Pace University’s Cybersecurity Day features K-9 demo

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A cybersecurity conference at Pace University focusing on the health care industry included a demonstration from a special K-9 guest.

Harley, a 4-year-old yellow Lab, is an electronics storage detection K-9 with the Westchester County Police Department. She's done some serious digging: sniffing out technology in the homes of alleged terrorists and cyber hackers, even the former attorney to President Donald Trump and now convicted felon, Michael Cohen.

"She can find anything with electronic memory," says Brett Hochron with Westchester County police. 

Hochron says a K-9 like Harley can find these devices no matter how small they are, and much quicker than humans can.

"Cyber criminals have become incredibly sophisticated in their phishing ability," said Jonathan Hill, dean of Seidenberg School of CSIS at Pace University.

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