The spirit of J. Edgar Hoover was summoned and the typical summer experiences of swimming, bonding, smores, maybe a first kiss and the steady onset of home-sickness were left absent from the menu for campers in Huntsville, Alabama.
Thanks to a collaboration between the FBI and InfraGard, a select group of middle-school students were willing participants in the attempt to solve a staged kidnapping. Teenagers processed physical and digital evidence and conducted interviews in identifying persons of interest. The day culminated to resounding cheers and smiles as a group of federal agents with mock guns forcefully drawn administered a full serving of justice to the perp.
Though the execution of precise tactical methodologies was briefly introduced, the camp’s focus was to educate younger people on the importance of cybersecurity and the role that devices and on-line signatures play as evidence in tracking and locating individuals. As the expectation for privacy seemingly continues to dwindle with each generation, the importance of adhering to diligent and safe personal security practices is crucial in the fight against human trafficking.