crimes investigations and examining seized microcomputers. He instructs a variety of technology crimes courses that SEARCH offers at its National Criminal Justice Computer Laboratory and Training Center in Sacramento, California, and at other sites nationwide, and he oversees a training staff of eight. He has also taught advanced officer courses and officer safety subjects in the Basic Police Academy and was an invited guest of Norway’s National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, where he provided training on computer investigations. Mr. Cotton has 13 years of full-time law enforcement service as a field supervisor with experience in operations, investigations, records, training, and data processing. In addition to his duties at SEARCH, he is a reserve police officer with the Yuba City, California, Police Department, where he is assigned to the Sacramento Valley High-Tech Crimes Task Force, and a specialist reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, where he is assigned to the Organized Crime and Vice Division. Mr. Cotton is a member of the Florida Computer Crime Investigators Association, the Forensic Association of Computer Technicians, the Northern California Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the National Technical Investigators Association, the Georgia High-Tech Crime Consortium, the Midwestern Electronic Crime Investigation Association, the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and Police Futurist International. He is a former member of the National Board of Directors of HTCIA. In September 1999, the International Board of Directors of HTCIA selected him as the first recipient of its Distinguished Achievement Award. Mr. Cotton is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as a “computer / white-collar crime investigator” for the State of California through the Robert J. Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI), and he is an ICI-certified instructor. He is also a graduate of and has been a guest instructor at the “Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist” training course offered through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, and he has qualified and testified as an expert witness on computer investigations in both county and federal courts. Mr. Cotton holds a degree in administration of justice and is an adjunct professor in the forensic computer investigation certificate program of the University of New Haven, Connecticut.
Donald Eastlake has over 30 years of experience in the computer field and was one of the principal architects and specification authors for the Domain Name System security protocol. He co-chairs the joint IETF/W3C XML Digital Signature Working Group, chairs the e-commerce-oriented IETF TRADE Working Group, is a member of and co-editor of the specification for the W3C XML Encryption Working Group, and a member of the Java Community group developing XML Security APIs. He is a mem-