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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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Guidance Software Names Executives to Roles of President and CFO

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (10:12:58)
Guidance Software, Inc. has announced the appointment of two key executives. Victor Limongelli was promoted to President from his current role as Vice President of Professional Services and General Counsel. Frank Sansone was promoted to CFO from his current position as Vice President of Finance...

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US police department to designate cybercrime officer

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (10:08:39)
The Neenah Police Department in the US will convert one of its patrol officers to a forensic computer investigator to combat the proliferation of cybercrime. Capt. Tom Long said computer-related crimes have increased significantly in recent years. “It’s growing every single week,” he said...

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AnyTech introduces new forensic hard-drive system

Monday, July 18, 2005 (14:33:51)
The new Logicube Forensic MD5 is engineered to the world’s top law enforcement agencies’ exacting standards. Junaid Sharaf, Managing Director and Strategic Advisor, AnyTech General Trading LLC, Dubai said, "This new generation of forensic hard-drive acquisition systems is specifically designed for the requirements of law enforcement, military, MIS/IT, corporate security, investigators, and auditors". This high-speed, hardware-based, data acquisition system runs at 3 GB/min., simultaneously capturing, imaging, verifying, and keyword searching the data at full speed. The MD5 represents a new era in data acquisition, ensuring that court validated processes are followed each and every time...

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Cyber crime rates, losses fall: survey

Friday, July 15, 2005 (09:37:30)
A downward turn in overall cyber crime has hit its fourth year, said the 10th-annual survey on computer crime released this week, and average financial losses have tumbled by more than half. The yearly survey, which is conducted by the Computer Security Institute (CSI) in coordination with the FBI, found that the average dollar amount pegged to a security breach fell by a whopping 61 percent compared to 2004, when the loss per polled company or government agency was estimated at US$526,000. In 2005, the amount per respondent was only US$203,000...

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UK MP wants convicted hackers to face up to ten years behind bars

Thursday, July 14, 2005 (09:16:36)
A Labour MP is attempting to raise the maximum sentences that can be handed down on UK citizens who are convicted of hacking and DoS attacks. Tom Harris, MP for Glasgow South, introduced a bill on Tuesday to update the Computer Misuse Act. Harris wants the maximum sentence for accessing data without authorisation increase from six months to two years, and the maximum sentence for modifying data without authorisation lifted to 10 years from five at present...

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5th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 (16:34:45)
Early registration for the 5th Annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop ends this Friday, July 15, 2005.

This year the workshop is in New Orleans, August 17-19. The workshop is designed to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners with interests in digital forensics to share results, knowledge, and experience. This year's program is now available online at:

http://www.dfrws.org/2005/program.html

For more information about DFRWS05 and to register, go to:

http://www.dfrws.org/2005/index.html
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