FBI specialist to discuss computer forensics

For Immediate Release

September 30, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—A special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will speak about his work on investigations involving computer intrusion, internet fraud, piracy, and child pornography.

FBI special agent Timothy Pivnichny will speak at Bloomsburg University on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 218. Pivnichny will demonstrate how the FBI uses computer forensics to investigate internet and computer crimes. Information on employment with the FBI will also be available.

Pivnichny is a ‘95 graduate of Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in computer science. He began his career with the FBI in 2002 and was assigned to the Pittsburgh Division where he worked on computer intrusions, violations of intellectual property rights, fraud, and child pornography as a member of the Cyber Squad. In Jan., 2005, Pivnichny was selected as a member of the Computer Analysis and Response Team and became certified as a Computer Forensic Examiner.

The seminar is sponsored by the Bloomsburg University Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics.


Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.