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New Missouri Southern degree helps catch cyber criminals

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 (11:58:28)
With the growing number and popularity of CSI shows on television, there's an increasing interest in forensics. With that in mind, there is a forensics class that coincides with computer skills. For about two years, Missouri Southern has offered some classes in computer forensics. Now, Southern offers a bachelor's degree for students interested in the program...

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Detectives of the future to be trained on Wearside

Sunday, September 18, 2005 (19:55:06)
The University of Sunderland is launching the BSc in Forensic Computing to teach students the latest technologies that are being used to help catch criminals. The four-year degree will give students a grounding in the advanced technologies used by modern-day police forces. They will also do placements at Northumbria Police, West Midlands Police, the Harperley Hall Police training centre for Scene of Crime Officers, and at local organisations such as the Northumbria Coalition Against Crime to find out how theory is put into action...

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What's on your hard drive?

Saturday, September 17, 2005 (17:15:59)
Companies and consumers are failing to take note of the importance of properly cleaning data off their hard drives before selling or discarding them. And with a proliferation of removable storage media such as compact flash cards and SD cards falling in price the problem of sensitive data being discarded is getting worse. Data recovery specialist Disklabs recently bought 100 second-hand hard drives and 50 used memory cards and found documents such as CVs and accounting spreadsheets with names and mobile phone numbers...

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Cyber Crime Fears Grow in the Bahamas

Friday, September 16, 2005 (13:32:38)
Attorney General Alfred Sears said on Tuesday the use of computers in criminal activity within the financial industry is growing. Minister Sears made the comment after giving opening remarks at the Caribbean Cyber crime workshop at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel in downtown Nassau. Drawing scores of participants from countries like St. Lucia, Belize, Antigua & Barbuda, the United States, Grenada, Jamaica, Belize and Jamaica, the three-day seminar is aimed at providing essential background information to help improve cyber crime investigations...

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BCS (Essex) talk - Computer Forensics with Russell May from Guidance Software

Thursday, September 15, 2005 (16:57:10)
20/09/2005 1830 at APU, Chelmsford

A look at Computer Forensics and the methodology for retrieving static data from modern storage media. A short ten minute presentation outlining the basic principles of computer forensics, followed by a live demonstration of forensic data recovery techniques, giving an insight into methods used to discover obfuscated or hidden data.

Russell May BSc (Hons) CITP CEng MBCS EnCE, is Manager of Special and Partner Projects (Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Russia) at Guidance Software Inc.

This event starts with refreshments at 6:30 pm and ends at approximately 9:15 pm, followed by networking opportunities. To help with numbers and the production of the list of attendees, please register in advance.

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The growing digital forensics industry

Thursday, September 15, 2005 (12:30:51)
The increasing use of devices like cell phones, PDAs, and USB drives is also expanding the number of digital footprints people leave. Those footprints are potentially valuable for prosecutors looking to establish a suspect's motives are whereabouts related to a crime. And some crimes are committed by sophisticated hackers and require a response by equally savvy technicians...

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Missouri Southern State University purchases LogiCube MD5

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 (12:30:52)
The Criminal Justice Department at Missouri Southern State University recently purchased a LogiCube MD5 to enhance its Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) program.The MD5 is used by the F.B.I., D.E.A., A.T.F., Interpol and other major international law enforcement agencies to secure critical evidence from computer hard drives during crime scene investigations...

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Secret Service takes lead fighting financial crimes

Monday, September 12, 2005 (17:48:40)
About once a month, more than three dozen area law enforcement and corporate investigators gather at Chef's Restaurant to compare notes. The informal assembly, known as the Financial and Electronic Crimes Working Group, meets regularly to share information on crime trends and ongoing investigations that multiple agencies may unknowingly be involved with. They also receive special training on how to detect and prevent a variety of financial or electronic crimes...

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The cost of online anonymity

Sunday, September 11, 2005 (17:46:26)
Digital evidence expert at the London School of Economics, Peter Sommer says: "A few years ago I was very much in favour of libertarian computing. "What changed my mind was the experience of acting in the English courts as a computer expert and examining large numbers of computers from really nasty people, who were using precisely the same sort of technology in order to conceal their activities..."

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RCFL Network Launches 9th Laboratory

Saturday, September 10, 2005 (11:05:54)
The Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NWRCFL) officially opened yesterday in Portland, Oregon. The NWRCFL will supply digital forensics expertise and training to hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout all of Oregon and southwestern Washington. The NWRCFL is the ninth laboratory to join a national network of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) affiliated digital evidence facilities. Five additional RCFLs are scheduled to open by the end of 2006 in cities around the country...

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