internet of things
Date Title Instructor Time
12/20/2018 The Internet of Things: Understanding and Using IoT to Prove Your Case Justin Fitzsimmons, JD 1:00-2:30 pm CST

Brief Overview: The Internet of Things refers to physical devices having the capability to connect to the Internet to send and receive signals and data. As technology evolves into every facet of our daily lives, it is important that MDT's develop an understanding of what devices are IoT capable and potentially what information may be recoverable to assist in investigations, prosecutions or adjudications. Participants will learn what devices are currently IoT, emerging technology for IoT, and ways to detect what may be contained on IoT devices. Issues of search and seizure for IoT devices will also be discussed.

Expert Presenter: Justin Fitzsimmons, JD, is the Program Manager of the High Tech Training Services division of SEARCH Group, Inc. He is a nationally-recognized legal authority on technology-facilitated crimes against children. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and has significant experience as a prosecuting attorney.

Prior to joining SEARCH Group he was a Senior Attorney with the National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. Before joining NDAA he was the supervisor of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. He was also assigned to the Child Advocacy Center where he prosecuted sexual assault and severe physical abuse of children.

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Continuing Education Credits

This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 hours CEU, 1 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers, and 1.5 CLE by the Minnesota Board of CLE.


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Please contact Kia Kehrer at kia.kehrer@childrensmn.org with any additional questions.