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WCVB’s ‘Chronicle’ Calls Cybersecurity ‘The Future of Law Enforcement’

Administrator
22 May 2020


In March, WCVB-TV Channel 5’s “Chronicle” news team paid a visit to the classroom of BU Metropolitan College’s Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) Program Director Dr. Kyung-shick Choi as part of its investigation into the professional field of cybercrime prevention, investigation, and cybersecurity.

The long-running, Boston-produced newsmagazine show dubbed cybersecurity “the future of law enforcement” in its report, which included interviews with MET CIC students who cited the importance of learning the trade from working practitioners, as well as the promising professional opportunities on the horizon.

“We need more people in this field protecting [and] helping people,” MET CIC student Mariana De Paiva said.

The segment also delved into Dr. Choi’s journey and personal history as an expert. A police officer in South Korea before coming to the United States to study criminology, Choi only turned his focus to cybercrime investigation after being a victim of one such crime himself—a personal data breach that led to the theft of more than $50,000.

“Everybody thought that I committed [the] crime,” Dr. Choi told “Chronicle.” “Then I had to defend myself. I ended up working with the national police to find the suspect.”

The cybersecurity spotlight feature also echoed recent sentiments from Dr. Choi that the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent rise in professionals working from home internet increases the threat and risks of cyberattacks on everyday people.

Cybersecurity may be the future of criminal justice, but from his own past, the BU MET CIC director has seen that the qualities most essential to law and order are the willingness and commitment to work together.

“Cooperation between the private sector and the government sector—and academia—is the key to combating cybercrime,” Dr. Choi said.

Watch the segment on WCVB-TV Channel 5.


Link - https://www.bu.edu/met/2020/05/21/wcvbs-chronicle-calls-cybersecurity-the-future-of-law-enforcement/ 

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Director : Kyung-shick Choi
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Training Center : 30 JFK Street (3rd Floor), Cambridge, MA 02138

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Center for Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity

Director : Kyung-shick Choi  |  Main Office : 46 Warren Ave, Milton, MA 02186
Training Center : 30 JFK Street (3rd Floor), Cambridge, MA 02138

TEL :  617-358-2807  |  FAX : 617-358-3595  |  EMAIL : admin@centercicboston.org


Copyright 2018 Center for CIC  | Resource Guide for Global Cybersecurity Research & Training | All Rights Reserved
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CONTACT US

admin@centercicboston.org