URI Fall Forensic Science Series examines ‘Digital Forensics & Cyber Security,’ Friday Nov. 22

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According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, in the United States Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation were responsible for over $2.7 billion in financial losses in 2018. Whether it is keeping your personal information or government and financial networks safe, or capturing, analyzing and preserving digital evidence collected in the investigation of a crime, digital forensics and cyber security is an evolving field of law enforcement.

On Friday, Nov. 22, Victor Fay-Wolfe, professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, will discuss “Digital Forensics & Cyber Security.” Fay-Wolfe founded the university’s academic programs in digital forensics and its Digital Forensics Center, a working forensics lab on campus. He also leads the university’s Digital Forensics research program, which is the highest U.S. Justice Department-funded university program in digital forensics in the nation.

WHO:     URI Professor of Computer Science Victor Fay-Wolfe, founder of the university’s program in digital forensics and the URI Digital Forensics Center

WHAT:    “Digital Forensics & Cyber Security,” part of the University of Rhode Island’s Fall Forensic Science Series

WHERE:    Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences
140 Flagg Road
Room 100 Lecture Hall
Kingston, Rhode Island

WHEN:   Friday, Nov. 22, 3:30 – 5 p.m.