The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - High school students interested in such careers as cybersecurity, cyber crime and digital forensics got a taste of what it would be like during the 10th annual Cyber Day at Marshall University.

The event is part of the 12th annual conference of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence (AIDE) happening this week on campus. AIDE hosted interactive, hands-on programs for students who have an interest in computers, a strong work ethic and a desire to learn.

John Sammons, director of digital forensics and information assurance at Marshall, said students got a hands-on introduction to the software used by forensics professionals to collect and document digital evidence. They also toured the digital forensics laboratory and interacted with faculty members.

The conference will continue through Friday, April 19. It is the first year it is being held on Marshall's campus.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Continuing Education, Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence and the digital forensics and information assurance program in Marshall's College of Science.

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