...academics and practitioners...come together to hear about and discuss trends and leading edge research from experts in cyberforensics, security and cyber law.
Farmville, VA (PRWEB) June 07, 2012
Academics and industry experts from five continents gathered in Richmond, VA May 30-31, 2012 for the 7th annual conference of the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL). Hosted by the ADFSL and sponsored in part by Longwood University’s College of Business and Economics, the 2012 ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law featured two distinguished keynote speakers, Dr. Mohamed Chawki, Founder-Chairman of the International Association of Cybercrime Prevention (AILCC) in Paris, and Mr. Nigel Wilson, Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Law School in Australia. Dr. Glenn Dardick, Director of the ADFSL and conference chair of the 2012 conference, said, “The format of the conference allows many academics and practitioners from the local, national and international technical and legal communities to come together to hear about and discuss trends and leading edge research from experts in cyberforensics, security and cyberlaw.”
In keeping with the importance of the ADFSL conference, Dr. Chawki spoke about IT and Regime Change, a topic that challenged attendees to reflect upon the increasing importance and power of social networking and other information communication technologies upon the world and within their own respective countries. Following Dr. Chawki, Mr. Wilson gave his thoughts on Digital Experts – Why is Effective Communication So Important to Both the Admissibility and Persuasiveness of Expert Opinion? Mr. Wilson’s presentation gave attendees new perspectives on the skills required in presenting technical evidence within courts of law. Both speakers engaged the international audience with critical information concerning the well-being of national security and the integrity of the judicial systems at home and abroad. In addition to the keynote speakers, 16 research papers in the areas of digital forensics, security and law were presented.
The annual ADFSL conference drew attendees from five continents and numerous countries, including Egypt, India, Taiwan, China, Germany, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil and the USA. Members of academia were represented as well as the public and private base, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Taiwanese FBI (MJIB) and General Electric's new Richmond-based Cyber Security Center. Dr. Paul Barrett, introductory speaker at the conference and Dean at Longwood’s College of Business and Economics, spoke about Longwood’s commitment to the ADFSL and cyber security. “The Commonwealth of Virginia and Longwood University just funded the Longwood Center for Cyber Security. We consider ourselves to be a partner at the intersection between cyber forensics and cyber security for all stake holders. One of the stake holders we support is the ADFSL and its annual conference on digital forensics, security and law. It is an honor to do so.”
To learn more about the annual ADFSL conference visit http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/.
About Longwood University’s College of Business and Economics, The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, and Dr. Glenn Dardick
Longwood’s College of Business and Economics, accredited by AACSB International, prepares effective and successful business leaders by guiding students to develop to their full potential. A dedication to leadership values and ethics builds upon Longwood University’s mission to develop citizen leaders. The College is committed to developing leaders in cyber security through the Longwood Center for Cyber Security, a BSBA in Information Systems and Security, and a minor in Cyber Security.
The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law was founded in 2006 by Dr. Glenn Dardick of Longwood University. The mission of the ADFSL is to provide an avenue for academics and practitioners to share experience and research in areas of digital forensics, security and law and in particular the intersection of those areas. The ADFSL hosts the ADFSL conference annually and focuses on the prominent role of digital forensics in law enforcement, network security, and information assurance.
Dr. Glenn Dardick holds a Doctoral degree from Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Information Systems and a minor in Finance. He is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Longwood University, the Director of the Longwood Center for Cyber Security, and an adjunct Associate Professor of Information Systems at Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia.