Cyber Safety Summit returns to Marshall University in Huntington, WV


Marshall University will host its second annual, free cyber safety summit next month. The summit will be held in the St. Mary's Medical Center for Education from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 It is targeted toward adults, college students and younger students ages 12-14, according to John Sammons, assistant professor of Integrated Science and TeMchnology and director of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence.

During the sessions participants can learn how to prevent cyber bullying, keep themselves and their families safe online, handle the dangers of social media, keep their information and computers safe and identify scams. In addition, they can find out how and why criminals target them and more.

Hackers, predators, bullies, and crooks are just some of the folks that can be identified, tracked, and or convicted using digital forensic techniques, according to the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. Many people immediately associate it with child pornography and identity theft. In reality, it's any criminal case, regardless of the charge, could contain digital evidence.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Integrated Science & Technology, the FBI, St. Mary's Medical Center and the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence.

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