Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, associate professor of computer and information technology, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for her work in cybersecurity — specifically, for her upcoming research that will analyze the criminological differences and online grooming strategies of child sexual exploitation offenders in Spain, train Spanish law enforcement officers, and conduct community safety seminars.
Umit Karabiyik, assistant professor of computer and information technology, is researching ways for people to limit the data they share with law enforcement. His research could help preserve security and privacy while reducing the vast quantity of data that law enforcement agencies have to manage.
Inspired by the successful partnership between Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Computer and Information Technology and the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s office, Governor Eric Holcomb signed the High Tech Crime Unit Bill, which will lead to the creation of 10 civilian-based high-tech crime units around Indiana.
Yansi Keim, a graduate research assistant in cyber forensics, was featured as one of the “12 women of crypto” in Women of Silicon Valley, an online magazine.
FileTSAR, an all-in-one cybersecurity toolkit developed by Purdue Polytechnic researchers and their colleagues, is helping detectives dust for digital fingerprints.
Marcus Rogers, professor of computer and Information technology, was elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
Creating artificial intelligence (AI) that can help police determine which online threats to children require investigative priority is incredibly difficult, according to #PurduePolytechnic's Julia Rayz and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar.
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar researches how digital forensics examiners are affected by the work they do fighting cyberdeviance such as child pornography.
Law enforcement agencies have been relying on forensics tools not well suited to today’s digital world. To provide a modern, cost-effective solution, a research team led by Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, assistant professor of computer and information technology, is building File Toolkit for Selective Analysis & Reconstruction (File TSAR) for Large Scale Computer Networks.
Local law enforcement agencies collaborated with faculty and students in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Discovery Park, and other units at Purdue to create the High Tech Crime Unit, and officials provided a first-ever public tour of their facility Thursday (May 11) to celebrate the partnership.