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Hunter Collins, an intelligence and cyber operations major at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, testifies in a mock trial involving digital espionage. (Image/Courtesy of Joseph Greenfield)

To test their cybercrime knowledge, USC students take witness stand in virtual courtroom

With COVID-19 cyberscams rampant, industry pros from firms worldwide watch as USC digital forensics students show their crime-fighting smarts in front of a real-life judge online.

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Hospitals reporting shortages of personal protective equipment are looking for ways to disinfect what they’ve got. Here, researchers are testing the efficacy of new sterilization boxes created by engineers at USC. (USC Photo/Andrea Armani)

How hardware store parts transformed into virus-destroying devices

A partnership between USC Viterbi and the Keck School of Medicine has produced a system — built from off-the-shelf items — that uses UV light to disinfect face shields.