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April National Cyber Crime Conference drew record numbers looking to refine training

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More than 1,000 law enforcement officers from local, state, federal and international organizations attended the National Cyber Crime Conference this April, making use of the opportunity to expand their knowledge and tools for dealing with cyber incidents.

While the event has been ongoing since 2011, this year’s iteration emphasized topics such as the Dark Web, Internet of Things (IoT) technology and how to use Windows tools for computer forensics investigations. These opportunities were so popular, additional space had to be acquired to accommodate them, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) – which guides these sessions – signaled that it would make plans for larger classrooms in the future.

“The National Cyber Crime Conference is a unique and rewarding opportunity to engage with law enforcement across a range of subjects, through multiple courses and presentations,” Isaac Strickland, cyber division technical investigations branch senior instructor, said. “Our division aims to connect with as many law enforcement professionals as possible on cyber techniques during the conference and inform agencies of our onsite and export provided courses.”

FLETC first joined the conference in 2015, then became a co-sponsor in 2019. Together, they keep the conference focused on and available solely to members of the law enforcement community, to keep training and information focused on the most impactful and relevant topics.