– In a digital world, we need to be at the forefront of investigative techniques against digital crimes, “said the minister. Research Laboratory is the first of its kind in Scandinavia.
Digital forensics refers to the process where you identify, collect and secure evidence in electronic form, in order to use this further in an investigation or legal case. After the seizure of computers and servers, the police may use the lab to find hidden files and data logs that show crime patterns such as money laundering, child pornography or corruption.
Digital forensics has become more and more necessary in recent years, and the government has decided to develop a National Cyber Defense strategy. – To educate students and conduct research in this area will be essential to combat challenges such as cyber attacks, “says Rigmor Aasrud renewal minister in charge of the national ICT policy.
About digital forensics and Gjøvik University College
College's vision is to engage an internationally recognized research laboratory in digital forensics, alternatively called Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation and abbreviated Di4C. Research Laboratory will:
– Educate and qualify the next generation of digital forensic investigators
– Conduct basic and applied research at top international
– Collaborate and deliver technology and services to government institutions, police, the Norwegian industry, as well as accounting, auditing and consulting agencies
The college has distinguished itself in recent years with a strong applied and Outreach. Research lab will be established in cooperation with The Norwegian Information – Security Laboratory (Nislab) and study programs at the University in information security and digital forensics. Gjøvik University College offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral program in information security, and has established a harvest of study at Masters level in digital forensics.