The Computer Information Technology and Electronic Crime (CITEC) Unit investigates non-traditional crimes where computer systems and the Internet are used to facilitate the crime or store evidence of a crime. Personnel assigned to CITEC are trained in the investigation of cyber crimes that impact governmental agencies, public service companies, educational institutions, and private corporations. Investigations include:
- Network intrusions (hacking)
- Denial-of-service attacks
- Web site defacements
- Identity theft/fraud
- Electronic terroristic threats
- Tampering with governmental records.
The CITEC Unit also specializes in the forensic recovery of digital evidence from computer systems and electronic media encountered in these investigations. To request an investigation into the security compromise of a government, public service company, or business network computer system, contact the CITEC Unit supervisor at (512) 424-2685.