WSFA recently aired a segment that highlighted the ACFI and our Cyberkids Protection Initiative. Please visit the following link to view the segment online:
The Alabama Computer Forensics Institute was recognized for its Cyberkids Initiative as a 2012 Honors Laureate Award recipient by Computerworld.
Complete details are available in the Troy University press release:
The Alabama Computer Forensics Institute gained national recognition as a 2012 Laureate of The Computerworld Honors Program award recipient. More information can be found in Troy University’s Press Release.
Through its Alabama Computer Forensics Institute and Laboratory, the University’s Office of Information Technology received the award for its Cyberkids Initiative, which to date has presented an online safety program to more than 190,000 children statewide since its inception in 2006.
“It was certainly an unexpected surprise to be awarded the Laureate,” said Greg Price, TROY’s Chief Information Officer, who has more than 15 years of experience in internet security and cybercrime investigations. “The international award is considered one of the most prestigious awards among IT professionals and the recipients of years past include some of the most storied names in academia and humanitarian efforts.”
Founded by the International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation, and is the longest-running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.
Greg Price was interviewed by Alabama’s 13 while presenting at the Doing What Matters Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The focus of the presentation was on cyberbullying and keeping children safe on the Internet.
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Our name has changed from the Troy University Computer Forensics Institute to the Alabama Computer Forensics Institute. You’ll still find us at http://www.whoswatchingalabama.org.
The Troy University Computer Forensics Institute received approval to establish the InfraGard River Region Members Alliance in Alabama.
The Troy University Computer Forensics Institute has submitted application to form the River Region Infragard Members Alliance with the national Infragard association. Read more about Infragard at http://www.infragard.net/.
Monday, November 23, 11 a.m.: Alabama Attorney General Troy King and Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. will conduct a news conference at the offices of the University’s Information Technology department, located in the Parklane Shopping Center in Troy.
An additional media advisory will be issued by the Attorney General’s Office to capitol reporters on this event.
Media wishing to cover this event are asked to be in place no later than 10:45 a.m. Immediately following the conference, a tour of the Troy University Computer Forensics Institute will be given.
The Parklane Shopping Center, the site of the CGI location announcement, is located on South Brundidge Street in Troy. The IT offices are located at the east end of the shopping center, closest to Park Street.