Area college offers cyber crime help for law enforcement

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Keeping up with cybercriminals can be a challenge for law enforcement.  That’s why one area college is offering help for authorities.

Dozens of them coming to Dakota State University in Madison, SD Thursday to learn new technology in solving cybercrime.

Experts say investigating and solving that kind of criminal activity is no different than learning how to collect D-N-A and evidence from physical crimes.

“Well, this is the same way. The evidence of the crime is possibly on your computer.  We’ve got to give law enforcement professionals the tools to acquire that particular evidence and do it on a way that it can be used in a court of law,” said Trevor Jones of Dakota State University.

Should you be the target of cybercrime, make sure to report it.  Only 15 percent of cyber attack victims ever report the crimes to law enforcement.  Most say they don’t think local law enforcement is equipped to solve their situation.

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