Harold Jones
Computer Forensic Specialist

Computers were like cars -- they were great. Then someone committed a crime with them. No matter how good, it seems everything can be misused - the computer and the Internet being no exception. There are crimes in which the computer is non-essential to the commission of the crime but merely acts as a record of information concerning the crime. Then there are crimes in which a computer is an essential element in the perpetration of the crime: Internet identity theft, on-line child exploitation, and on-line fraud.

Thus the need for computer forensics: the application of computer investigation and analysis techniques to discover, recover, analyze and present computer based material in such a way that it is useable as evidence in a court of law. Computer forensic specialists discover and recover data that resides in a computer system, including deleted, encrypted, and damaged files. Any or all of this information may useful during discovery, depositions, or actual prosecutions but only if proper forensic techniques are followed.

Mr. Harold Jones, a decorated 25-year police veteran, detective, private investigator, seminar leader, and computer forensic specialist will speak on computer forensics. Sure, you've seen it on TV, but can they really solve those crimes in 60 minutes (minus commercials, of course)?

Join us for the real story of computer forensics as it is practiced right here in your own Miami Valley communities.

Participating Societies

ACM The Association for Computing Machinery, an international education and scientific society of more than 80,000 computer specialists, is dedicated to development of information processing as a discipline, and to the responsible use of computers in all applications. The Dayton Chapter holds periodic dinner meetings. Bill Davis 264-0377,

AITP The Dayton Chapter of Association of Information Technology Professionals (formerly DPMA) is a non-profit organization interested in educating, promoting, and the professional certification, of its members. Contact: Jim Stryker, 434-0000,

ASIST Since 1937, the Association for Information Science and Technology has been interested in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information, coming together for mutual benefit. Members come from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education. The Southern Ohio chapter meets monthly except during summer months. Contact: Patricia J. Carter, 865-6800 x56099;

ASQ/ASQ Software The Association of Quality is a society of professionals engaged in the management, engineering, and scientific aspects of quality and reliability. The Software Quality Committee of the ASQ provides a forum for discussing software quality issues and promoting the use of software quality technology, tools, and techniques. The Dayton ASQ meets monthly from September through May. Contact: Sandy Feola, and locally

BDPA Black Data Processing Associates is made up of entrepreneurs, managers, employees and others involved in the Information Technology industry. BDPA's objectives are to accumulate a pool of information technology knowledge and business experience with the intention of utilizing these resources to strengthen the expertise of minority members of the information technology community and to broaden or expose information technology knowledge to the minority community as a whole. Contact: Charles Crawford III, 854-2957.

DACW The Dayton Advocates for Computing Women is a professional society composed of women and men in the computing profession. The purposes of DACW are to promote communication among women in computing, to further the professional development and advancement of women in computing, and to promote the education of women in computing. The society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September to May. Contact: Jeannette Fromm, 433-8573,

DAMA The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Data Management Association is a professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of IRM/DRM and EA. Its purpose is to provide educational and ancilliary services (focused on IRM/DRM and EA disciplines) to its membership. Contact: John Petry, 656-0586,

DMA The Dayton Microcomputer Association is a group of 800+ computer enthusiasts organized as a non-profit corporation to promote education about computer technology and applications. The DMA(r) meets monthly (except December) for presentations from Microsoft, Intel, McAfee, and other local and national companies. DMA(r) also sponsors Computerfest(r) in March and August every year. DMA(r) has SIG (Special interest groups) for Linux, Apple, Amateur Radio, Digital Photography, Digital Textiles, Certifications, Perl, Northern, Software Development and Venture Scouts. DMA(r) has their own recycling project, OTAP. Contact: Info line 222-4DMA (4362) or

IEEE/Computer Society The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers sponsors a number of societies, one of which is the Computer Society. The Dayton Chapter of the IEEE CS holds lunchtime meetings on a wide range of computer-related topics to advance the theory, practice, and application of computer and information-processing science and technology. Contact: Dave Perez, 429-6228,

IIE The Institute for Industrial Engineers, founded in 1948, is an international, nonprofit, professional society dedicated to advancing the technical and managerial excellence of industrial engineers and those utilizing industrial engineering methods and techniques. IIE strives to provide continuing education opportunities that enhance members' capabilities to improve productivity and quality while improving the contributions made by the profession. The Dayton chapter meets regularly from September through May. Local Contact: Sara Deem, or National Organization website:

Project Management Institute (PMI) Since it’s founding in 1969, Project Management Institute (PMIŽ) has grown to be the organization of choice for project management professionalism. With almost 100,000 members worldwide, PMIŽ is the leading nonprofit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes Project Management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders. Contact: Brian Garrison,

About the Presenter

Harold Jones has served as a police officer for over 25 years, twice receiving the Medal of Valor, the highest award given to a living police officer. In his career he has worked as a sergeant, road officer, and detective and currently handles computer crime investigations for a local police department. He also owns his own Private Investigation firm called Tech Evidence Inc,

Mr. Jones specializes in high tech investigations, training, and consulting. He was a full time instructor for SEARCH in Sacramento California for 19 months, and has received over 340 combined formal classroom hours of training at NW3C, Wright State University, and SEARCH.

Mr. Jones is a co-author of the Internet chapter for "Raising Safe Kids In an Unsafe World." ( and he assisted the Georgia based Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in authoring their on line course for computer network investigations. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and previously worked on classified networks for the USAF with a team of 7 servicing 23000 users on an NT network.

Mr. Jones instructs in computer crime investigations for federal, state, and local law officers as well as prosecutors through his company. He is an ongoing speaker at High Tech Crime Investigators (HTCIA) local and national conferences.

Joint Meeting Dinner Reservation Form

Please print out the form below and mail it.

The Chef's Choice Buffet consists of:
Salads, 2 Entres, choice of vegetable
Assorted breads and rolls / coffee / tea / iced tea & chef's sweet table
For special dietary needs call Sandy Feola at 672-0735

Name: ______________________________
Company: ______________________________
Address 1: ______________________________
Address 2: ______________________________
Phone: ______________________________

I am a member of (circle all that apply): AITP, ACM, ASIST, ASQ, BDPA, DACW, DMA, IEEE, IIE, PMI, none, other: ____________________

Make dinner reservations for ____ @ $20 = $___________ ($2 Parking is included in the price)

(Please make copies for additional reservation) Payment by check payable to "MVCS Joint Meeting"

Mail to:
Sandy Feola
406 Grants Trail
Dayton, Ohio 45459
or online at

Reservations must be received by Friday, September 24, 2004

Society Showcase

Before and after the program, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the activities of the societies. Each society will have a table display presenting their activities over the past few years and plans for upcoming meetings. Membership information will also be available.

The area universities/colleges have been invited to display information about their CS and MIS programs.


Door prizes will be awarded to dinner attendees during the Networking. You must be present to win.

Joint Meeting Committee

The following volunteers planned this meeting:

Sinclair Map
Ponitz Center = Building 12, Parking below
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