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Rise in Cyber-Crime University Courses Good for Digital Forensics Magazine

Sunday, 04 October 2009 14:15 Written by Matthew Rahman

There has been a considerable rise in the number of university courses in forensics sciences, in particular, digital forensics, which is concerned with the way electronic information can be traced and analysed for criminal investigation or prevention.

The Digital Forensics Magazine team are pleased to see this increased awareness of this field of study. Tony Campbell, one of the magazine founders, said, "We're witnessing an unprecedented response from the industry in the content we produce, both from an academic and professional standpoint. Without a doubt there are more courses and students covering the forensic sciences, and I'm sure the increased number of TV shows, like the CSI series and Bones, has played its part to help glamorise the subject. It's certainly not so glitzy in the real world, but it all helps raise the profile of this incredibly important field"

Tony added, "High-tech crimes and cybercrimes are becoming more and more complex and it's up to people like us to try and help provide a valuable service to the professional computer security industry."

Digital Forensics Magazine has close ties with a number of UK and US-based universities which offer specialist courses in digital forensics and computer-related security but is always looking to expand its network into new regions. This will give professionals a platform where they can discuss the latest emerging threats in cybercrime prevention and allow the community to be truly global in its reach.

"Let's just hope that the students of the future can help businesses and the authorities stay one step ahead of the criminal fraternity," concluded Tony.

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About Digital Forensics Magazine
Digital Forensics Magazine is the flagship publication produced by TR Media in direct support of the professional computer security industry. Digital Forensics Magazine combines the depth and research of the best academic journals with the more traditional consumer feel of a trade magazine. It published its first issue on November 1st 2009. For more information, please visit www.digitalforensicsmagazine.com/media



 
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