Vermont universities working with law enforcement to boost cyber crime detection
| 01.16.2007 | 06:23:43 | Views: 4750 | ID:
January 16: Federal, state and local law enforcement officials are working with college professors in Vermont to help detect and reduce cyber crime according to a news release posted on the GovernmentTechnology website. A federal grant totaling $650,000 will go to fund the operations based at the Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation.
The CCCDI was created in 2006 "to assist law enforcement agencies in Vermont and throughout the nation, particularly in areas related to computer forensics and other digital investigations," and it relies on "a number of initiatives and partnerships between academia, the public sector and the private sector."According to the news released, information is obtained through investigations of confiscated electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops, and iPods. The digital forensics experts at the college then work with law enforcement officials and the "professors also share their experience as they teach courses," at the college. Associate Professor Gary C. Kessler, the director of the new center said in the press release, "Computer forensics and digital investigations have become and integral part of police work in the new millennium. ... Computers are now as much a part of the modern law enforcement officers's daily routine as the baton, sidearm, radio and handcuffs."
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