JJAY-NCFTA Encrypted Communication Platforms Webinar

image of microchip on orange boardThe Center for Cybercrime Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance are offering a webinar on “Encrypted Communication Platforms.”

Description of the webinar. Cybercriminals in clearnet and darknet spaces often use tools like encrypted communication platforms in the commission of cybercrimes. This webinar introduces participants to various encrypted 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.

This webinar is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.


Shweta Jain

Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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.

Colton Robinson

Intelligence Analyst, NCFTA

Colton Robinson has completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Criminology from Saint Vincent College. Past experience includes time as a Juvenile Probation Officer and mental health casemanagement. 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

Intelligence Analyst, NCFTA

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