Academia will benefit from the interaction with public and private institutions. Such interaction will provide the needed stimuli to conduct and shape relevant academic research on interesting and challenging real-life problems and will improve the knowledge of cyber-forensics through research initiatives. This interaction will also provide students with exposure and training opportunities that will heighten their level of professional competence by gaining practical expertise and research-based knowledge. The activities conducted within the proposed collaboration will definitely contribute to the enhancement and development of university curricula in Cyber-Forensics and Information Security.
University and college groups will receive extensive training along with possibilities of funding and future recruitment. The core benefits are:
- Faculty members, together with highly qualified graduate students, will constitute the research arm of NCFTA Canada;
- The proposed collaboration will be a framework for sharing, under appropriate terms, the research results from relevant projects being conducted in academia; and
- Specialized curricula and courses will create training opportunities for NCFTA Canada members and participating students will gain industrial exposure and unique hands-on experience.