SEARCH High-Tech Crime Experts to Present At 2012 National Child Exploitation Training

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What/When/Where:

2012 National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation
April 17-19, 2012
Atlanta, GA

Purpose:

An annual national event designed to provide training to combat the online exploitation of children. It brings federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, forensic experts and prosecutors together to participate in workshops to further their knowledge, while providing them with the tools necessary to combat technology-facilitated crimes against children.

Website:

https://www.icactaskforce.org/Conferences/
NatlConf2012/Pages/Home.aspx
More than 1,200 investigators are expected to attend the 2012 National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation this month—and SEARCH electronic crime training instructors will be there to provide training and offer targeted assistance.

At the training event April 17-19 in Atlanta, SEARCH staff will provide specialized training to federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, forensic experts, and prosecutors—training that is designed to combat the online exploitation of children.

According to Mr. Tim Lott, Director of Training Services at SEARCH, his team will present training blocks covering:
  • Google and Firefox as investigative tools
  • USB apps
  • Introduction to cellular phone investigations
  • Introduction to miRC investigations
  • Introduction to wireless network investigations
  • Using virtual machines in an investigative capacity
  • Field triage

In addition, SEARCH will have a corporate booth at the event, where attendees can learn more about the high-tech crime investigative training opportunities SEARCH provides to investigators and pick up electronic copies of SEARCH cyber crime guides and toolkits (which are restricted to law enforcement use only).

"Conferences like this one provide SEARCH with a unique ability to provide a large group of investigators with skills that they are able to take back to their agencies and put into immediate use," said Mr. Lott. "We are often contacted after a conference by investigators who state that the skills they learned during SEARCH training blocks assisted them in solving a case."

In previous years, the training event was known as the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) National Conference. SEARCH staff has attended and presented at past conferences every year they have been held. This year's event will feature tracks on community outreach, forensics, investigations, legal issues, management, offenders, technology, and victimology. The event is hosted by the ICAC Task Force, under funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.