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Leading Magazine Touts University’s Role in ‘Cyber Forensics Boom’

Forensic Magazine, the leading forensic science magazine for experts working on criminal investigations, cited the University’s Artifact Genome Project to illustrate the growth in the use of digital forensic evidence.

June 13, 2018

By Dave Cranshaw, Office of Marketing & Communications

Leading Magazine Touts University’s Role in ‘Cyber Forensics Boom’
Still from the Artifact Genome Project - Promo video.

Work by the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group has been cited by a leading industry publication that examined the rise in the number of criminal cases involving cyber forensics and what the publication calls a "skyrocketing" interest in digital detection and cybersecurity in higher education.

"Just cataloging the breakneck pace of changes in the cyber sphere is a gargantuan task," wrote Seth Augenstein in the story. "One of the locations trying to do so is the University of New Haven. Ibrahim Baggili, the co-director and founder of the Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group at the school, and his team have published about the possibilities of hacking drones, and other growing challenges facing experts. To account for the constantly changing dynamics, the New Haven team has established the Artifact Genome Project in an attempt to foster global cooperation and cross-sharing of incremental discoveries."

"This is our version of shouting over the cubicle wall in the lab – ‘Hey, do you know where I can find this?’" Baggili told Forensic Magazine. "But now, instead of asking four people that are in one lab, you might be asking 200 or 300 or 1,000 people, because it’s that much easier to get the information back."

The University’s Cyber Forensic and Research Group has gained international attention for uncovering vulnerabilities in applications use by nearly one billion users.

"I love showing students what they are capable of. By the time they are done, they say, 'I never thought I could do this.' My job is to motivate them to help them reach their goals. I encourage my students to want to be the best. Many of them grasp that concept and they become super successful." Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Abe Baggili, Ph.D.