This is the personal website of law enforcement technology and information security consultant Nick Selby. Nick is CEO and co-founder of StreetCred Software, Inc, a Code for America Accelerator Company (you can watch a six-minute video, recorded at the 2013 Code for America Summit, in which Nick describes the problem StreetCred addresses and how it seeks to solve it).
Nick is the lead researcher of the StreetCred Police Killings in Context database, 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.
StreetCred’s investors are 2M Companies, the family office of the Morton H. Meyerson family. You can watch an informative, entertaining, 15-minute TED-style talk to 2M from 2015 in which Nick describes the big-picture of law enforcement technology – its past, its present, and how StreetCred Software is helping shape its future.
For about three years, Nick wrote the Police-Led Intelligence blog, and until last year, the Tech Talk column for Law Officer Magazine. Now Nick is a regular contributor to Calibre Press, which specializes in training law enforcement professionals, and has a frequent blog on Medium.com.
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.
On this site you will find artifacts from Nick’s life, which together comprise the World’s Weirdest CV. There are articles on travel, information security, technology, and zany things. There are blog posts on a host of topics, including cyber-security and law enforcement technology, privacy and intelligence. And other stuff, like how to be prepare for back-to-school in these allergy-sensitive days; a mentally healthy Australian male, how to use voice recognition technology, where to buy pirated software in Russia, what is the most revolting video in the world and other topics. You know … the usual.
Oh, and if you’re looking for the Nick Selby who made that awesome Georgia Tech convocation speech, or the Zimbabwean Land Rover specialist, or the Walt Whitman expert, they’re not me – have a look at my Nick Selby Disambiguation Page for more.