Techies Today Episode 012: Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, Purdue's CyberSleuth

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar fights crime using cyberforensics, a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers and digital storage media.

Seigfried-Spellar, associate professor of computer and information technology, has become a national leader in the field. She helped to create a free, downloadable toolkit for law enforcement agencies to help them collect digital evidence. She's made opportunities for student researchers to fight human trafficking in the Americas. She's helped investigators who examined disturbing footage from crime scenes or images of crimes against children to deal with post-traumatic stress. And she has also developed a week-long summer camp for girls to inspire them to consider careers in computer programming or cybersecurity.

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