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Computer Forensics and the Menomonie Police Department

Saturday, February 10, 2007 (14:00:18)
Technology moves at a fast pace. It moves ahead. The majority of people have computers now,” said Sergeant Andy Crouse of the Menomonie Police Department (MPD). The use of computers in law enforcement is growing, whether the crime was committed via computers — such as distributing CP — or whether the evidence in a drug case was retrieved from a hard drive and used to prosecute the criminal. Crime now “knows no tax districts, jurisdictions or boundaries,” said Crouse. Chief Todd Chaney of the Altoona Police Department, who often works with the computer forensics experts in Menomonie as well as other area law enforcement personnel, stated that computer forensics capabilities are “a critical need in law enforcement today, and are also a critical deficiency.” Law enforcement at all levels and jurisdictions, from local community police to state criminologists to federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are finding themselves short of staff, short of equipment and, in some cases, short of technical training when it comes to recent developments in computer forensics...

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Post your questions for John Patzakis (Guidance Software)

Friday, February 09, 2007 (12:42:27)
Please post your questions for John Patzakis of Guidance Software (the makers of EnCase) in the interviews forum. John is the latest member of the forensic community to agree to be interviewed and I hope to be able to bring results of the interviews with Jesse Kornblum and Brian Carrier by the end of the month. There are also a number of others waiting to be interviewed (see the open topics in the forum) so please take advantage of this opportunity to post your questions! - Jamie
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Bitlocker No Real Threat To Decryption?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007 (13:03:45)
The Register is running a story called 'Vista encryption 'no threat' to computer forensics'. The article explains that despite some initial concerns that lawbreakers would benefit from built-in strong encryption, it's unlikely the Bitlocker technology will slow down most digital forensic analysts. What kind of measures does one need to take to make sure no one but yourself has access to your data? Is Bitlocker just good enough (keeping out your siblings) or does it miss the whole purpose of the encryption entirely?

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Cash barrier to e-crime plan in UK

Monday, February 05, 2007 (16:58:58)
Proposals for the Metropolitan Police to co-ordinate national e-crime strategy will fail without major new funds, experts warn. The Met last week suggested its computer crime division could plug the hole between local forces and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, which was created when the National High-Tech Crime Unit was disbanded last April. But e-crime is not a sufficiently high priority to compete for scarce resources, says Rick Naylor, president of the Police Superintendents’ Association...

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Vista encryption 'no threat' to computer forensics

Friday, February 02, 2007 (22:56:33)
Security advances in Windows Vista are unlikely to frustrate cybercrime investigation, according to a leading computer forensics firm. Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Vista include a feature that provides data volume encryption called BitLocker Drive Encryption. Suggestions that BitLocker contains a backdoor allowing law enforcement agencies automatic access to encrypted volumes have been robustly denied by Microsoft. But that doesn't necessarily mean the availability of Vista will mean the widespread adoption of disc encryption technologies that will frustrate law enforcement investigations in computer crime...

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The Real World of Computer Forensics

Friday, February 02, 2007 (02:30:00)
In today's business environment, any company, from small to large, can count on facing unwanted incidents and formal litigation. And since most companies use computer networks to process financial transactions and to handle the sheer amount of information associated with their business, computer data will inevitably be involved in any unwanted incident or litigation attempt. As such, it's the smart companies, and IT departments, who understand that they will need to be in a position to efficiently deal with this information - and that means in a computerized format - when responding to incidents or litigation...

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E-Discovery Experts Name Top Five Trends for 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 (19:55:24)
Growth, debate and change will be the norm in 2007 when it comes to the expansion and evolution of e-discovery technology according to an analysis of the e-discovery industry discussed and announced today by the newly formed LexisNexis® Discovery Services group. As part of its participation in Legal Tech® New York, the largest legal technology event of the year, LexisNexis Vice President of Industry Relations, Courtney Ingraffia Barton, Esq. and Director of Data Collection & Forensic Services, Tom Williams, hosted a session in which they reviewed the top issues in e-discovery in 2006 and predicted the top trends for 2007...
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Vista is 'more secure' says Gates

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 (09:12:04)
The new operating system (OS) boasts an improved interface and security tools. Bill Gates said security in Vista would mean it would be "much, much harder" for malicious hackers to attack computers running the operating system. "For anybody worried about safety, whether it is phishing or malware or parental control type issues, Vista brings that to a whole new level of capability," he added...

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Microsoft's Computer Investigation Guide For Windows

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 (07:27:37)
This guide discusses processes and tools for use in internal computer investigations. It introduces a multi-phase model that is based on well-accepted procedures in the computer investigation community. It also presents an applied scenario example of an internal investigation in an environment that includes Microsoft® Windows®–based computers. The investigation uses Windows Sysinternals tools (advanced utilities that can be used to examine Windows–based computers) as well commonly available Windows commands and tools.

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Met looks to national role in battle against e-crime

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 (21:24:36)
The Metropolitan Police is looking to expand its computer crime unit into a national resource, amid admissions that local e-crime units are no longer able to cope with a rising tide of organised computer crime. A report published by the Metropolitan Police last week said that local police computer crime units are struggling to keep up with a growing volume of attacks...

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