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The Battle Against Cyber Crime: Protecting Yourself and Your Devices

by Janelle Hill | Apr 11, 2017

Cyber-Crime 

Just how safe are you online? Three experts will weigh in on the issue of cyber crime during DeSales University’s Forensic Forum. The Battle Against Cyber Crime: Protecting Yourself and Your Devices will be held Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the DeSales University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Joseph_WalshThe forum will feature Joseph Walsh (top), Detective Matt Dotts, and a special agent of the FBI Cyber Squad. Walsh teaches digital forensics and computer security at DeSales. He is a former member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, which conduct online undercover investigations and forensic examinations of digital evidence. Walsh has also served as a police officer for almost 10 years.

Detective Dotts (bottom) is an 18-year veteran of the Derry Township Police Department in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section where he specializes in financial and technology-facilitated crimes. Dotts is also a member of the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and works with other law enforcement groups to target digital and electronic crimes. 

Matt_DottsThe third panel member is a special agent of the FBI Cyber Squad, which is responsible for tracking criminals online around the world. Suspects are involved in everything from terrorism to identity theft and bank robberies. The agent, whose name cannot be published due to security issues, will discuss the constant challenge of developing new technology and solutions to stay a step ahead of criminals. 

The DeSales Criminal Justice Program sponsors the Forensic Forum. Call 610.282.1100, ext. 1466, to reserve your space


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