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UK.biz urged to swot up on computer forensics

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (16:38:09)
Businesses are failing to capture essential evidence from their computer systems, according to a UK industry group which has published a new set of guidelines designed to help firms gen up on computer forensics. The Directors and Corporate Advisors’ Guide to Digital Investigations and Evidence from the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) is designed to plug a knowledge gap it reckons is leaving business at risk. The absence of properly preserved computer evidence not only makes criminal prosecutions against hackers more difficult but leads to firms failing to get proper redress in the civil courts or unable to make proper insurance claims, IAAC argues...

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[OK, this is basically a repeat of an earlier news article but it's worth repating IMHO - Jamie]
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Virtual Cooperation

Monday, September 26, 2005 (15:31:19)
When a Colorado woman telephoned the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department this summer and complained that a Waukesha man ripped her off in an Internet auction sale, she wasn't sure she was going to find a willing ear. But a Sheriff's Department detective with computer expertise, Robert Grall, decided to see what he could do...

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Directors & Corporate Advisors' Guide to Digital Investigations and Evidence

Sunday, September 25, 2005 (18:42:45)
If your organisation was asked to produce reliable evidence of what has happened within its computers, perhaps after a suspected crime or attack, or to resolve a legal dispute – how well would it respond?

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Guidance Software and Vericept Corporation Announce Partnership

Friday, September 23, 2005 (15:10:11)
Guidance Software Corporation, the leader in computer forensics and incident response solutions and Vericept Corporation, the leading provider of comprehensive compliance and content control solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to provide customers with a dynamic and adaptive incident management system. As a result of this alliance, Vericept and Guidance will provide customers with an integrated incident management solution that will dramatically reduce the time delay between incident and response times allowing organizations to quickly react to high-risk incidents that occur from the inside. Additionally, the integration will greatly reduce the effort involved in collecting information required for further investigation...

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Organisations need a digital evidence plan

Thursday, September 22, 2005 (14:05:58)
Businesses could lose legal disputes and miss out on insurance claims because of their inability to collect and preserve computer and internet-based evidence, experts have warned. While firms are investing heavily in disaster recovery plans for low-probability events such as fire or terrorism, many are failing to identify and preserve important digital evidence required to tackle more frequent incidents, such as payment disputes, employment tribunals and fraud...

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New paper: The Enhanced Digital Investigation Process Model

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 (17:52:19)
A new paper entitled "The Enhanced Digital Investigation Process Model", authored by Venansius Baryamureeba and Florence Tushabe, is now online and can be viewed here.

A list of all papers and articles at Forensic Focus can be found here. Further contributions are encouraged and always welcome.
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Policing the internet will take more than law

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 (13:41:30)
While forming new legislation can help in the fight against cyber crime, it's misguided to think law is the single most important factor here, says Brian White. We need more forensic officers and better education...

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New Missouri Southern degree helps catch cyber criminals

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 (16:58:28)
With the growing number and popularity of CSI shows on television, there's an increasing interest in forensics. With that in mind, there is a forensics class that coincides with computer skills. For about two years, Missouri Southern has offered some classes in computer forensics. Now, Southern offers a bachelor's degree for students interested in the program...

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Detectives of the future to be trained on Wearside

Monday, September 19, 2005 (00:55:06)
The University of Sunderland is launching the BSc in Forensic Computing to teach students the latest technologies that are being used to help catch criminals. The four-year degree will give students a grounding in the advanced technologies used by modern-day police forces. They will also do placements at Northumbria Police, West Midlands Police, the Harperley Hall Police training centre for Scene of Crime Officers, and at local organisations such as the Northumbria Coalition Against Crime to find out how theory is put into action...

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What's on your hard drive?

Saturday, September 17, 2005 (22:15:59)
Companies and consumers are failing to take note of the importance of properly cleaning data off their hard drives before selling or discarding them. And with a proliferation of removable storage media such as compact flash cards and SD cards falling in price the problem of sensitive data being discarded is getting worse. Data recovery specialist Disklabs recently bought 100 second-hand hard drives and 50 used memory cards and found documents such as CVs and accounting spreadsheets with names and mobile phone numbers...

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