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Rise in UK public sector PC misuse

Thursday, June 09, 2005 (12:20:05)
Computer fraud and abuse is on the rise in the public sector, a report by the public watchdog, the Audit Commission, has found. The number of computer fraud cases has doubled, up from 8% of cases in 2001 to 16% in 2004...

More (BBC)

Course boosts computer forensics capability in Hong Kong

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 (19:00:34)
To enhance officers' computer forensics capability, the Hong Kong Police organised a two-week "Computer Forensics Certification Course" last month that 18 computer forensics examiners attended. The first part covered file system level analysis which underpins all computer forensics theories. The second part focused on "Encase Intermediate Analysis & Reporting", forensics software developed by Guidance Software of the US...

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PGP use ruled relevant in Minnesota

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 (09:16:06)
A Minnesota appeal court has ruled that a trial judge was within his rights to allow police evidence about the presence of an encryption program on a defendant's computer to be admitted in a child abuse case. The ruling came as the Minnesota State Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by David Levie against his conviction. The case, although never put before a jury, could establish the precendent that the use of an encryption programme might be admitted as evidence of criminal intent, as least in Minnesota...

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LanpherWilson Acquires Computer Forensic Group, Inc.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 (09:11:15)
LanpherWilson Corporation today announced that it has acquired Computer Forensic Group, Inc. of Germantown, MD to form a new company called Turiss, a digital investigations and information protection firm with target markets in the corporate, legal and government arenas...

More (press release)

Fletcher aides leave plentiful trail of e-mail

Monday, June 06, 2005 (09:24:14)
Comfortable with high-tech gadgets, Gov. Ernie Fletcher's aides use state-issued computers and BlackBerries to send e-mail that details their deeds, plans, turf battles, even their moods, sometimes on an hourly basis. Now, that e-mail is a trail of bread crumbs for prosecutors to follow as they investigate what role is played by Republican politics in the Fletcher administration's merit-system hiring...

More (Lexington Herald-Leader)

The Certified Computer Examiner Certification

Saturday, June 04, 2005 (10:38:42)
While computer forensics certifications are not as mainstream as an MCSE or CCNA, there are several forensic certifications that are growing in prominence and that are worthy of investigation if you are considering this type of certification. One of these is the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)...

http://www.certified-computer-examiner.com/

Sault College (ON, Canada) to host computer forensics workshop

Friday, June 03, 2005 (09:58:17)
Sault College (Marie, ON, Canada) will present a computer forensics workshop for IT professionals from June 13 to 17. James Lewis, site director for the Centre for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, will lead the training program, which will be delivered through daylong sessions at the college...

More (LTVNEWS.COM)

Sault College web site

Keyboard cops

Thursday, June 02, 2005 (10:57:12)
Forget leaving fingerprints at the scene of the crime. Today's police know that the hard evidence they find on your hard drive can put you behind bars. Computer forensic analysts - the detectives of the digital world - are in big demand. Electronic evidence is proving critical in solving crimes, with the proliferation of computers, PDAs, mobile phones and even iPods...

More (Independent)

CFP: DFRWS -- Extended Deadline

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 (22:40:33)
From Brian Carrier:

The paper submission deadline for DFRWS 2005 has been extended until
Friday June 3, 2005. For those who have already submitted papers, you can
still edit your submission on the server. For those who requested an
extension or are behind because of the long weekend, you have a few more
days to finish your papers. For those who are hearing about the Digital
Forensic Research Workshop for the first time, you can refer to the Call
For Papers and consider submitting a paper or panel proposal.

http://www.dfrws.org/2005/

An Inside Look at a Disk Recovery Service

Wednesday, June 01, 2005 (19:10:06)
In many failure-related cases, the chances of recovering data from a hard disk range from good to very good. If the electronic system is the only thing affected, then the drive can often be reused after the control panel has been replaced. If, on the other hand, the defect is of a mechanical nature, then recovery will be a bit more difficult. So long as the drive components can be replaced, expenses can be kept to a minimum. However, if special equipment is required, then the bill will quickly run up into the range of four figures...

More (Tom's Hardware Guide)