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Purdue, Law Enforcement Probe Digital World Of Computer Forensics

Saturday, August 21, 2004 (05:40:19)
Purdue University is teaming with law enforcement officers to improve investigation of the new generation of crimes, including computer-aided terrorism, espionage, bank and business fraud, and identity theft.

A collaboration with 20 law enforcement officers from throughout Indiana is part of a new, federally-sponsored program designed to set national standards for computer forensic education and certification. The goal is not only to increase the number of trained officers and educators, but also to ensure that the evidence found is admissible in court.

Justice issues guidelines for handling digital evidence

Friday, August 20, 2004 (05:41:49)
The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice has published the second in a series of guidelines for IT crime investigations.

“Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement” was created at the agency’s request by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It outlines techniques for extracting digital data while preserving its integrity.

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South Carolina Computer Crime Center Gets New Tool

Friday, August 20, 2004 (05:28:57)
The South Carolina Computer Crime Center, which opened in December 2002, handles the forensic examination of evidence collected during the investigation of computer crimes in South Carolina. Soon after it opened, the facility was faced with a rapidly growing volume of digital evidence and needed a highly scalable storage solution that would leverage the Center's existing infrastructure. The answer: Thunder 9570V from Hitachi Data Systems.

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Site upgrade complete!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (20:41:57)
A very warm welcome to the new, improved Forensic Focus website! In addition to the usual features we've greatly improved the forum and are working hard on adding new content.

We hope that you'll take a second to register and join us, you'll be made very welcome.

New weaknesses in crypto algorithms?

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (11:49:33)
Encryption circles are buzzing with news that mathematical functions embedded in common security applications have previously unknown weaknesses.

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Digital Evidence Web Conference - call for papers

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (06:20:14)
The Forensic Institute, in conjunction with forensic.e-symposium.com, is hosting the 1st International Digital Evidence Web Conference. All submissions will be reviewed by a two-tiered committee consisting of the Advisory Group (3M Group) and a Review Committee (RECO Group).

They are now accepting submissions for potential presentations and poster presentations.

Full details at their website:

http://forensic.e-symposium.com/digev/

High-tech volunteers fight cybercrime

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (06:16:50)
Craig Schiller, an information security officer at RadiSys, isn't just a high-tech "geek" at work. Neither is Corbin Nash, a security architect at Intel, or Mark Morrissey, a computer science instructor at Portland State University.

These three are part of a team of 33 computer experts who donate their time to the Hillsboro Police Department. As Police Reserve Specialists, they help detectives investigate high-tech crime, and they teach the community about security and responsibility in the cyber world.

More (Oregon Live)

FBI opens second computer crime lab

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (06:13:19)
The FBI opened a new lab Tuesday dedicated to detecting computer-related crimes and training federal, state and local police to catch Internet pedophiles, frauds and thieves.

It is the second such lab the FBI has opened in the United States, and it will serve one of 50 computer crime task forces that have been set up around the country to increase co-operation among law enforcement agencies.

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Computer forensics at Bradford University (UK)

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (06:10:09)
The University of Bradford has introduced a postgraduate course in Forensic Computing, in response to "growing demand for computer scientists" with specialist skills to investigate high tech crimes.

The MSc is one of a handful of similar courses available to post graduate students in the UK. Other universities offering MScs in computer forensics include Cranfield University and the University of Glamorgan.

More (The Register)

Under the skin of digital crime

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (06:06:49)
There was a time when hacking was something positive. It was done in the name of intellectual curiousity rather than financial reward.

More criminals are planning crimes on computers
As such, it is something that Professor Neil Barrett is happy to admit that he used to do.

Dr Barrett's hacking days are long past and as technical director of computer security and forensics firm IRM, he is much more likely to be helping catch and convict hackers than join them.

More (BBC)