Three students at the College of Information Technology of Zayed University (ZU) last week launched a project that aims to act as digital forensics e-learning platform.
The project is called ‘Jenaei', an Arabic word that translates into English as ‘forensics', but written as ‘Jena2i'. The project is an online e-learning site targeting judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and bankers to learn about the cyber crimes' investigation process.
"Jena2i is the first project of its kind in the region. It explores the idea of educating lawyers, judges and prosecutors in the UAE using an e-learning platform in both Arabic and English," Sarah Al Thahli, member of the three-member student team told Gulf News.
As high-tech crimes continue to grow in the UAE and the Mena region, she said, Jena2i can support judges, lawyers, and stakeholders involved in both law and criminal investigation.
She said the development of the new site was the graduation project of the three students who stressed that they would go ahead with their plan to continue it after the graduation from the university.
"We at first launched a survey addressing a large number of judges, lawyers and prosecutors to make sure our project will be beneficial. We got a response from 16 persons, mainly lawyers, who expressed a great interest," Sarah said.
As many as 12 out of the 16 respondents confirmed the importance of learning about computer forensics, while six said that lawyers and judges are already knowledgeable about the subject.
"Dr Ebrahim Baggili [the supervisor of the project] inspired us with the idea and was a great support all the way in executing the project," Sarah said.
Baggili said the new site provides information aimed at helping legal specialists to understand the intricate process of digital forensics, "The new bilingual website aims to offer them a better understanding of the technical aspect that cyber crimes investigation involves," he said.
From/ Gulf News