Shock legal move RAMs new computer forensics message home

A court case battle between the Motion Picture Association of America and one of the world’s largest online media download sites has highlighted critical issues regarding the nature of digital evidence. In a pioneering move, federal judge Jacqueline Chooljian decreed, for the first time in US legal history, that the electronic traces left in a computer server’s RAM (Random Access Memory) constitutes “stored information” and therefore must be turned over as evidence during litigation…The importance of collecting RAM in computer forensic investigations has been championed by computer forensics specialists such as 7Safe Information Security. The firm have recently co-authored the ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer-Based Evidence, which incorporates detailed instruction on how to deal with the types of ephemeral electronic data found within RAM.

7Safe’s Dan Haagman said “Judge Chooljian is right. The traditional “pull-the-plug” approach to computer forensics overlooks the vast amounts of memory-resident data that is lost. Capturing and working with volatile “live” data may therefore provide the only route to finding certain, often crucial, evidence”.

7Safe’s world leading status in the fast-evolving area of volatile data, is backed by their state-of-art computer forensics training. Their university-accredited CFIA Forensic Artefacts: Hands-On training course & certification has been developed specifically for those who wish to develop expertise in “live” computer forensics analysis.

The CFIA qualification in computer forensics forms part of 7Safe’s groundbreaking Postgraduate Certificate in Penetration Testing and Information Security.

Upcoming dates:

CFIA Forensic Artefacts Hands-On: July 16-20, Sept 17-21

To book a place, 7Safe can be contacted on +44 870 600 1667.

About 7Safe
7Safe is an Information Security services firm offering a diverse portfolio of services including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ( PCI DSS ) auditing, IT security education & certification , penetration testing, computer forensic investigation and ISO 27001 consulting.

Established by experienced security professionals, 7Safe is independent of IT security vendors and their products, bringing the benefit of impartiality and allowing us to enable clients with the appropriate tools and knowledge necessary to secure their systems.

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