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The value of sleuthing skills in IT security

Tuesday, March 08, 2005 (08:44:48)
In criminal investigations, forensic evidence is often used to prove that a person was at a particular place at a certain time, or even to show an irrefutable connection with a crime that has been committed. In the world of IT, network forensics can be used to identify how communications assets are being affected by data theft committed by internal sources, to track security exploits, and to spot violations of corporate security policies...

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Are you sitting next to a criminal?

Monday, March 07, 2005 (08:03:03)
Computer criminals could be working next to you every day, yet be stealing from your business. A survey carried out on 201 companies by the National High Tech Crime Unit, found that the impact of hi-tech crime in 2003 reached an estimated £195 million. Acts of data theft and sabotage were usually found to be internally originated. More worryingly, over one third of fraud acts involved company employees...

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Computer sleuths dig deep to solve crimes

Saturday, March 05, 2005 (08:10:48)
John Mallery says his current job as a computer forensic expert has some parallels to his former calling as a comedian, juggler and knife thrower. "I've thrown knives around my wife. If I'm not in shape and I don't practice, I put her at risk," he said. "If I'm a forensic examiner and I don't keep up with my skills, bad guys get away."

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'Unit needed' to tackle net porn

Friday, March 04, 2005 (07:16:40)
UK Police want a new body to be set up to investigate internet child pornography. It comes as new figures show arrests and convictions for downloading such images have quadrupled in two years. Home Office figures, revealed by children's charity NCH, showed 2,234 people were charged or cautioned in 2003, compared with 549 in 2001. The BBC has learned the proposed unit - dubbed the UK Internet Safety Centre - would be staffed by police, charity workers and computer experts.

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New Tool May Aid Digital Investigators

Wednesday, March 02, 2005 (08:00:05)
For some University of Florida (UF) researchers, CSI means "Computer Scam Investigators." The team is armed with a new tool -- so-called "process forensics" -- that combines intrusion detection with digital fingerprinting to nab wily hackers...

More (Sci-Tech Today)