Criminal investigators receive training in online investigations, use of WebCase
Online PR News – 20-July-2010 – – Reno, NV — Investigators and attorneys with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office are receiving a two-day course on Internet investigations. The two-day course, taught by Vere Software president and CEO Todd Shipley, covers detection and prevention of Internet-based crimes, social networking sites, bulletin boards and newsgroups, instant messaging and chat, and undercover operations, along with how to use Vere Software's WebCase Internet evidence collection tool.
The training comes three months after Shipley's first visit to the AG's office, in which he presented a lecture to prosecutors, investigators and school resource officers about social networking's place in a criminal inquiry. The lecture was part of Attorney General Martha Coakley's quarterly Cyber Crime Initiative Training.
“We are pleased to have been asked to return to the Massachusetts AG's Office to train their investigators on our software WebCase,” said Shipley. “Not only will we cover the fundamentals behind the social networking sites we discussed last spring, we'll be able to show how WebCase supports investigators' evidence collection from social networking and other Internet sources.”
The Attorney General's Office is responsible for community safety, consumer protection, and business legal support, among other fields. All can involve Internet-based investigation to some degree, especially with regard to cyberbullying and stalking, identity theft, certain types of fraud, and Internet crimes against children.
WebCase is the flagship product of Vere Software, Inc. The first software built for legally defensible evidence collection from Web pages and social networking sites, WebCase digitally “fingerprints” its evidence using commonly accepted hash algorithms.
ABOUT VERE SOFTWARE:
Incorporated in February 2007, Vere Software, Inc. designs, develops, programs, and markets software and hardware built upon concepts related to online evidence collection and preservation. Offered to both public and private markets domestically and internationally, Vere Software's WebCase and related products meet the standard for criminal legal defensibility by logging, date and time stamping collected Internet evidence, then authenticating it via one of a number of accepted hash algorithms.