As we enter the new year, SUMURI is gearing up for a transformative 2024, focusing on our dedication to providing excellent digital forensics training.
We are excited to announce a valuable addition to our team – Sherry Torres.
Introducing Sherry Torres, Director of Training
Sherry Torres, a seasoned professional, joins SUMURI as the Director of Training, bringing a wealth of knowledge to elevate our educational initiatives. Holding a Master of Science in Digital Forensics, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Sherry’s academic prowess forms the foundation of her expertise.
Since attaining her Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) status in 2014, Sherry has been a devoted advocate for advancing the field. Her commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom, as evidenced by her dedicated volunteer work with the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). In her role on the IACIS Training Committee, Sherry has played a pivotal role in shaping industry standards. Moreover, she has spearheaded impactful social media campaigns for IACIS and facilitated the Digital Forensics Scholarship for Women in Law Enforcement, showcasing her commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.
Sherry’s professional journey is marked by a distinguished career in law enforcement at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, where she started as a patrol officer, followed by five years of undercover work in Narcotics, and then commencing the last decade of her tenure as a digital forensic examiner specializing in crimes against children. Her dedication to investigating the sexual abuse and exploitation of children–what many consider to be the toughest job in law enforcement–speaks to her mission to protect our most vulnerable citizens.
Beyond her law enforcement career, Sherry left an indelible mark on a global scale. Serving as a consultant for the United Nations and a former Global Training Manager at Griffeye, she worked hard towards collaboration and knowledge-sharing among law enforcement, technology providers, and non-governmental organizations. As an active instructor for the National Criminal Justice Training Center, Sherry continues to share her knowledge and skills with field professionals, contributing to advancing law enforcement capabilities.
Sherry’s global impact is further underscored by her involvement in the “AI for Safer Children Initiative,” where she was featured in multiple promotional videos launched by the United Nations and the United Arab Emirates. Utilizing a TALINO workstation, she showcased her expertise and dedication to creating a safer world for children. Under the United Nations umbrella, Sherry delivered training worldwide and designed an online Learning Centre for law enforcement, raising awareness on the use of artificial intelligence for the greater good.
Looking Ahead to a Year of Excellence
This year, the SUMURI team is eager to embrace new opportunities, and Sherry Torres is set to play a vital role in shaping SUMURI’s training initiatives. She has chosen to join SUMURI not only for its renowned expertise in digital forensics but also because she shares a deep belief in our mission and values. Her commitment to excellence, innovation, and justice aligns seamlessly with SUMURI’s core principles. We are excited to welcome Sherry to our dynamic team and anticipate an exceptional year ahead. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming training programs and advancements as we strive for excellence in the field.