February 15, 2011
America’s teenagers are logging into social network websites at a record pace, and while this digital craze is gaining steam, many parents are worried about the dangers of cyberspace. According to Pew Internet Projects, nearly three-quarters of teens use sites like Facebook and MySpace regularly. The nature of cyberspace is access, and kids sometimes make bad decisions.
To combat this troubling trend, CENTRAL Computer and Cell Phone Forensics Lab of Stamford, CT, is proud to announce the opening of new headquarters at the CTech IncUBator at The University of Bridgeport. CENTRAL Computer and Cell Phone Forensics Lab is a full-service computer forensics lab that specializes in computer forensics, cell phone Forensics, cyber crime, and background checks for Social Networks and Complete Investigative Services.
“The IncUBator is a perfect location for our business,” said Alan Dressler, general manager of CENTRAL Computer and Cell Phone Forensics Lab. “This partnership allows us a unique opportunity to work with the resources provided by the university as well as the ability to help many more people in the field and online. We hope to use this facility to provide a service which will help many people become proactive and secure their place in cyberspace.”
From its website, www.FaceChecks.com, the lab offers, Face Checks™, background checks for social networks. This service is geared toward parents interested in finding out information about their children’s “friends” online. The online name search locates sexual and violent offenders and criminal records nationwide.
“Facechecks.com is the perfect tool for parents that want to ensure their children are safe when using social networks,” said Dressler. “This venture came about as a direct response to the dramatic rise in criminal and civil cases that have a need for computer and cell phone forensic research, let alone the amount of cases that involve cyber bullies and computer crimes. Today, there is a two year waiting list at most state and federal computer forensic labs across the country, we hope to help people avoid those delays. Bad guys, beware!”
About CENTRAL Computer and Cell Phone Forensics Lab
CENTRAL Computer and Cell Phone Forensics Lab is staffed by licensed investigators and certified computer forensic techs with over 30 years of experience in investigations and high technology research. The lab is a branch of Colucci Investigations and the exclusive field rep for Skout Forensics™ innovative technology. The lab specializes in computer forensics, cell phone forensics, cyber crimes, Face Checks™ background checks, and complete investigative services. For more information, go to www.FaceChecks.com.
About Connecticut Innovations, Inc.
Connecticut Innovations (CI) is a quasi-public organization dedicated to driving a vibrant, entrepreneurial, technology-based economy in Connecticut. CI stimulates high-tech growth by investing in: early-stage Connecticut technology companies, university/industry research collaborations, technology transfer, and clean energy initiatives through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. CI also fosters collaboration among government, business, nonprofit and academic organizations to advance technology growth and promotes public policies consistent with CI’s mission. CI directs the activities of CTech@Science Park at Yale in New Haven, CTech IncUBator@University of Bridgeport and CTech@UConn Technology Incubation Program in Farmington in partnership with founding sponsors and partners. For more information on CI, please visit www.ctinnovations.com. For more information on Connecticut’s CTech incubators, please visit www.ctech-ct.org. For more information on CTech IncUBator @ University of Bridgeport, please visit: www.ctech-ct.org/UB.
About the University of Bridgeport
The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and award-winning academic programs in a culturally diverse learning environment that prepares graduates for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. There are 400 full- and part-time faculty members, including Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Fellows, Ford Fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, American Council for Learned Societies Scholars and Phi Beta Kappa Scholars. A variety of online courses and certificate programs are also available. The University is independent and non-sectarian. For more information on UB, please visit www.bridgeport.edu.
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