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CINA Virtual Distinguished Speaker Series: Diana Dolliver “Cryptocurrencies and Criminal Investigations: From Transaction to Seizure”
March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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. Dolliver 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.
Dr. Diana Dolliver is a cyber criminologist and policing scholar at the University of Alabama and serves as a Task Force Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the Cyber Squad. Dr. Dolliver has an active TS/SCI national security clearance and her areas of expertise include darknet-based criminality, cryptocurrency transaction analysis, and digital forensics. Dr. Dolliver also studies matters of national security and cybersecurity and warfare. She is a certified Chainalysis Investigation Specialist and holds multiple other certifications in cryptocurrency transaction analysis, mobile device forensics, and vehicle forensics.