This paper describes a university-based Forensics Training Center (FTC) established by a Department of Justice grant for the purpose of improving the ability of state and local law enforcement in the Southeastern part of the United States to address the rising incidence of computer based crime. The FTC effort is described along with supporting evidence of its need. The program is not only a service activity, but also contributes to the Mississippi State University (MSU) security program pedagogy, and research effort.
Vaughn, R. and D. Dampier, “A University-based Forensics Training Center as a Regional Outreach, Education, and Research activity,” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, Vol. 7, Num. 2, 2009, pp. 23-28.