Center community outreach programs provide practitioner communities with access to the latest research and developments in cyber crime, privacy and computer security. Since its inception the Center has been providing vital information on cybercrime to the local security and law enforcement communities. The NYPD Police Academy Executive Development program offers credit to NYPD personnel who attend Cybercrime Series lectures. In addition to NYPD personnel, these lectures attract members of various area law enforcement agencies including the FBI, Secret Service and local prosecutor’s offices. In fact, Center lectures often serve as a venue for the exchange of information among personnel in these agencies.
Various communities outside of law enforcement have also benefited from Center activities. The Center has acted as security consultant to Real Team Film Works, a company that makes educational films for high school students. Recently, presentations at the Center by the FDIC and the Manhattan DA’s Office have attracted the interest of security personnel from the financial community, which faces increasing threats of cyber fraud and even DDoS attacks on their web based systems. Center staff lecture on cyber security and cyber crime regularly at industry sponsored conferences. For example, the director recently presented at the American Dental Association Annual Meeting which attracts over 5500 area dentists each year.
The Center partners with various CUNY institutions to provide cyber crime expertise for research, educational and externally funded projects. Working with researchers at City College, the Center recently organized a special session on cyber crime at the 2012 Cyber Infrastructure Protection Conference, which is sponsored annually by City College, the U.S. Army War College and the IEEE Computer Society. The Center is providing cyber crime expertise to BMCC faculty, who are developing a concentration in cyber security that will articulate with John Jay’s revised computer major. In another effort the Center is partnering with City College to attract funding to enhance interdisciplinary cyber security education at both institutions.