NW3C Outreach a Big Success
The NW3C Outreach in Jackson, MS took place on May 18 as law enforcement from Mississippi and surrounding states attended the one-day event at the Jackson Hilton.
NW3C honored Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood for his proactive voice in intellectual property (IP) rights protection not just in Mississippi, but nationally.
His many works in the battle against IP crime and cyber crime are a testament to his national leadership, not only in supporting law enforcement, but protecting the health, safety, welfare and economic well-being of citizens.
NW3C Board of Directors Chairman Glen Gainer and NW3C Director Don Brackman presented Attorney General Hood with an award recognizing his national leadership in fighting cyber crime and defending intellectual property rights.
“We are proud to call Attorney General Jim Hood a friend in the ongoing fight against white collar crime,” Director Brackman said. “Thanks to him, Mississippi is a leader in preventing, detecting and prosecuting intellectual property theft and Internet crime.”
Outreach presenters included:
- Jeff Davis, a retired detective from the Peel Regional Police (Ontario, Canada), began the presentations with a version of the popular Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Cloning and Motor Vehicle Title Fraud seminars that NW3C has held throughout the country.
- John Cassara, a former CIA officer and U.S. Treasury agent, led attendees through the many steps involved in investigating the various money-laundering and value-transfer systems that criminals use to hide their profits.
- Indiana State Police Lieutenant Chuck Cohen, a nationally known cyber crime expert, discussed a variety of ways that law enforcement can use open-source intelligence (social media websites and online services that compile personal data) to gather information on suspects and victims.
Feedback from the attendees was positive. “This (training) was very helpful,” one attendee said. “It helped broaden my investigative techniques.”
Another said: “I enjoyed the presentations. I will be able to use this information, and I look forward to my next NW3C course.”
Video (Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General)