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Policing the internet will take more than law

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 (08:41:30)
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 (11:58:28)
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

Sunday, September 18, 2005 (19:55:06)
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 (17:15:59)
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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Cyber Crime Fears Grow in the Bahamas

Friday, September 16, 2005 (13:32:38)
Attorney General Alfred Sears said on Tuesday the use of computers in criminal activity within the financial industry is growing. Minister Sears made the comment after giving opening remarks at the Caribbean Cyber crime workshop at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel in downtown Nassau. Drawing scores of participants from countries like St. Lucia, Belize, Antigua & Barbuda, the United States, Grenada, Jamaica, Belize and Jamaica, the three-day seminar is aimed at providing essential background information to help improve cyber crime investigations...

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