Nigel Jones is currently director of a company specialising in technology risk solutions and training and has recently taken up an adjunct professorial position at University College Dublin.
He was most recently European Practice Leader and Managing Director of the Financial and Litigation Consulting Services Practice of a major insurance broker. Prior to this he was responsible for the creation of the National High Tech Crime Training Centre at the National Centre for Policing Excellence at Wyboston in the UK and was responsible for the creation of the design and delivery of a core curriculum and modular high tech crime training programme for the UK police service.
In a police career of 30 years he gained wide ranging experience in major commercial fraud and computer crime investigation. He was the Secretary of the Association of Chief Police Officers Computer Crime Working Group and the UK Internet Crime Forum as well as being the UK Police representative on the G8 sub group on high tech crime and UK coordinator of a series of G8 Industry conferences. During his time as a fraud investigator he designed and delivered an academically accredited fraud training programme.
Nigel formed the Kent Police Computer Crime Unit in 1993 and is co-author of the ACPO “Computer Based Evidence - Good Practice Guide” and member of the Technical Working Group on the Investigation of Electronic Evidence (TWGIEE) in the USA. Nigel has given presentations at numerous national and international events including the preparation and moderation of a hi-tech crime scenario at the United Nations 10th Crime Congress. In 2002 he was appointed by the UK as a member of the Interpol European Working Party on IT Crime.
In 2003 Nigel was appointed as project manager of a European Commission Agis funded programme to develop a cybercrime training programme for the 28 EU and candidate countries. A network of cybercrime training institutes was created to take this work forward. The project was supported by 19 partner organisations within the EU. Nigel was also project manager for a series of training courses course on behalf of the European Police College (CEPOL) to deliver training to senior managers of EU police forces and a further project to deliver training to a group of countries from North Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe.
In January 2005 Nigel was elected by the Member Countries as Chair of the Interpol European Working Party on IT Crime. and has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Institute of Computer Forensic Professionals,
Nigel worked in close collaboration for two years with Canterbury Christchurch University in the development of an M.Sc. award in Cybercrime Forensics that is now offered by the University.
He was recently invited to Interpol as an expert to provide advice on an international IT forensics investigation. He also chaired the cybercrime panel at the recent Interpol General Assembly. He is currently a member of the Home Office Forensic Regulators digital forensics specialist group which is assisting in identifying requirements for new or improved quality standards, applying to the provision of digital forensics services to the police service and the wider Criminal Justice System. Most recently Nigel has been advising Interpol in relation to their international cybercrime training programme and acted as course manager and a trainer on these courses. Nigel and his co-director have also delivered cybercrime training to staff of the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon as well as the anti-piracy industry in the UK.
• Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Digital Forensics and Investigation.
• Member of the NIJ technical working group developing recommendations for curricula for Computer Forensic programs in the USA.
• Member of the working group developing National Occupational Standards and Core Competencies in the area of digital evidence in the UK.
• Member of the steering committee for the development of a virtual Cybercrime forum under the auspices of the Korean Institute of Criminal Justice Policy and the UNODC.
• Special Advisor to the Europol working group on Cybercrime training.
Nigel was honoured with the award of an MBE for outstanding public service by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the 2004 New Years Honours List.