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New Article: Smart Anti-Forensics

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 (05:40:38)
Now online:

Smart Anti-Forensics

by Steven McLeod

Dan Farmer to Present 'Modern Forensics Analysis' at NetSec 2005 Conference

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 (05:43:35)
Dan Farmer will present "Modern Forensics Analysis" in the NetSec 2005 Forensics Track on June 15. Information about the conference, themed this year "The Fine Art of Information Security," can be found at http://www.gocsi.com/netsec/

Techno Security/CEIC 2005 conference

Monday, June 13, 2005 (05:59:03)
The Techno Security/CEIC 2005 conference (http://www.ceic2005.com) to be held June 12-15, is the proving grounds for tomorrow's cybersecurity technology. Now in its seventh year, this conference promises to address some of the latest issues in enterprise security including incident response, computer forensics, classified message incidents, information assurance and more...

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New Article: Data - The Basics of Computer Forensics

Friday, June 10, 2005 (12:31:50)
Now online...

Data: The Basics of Computer Forensics

by Edward Pscheidt

A full list of computer forensic papers and articles at Forensic Focus can be found here. New submissions are always welcome.

Backlog mires US crime lab

Friday, June 10, 2005 (05:49:37)
SBI agent Eric R. Hicks spent last week scouring more than half a million files on one computer hard drive for evidence against a man accused of sending p**n to kids. Because he always works two cases at once, Hicks also was searching 100,000 files in a CP case. As the agency's only computer forensic technician, Hicks' work is in such high demand that he still has a backlog of about 50 cases -- a year's work...

More (The News & Observer)

New Article: An Investigation Into Computer Forensic Tools

Thursday, June 09, 2005 (17:09:03)
An Investigation into Computer Forensic Tools

by K.K. Arthur & H.S. Venter
Information and Computer Security Architectures (ICSA) Research Group
University of Pretoria

Rise in UK public sector PC misuse

Thursday, June 09, 2005 (07:20:05)
Computer fraud and abuse is on the rise in the public sector, a report by the public watchdog, the Audit Commission, has found. The number of computer fraud cases has doubled, up from 8% of cases in 2001 to 16% in 2004...

More (BBC)

Course boosts computer forensics capability in Hong Kong

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 (14:00:34)
To enhance officers' computer forensics capability, the Hong Kong Police organised a two-week "Computer Forensics Certification Course" last month that 18 computer forensics examiners attended. The first part covered file system level analysis which underpins all computer forensics theories. The second part focused on "Encase Intermediate Analysis & Reporting", forensics software developed by Guidance Software of the US...

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PGP use ruled relevant in Minnesota

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 (04:16:06)
A Minnesota appeal court has ruled that a trial judge was within his rights to allow police evidence about the presence of an encryption program on a defendant's computer to be admitted in a child abuse case. The ruling came as the Minnesota State Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by David Levie against his conviction. The case, although never put before a jury, could establish the precendent that the use of an encryption programme might be admitted as evidence of criminal intent, as least in Minnesota...

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LanpherWilson Acquires Computer Forensic Group, Inc.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005 (04:11:15)
LanpherWilson Corporation today announced that it has acquired Computer Forensic Group, Inc. of Germantown, MD to form a new company called Turiss, a digital investigations and information protection firm with target markets in the corporate, legal and government arenas...

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