State investigators are now fighting cyber criminals from right here in Augusta. On Monday, we learned more about the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s new cyber hub downtown.
We sent NewsChannel 6’s Ashley Osborne to the GBI’s open house at the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation. This is the first time we have gotten a look at what takes place on the GBI’s 4th floor.
On Thursday, agents talked about cyber security in a big picture sense. One agent pointed out that when you think about cyber, typically you think about computers and that is accurate; however, cyber security also encompasses much more. The GBI’s agents are looking at cell phones, tablets, fit bits, GPS in cars, etc.
On the GBI’s floor of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training there is a forensic lab dedicated to devices that fall the computer category. In this lab, they investigate evidence like computers, hard drives and laptops.