Nick Selby is a detective with the Midlothian Police Department who investigates computer fraud, and child exploitation. He is also a cyber-security incident responder, who has more than 15 years of commercial-sector cyber security experience. He founded and continues to manage the StreetCred CID intelligence sharing system in 2014, which allows 1,000 investigators and analysts from more than 200 Texas law enforcement agencies to collaborate on about 6,000 cross-jurisdictional crimes each year. He also consults the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau on cyber issues.
His latest book is Cyber Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to The Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between. He was lead author, along with Ben Singleton, and Ed Flosi, of In Context: Understanding Police Killings of Unarmed Civilians (2016), based on his work on the StreetCred Police Killings in Context Data Project (PKIC), on which he is lead researcher. PKIC is a non-commercial, non-partisan project to gather data on killings by US police of unarmed civilians. You can download the raw data at Github, or read some Op-Ed pieces about the project and some of its conclusions.
Nick is a frequent contributor to newspapers including the Washington Post and New York Times. Some recent media appearances Nick is proud of include PRI’s The Takeaway, discussing how to identify yourself to law enforcement during a traffic stop (especially if you are carrying a gun); an op-ed in The New York Times about how the bad guys win if police reject protests; The Crime Report, on how a “national conversation” means we all must also listen; CNN on the aftermath of the Dallas ambush on officers; and The Washington Post, on low-hanging fruit suggested by research on police killings of unarmed civilians.
Nick is co-author of Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime; technical editor of Investigating Internet Crimes: An Introduction to Solving Crimes in Cyberspace; and author of a boatload of other books on travel.
Nick has also recently written on police use of deadly force, policing for profit, media bias in covering police killings of unarmed people, and how bad statistical analysis obscures unfair laws.