Police and geeks meet in Beersheba to hammer out cybercrime solutions

Over a hundred cops, techies, private security operators, geeks and hackers descended onto Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on Thursday, to take part in a 28-hour “hackathon” devoted to finding hi-tech solutions to cybercrime challenges facing law enforcement.

The “Future Cop” hackathon is being hosted at the university’s Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Hi-Tech Management, in collaboration with officer’s from the LAHAV 433 unit of the Israel Police, which runs the organization’s cybercrimes unit.

A hackathon is an event where programmers, developers, and designers work intensively on projects, often with the goal of solving specific problems or just for educational purposes.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-and-geeks-meet-in-Beersheba-to-hammer-out-cybercrime-solutions-405759

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