Cybercrime Investigation Competition

Winning Team

Team Hungary / Fifty Shades of Grey Hat

Argentina Cambodia
Argentina Bolivia Cambodia
Colombia Colombia2 France
Hungary Mexico Peru
South Korea Spain USA – BSU
USA – BU USA – Scranton USA  – UC

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded Boston University Metropolitan College’s Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity program a federal grant to support the project titled “Student Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence Educational Opportunities Program” for enhancing current capacities of law enforcement agencies in the areas of computer forensics and digital evidence, in turn leading to improved cybercrime investigations and successful prosecutions, ultimately resulting in reduced cybercrime investigation.

With much consideration to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 competition will be held virtually as a team competition. For this competition, college student/practitioner teams will engage in cybercrime investigation-focused activities centered on digital forensics.

The goal of the competition is to develop an effective cybercrime investigation training, test the best practices reflecting the needs of all levels of law enforcement, and establish training guidelines in computer forensics and digital evidence.

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and government employees in the field of criminal justice. Each team will be made up of three members: 1) Desktop Forensics 2) Mobile Forensics 3) Legal Specialist.


  • Winning Team: $1,000 prize
  • In addition to the winning prize, each member of the winning team will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship (a total sum of $3,000 per team) to be applied to the tuition of BU MET’s Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate.

Competition Format

Key Dates

  • February 2021: Competition Registration Opens
  • March 2021: Competition Registration Closes & Selection of Participants
  • May 2021: Access to Competition Platform
  • June 1, 2021: Competition Day
  • June 2, 2021: Presentation via Mock Trial (Top Three Teams)


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