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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Norwich to hold colloquium on cyber crime featuring world renowned forensic psychologist

For Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University will hold the Colloquium on Cyber Criminology, Criminalistics and Investigation (NUC4I) on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, featuring Richard Walter, co-founder of the Vidocq Society, an international cold-case crime solving group.

Walter will give the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 in Milano Ballroom followed by a book signing of The Murder Room, Michael Capuzzo's nonfiction bestseller that features Walter’s work.

Walter will also give a presentation on Jack the Ripper on Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. and will lead a workshop, “Crime Assessment,” on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. in Dewey 309.

The colloquium, which is sponsored by the Norwich University Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), is free and open to the public.

Schedule of events:

Friday, Oct. 14

7:30-8:30 a.m.
– Registration and complimentary continental breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m. – Introduction to NUC4I by Dr. Frank Vanacek, dean of the School of Business and Management and vice president for technology

9:30-11 a.m. – Keynote address, Mr. Richard Walter

11-11:30 a.m. – Book signing

11:30-12:30 – Presentation on “The Facebook Faker” case, Dr. Peter Stephenson, NU CISO, director of Norwich University Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics, associate professor - cyber investigation

12:30-2:00 p.m. – Lunch with speaker Kris Rowley, chief information security officer for the State of Vermont

2-3 p.m. – Niksun Network Forensics, Dr. Parag Pruthi, Founder and CEO of Niksun

3-3:30 p.m. – Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Panel discussion, “Is there such a thing as cyber criminology?” NU Professor David Orrick

5:00- 6:00 p.m. – Sponsor dinner

6-7:30 p.m. – Presentation on Jack the Ripper, Mr. Richard Walter

7:30-8:00 p.m. – Closing remarks, Dr. Peter Stephenson

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Workshop, "Crime Assessment and Cyber Crime Assessment -- from the Physical to the Digital”

9-11 a.m. – Workshop led by Mr. Richard Walter

11-12:30 – Brunch

12:30-4 p.m. – Continuation of workshop, led by Dr. Peter Stephenson, and end of colloquium


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