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Lecture: Digital Forensics in Homicide & Missing Persons Investigations - Current technology trends and challenges

When: Monday, April 22, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: > See description for location
Cost: Free

UMASSD CYBER SECURITY EDUCATION CLUB (CSEC) jointly with* COE National Cybersecurity Center & ECE Seminar
Annual Guest Lecture for ECE548/488 Cyber Threats and Security Management

Topic: Digital Forensics in Homicide & Missing Persons Investigations
-Current technology trends and challenges

Speaker: Brock Morrissette, Sergeant, Massachusetts State Police, Bristol County District Attorney's Office, State Police Detective Unit

Location: Science & Engineering Building (SENG), Room 222

Sgt. Morrissette will briefly cover the current digital forensic responses in critical incident cases along with the current trends and best practices for successful investigations and prosecutions. Sgt. Morrissette will detail how critical and intermingled digital forensics has become a part of almost every homicide investigation. He will discuss current limitations and problems facing investigators and future challenges facing the forensics / cyber industry.

Sergeant Brock Morrissette is a member of the Bristol County District Attorney's Office State Police Detective Unit where he has served since October 2015 as a Homicide investigator. Specializing in digital forensics, Sgt. Morrissette is a certified mobile device forensic examiner and a subject matter expert in geolocation and cellular records analysis. He has testified as a recognized expert in multiple successful Homicide prosecutions. He is a member of the State Police Critical Incident Technology Investigations (CITI) team. Sgt. Morrissette is a graduate of the State Police Academy in 2014 from the 81st RTT. He graduated from UMass Dartmouth with BS/MS degrees in Computer Engineering and previously worked in electronics manufacturing for Lockheed Martin for eight years.

The Seminars is open to the public free of charge.

*For further information, please contact Dr. Hong Liu via email at
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Topical Areas: General Public, University Community, College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering