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Inside the HGST Helium Hard Drive

Thursday, September 03, 2015 (08:52:53)
Helium-filled hard drives may be our future storage option. Increased storage, less noise and reduced heating, reduced power consumption are just some improvements behind these types of hard drives.

Yet, no one had an opportunity to look inside the helium hard drives and to do a proper inspection of its mechanics. We believed that this challenge should be suitable for us, since we have a lot of experience in examination of the hard drives.

The Value of Obtaining a Digital Forensics Certification

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 (09:30:25)
After having gained experience working in the field of digital forensics, advance your career with industry recognition as a Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) certification.

Digital forensics has grown from a niche law enforcement discipline to a full-blown vital profession that permeates information security as well as law enforcement and the legal community. In today's world, these fields simply cannot function as needed without the support of cyber forensics professionals. As an advanced professional-level certification, the CCFP recognizes qualified practitioners who are equipped to lead complex and diverse cyber forensics investigations.
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Inside the police sting that netted one of the world's largest paedophile rings

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 (07:44:24)
The Australian head of an online paedophile ring has been caught by a police operation that ventured on to the dark web and covertly infiltrated a global crime network involved in the abuse of hundreds, possibly thousands, of children around the world.

Last year, a finely-hatched police operation netted not only the Australian head of a global online paedophile ring, but also senior members of the international network.

Officers covertly infiltrated the group. It was involved in the abuse of hundreds, possibly thousands of children around the world.

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Countering Anti-Forensic Efforts – Part 1

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 (09:25:04)
Computer forensic techniques allow investigators to collect evidence from various digital devices. Tools and techniques exist allowing discovery of evidence that is difficult to get, including destroyed, locked, or obfuscated data. At the same time, criminals routinely make attempts to counter forensic efforts by wiping data, deleting files, faking or clearing logs, histories and other traces of performed activities. Anti-forensic efforts are not limited to just that. In this whitepaper, we will have a brief overview of common anti-forensic techniques frequently used by suspects who are not specialists in high-tech, and ways to counter them during the investigation.

What this paper does not discuss is the suspects’ use of advanced tools dedicated to countering forensic efforts. Instead, we will talk about the most common anti-forensic techniques.

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AccessData to Host World Tour

Monday, August 31, 2015 (10:42:23)
A Roadshow World Tour is set to be hosted by AccessData in the month of October. The Roadshow will include several cities in the US as well as Internationally.

Webinar: Tackle the Legal Issues of Obtaining Digital Evidence in the Cloud

Friday, August 28, 2015 (16:03:54)
A recording of the webinar "Tackle the Legal Issues of Obtaining Digital Evidence in the Cloud" is now online and available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript of the webinar here.
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Oxygen Forensics Appoints Lee Reiber COO for North America

Thursday, August 27, 2015 (10:24:58)
Oxygen Forensics, the worldwide developer and provider of the advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices, announced today that Lee Reiber has been appointed Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Reiber will be responsible for running Oxygen’s North American branch, bolstering the company’s expertise in the space of mobile forensics.

Webinar: Forensic Capabilities of ReclaiMe Pro

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (09:12:01)
A recording of the webinar "Forensic Capabilities of ReclaiMe Pro" is now online and available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript of the webinar here.


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Review: AccessData FTK Advanced Live Online Training

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (18:28:20)
Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus

On the 11th-13th of August 2015, AccessData ran a live online training course to teach FTK users how to get the most out of the software solution. The course was aimed at people who had already used FTK and completed some basic training beforehand, and aimed to expand investigators’ knowledge of the tool.

The training itself was managed by Syntricate which, although technically a part of AccessData, was created to offer training and education for digital forensics professionals. Syntricate aims to be as platform-agnostic as possible during training courses and provides a range of training options with many of the well-known digital forensics companies.

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Irish Police Force Set for €200m Cyber Upgrade

Monday, August 24, 2015 (10:57:21)
The government is to announce a €200m investment in new IT systems to help gardai investigate cyber-crime and to update antiquated technology.

The investment follows concerns about the ability of the garda to investigate crimes such as hacking, online stalking, and the downloading of child pornography.

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