and/or Municipal subdivisions of any state, or Management Level and Senior Staff Security Professionals in the regular employ of private business or Industry in the various states, the primary duties of which, are the control and responsibility for security and/or investigation in computer or advanced technology environments, or by virtue of his/her position or interest can provide, or have a need for information and training in the areas of computer and/or advanced technologies.

You may be eligible for membership if:

If you are an investigator in: law enforcement, Regulatory Agencies, Military, Corporate Investigations, corporate Legal Counsel, Brand Protection, Sciences, Auditors, Prosecutorial Offices

If you work in the following sectors: Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals, Nanotechnology, Food Production, Manufacturing, Transportation, Education, Government, Utilities, Intellectual Property Law, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Homeland Security and Homeland Defense Contractors, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Consulting

You investigate any of the following crimes: Intellectual Property Theft  All Types, Network Intrusions, Denial of Service and Theft of Information, Identity Theft, Industrial Control System Intrusions, Fraud and Theft, Trafficking in Drugs, Humans, or Weapons, Harassment, Bullying, Stalking or Crimes Against a Person, Bio-Tech, Cyber, Chemical or Nuclear Terrorism, Other Related Crimes.

Currently, the membership of the Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA comprises of people from major corporations, Federal and Provincial government, law enforcement, educational institutions and small business throughout the Atlantic Canada region. Our strength lays in our diversity. Applications for membership should be made through the international office of the HTCIA:

HTCIA Membership Application

Any application for membership must be supported by two sponsoring HTCIA members in good standing. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any member of the chapter board. The Atlantic HTCIA Chapter meet approximately every four weeks through teleconference facilities in major centers throughout the region. Meetings are advertised through the use of Social Media (Facebook & twitter) as well as on the main page.

Our Mission and Ethics

Our Mission

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) is designed to encourage, promote, aid and effect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership. As a not-for-profit organization, the Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA strives to educate the public on the safe use of technology in their everyday life. The Atlantic Chapter of the HTCIA holds at least one regional security and privacy seminar annually which is open to the public. These education seminars are "vendor neutral", where the technology or issue is discussed rather than specific product lines or services.

Our Ethics

  • The HTCIA is dedicated to improving methods for investigating and prosecuting crimes involving advanced technologies. Members are dedicated to mutually assisting each other in the pursuit of this goal.
  • Members will always use what they learn through HTCIA for the betterment of its members and their sponsoring organizations.
  • Members agree to respect the confidential nature of any information, procedures, or techniques they become aware of because of their involvement with HTCIA.
  • Members will not disclose such confidential information to anyone who is not a member in good standing of the HTCIA without the written permission from their respective Chapter Board.
  • Members will never reveal the professional confidences entrusted among one another except under circumstances consistent with the purpose of HTCIA.
  • Members will never misrepresent their employment, intentions, or professional affiliations.
  • Members will refrain from even the appearance of impropriety detrimental to the HTCIA, its purpose, or its members.
  • Members will use their best efforts to support the integrity and competence of HTCIA and prevent the subversion of the association and its purpose.
  • Members will promote cooperation and mutual assistance among the International Board of Directors and its Chapters.

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