Monday, April 05, 2010
Contact: Lalena Price, Communications Coordinator 304-746-1989

Marshall University joins SiQuest Corporation as a preferred academic training partner

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – SiQuest Corporation of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, announced that Marshall University has officially become the company’s newest and preferred academic training partner in the delivery of advanced internet browser forensics training in the Eastern United States.

SiQuest’s CacheBack® software is a leading forensic tool for Internet cache and history analysis in the computer forensics industry. Government and law enforcement agencies turn to CacheBack to quickly rebuild cached Web pages, locate and identify photographic evidence, and comb through complex Internet histories. CacheBack is fast becoming the tool of choice to support investigations involving or revealing child exploitation offences, terrorism, criminal premeditation, social networking, crimes against persons, corporate fraud, and theft.

SiQuest has developed its Academic Training Program to help educational institutions bring this same type of specialized Internet forensics training into the classroom. Through this special partnership, students and faculty will be provided with CacheBack training and CacheBack software, at no cost. In exchange, Marshall University will serve as SiQuest’s preferred training facility in the Eastern United States and open the doors for training to government, law enforcement and corporate users of CacheBack software.

John Bradley, CEO of SiQuest, sees the partnership as an opportunity to work with Marshall University’s nationally recognized computer forensics technology program.

“By working closely with the members and students at Marshall University, we see this as a valuable opportunity to provide advanced forensics training to upcoming graduates and future investigators,” Bradley said. “Marshall University is certainly well recognized for their leading edge computer forensics technology, training programs, and modernized classrooms. We look forward to having them host our training courses and we are excited at the same time to further the skills and knowledge of new, young minds.”

John Sammons, assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, worked to develop the relationship with SiQuest. He said that in the end, graduates of Marshall’s program will be working to help solve cases and that this experience will serve them well and help the University meet one of its goals – to be a training hub for the national, and even international, digital forensics community.

“We are very excited about partnering with SiQuest and CacheBack because the company has an excellent product that is used worldwide,” Sammons said. “Internet forensics plays a huge role in many, many cases and our students will leave Marshall University’s program with a solid command of the skills and knowledge necessary to use this tool effectively making them employable and sought after upon graduation.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
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