Message from the Board of Directors

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the international base of volunteers, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists’ web site. Known to others around the computer forensic world simply as IACIS, we welcome you and trust that you will take the time to explore all that IACIS has to offer.

Simply stated, IACIS is a non-profit, volunteer organization wholly dedicated to training, certifying and providing membership services to computer forensic professionals around the world. Formed in 1990, IACIS has enjoyed steady international growth as it has matured into a well-respected professional organization of international acclaim.

Perhaps one of IACIS’ greatest strengths is found in its membership base, consisting of federal, state, and municipal law enforcement professionals, along with professional computer forensic practitioners located in more than 60 countries around the world. Another undeniable strength comes in the form of the basic and specialized training curriculum. As one of the primary core services provided by IACIS, training has served as the cornerstone upon which its professional certification foundation was built. For more than a quarter of a century IACIS has provided state-of-the-art computer forensic training to students around the world. From its simple beginning in 1990 providing US-based training, IACIS has become the international benchmark in computer forensic training.

The IACIS Certification Program clearly sets the organization apart from other forensic programs. Certification candidates are held to exacting standards and must successfully demonstrate a thorough understanding of the core forensic certification competencies to be awarded the highly coveted Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certificate.

In an effort to meet the ongoing demands of emerging technology, IACIS has been diligently investing in the development of specialized certifications such as the IACIS Certified Advanced Windows Forensic Examiner and IACIS Mobile Device Examiner certifications, specifically designed to equip IACIS members with the requisite specialized skills mandated by today’s technology.

Organizationally, IACIS is as dynamic and vibrant as the field of computer forensics itself. As such, we are constantly self-assessing, perfecting and evolving. Being an organization composed entirely of volunteers, our members are truly our greatest resource and the catalyst that holds the organization together. As we collectively prepare for the technological challenges ahead, I welcome you to join our ranks and become a part of the IACIS family.

Jim Dibble
IACIS President