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"It's no different than physical ...
"It's no different than physical evidence," says Bob Hopper, manager of the Computer Crimes section at the National White Collar Crime Center.
But the issue of properly handling social-media content is also igniting heated debates about privacy and the limits of the current law that spells out how police can legally retrieve personal data.
National White Collar Crime Center
Bob Hopper, Manager, Computer Crimes Section
Black Hat USA 2006 Topics and Speakers
Bob Hopper,Manager Computer Crimes Section, NW3C Computer Crimes
Bob Hopper, Manager Computer Crimes Section, NW3C Computer Crimes
manages NW3C Computer Crimes
instructor cadre who provide computer forensics training to state and local Law Enforcement throughout the United States.
The Computer Crimes Section offers basic, intermediate and advance training in computer forensics and computer crimes as well as provides technical assistance and research and development for computer forensic examiners.
retired with nearly thirty years service with the Arizona Department of Public Safety
and thirty seven years in Law Enforcement.
Law Enforcement career included assignments in Narcotics, Air Smuggling, White Collar Crime and Organized Crime.
Mr. Hopper also developed and managed the Arizona DPS Regional Computer Forensic Lab.
This computer forensic lab grew from a two man unit in 1998 to a state of the art computer forensic lab that, in 2005 when he
retired, had grown to seven state, local and federal agencies and nearly twenty five computer forensic examiners.
Black Hat ® Technical Security Conference: USA 2010 // Speaker Bios
Robert Hopper is Manager of NW3C Computer Crime Section is responsible for all aspects of management within the section including staff assigned throughout the country.
retired with thirty years service with the Arizona Department of Public Safety
and thirty-seven years in Law Enforcement.
Law Enforcement career included assignments in Narcotics, Air Smuggling, White Collar Crime, Organized Crime and Advanced Officer Training.
Mr. Hopper developed and managed the Arizona Department of Public Safety Regional Computer Forensics Lab.
Packing a Lunchbox Assists in Computer Forensic Investigations from Law Enforcement Technology at Officer.com
Bob Hopper, the Arizona Department of Public Safety's computer forensic manager says, "it's our box."
"When I have a problem, I need to fix it now," says Hopper
According to Hopper
, "If we know what we're going to be dealing with up front, we can configure the system beforehand, with multiple hard drives, CDR, DVDR, multimedia, whatever we need.
"But that was no problem for us," Hopper
says."That sort of thing happens all the time.With the ability to swap out all the drives and peripherals, we had everything we needed to make our forensic copy." According to Hopper, when working with the Secret Service, "They came to our lab, and we hooked up each one of our 20 ACME systems to supplement our other computers.