New Digital Forensics Magazine Plans to be a Valuable Resource for Police

A new magazine which brings together the latest news and findings from the digital forensics world is planning to become a valuable resource to police forces and digital crime fighting agencies the world over…On November 1st this year a new online magazine launches; Digital Forensics Magazine is a valuable resource for digital crime fighting agencies, academics, students and professional forensics practitioners alike. The magazine covers the following topics:

. Cyber terrorism
. Legal aspects from the UK & the Rest of the World
. Management issues
. Investigation technologies and procedures
. Tools and techniques
. Hardware, software and network forensics
. Mobile devices
. Training
. eDiscovery
. Book/product reviews

Tony Campbell, one of the publishers of the magazine, and IT Security expert stated, “We’re hoping that police forces around the world will become avid readers of the magazine. It will be full of content that they can learn from, keep up to-date with emerging digital forensics trends and discover new technology that will help them in their roles. And hopefully in future editions, they can contribute to the magazine from a law enforcement perspective.”

Tony added, “High-tech crimes and cyber crimes are becoming more and more complex and it’s up to people like us to try and help provide a valuable service to the law-enforcement agencies that are always striving to stay one step ahead of digital criminals.”

Digital Forensics Magazine already has close ties with a number of UK and US-based agencies working closely in digital forensics and computer-related security but is always looking to expand its network into new regions. The magazine and site will give professionals a platform where they can discuss the latest emerging threats in cybercrime prevention and allow the community to be truly global in its reach.


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About Digital Forensics Magazine

Digital Forensics Magazine is the flagship publication produced by TR Media in direct support of the professional computer security industry. Digital Forensics Magazine combines the depth and research of the best academic journalswith the more traditional consumer feel of a trade magazine. It publishes its first issue on November 1st 2009. Formore information, visit www.digitalforensicsmagazine.com

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30:00 – MSAB’s pipeline plans
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