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Partnering With Israeli Police to Fight Cybercrime

Partnering With Israeli Police to Fight Cybercrime

March 6, 2018

Homeland & Cyber Security

CTech – In a joint initiative with the Israeli police, Cyber@BGU launched the Center for Computational Criminology at Beer-Sheva’s Ben-Gurion Advanced Technologies Park, in the presence of BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi and Police Commissioner Inspector-General Roni Alsheikh.

Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Roni Alsheikh and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi

“Today, we are on the threshold of the next big breakthrough: analyzing big data to discover hidden patterns to predict and prevent crime,” says Prof. Lior Rokach, head of the new center, chair of BGU’s Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, and a leading expert on artificial intelligence.

“The AI revolution of the past few years will prove to be even more significant than DNA testing for law enforcement, providing them with unprecedented investigative tools and new sources of evidence,” he says.

According to BGU, cybercrime has risen precipitously in recent years as criminals and even rogue governments have capitalized on the anonymity of cyberspace to cloak their activities while reaping sizable profits.

BGU researchers and students will work alongside officers of the Israeli police’s cyber unit to develop tools for law enforcement, such as computer models that can track and visualize patterns in cybercrime.

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