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Computer forensics — the CSI reality

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 (18:14:28)
Computer forensics is not a task to be undertaken lightly by just any IT worker. Instead, it calls for specialised skills and careful, documented procedures. A forensics expert knows what signs to look for and can identify additional information sources for relevant evidence, including earlier versions of data files or differently formatted versions of data used by other applications...

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Computer forensics is a red-hot job market

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 (14:01:59)
Computer forensics graduates have been in high demand since the field first appeared and now the demand is growing even larger. In fact, Marcus Rogers, an associate professor at Purdue's College of Technology, says private firms are recruiting graduates in the field, making those graduates among most sought in the nation...

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Phone Forensics Company Offers Expertise To Malaysia

Friday, April 28, 2006 (12:46:15)
The company involved in the London bombing telephone forensics work is offering its expertise to the Royal Malaysian Police. Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd (FTS), which is currently helping the British police in ongoing investigations of the London bombing, is known for its specialised techniques in extracting evidence from mobile and fixed line telephones. Its operations manager Shaun Hipgrave said the Malaysian authorities have expressed an interest in acquiring the technology but nothing official has taken place yet...

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Microsoft: Bitlocker key to safe disk disposal

Thursday, April 27, 2006 (16:19:16)
Microsoft claims that businesses planning to use Vista together with its Bitlocker hard drive encryption technology will have an easy and safe way to dispose of their hard disks.

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Georgia law HB 1259

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 (06:26:16)
A new law in Georgia on private investigators now extends to computer forensics and computer incident response, meaning that forensics experts who testify in court without a PI license may be committing a felony...

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The Digital Detectives

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 (17:18:26)
FBI computer forensic examiners Tim Huff and Tony Pallone unlock the secrets inside hundreds of computers each year...

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Computer forensics and email discovery

Monday, April 24, 2006 (17:32:25)
On March 1, 2005, the giant US bank Morgan Stanley learned that it had effectively lost a $US1.45 billion fraud case. It lost, not because there was evidence that it had conspired to mis-state the value of assets and stock of one of its clients, as was the substance of the case against it, but rather because it had simply failed to produce evidence. It had forgotten (or deliberately failed) to discontinue its practice of overwriting emails...

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Vontu and Guidance Software Announce Agreement to Automate Investigations

Friday, April 21, 2006 (17:46:18)
Vontu, Inc., the leader in data loss prevention solutions, and Guidance Software, the world leader in computer investigations, today announced a partnership to deliver an integrated solution for automating data security investigations. The combined solution enables customers to detect the transmission of confidential data such as customer records or intellectual property in violation of data security policies and automatically trigger digital investigations.

QuickStudy: Computer forensics

Thursday, April 20, 2006 (15:45:23)
Computer forensics is the application of specialized investigative and analytic techniques to identify, collect, examine and preserve data from computer systems or networks so that it may serve as evidence in a court of law. More narrowly, the term applies to the process of finding digital evidence after a computer security incident has occurred...

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Hard-driving police agents monitor computer crime

Monday, April 17, 2006 (17:08:46)
Confiscated computers line shelves at Bay City's FBI office, waiting for detectives to check them for CP. A storeroom bursts with piles of pirated music, software, movies and video games. It's hard evidence that ''cyber crime'' is thriving in the Bay County region...

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