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Purdue, Law Enforcement Probe Digital World Of Computer Forensics

Saturday, August 21, 2004 (05:40:19)
Purdue University is teaming with law enforcement officers to improve investigation of the new generation of crimes, including computer-aided terrorism, espionage, bank and business fraud, and identity theft.

A collaboration with 20 law enforcement officers from throughout Indiana is part of a new, federally-sponsored program designed to set national standards for computer forensic education and certification. The goal is not only to increase the number of trained officers and educators, but also to ensure that the evidence found is admissible in court.

Justice issues guidelines for handling digital evidence

Friday, August 20, 2004 (05:41:49)
The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice has published the second in a series of guidelines for IT crime investigations.

“Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement” was created at the agency’s request by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It outlines techniques for extracting digital data while preserving its integrity.

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South Carolina Computer Crime Center Gets New Tool

Friday, August 20, 2004 (05:28:57)
The South Carolina Computer Crime Center, which opened in December 2002, handles the forensic examination of evidence collected during the investigation of computer crimes in South Carolina. Soon after it opened, the facility was faced with a rapidly growing volume of digital evidence and needed a highly scalable storage solution that would leverage the Center's existing infrastructure. The answer: Thunder 9570V from Hitachi Data Systems.

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Site upgrade complete!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (20:41:57)
A very warm welcome to the new, improved Forensic Focus website! In addition to the usual features we've greatly improved the forum and are working hard on adding new content.

We hope that you'll take a second to register and join us, you'll be made very welcome.

New weaknesses in crypto algorithms?

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (11:49:33)
Encryption circles are buzzing with news that mathematical functions embedded in common security applications have previously unknown weaknesses.

More (News.com)