Christa Miller

Christa Miller

Director of Mobile Forensics Marketing at Cellebrite

Greenville, South Carolina Area
Public Relations and Communications

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Christa Miller's Overview

  • Director of Mobile Forensics Marketing at Cellebrite
  • Principal at Christa M. Miller
  • Freelance Writer at Christa M. Miller
  • Freelance Editor at Christa M. Miller

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Christa Miller's Summary

Content marketing and public relations professional serving the digital forensics community. Focus on delivering customer-oriented written content in support of marketing campaigns, PR initiatives and sales teams.

Professional freelance writer/editor since 2001, specializing in public safety issues, in particular law enforcement. I have published more than 150 pieces of journalism and product reviews in national trade magazines. I have also been a blogger since 2005.


High-tech crime including digital forensics and Internet safety, law enforcement technology including computing and personal safety devices, training and education, and management issues including the balance between budget and well-trained, well-equipped officers. Social media as it applies to broader public or community relations strategies.

Christa Miller's Experience

Director of Mobile Forensics Marketing


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Security and Investigations industry

March 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Greenville, South Carolina Area


Christa M. Miller

January 2009March 2012 (3 years 3 months)

Content marketing consultation and execution including case studies, white papers, B2B (trade) articles, webinars and the like. Includes writing and editing.

Social media consultation especially with regard to content marketing, community building and public relations.

Freelance Writer

Christa M. Miller

April 2001March 2012 (11 years)

Trade magazine writer and columnist specializing in public safety issues.

Founder and principal writer at Cops 2.0, focusing on how law enforcement agencies can use high tech tools, investigation and social media to advance community relations

Freelance Editor

Christa M. Miller

April 2001December 2010 (9 years 9 months)

Editor/Project Manager for Arate Communications Consulting (January 2005-present)
Assistant Editor for Shroud Magazine (December 2007-December 2008)
Staff Editor for New Leaf Editing (January 2004-November 2006)

Information Technologist

University of New Hampshire

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 1998April 2001 (2 years 11 months)

-- Wrote end-user technical documentation for users of all systems platforms
-- Provided over-the-phone, first-level technical support services to University students, faculty and staff
-- Provided second-level support for users on UNIX and VMS server systems

Christa Miller's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Russian

    (Elementary proficiency)

Christa Miller's Organizations

  • Consortium of Digital Forensics Specialists

    Board of Directors; Chair, Outreach Committee
    • January 2012 to Present

    Facilitating the development of internal and external messaging about CDFS mission and goals, towards building consensus for standards from CDFS membership.

Christa Miller's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media
  2. Public Relations
  3. Blogging
  4. Writing
  5. Marketing Communications
  6. Community Relations
  7. Research
  8. Interviewing
  9. HTML
  10. Customer Relations
  11. Analysis
  12. Product Marketing
  13. Mobile Devices
  14. Press Releases
  15. Content Writing
  16. Content Marketing
  17. Windows
  18. Customer Service
  19. Interviews
  20. Community Development
  21. Training
  22. Investigation
  23. Security
  24. Litigation Support
  25. Computer Forensics
  26. Networking
  27. Enforcement
  28. Social Media Marketing
  29. Leadership
  30. Editing
  31. Program Management
  32. Publishing
  33. Journalism
  34. B2B
  35. Marketing
  36. Sales
  37. Publications
  38. Online Marketing
  39. Content Management
  40. Copywriting
  41. Corporate Communications
  42. Content Strategy
  43. Newsletters
  44. Content Development
  45. Strategic Communications
  46. Storytelling
  47. Strategic Partnerships
  48. SEO
  49. Magazines
  50. Digital Media

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Christa Miller's Publications

  • 6 Persistent Challenges with Smartphone Forensics

    • DFI News
    • February 11, 2013

    Smartphones, the most popular mobile communications devices today, are also some of the most difficult to extract evidentiary data from. While many commercial forensic tools have made great strides in supporting data extraction, decoding and analysis from iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices, some challenges remain. What are they, and how are vendors responding?

  • A Broken iPhone

    • Evidence Technology Magazine

    Case study write-up of the successful repair and examination of a badly damaged iPhone in a shaken baby investigation which resulted in a no-contest plea by the suspect.

  • A Survey of Official and Unofficial Law Enforcement Twitter Accounts in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States

    • Canadian Association of Police on Social Media
    • August 20, 2010
    Authors: Christa Miller, Laura Madison, Chris Worden

    To use Twitter to its fullest potential for public communications, emergency management, and other functions, law enforcement agencies must first understand the medium -- not only how citizens use it, but also how their peers use it both officially and unofficially. This study, a survey of 1,089 police and police-related Twitter accounts, used 25 different criteria to show how agencies and officers are using Twitter, where they can improve, and implications for their future use.

    Keywords: law enforcement, Twitter, crisis informatics, social media policy, third-party Twitter tools, public information, community relations

  • Dancing with Digital Natives: Chapter 4, Native in Blue

    • CyberAge Books
    • May 1, 2011

    Native in Blue: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Today's Police Officers takes readers from recruitment, through training in the classroom and in the field, and then finally to managing (and mentoring) digital native police officers.

  • Mobile Device Safety & Security Tips

    • October 10, 2012
  • Smartphone overload: Prepare to overcome the challenges posed by an abundance of mobile operating systems

    • Law Enforcement Technology
    • June 14, 2013
    Authors: Christa Miller, Ronen Engler, Lee Papathanasiou

    If you’re contemplating entering the field of mobile forensics, know that much of the hard work associated with file systems and data structures is now automated. With that said, “I pressed a button and got the data” is still a statement you want to avoid making in court. Here are some additional challenges to keep in mind as you start to investigate mobile devices.

  • 5 forensic challenges of mobile malware

    • SC Magazine
    • July 1, 2013
    Authors: Christa Miller

    As smartphones have gained popularity in American culture, it stood to reason that eventually malware—and the potential spoils to be gained from its use—would become attractive to cyber criminals. Yet the unknowns about mobile malware are almost as many as the apps it often comes packaged in. Not least is the question of whether mobile malware is really an emerging threat, or just so much FUD. (Remember, Verizon's 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report noted that “confirmed [mobile] data compromises remained rare” that year.) What are the major challenges to digital forensic examiners?

  • "The 2-Year Digital Forensics Degree"

    • DFI News-Digital Forensic Investigator
    • January 12, 2011
    Authors: Christa Miller,

    Article about how community colleges are fitting into the ever expanding digital forensics education field.

Christa Miller's Education

University of New Hampshire - Whittemore School of Business and Economics

BA, Economics


Concentration in Public Policy Economics. Completed an undergraduate thesis, "The Economics of Occupational Health and Safety in Emergency Services: An Analysis of Trends, Costs, and Benefits," which was funded by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Activities and Societies: Air Force ROTC 1993-1995 (honorably discharged)

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