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Mobile forensics training key to cybercrime investigation

Cybersecurity and mobile forensics expert Karen L. Paullet

County of Maui police officers, principals and vice principals, and information technology personnel from the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College learned more about digital evidence found on mobile devices in July. The workshop on mobile forensics was led by cybersecurity and mobile forensics expert Karen L. Paullet at the UH Maui College campus.

“Almost every case we have today has a mobile device involved, which has valuable information stored,” said Clyde Holokai, captain of the criminal investigations division of the Maui County Police Department. “With cybercrimes becoming more prevalent and more complicated today, the workshop provided the training and tools needed to help us become better at our job.”

Driven by safety and for education purposes, Paullet shared theories on mobile forensics, specialized gadgets and software, updates on social media, as well as methods to find and analyze data. She is an associate professor of computer and information systems at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania, and a faculty board member at its Center for Cyber Research and Training.

The workshop was made possible by a National Science Foundation grant and a partnership with UH Maui College.

UH Maui College offers an associate’s degree in administration of justice and in electronic and computer engineering technology.

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