Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) for an Internet investigations and law enforcement personnel teamed with Microsoft Corporation recently for cyber crime training. The 100 people who attended also included members from the Minnesota Internet Crimes Task Force.
The goal of the training was to give law enforcement the tools needed to investigate and solve cyber crime. This one-day session was filled with important information. The training included understanding the Internet, how to use it to conduct an investigation and how to help create a safer Internet experience for consumers. The attendees learned about the ways criminals use the Internet as a tool to commit various crimes, as well as how investigators can initiate an investigation to identify the perpetrators. In depth discussions included the foundations of Internet investigations including IP addressing, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), e-mail header analysis, website investigation, basic encryption, anonymity techniques, Wi-Fi, Voice Over IP (VoIP), and basic search engine techniques.
With public-private partnerships, such as Microsoft, offers a great resource for catching cyber crimes and crimes committed with new technology. This type of teaming helps law enforcement agencies to solve crime and prevent crime while increasing the levels of public safety.