JJAY-NCFTA Communications Platforms Used in Cybercrime Training Course

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The Center for Cybercrime Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) are offering a training course on “Communications Platforms Used in Cybercrime.”

Course Date: May 22 -23, 2023

Course Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST with an hour lunch break

Course Level: Beginner

Location: Online via Zoom

Course Description: Cybercriminals in clearnet and darknet spaces often use tools like online communication platforms in the commission of cybercrimes. This course introduces participants to various communication platforms and their use by online threat actors. Participants will gain technical knowledge of encrypted communication platforms and gain practical knowledge on how to conduct investigations that involve these platforms.


Course Instructors 

Dr. Shweta Jain, John Jay Faculty

Shweta works for John Jay College of Criminal Justice as an Associate Professor of Computer Science. She has a PhD in Computer Science from Stonybrook University and is the director of the MS program in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity. She has expertise in network security, blockchain, and software development.

Kenji Logie, John Jay Faculty

Kenji is an Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a PhD Candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has completed a Master of Science degree in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity and has expertise in various aspects of cybercrime.

Colton Robinson, NCFTA Analyst

Colton Robinson has completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Criminology from Saint Vincent College. His past experience includes time as a Juvenile Probation Officer and mental health case management. Colton has since transitioned into the cybersecurity world at the NCFTA about a year ago as an Intelligence Analyst on the Malware and Cyber Threats team. 

Brandon Nelson, NCFTA Analyst

Brandon graduated in 2021 from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Forensics and Information Security and a minor in Criminal Justice. He is an NCFTA Intelligence Analyst who works with the Cyber Threats and Gaming Initiative on MCT.

This course is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The course is only open to U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agents, prosecutors, and judges.