Cybertips 101 is a presentation designed for detectives and prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting Cybertips (CT) originating from NCMEC. The presentation is designed to give detectives and prosecutors an overview of how to investigate a CT and the recommended steps to ensure successful prosecution. The material is designed and presented by a detective sergeant, a senior prosecutor, and a NCMEC supervisor who all work full-time in ICAC.
The presentation will cover: how to access the CT through the ICAC Data System portal (IDS), how to understand the CT, determine what is important in the CT, determine what digital evidence to preserve and when, and determine whether you can view the attached images. From there the presentation recommends next steps to take, how to prioritize the influx of CTs, and what resources are available to assist in the CT investigation and prosecution. The presentation closes with lessons learned and an understanding of how important these cases are to a community.