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. He frequently writes and speaks on law enforcement, data, technology and information security. His new blog is at nselby.github.io. You can watch an informative, entertaining, 15-minute TED-style talk in which Nick describes the big-picture of law enforcement technology.
He is 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 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 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. 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.
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.