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Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, eDiscovery

(ISC)2 Provides Official Guide to Cyber Forensics Certification

Friday, May 29, 2015 (17:47:55)
Cyber forensic knowledge requirements have expanded and evolved just as the nature of digital information has, requiring cyber forensics professionals to understand far more than just hard drive and intrusion analysis.

The Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) from (ISC) 2 assures that certification holders have the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge and thinking skills needed to address today’s cyber forensic challenges. CCFP indicates expertise in the forensics techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete, and reliable digital evidence admissible in a court of law. It also indicates the ability to apply forensics to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response.

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TDFCon 2015 – Recap

Friday, May 29, 2015 (16:23:56)
TDFCon presents an opportunity for students from Teesside University and elsewhere to come together and discuss their research with industry professionals, law enforcement representatives and fellow students.

The theme for this year’s programme was ‘The Future of Digital Forensics’, and the topics discussed certainly fulfilled the brief, looking at how current trends in computer crime are informing digital forensics and vice versa, as well as how digital forensics education is changing and shaping the development of future forensic examiners.

The day began with a discussion of SCADA security in the UK and whether it is sufficient to protect against network security breaches. Jack McIntyre spoke about how SCADA is unprotected at the device level, and uses web applications which are often vulnerable to attacks such as authentication bypass or SQL injection.

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ReclaiMe starts metadata reliability research

Friday, May 29, 2015 (09:23:55)
ReclaiMe Data Recovery Company starts a research aiming to determine the reliability and accuracy of various file metadata like creation, modification, access timestamps, and probably file names in modern filesystems using copy-on-write, such as BTRFS and ReFS.

Secure View 4 Full Trial Now Available through June

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (09:02:06)
The all new Secure View 4 cell phone forensic software is available for a free download throughout the entire month of June! This will be a working version of the software, allowing users access to one of the most advanced cell phone forensic products on the market. Now Investigators can break the case, not their budget with advanced mobile forensic software.

Acquiring Windows PCs

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (17:21:59)
by Oleg Afonin, Danil Nikolaev and Yuri Gubanov

In our previous article, we talked about acquiring tablets running Windows 8 and 8.1. In this publication, we will talk about the acquisition of Windows computers – desktops and laptops. This class of devices has their own share of surprises when it comes to acquisition.

The obvious path of acquiring a Windows PC has always been “pull the plug, take the disk out, connect to an imaging device and collect evidence”. Sound familiar? Well, in today’s connected world things do not work quite like that.

In this article, we will have a look at measures the investigator has to take before taking the disk out, and even before pulling the plug, review Windows security measures and how they can work in combination with the computer’s hardware.

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Interview with Philipp Amann, Senior Strategic Analyst, Europol

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (11:51:26)
Philipp, you presented a paper at DFRWS about robustness and resilience in digital forensics laboratories. Could you briefly outline your research for our readers?

The main focus of our research is on identifying the key elements of resilience and robustness in digital forensics frameworks. In this paper, we aimed to identify the elements that allow an organization with digital forensic capabilities to adapt to change in a controlled and managed way; one of the main questions was how organisations can sustain their digital forensics capabilities and stay agile within controlled boundaries when dealing with new technological advances, new modi operandi, staff turnover, etc., while at the same time minimizing the risk of non-conformity i.e. ensuring that the basic principles of police work are maintained while adapting to a changing environment.

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Webinar: Analyzing Evidence from Mobile Devices - Hidden and Deleted Data

Monday, May 25, 2015 (14:07:00)
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6044973458626959618

Date: Tuesday May 26, 2015
Time: 7am PT/10am ET/2pm GMT/3pm BST

Presenter: Tatiana Pankova, Marketing Manager, Oxygen Forensics

Learn how to uncover a suspect or victim's activities with timeline, communication and location data. Discover how investigators can track user locations, build and map their historic routes, and clearly see all activities performed by the user at each location. Learn how to discover social connections between the users of multiple mobile devices and produce charts and tables revealing the user's closest circle at a glance. Find out what information mobile devices can hide about the device owner and what data can be uncovered which might otherwise be overlooked.

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6044973458626959618
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Online Harassment A New Legal Concern

Monday, May 25, 2015 (09:59:27)
Wood County Prosecutor Jason Wharton said computer crime related to harassment or abuse of individuals via social media is a developing and relatively new area of law.

"As technology changes and the way people use that technology changes, legislatures must address whether amendments are necessary to address the technological changes," he said.

Presently, as it relates to harassment or abuse of an individual, many of the remedies available to a victim are civil in nature.

"There are, however, some limited contexts in which actions taken or statements made in social media may constitute a criminal offense under the laws of the State of West Virginia," Wharton said.

The West Virginia Computer Crime and Abuse Act makes it unlawful for a person to use a computer, mobile phone, personal digital assistant or other electronic communication device to threaten to commit a crime against any person or property.

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Unifying investigative teams from field to lab

Friday, May 22, 2015 (14:11:54)
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to Cellebrite’s 2015 mobile forensics trends survey rated “important” the ability to extend mobile evidence collection capabilities into the field. The reasons are many: the costs of overtime, outsourcing, and even human errors are mounting, while lab service delivery times diminish.

Improving investigators’ ability to make decisions about their cases, including whether they need to escalate mobile evidence to a forensic lab at all, is the focus for many organizations in both law enforcement and the private sector. This focus reflects a need for in-field mobile device forensic solutions that span field locations: both stationary kiosks at satellite offices or stations, and mobile data extraction devices.

Cellebrite Launches UFED InField Kiosk

Friday, May 22, 2015 (11:38:20)
Unlock the Intelligence of Mobile Forensic Data in the Field

Cellebrite is pleased to announce the launch of its new UFED InField Kiosk, a key component to the UFED Field Series. Leveraging the trusted UFED Platform, the UFED InField Kiosk extends basic logical extraction and analysis capabilities to first responders and detectives, allowing users to quickly view, qualify and act on potential evidence - all while ensuring strict access control and data management.

Designed specifically with field personnel in mind, the UFED InField Kiosk features an intuitive interface which makes extracting and analyzing live device data simple. Whether located at a police station, border check point or airport, this fully networked solution delivers the actionable intelligence necessary to focus forensic examinations, reduce device backlogs and shorten case cycle times.