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Retired officer returns to computer policing

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 (10:43:04)
Some forensic experts look at fingerprints, blood or other evidence to solve a crime. Rudy Jones searches computer hard drives. "Computers are used in every aspect of today's society," said Jones, a 53-year-old York County resident. "People use the computer for everything from record keeping, bill paying and shopping, and along with that convenience comes all of the associated crimes of yesterday." Last month, Jones retired after 31 years with the Virginia State Police. But less than two weeks later, he accepted a job with the Hampton Police Division to help detectives investigate crimes...

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Turiss LLC Opens Washington State Office

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 (10:37:07)
Turiss LLC, a digital investigations and information protection firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia, today announced the opening of a new office in Washington state to provide for the computer and cyber security needs of clients on the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. The office is located in Richland, Washington.

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CyberSecurity to Offer New Certification Process

Monday, August 01, 2005 (11:25:41)
CyberSecurity Institute announced yesterday that testing for the CyberSecurity Forensics Analyst (CSFA) certification will begin in November of this year, with overview sessions for the process kicking off this September. The new certification process stresses the skills needed for real world forensic analysis, cyber-crime solving and case management.

Digital Sleuths

Sunday, July 31, 2005 (12:20:59)
Extracting, preserving and presenting electronic data for legal use requires a particular expertise. Law enforcement units around the country are racing to train and equip investigators with the specialized knowledge they need to handle the ever-growing volume of computer evidence stored in all kinds of devices from computer servers to cell phones and PDAs. As supervisor of the Computer Analysis Response Team in the FBI's San Diego Field Office, Supervisory Special Agent Randall L. Bolelli is one of the country’s busiest digital crime fighters...

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Detective praised for computer forensics role in CP investigation

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (10:15:56)
When John Estep, a postal worker from Ashland, was arrested by federal agents and charged with multiple counts of manufacturing CP, the case seemed to have stalled, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Wohlander. The case was lacking the kind of physical evidence that was needed to convict Estep. "He'd have been acquitted," Wohlander predicted. Wohlander visited the Winchester Police Department Wednesday, where he recognized Detective Shannon Stone, who Wohlander credits with uncovering the key evidence needed to detect and retrieve computer images that led Estep to plead guilty...

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