U.S. Attorney’s Office Sponsors Cyber Crime Security Training

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Guam- The U.S. Attorney’s Office has sponsored its first “Cyber Crime, Electronic Evidence, and Cyber Security Training” for local and federal law enforcement officials.

Department of Justice Assistant Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property of the Criminal Division Howard Cox was the guest presenter. He tells PNC the point of the training is to make certain everyone is up to speed with new technology and understand legal authority dealing with cyber crimes.

“We believe it’s important that lawn enforcement at all levels…federal, state and local…need to know how to investigate crimes that take place using digital evidence and how to legally search and seize computers” said Cox.

Currently, Cox and U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco say the top cyber crimes law enforcement officials are cracking down on are identity theft rings and website scams.