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Basis Technology Launches Digital Forensics Initiative

Friday, February 03, 2006 (09:11:26)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 31, 2006—Basis Technology announced today the launch of an initiative to create the next generation of digital forensics products, and the appointment of two renowned experts to lead this effort. Brian Carrier, author of one of the standard reference books on forensics "File System Forensic Analysis," will join Basis Technology as Director of the recently created Digital Forensics Group. Mr. Carrier is also well known as the author of two widely used open-source forensics tools, Sleuth Kit and Autopsy. He expects to receive his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University this spring.
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Kroll Ontrack Completes Acquisition of Norway's Ibas Holdings

Thursday, February 02, 2006 (19:19:25)
Kroll Ontrack Inc., the data recovery and legal technologies subsidiary of Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Ibas Holdings ASA, a leading Norwegian-based provider of data recovery, data erasure and computer forensics services. Effective today, Ibas becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroll Ontrack AS, a newly-formed Norwegian entity.
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The Role of Computer Forensics in Law Enforcement

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 (19:00:42)
Examples of the analysis of computer evidence are abundant today in the popular media, particularly in television shows ranging from the Law & Order franchise to Court TV's Forensic Files. And, as we have come to expect from television, there is a grain of truth in the oversimplification (or gross distortion) of the facts...

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Police get 25,000 IP addresses in manhunt

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 (20:01:50)
AMSTERDAM, NL — Detectives investigating the Louis Sévèke case took possession of data on people who visited the political activist's website. Family and friends said on Tuesday the police have an estimated 25,000 unique Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The police told the family the details are currently being preserved but not examined...

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DHS cybersecurity budget grows to fight computer crime

Monday, January 30, 2006 (17:11:35)
With computer crimes on the increase, the Homeland Security Department is preparing to beef up its cybersecurity capabilities by increasing the budget of the National Cyber Security Division, home to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). At a Jan. 24 round table on cybercrime hosted by Symantec Corp., Andy Purdy, acting director of NCSD, said the budget for his organization is expected to grow by $25 million in fiscal 2007—a significant increase, given that the division’s budget for this year is about $79 million...

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Sebek 3: tracking the attackers, part one

Sunday, January 29, 2006 (00:26:08)
It has become increasingly important for security professionals to deploy new detection mechanisms to track and capture an attacker's activities. Third Generation (GenIII) Honeynets provide all the components and tools required to gather this information at the deepest level. Sebek is the primary data capture tool for GenIII Honeynets...

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UK security professionals back tougher laws for hackers

Friday, January 27, 2006 (18:30:14)
The IT security industry has almost unanimously given its backing to government plans to update the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) and introduce more severe custodial sentences for cyber criminals. And many are urging the government to now 'go the distance' and ensure the bill is passed and the new laws come into effect as soon as possible - and are policed effectively...

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Paraben Corporation Provides Proactive Forensic Solutions

Thursday, January 26, 2006 (14:37:59)
"P2 Enterprise makes sure that not only is your network protected but you’ll have the evidence you need to prove your case as the incident occurs. P2 Enterprise Edition doesn’t stop with just traditional forensics; it takes forensics to a proactive level. P2 Enterprise gives you the ability to take screenshots of any client, track and monitor files accessed, programs installed, websites visited, or any number of other activities that can go against your organization’s policies and trigger a forensic acquisition if there are any violations..."

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Guidance Software Adds Patrick Zeller to Legal and Regulatory Team

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 (16:50:36)
Guidance Software announced today that it has added Chicago-based litigator Patrick Zeller to the Legal and Regulatory team as assistant general counsel. As both a former assistant attorney general focused on computer crime and as eDiscovery and litigation counsel with the national law firm of Seyfarth Shaw, Zeller's career focus addresses the myriad of legal and compliance issues surrounding high technology...

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Notre Dame probes hack of computer system

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 (16:06:15)
Two computer-forensic companies are helping the University of Notre Dame investigate an electronic break-in that may have exposed the personal and financial information of school donors...

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