Northern Cybercrime Forensics Group

Northern Cybercrime Forensics Group

Title: Northern Cybercrime Forensics Group
Location: MadLab (Downstairs)
Description: A group for individuals from ‘up North’ who want to discuss and share experiences and techniques in cybercrime forensics.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2010-07-22
End Time: 21:00

Cybercrime investigations require the interpretation of data and information to determine what actions a person (or a group) has done. Often this interpretation relies heavily on our understanding of the psychology of the subject (even if we don’t realise it) and how that is reflected in the data.

But what if the data and technology alters the psychology of the subject? If we misunderstand how people interact with technology will this inevitably mean that we misinterpret the data and information from an investigation?

Thanks to Trine for suggesting and leading on this interesting but little discussed aspect of cybercrime forensics.

The Talk/ Discussion

Mix pyschology with cyber space!

What do you get?

The dawning of a new Millennium and we’ve yet to catch on.

Information, communication, and social networking tools bring a new era. Technology and communication touches each of us. There’s changes in human cognition, emotion and behaviour afoot.

Psychology has come to focus on modern-day issues, violence, substance abuse, “online addictions” in cyber space?

And also there’s the timeless concerns of all people. Relationships, group processes, organizational and collective behaviour..

Entire new lifestyles are emerging. New ways of behaving.

Blogs, tele-health diagnosis and distance learning, computer aided designs.

Websites have become part of human experience.

(With thanks to Dr Micheal Fenishel)

Cyber psych is a subset of many other sets which for brevity we can call human behaviour. I shall be talking about Active Curiosity, which is different from prejudiced enquiry, that can lead to miscarriages of justice.

About the speaker Trine Moore

I’m applying to do research at oxford university into international relations and global psycho dynamics, some would call it political science. As a scientist my interest is human dynamics and world trends, as a person I’m interested in the Forces which shape peoples lives…”