The Post Graduate Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, School of Social work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru had organised a State Level Workshop on ‘COMPUTER AND MOBILE FORENSICS’ on 4th October 2019 at Maria Paiva Hall at School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya. This day is also marked as the genesis of “CRIFO”, the first annual convention of the Department by watering the sampling (Ashoka plant) in fond remembrance of Late. Dr. B. Ashoka, former Head & founder of the Department.

The Guest of Honour Sri. B M Laxmi Prasad, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Dakshina Kannada District inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp and addressed the gathering. He stressed on the importance of Locard’s principle of exchange during investigation and our dependency on modern technology. Criminal Justice System relies on scientific evidence found in the crime scene which is not an easy task in cybercrime he said. Working of software, imaging, knowing the basic difficulties in the Digital world we need to be more careful and safeguarding ourselves, he added.




The Special Guest Mr. Suresh Kumar B. Director, Texial Cyber Security and Founder of Incognito Forensics stated that in the digital era, Texial Cyber Security works on ethical hacking and various issues related to cybercrimes. It also helps the law enforcement agencies in cyber related cases by providing necessary facts.

Ms Juliet C J, the Principal of the College acknowledged the constant support received from the police department in providing practical exposure on functions of police for the students and giving an opportunity to be a part of crime prevention month and traffic safety week. Digital Forensic being the upcoming skill based field, she motivated the participants to ‘Be the change makers and experts in the field’.

Dr. Saritha D’Souza, Head of the department of Criminology and Forensic Science delivered the key note address stating the purpose of organising the workshop. She stated that the purpose of the workshop was to bring together all the academicians of various disciplines to work for a common cause i.e. to prevent cybercrimes by adopting appropriate methods.
Mr. Don Caeiro, Cyber Forensic Expert and Asstistant Professor of Forensic Science, Kristu Jayanthi College, Bengaluru and Mr Fardeen Ahmed, Cyber Security Analyst, Texial Cyber Security, Bengaluru were the Resource Persons for the workshop who provided both technical sessions and hands-on-training for the delegates on the theme.

Mr. Don Caeiro presented a session on the Basics of Computer Forensics followed by a session on Recent Advancements in the field of Cyber Forensics by Mr Fardeen Ahmed. The third session was presented by both the Resource Persons on the topic Challenges Faced by Investigators. This was followed by a Hands-on-Training Session after lunch on Steganography, Meta Data Analysis, Password Cracking and Detection of E-mail Spoofing.

Dr. Jenis Mary, Vice Principal, Prof. Vinitha Rai, Registrar of Evaluation and Dr. Jacinta D’Souza, former Principal of the College, Forensic Doctors, Faculties and students of other colleges in and around Karnataka, were present on this occasion. Altogether around 150 delegates have participated in this state level workshop.
Mr. Amitesh V. Shetty, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Forensic Science of the College welcomed the gathering, Mr. Balajinarayan B. delivered the Vote of Thanks for the Inaugural Session. Ms. Natasha Mary Netto and Mr. Suhas Ragavendra were the compeers for the day.



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