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Submissions Being Accepted for Timothy Fidel Award

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 (09:08:34)
PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of the inaugural Timothy Fidel Memorial Award, Guidance Software along with AccessData, today announced the Timothy Fidel Memorial Award Committee. The Committee was created as the decision making body for the award which is given in memoriam of Special Agent Tim Fidel, who was a pioneer and tireless advocate of cyber forensics.

Computer forensic experts to track copied Clio e-mails

Monday, September 05, 2005 (10:07:51)
The [Clio] Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to hire a computer forensics company to investigate e-mail tampering in the district. Board members said they hope the investigation by Southfield-based Center for Computer Forensics reveals who has gained access to the e-mails of Assistant School Superintendent Fletcher Spears and if administrators have made statements via e-mail about parents that could leave school officials legally vulnerable...

More (mlive.com)

Forensics is not just a word for cops

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 (22:08:42)
Last year, two employees of AdvantaCare Health Partners resigned and launched their own start-up. Prior to leaving, they copied patient databases, confidential business plans, and other trade secrets, and used this information to compete with AdvantaCare. Before leaving, they tried to conceal what they had done by deleting copied files. This case, which is common at companies with valued intellectual property (IP), was resolved through computer forensics. With IP theft, or compromised customer privacy data stored electronically, an effective computer forensics examination will identify those responsible...

More (SC Magazine)

Group honors high-tech work on BTK

Friday, August 26, 2005 (07:33:16)
A Wichita police detective who helped solve the BTK murder cases has won an international crime investigation award. Detective Randy Stone, whose computer sleuthing provided a turning point in the hunt for BTK, will be given an award for "forensics investigation case of the year" by the International High Technology Crime Investigation Association next week at its conference in Monterey, Calif. The association is also presenting an award to the Wichita Police Department's computer crimes lab as a whole, and another award to the FBI's regional computer forensic laboratory in Kansas City, Mo., for its work on the BTK case...

More (Kansas.com)

Storm brewing over SHA-1 as further breaks are found

Thursday, August 25, 2005 (21:27:09)
Three Chinese researchers have further refined an attack on the encryption standard frequently used to digitally sign documents, making the attack 64 times faster and leaving cryptographers to debate whether the standard, known as the Secure Hash Algorithm, should be phased out more quickly than planned. The attack, presented last week at the Crypto conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., would allow a forger to create two documents that return the same digital fingerprint, a short sequence of numbers that represent the contents of a much larger document...

More (SecurityFocus)