Chapter Events

Next Meeting July 10th 2017

Thomson Reuters

3 Times Square 30th Floor, NY NY

Time: 2:00 PM- 5:00PM with Networking Event After


2PM HTCIA Northeast Chapter Update

2:30PM Panel Discussion on Encryption

Topic of discussion:
Encryption is one of the most contentious topics poised at the nexus of law enforcement,
technology and privacy. Private communications should be precisely that. But privacy
technologies can also provide safe havens for criminal activity and threats to our national security.
Our panel, whose members represent all of the competing interests on this topic, will present a
lively and informat ive discussion on these issues.

Moderator & Panelist Bios:
Michael Delohery, the panel moderator, is Bureau Chief of the High Technology Crime Bureau in the
Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, and a computer crime prosecutor with more than 20
years of experience.

Rashida Richardson is Legislative Counsel for the New York Civil Liberties Union, with particular
expertise in the 4th and 5th Amendment implications of the encryption of digital communications
and data.

Stephen Treglia is the former chief of the Computer Crime Bureau of the Nassau County District
Attorney’s Office, and former Investigative Counsel for Absolute Software. Steve continues in
private practice as a consultant and frequent writer and presenter on compu ter crime issues.

Dennis Meharchand is President and CEO of Valtx Technologies. Valt.X Technologies hardware is
configured to offer an additional layer of system control at the hardware level, to prevent software
tampering and enable automatic revers als of system changes that sneak unto a system or
otherwise bypass software controls. With constant malware bombardment from the Internet,
organizations are examining new approaches to protecting themselves from zero day attacks. ​
3:30PM Break
3:45PM Social Media
Topic of discussion:
Deep social media analytic investigation and how you can then search other public records to pull
history and important information for an investigation.

Speaker Bios:
Chad Longo joined the Thomson Reuters Special Services (TRSS) team in 2015 as a government
analyst, after supporting a Department of Defense fusion cell as one of the first social media
targeters. Chad was responsible for supporting over 60 analysts with h igh – value social media and
open source analysis that was critical to mission success. As a member of the targeting team, Chad
developed best – practices and research methods which are still used by SOCOM, and is often
leveraged by customers for social media and open source solutions. At TRSS, Chad continues to set
best practices in the social media and open source targeting space by applying his experience to
numerous customers across the Federal Government and leveraging the investigative tools of
Thomson Reuters.

Stephanie Waschitz, Esq. – Stephanie is the National Manager for the Corporate Investigative Client
Management Team at Thomson Reuters. She has been with the company since 2011 working with
corporate security, compliance and investigation depa rtments across a range of industries to
identify information solutions and implement research workflows that help to detect fraud and
mitigate risk. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Stephanie worked as a contract attorney for Simpson, Thacher &
Bart lett LLP and served as law clerk to the Honorable N. Peter Conforti, in the Sussex County
Superior Court – Criminal Division. She is a 2009 graduate of the New England School of Law in
Boston, Massachusetts and a licensed attorney in the states of New York and New Jersey.
5:00PM Northeast Chapter Social – Networking with Cocktails & Appetizers




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