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Expert on Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Media Contact: Ericka Tavares, 401-874-2935

Victor Fay-Wolfe

Founder of URIís Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center; force behind URIís upcoming Cybersecurity Symposium; discusses complex issues in conversational manner

KINGSTON, R.I. -- April 24, 2013 Ė Cybersecurity and digital forensics is an ever-changing field that is expanding rapidly as more information goes digital and the opportunity for online crime becomes more pervasive. One expert in this brave new world is University of Rhode Island Professor of Computer Science Victor Fay-Wolfe, who founded the URI Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center. Heís has been Principal Investigator on more than $10 million in federal research grants.

The Center is a national leader in digital forensics academic programs and it includes an undergraduate and graduate curriculum, a research program, and a service center. It is home to a forensics lab where casework is performed for local agencies and attorneys, providing services to these communities and an opportunity for student interns to learn from real casework. The staff designed and built the R.I. State Police Computer Forensics Lab, a centralized lab for all law enforcement digital forensics work in the state, the model of which is being considered by the U.S. National Institute of Justice as a model for the rest of the country.

Professor Fay-Wolfe has been at URI since 1991. He has a bachelorís degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and a masterís and doctorate in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Fay-Wolfe is available for media interview about cybersecurity, digital forensics, and related topics. Contact Ericka Tavares in URI Marketing and Communications at etavares@uri.edu or 401.874.2116.