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Solving Computer Crime is Topic of Lecture at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, September 19, 2005

New York State Police Computer Crime Unit Investigator Thomas Hurbanek will discuss computer crime and forensic evidence at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, as part of Hudson Valley Community College's Voices: A Library Lecture Series.

The lecture, titled "Handling Suspected Computer Crime," will examine how police solve computer crimes, including a discussion of the emerging issues involved in computer forensics and how digital evidence is processed and preserved. A question and answer session will follow the lecture, which will be held in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

Hurbanek has spent nearly 20 years with the state police, the last eight in the Computer Crime Unit in the Forensic Investigation Center in Albany. He has participated in more than 1,000 investigations involving computers and technology and more than 200 cases involving the forensic examination of digital evidence.

Hurbanek helped develop the state police's Computer Forensic Laboratory, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Cyber-Terrorism Unit. Hurbanek also received a letter of commendation for his work on the 2002 Breeder's Cup investigation, where a software developer altered bets electronically in an attempt to steal more than $3 million.

For more information about Voices: A Library Lecture Series, visit

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.