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Ep 28: Nick Selby of StreetCred Software

The Police Podcast

Release Date: 05/20/2015

Nick Selby co-founded StreetCred Software, which is a software-as-a-service offering created by police officers who understand how police officers use information, data and leads. StreetCred helps law enforcement agencies manage their arrest warrants, eliminate warrant backlogs and improve efficiency while increasing officer safety. Nick also serves part-time as an investigator for the Midlothian (TX) Police Department, focused on organized retail and cyber crime, and volunteers as a reserve officer at another DFW-area police agency.

Nick is co-author of Blackhatonomics: the Economics of Cybercrime (Syngress, 2012) and technical editor of Investigating Internet Crimes (Syngress, 2013). He co-founded the enterprise security practice at analyst firm The 451 Group.

Nick consulted hundreds of venture-backed startups on understanding their competitive landscape, on product development and feature enhancements, user interface and security. He has consulted US and European governments, more than 80 investment banks, more than 20 venture capital firms. From 2006-2011, he served on the faculty of IANS Research. Since 2008 he's focused on law enforcement intelligence.

Nick speaks regularly at conferences and events such as Code for America Summit, The RSA Conference, BSides, IACA, SecTOR, NOBLE, SMILE, IANS, Security Standard, CXO Interchange and SANS WhatWorks. 

Based in Eastern Europe and Europe from 1990 to 2004, Nick has spent more than two decades immersed in emerging technologies, including open source and wireless technologies, and software piracy. An IFR pilot, Nick published pilot resource Flyguides from 2001-2005.

Specialties: Law enforcement technology, intelligence, intelligence operations, joint operations, data leakage, data loss, log management, vulnerability assessment, change and configuration management, security, anti-fraud, anti-money-laundering

You can keep up with Nick:

Twitter: @nselby

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