New annual gift to benefit UAB computer forensics program

Students in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences will benefit from a new $20,000 annual gift from IID (Internet Identity), a provider of technologies and services that help organizations secure Internet presence. The gift will support as many as four students from the UAB computer forensics program, a set of laboratories run collaboratively by the departments of Justice Sciences and Computer and Information Sciences. In addition to its monetary gift, IID also plans to extend real-world learning opportunities to students, including frequent student participation in the company's analysis of emerging cyber-threats.

computer_lab"We are excited that our students will get real-world experience with one of the world's top Internet security operation teams at IID. Our students will have the opportunity to collaborate to stop cyber-criminals who are using the latest methods to harm consumers and corporations," says Gary Warner, the UAB director of research in computer forensics.

Warner and UAB's computer forensics program is known internationally for its work and regularly collaborates with the FBI, FDIC and other national and internationally agencies to track and prosecute cyber-criminals through the UAB Spam Data Mine and other computer forensics laboratories.

"We are honored to commit this annual gift to one of the most advanced cyber-security university programs in the world," says IID President and CTO Rod Rasmussen. "It is imperative that we help train the next generation of Internet security experts."

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