On June 26th, the LCDI presented a workshop at Champlain College during the Governor’s Institute of Vermont Information Technology Institute (GIV IT). At this Institute, high school students had the opportunity to gain hands on experience about the field from professionals and professors in the Information Technology sector. This year the IT Institute created tracks for the students so that they could dive deeper into the subjects they were interested in. This included strands for game design, coding and cyber security, and advanced webistry for students to explore their interests in the field. To offer a wider array of information about areas within the IT field of study and work, the LCDI presented about the world of computer and digital forensics.
During this presentation, the students learned exactly what we do in the computer and digital forensics field from the interns at the LCDI. Myths were dispelled and facts were given about computer and digital forensics to the students. The students also participated in hands on activities with some forensic tools and practices. As an added bonus the LCDI was presented with a thank you poster from the students of the GIV IT.