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2023 HTCIA Ohio Chapter Annual Salt Fork Spring Training Conference

2023 HTCIA Ohio Chapter Annual Salt Fork Spring Training Conference

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:00 AM - Friday, May 26, 2023 12:00 PM (EDT)


Please join the Ohio Chapter of HTCIA at the 22nd Annual Salt Fork Spring Training Conference. Held at the beautiful Salt Fork State Park Lodge, the event will feature a variety of speakers from federal & state government partners and corporate information security professionals.


To book your room(s) at the group rate ($118/night +tax) please call the number below and be sure to let the desk know you are with HTCIA. 
HURRY! The block is no-longer reserved as of 5/5/2023. You can still get the group rate, but must call soon to ensure a room. | 740-435-9000


Wednesday5/249am to 5pm
Thursday5/259am to 5pm
Friday5/269am to 12pm


Cold Cases: where is the data, when the data is not there?


Overview: CyberCheck AI's technology focuses on surfacing investigative leads, based on probable cause, to move an investigation forward. CyberCheck AI has been used in hundreds of child sex crimes, drug trafficking, sex trafficking, missing persons, homicide, and cold cases. With its narrative-based correlation of events, CyberCheck AI uncovers the intelligence details pertaining to the who, what, where, when, why and how of a crime. During the presentation, we will explore several cold cases and do an end-to-end walk through from the time CyberCheck AI becomes involved in a case, all the way through to court proceedings. Recently, CyberCheck AI participated in the Megan McDonlad cold case from 2003.

Adam W. Mosher, CyberCheck AI [GOLD SPONSOR]

Adam W. Mosher is the Founder and CEO of Global Intelligence Inc. and the driving force behind CyberCheck AI. His ultimate goal is to combat crime and bring families and victims closure sooner. With over 20 years of progressive experience in cyber forensics & security, software engineering, and data analytics, Adam has spent a large part of his career combating crimes against children and helping improve the way we analyze and transform data into actionable intelligence.

Through leveraging skilled machine learning models and systems across open-source Intelligence networks, information data points and big data analytics, Adam and his team have been able to craft world-class solutions that bring clarity and closure to criminal investigations.

Leveraging Open-Source tools and trends in AI to improve your investigative efficiency.

Overview: “AI” is the new buzzword in all aspects of society right now. It’s everywhere and is only going to become more accessible as time passes. Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages worldwide, and it’s quickly becoming the almost-official scripting language for digital forensics. By combining solutions like python, AI, and premium forensic tools investigators can work faster, and have access to more information easier. This presentation will look at video transcription and translation using OpenAI’s Whisper and Python.

Justin Tolman, Forensic Subject Matter Expert, Exterro

Justin Tolman is the Forensic Subject Matter Expert at Exterro. Justin has been with Exterro (and AccessData before the buyout) for over 7 years training and consulting with forensic professionals worldwide. Prior to joining Exterro/AccessData Justin worked as a Computer Forensic Specialist for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Justin has a Masters degree in Cyber Forensics, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Technology.

Securities Fraud in the Digital Age 

Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of securities regulations, including criminal penalties, with a discussion of the digital tools and resources that the Division utilizes for detection, investigation, and prosecution.

Tim Jones, Investigator Supervisor of the Enforcement Section, Ohio Division of Securities

As the Investigator Supervisor, Tim conducts and manages both criminal and administrative investigations involving violations of the Ohio Securities Act for himself and his team of investigators. He and his team also work closely in their efforts with the other sections of the Division, Licensing, Examinations, and Registration. Before joining the Division in 2016, Tim worked at a national bank performing both anti-money laundering and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanction investigations. Tim is a certified fraud examiner accredited by the ACFE. He had also obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Ohio University where he graduated magna cum laude.

Janice Hitzeman, Attorney Inspector and Chief of the Enforcement Section, Ohio Division of Securities

In her role as Attorney Inspector, Janice leads complex investigations involving securities frauds and related crimes and manages a team of 10 attorneys, 3 investigators and 3 support staff. Prior to joining the Division in 2010, Janice worked in the Fraud Division of the Ohio Department of Insurance and was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office in the felony criminal division. Prior to joining the law enforcement community, she was in private practice for 10 years, focusing on real estate, mortgage lending, and title insurance law. Janice is the Chair of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Litigation and Deposition Skills Training Project Group. She is also Chair of the Division’s Enforcement Advisory Committee. She is a certified fraud examiner accredited by the ACFE. Janice graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington and is admitted to practice in Ohio, Indiana and Florida(inactive).

Knock, Knock, You’re on Camera!

Overview: In the past several years, doorbell cameras have increased in popularity amongst homeowners. This had led to an increase in crimes being recorded on these cameras. Law Enforcement may have had little to no guidance on how to save videos from these systems. This presentation will show step by step instructions on how to save video from specific door-bell camera makes such as Ring and Arlo. In addition, best practices will be covered.

Bradley Barkhurst Forensic Specialist Supervisor, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal’s Forensic Laboratory

Bradley Barkhurst is the Forensic Specialist Supervisor at the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal’s Forensic Laboratory since 2016. Prior, he worked at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as a forensic video analyst for ten years. He is a Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association certified forensic video analyst. He also has certification in forensic video with the International Association of Identification. He has a bachelor’s degree of fine art in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati. Also, Brad has a Masters of Computer Science degree in Forensic Computer and Cybercrime Investigation from the University College of Dublin, Ireland. He currently serves as secretary on the HTCIA-Ohio Chapter Board.

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forensics lab

Overview: We've been working to build a digital forensics lab for over a year. Learn from our challenges, setbacks, and assumptions that dragged this project out, but also set a path for us to have a more resilient lab that actually meets our needs.

Tony Iacobelli, Manager, SplunkCIRT

Tony Iacobelli joined Splunk in 2019, and currently leads Splunk’s Cyber Incident Response Team (SplunkCIRT), responsible for executing the IR lifecycle at cloud scale. Tony brings over a decade of experience of kicking bad actors off of networks, slinging SPL, skiing, and process improvement to Splunk. Prior to joining Splunk, Tony led investigation teams for the University of Cincinnati and contributed to helping secure critical public infrastructure, research data and more. Tony has a degree in Information Technology, the CISSP credential and a love of riding roller coasters.

Vehicle Forensic Workshop

Doug Roden, Government IT

Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3) Overview

Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3) 

Mark Bell, Cyber Security Outreach Coordinator, Adjutant General’s Department of Ohio

Mark coordinates a wide range of cyber partners throughout Ohio, organized into the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3.) Mark is also the Chairman of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute’s (OCRI) Executive Committee which provides strategic oversight for the Ohio Cyber Range.

Prior to working for the Ohio National Guard, Mark worked for 26 years as a congressional staffer for former congressmen John R. Kasich and Patrick J. Tiberi, serving in a variety of roles from case worker to Chief of Staff.

Mark is also a retired USAR Military Police Command Sergeant Major. His last assignment was serving as the Division Command Sergeant Major of the newly created 87th Training Division located in Birmingham, Alabama.

2023 Cybercrime Legal Update from Ohio BCI Cyber Crime Unit

Overview: This presentation will provide a legal update to cybercrime

Justin Root, Special Agent Supervisor, BCI 

Justin is the Special Agent Supervisor for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit. Justin was previously a Special Agent in the Cyber Crime Unit, the computer crime detective for the Ohio State University Police Department, and a federally sworn special deputy United States Marshal on the FBI’s Cybercrime Task Force. While in private legal practice, Justin co-chaired the cybersecurity and data privacy sub-practice for the U.S. offices of an Am Law 200 international law firm. Justin was previously a member of CyberOhio's Legal Cybersecurity Subcommittee where he helped draft Ohio's Data Protection Act. He is presently a member of Franklin University's Center for Public Safety & Cybersecurity Education Advisory Board. Justin has testified as an expert witness on computer crimes and digital forensics and has been a subject matter expert for the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies’ Technology Committee and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. He has been certified as a GIAC Certified Advanced Smartphone Forensic Examiner (GASF), a Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO), a Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA), and a GIAC Certified Computer Forensic Examiner (GCFE). He has also been certified in cryptocurrency basics and methods of cryptocurrency investigation.

Vehicle Forensics Moot Court

Doug Roden, Government IT & Doug Roderick, Luxottica Forensics

The Art of Finding Missing Persons

Overview: The Art of Finding Missing Persons – Thousands of missing persons reports are filed each year. Though most are closed, there are several that still sit open, leaving law enforcement stumped. Molnar discusses her role as a criminal intelligence analyst and forensic artist for the state of Ohio. She goes into detail on some of the missing persons and unidentified remains cases she has worked over the years and how forensic art and intelligence resources have been used to crack them.

Samantha Molnar, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Samantha Molnar is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst and Forensic Artist at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, BCI. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science and Master’s degree in Criminal Behavior, both from Tiffin University. Molnar has been with BCI for 8 years, assisting local law enforcement agencies, coroner’s offices, and prosecutors’ offices with their major crimes. She has assisted on homicides, cold cases, missing persons, and various other crime types. Molnar has also been with the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force for 3 years. She is most well known for her work with unidentified remains, completing clay facial reconstructions on human skulls in hopes to identify them and bring them home to their families. To date, she has completed 11 reconstructions with half now identified.


Become a Sponsor

Gold - Table, presentation, and premium marketing placement - $1000

Silver - Table and presentation - $500

Bronze - Table or presentation - $350

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HTCIA Member - $255

Non-Member - $355

Undergraduate Student - $225

Salt Fork State Park and Conference Center
14755 Cadiz Rd
Lore City, OH 43755 United States
Event Contact
Alexander Smith
(513) 638-4155
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:00 AM - Friday, May 26, 2023 12:00 PM (EDT)
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