Topic: Cryptocurrency Investigations: What the Private Sector Needs to Know
Dr. Diana Summers, Ph.D.
Cyber Operations Officer CPI/EXCOM-South
Global Trade Investigations Division
Homeland Security Investigations
This presentation will cover the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies, transactions, and blockchain technologies, and how this form of currency can be used to facilitate criminal activity. Dr. Dolliver will explain how cryptocurrencies can be obtained and stored, how transactions can be traced, and how these assets can be potentially seized by law enforcement officials through legal processes and the use of digital forensic evidence. Dr. Summers will also cover the methods criminals take to obfuscate transactions to hide their activities and avoid attribution, as well as discussing best practices for law enforcement agencies when handling cryptocurrencies.