Digital Forensic Investigations: Just how good are they?

I note with interest that John Douglas (Finnbarr) is giving this talk to the BCS IRMA ( Information Risk Management and Assurance ) group. It’s certainly open to BCS members, and possibly to other affiliated organisations – worth dropping a line if you are interested …

To register for the meeting please login to www.bcs.org.uk and follow the Events link…Tuesday 8th March 2011

18:30 Registration & buffet
19:00 Presentation
20:00 Networking Session

The British Computer Society
First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Speaker: John Douglas

Event Details

With an increase in regulatory measures forcing organisations to deal robustly with breaches and information loss, digital forensics is quickly becoming a standard feature of the investigators toolkit. This session will look at ways in which digital forensics can assist in dealing with unprecedented quantities of data and help you find the smoking gun. Topics covered will include a discussion of various terms and their specific meaning in the forensic world, the tools employed, the techniques used and the reliability of the artefacts presented. We’ll also look at ‘forensic readiness’ the process of ensuring an organisation is in the best possible place should a digital forensic examination be required. If time allows, we’ll finish with some interesting real life case studies from both law enforcement and commercial investigations.

Speaker Profile

John Douglas MSc, MBCS

Senior Forensic Scientist and Digital Forensic Laboratory Manager at QCC, John has a Masters Degree in Forensic Science from the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, in the discipline of Forensic Computing. He works on serious and complex cases for UK law enforcement and has been instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service to arbitrate in cases where defence and prosecution experts have irreconcilable differences. In 2005 he was awarded a Commander’s Commendation by the Metropolitan Police for bringing to justice a serious predatory paedophile. John regularly speaks to law enforcement and business groups about forensics and is a strong advocate of standards, like the current ISO17025 forensic laboratory standard.

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