High school students invited to explore digital forensics & cyber security at AIDE conference Tuesday, April 21

An interactive, hands-on program introducing high school students to the world of cybercrime, cyber security and digital forensics will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Forensic Science Center.

The program, called “Explore Digital Forensics & Cyber Security,” is part of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence’s (AIDE) annual conference. The program is open to any high school students, and it is highly recommended that the students have strong interest in computers, solid work ethics, and the desire to learn. Only basic computer knowledge is required; those who apply will not be excluded by a lack of computer skills.

Students are encouraged to apply early as space is limited to 25 people. To apply, students should send an e-mail to John Sammons at john.sammons@marshall.edu indicating their interest and the following information: full name, contact e-mail and phone number, high school, current grade level, brief description of current computer skills and why they want to attend.

Sammons, an assistant professor at Marshall, is president of AIDE. He also is the coordinator of the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance degree program.