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Boom times for hi-tech fraudsters

Thursday, September 29, 2005 (09:01:52)
In the real world it's a fair bet that burglars live in the same town or city where they commit their crimes. Not so on the net where hi-tech criminals can be a continent away from their victims and often route control commands through a chain of computers to hide their tracks...

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UK.biz urged to swot up on computer forensics

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 (11:38:09)
Businesses are failing to capture essential evidence from their computer systems, according to a UK industry group which has published a new set of guidelines designed to help firms gen up on computer forensics. The Directors and Corporate Advisors’ Guide to Digital Investigations and Evidence from the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) is designed to plug a knowledge gap it reckons is leaving business at risk. The absence of properly preserved computer evidence not only makes criminal prosecutions against hackers more difficult but leads to firms failing to get proper redress in the civil courts or unable to make proper insurance claims, IAAC argues...

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[OK, this is basically a repeat of an earlier news article but it's worth repating IMHO - Jamie]
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Guidance Software and Vericept Corporation Announce Partnership

Friday, September 23, 2005 (10:10:11)
Guidance Software Corporation, the leader in computer forensics and incident response solutions and Vericept Corporation, the leading provider of comprehensive compliance and content control solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to provide customers with a dynamic and adaptive incident management system. As a result of this alliance, Vericept and Guidance will provide customers with an integrated incident management solution that will dramatically reduce the time delay between incident and response times allowing organizations to quickly react to high-risk incidents that occur from the inside. Additionally, the integration will greatly reduce the effort involved in collecting information required for further investigation...

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Organisations need a digital evidence plan

Thursday, September 22, 2005 (09:05:58)
Businesses could lose legal disputes and miss out on insurance claims because of their inability to collect and preserve computer and internet-based evidence, experts have warned. While firms are investing heavily in disaster recovery plans for low-probability events such as fire or terrorism, many are failing to identify and preserve important digital evidence required to tackle more frequent incidents, such as payment disputes, employment tribunals and fraud...

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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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