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Training law enforcement on computer forensics

Friday, February 1, 2008

In response to the increased ease with which people can access the Internet to commit crimes as well as increased interest in homeland security, the G. R. Herberger College of Business gave law enforcement officials five days of training – free – on computer crime and digital forensics techniques March 3-7. The program was offered in cooperation with the Southeast Region Forensics Training Center at Mississippi State University, a Department of Justice-funded center that has trained more than 1,200 law enforcement officers in the techniques.

The training, which focused on uncovering, protecting and exploiting digital evidence to respond to crimes, attracted so much interest that fewer than half of those who wanted to participate could be accommodated. Consideration is being given to offering more workshops in the future.

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