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FGCU Presents Computer Crime, Cyber Terrorism Seminar April 14

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites criminal justice professionals and students, and computer enthusiasts to attend the seminar Computer Crime and Cyber Terrorism, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in the Student Union ballroom to learn how criminals are using computers to facilitate illegal activities.

Presenter Mark Henych discusses how offenders are increasingly turning to computers and the Internet to perform illegal actions including system intrusions, data manipulation, system disturbances, economic fraud, unlawful pornography and money laundering.

The workshop examines various models of computer crime, computer security and cyber terrorism from theoretical as well as practical perspectives.

Additionally, the seminar discusses hacking and the concept of cyber warfare, wherein computers and the Internet function as aids for a cyber assault that could damage or cripple critical components of the United State's infrastructure.

Henych is a writer, lecturer, educator and trainer for law enforcement on the threat of computer crime, and expertise in the field of computer crime investigation and digital forensic computer evidence acquisition. Henych holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice, a Master of Science in criminal justice and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs.

The FGCU Institute for Technological Innovation and Research is sponsoring the seminar. Registration is $55 for professionals and the public, and $35 for students. Continuing Education Unit, or CEU, credits are available.

For more information, contact assistant professor of criminology Charlie Mesloh at (239) 590-7761 or Frank Thompson at

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