Symposium Prepares Law Enforcement Officials to Fight Cybercrime

Posted: August 13, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

More than 650 law enforcement officers and government employees and contractors from across the country are on the Fairfax Campus today attending “GMU 2001,” a hands-on training program in combating cybercrime.

This is the third year the symposium has been held at George Mason, and attendance has grown exponentially each year, says investigator McKinley Bowman of University Police, who is helping coordinate the event. “GMU 2001” is sponsored by the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter and hosted by the Regional Computer Forensic Group, with the support of the George Mason University, Fairfax County, and Montgomery County Police Departments. The program is held today through Friday in the Johnson Center.

Fifty-five sessions and more than 30 labs cover topics including computer forensics, cyber profiling, digital evidence, hiding crimes in cyberspace, Internet security, child pornography, software piracy, and viruses.

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