High school students solve case using virtual forensics

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — 10 New Haven Academy high school students spent the day at the University of New Haven learning about cyber forensics by playing a virtual game.

Students investigated the case of a girl who went missing. Virtually, they interviewed her family so they could collect evidence to help put all the missing pieces together. All of this it part of the three ‘A’’s in forensics, acquisition, authentication, and analysis.

“Right now they’re learning the first “A” — acquisition. Later on we’ll be conducting some exercises to teach them about authentication, making sure evidence is legitimate and holds up in court. And then analysis, making sure you’re finding all the evidence that’s there”, explained graduate student Dan Walnycky.

The game the students played was developed by Walnycky.

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