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    Seminar Provides Computer Forensics Updates with ‘Digital Detectives’

    The Wecht Institute will kick off its Spring five-part Forensic Fridays series this week with Digital Detectives: A Computer Forensics Update.

    "As digital forensics continues to grow as a critical scientific discipline for national security, law enforcement, and the private sector, this program has been designed to provide an overview of current legal, technical and practical issues in digital forensics, including real-world examples," said Ben Wecht, program coordinator for the Wecht Institute.

    Featured presenters at Digital Detectives: A Computer Forensics Update include:

    • David Ries, attorney at Thorp, Reed & Armstrong
    • Todd Waits, CERT Coordination Center, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Jeffrey Hamet, CERT Coordination Center, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Karen Schuler, bit-x-bit computer forensic and e-discovery consulting firm.

    Digital Detectives will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, in the Africa Room of the Duquesne Union on campus.

    Forensic Fridays, a continuing legal education (CLE) and professional education series, is geared toward meeting the needs of legal and scientific professionals allied with the practice of forensic science. CLE credits, continuing nursing education, coroners education and other professional credits may be available for specific seminars.

    For more information, including cost and available continuing education credits, visit, email or call 412.396.1330.

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