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Call for comments on Angolan computer crime Bills

Friday, May 12, 2006 (15:14:29)
The National Information Technology Commission (CNTI) has appealed to experts of the sector for greater participation in proposed legislation on computerised crime, protection of data and information security, according to the Angola Press Agency. CNTI's media spokesperson, Luísa dos Santos, said the documents should have been discussed in March, but because of the lack of comments it was postponed...

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Cell Phone Forensics Product Announcement

Thursday, May 11, 2006 (22:07:25)
May 8, 2006 – Concord, MA, -- Project-a-Phone, Inc. announced today that it will introduce its system for gathering cell phone forensic evidence to the law enforcement community at the Silicon Valley meeting of HTCIA in Santa Clara. The Project-a-Phone system combines hardware and software to let users capture screen shots or audio and video recordings of a handheld screen and save them on a computer. By displaying the phone screen image in real-time on a computer, it also makes it possible to present evidence through a projector or over the Web...
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New crackdown on UK cyber crime

Thursday, May 11, 2006 (15:39:32)
The UK’s new FBI-style crime fighting agency has unveiled plans to get tough on cyber crime. The Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has announced a range of new measures to tackle online crime gangs, such as a science laboratory to research emerging technologies that criminals might exploit...

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UK computer crime laws 'ridiculous'

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 (16:50:44)
A British man labelled one of the world's most dangerous hackers yesterday railed against the UK's computer crime laws. Gary McKinnon, who faces extradition to the US after being accused of breaking into the Pentagon's computer system, said that Britain's laws on cybercrime were "ridiculous" and in desperate need of change...

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AccessData Corp. to Create the Next-Generation Forensic Toolkit

Monday, May 08, 2006 (13:04:53)
AccessData Corp., a leader in digital forensic software solutions, today announced that as a member of the Oracle(R) PartnerNetwork, it will provide customers with a new dynamic and adaptive tool for digital forensics. The next generation of Forensic Toolkit, FTK 2.0, currently in the final stages of development, will be based on the Oracle Database 10g, giving it unmatched ability to process data and better serve its clients by delivering critical information in minutes or hours, rather than days...

Profile of a Forensic Science (Digital Evidence) Lecturer

Saturday, May 06, 2006 (14:42:26)
A day in the life of Angus Marshall, senior lecturer in forensic science (digital evidence) at the University of Teesside...

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Army Investigator Brent Pack Honored for Groundbreaking Work

Friday, May 05, 2006 (16:26:57)
Guidance Software, along with AccessData, today announced the winner and finalists of the second annual Timothy Fidel Memorial Award. The honor recognizes excellence in the field of computer forensics, and is presented in memory of Timothy Fidel, a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service who was best known for his tireless efforts to modernize computer forensic standards. The winner of the 2006 Timothy Fidel Memorial Award is retired Special Agent Brent Pack, honored for his work on the Abu Ghraib Detainee Facility investigation as lead forensic examiner with the Computer Crime Investigative Unit of the US Army Criminal Investigation Command...
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IT Forensics: When crime scene investigations go digital

Thursday, May 04, 2006 (18:24:43)
Digital forensics has been around for at least a decade, but in the commercial sector it is still a relatively unknown and unexploited discipline. The concept of digital forensics was originally spawned by law enforcement agencies, which started to realise that traditional forensics techniques, where the focus was on physical evidence such as fingerprints and ballistics traces, was no longer sufficient to fight crime in a world that was becoming increasingly digitised...

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Computer forensics — the CSI reality

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 (18:14:28)
Computer forensics is not a task to be undertaken lightly by just any IT worker. Instead, it calls for specialised skills and careful, documented procedures. A forensics expert knows what signs to look for and can identify additional information sources for relevant evidence, including earlier versions of data files or differently formatted versions of data used by other applications...

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Computer forensics is a red-hot job market

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 (14:01:59)
Computer forensics graduates have been in high demand since the field first appeared and now the demand is growing even larger. In fact, Marcus Rogers, an associate professor at Purdue's College of Technology, says private firms are recruiting graduates in the field, making those graduates among most sought in the nation...

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