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eBay cybercrime chief tells UK to wise-up

Howard Schmidt, the former cybersecurity adviser to the White House, has warned that there aren’t enough trained police officers in the world to tackle cybercrime effectively. Schmidt, now the chief security strategist at auction site eBay, told delegates at the… Read more

An elite force takes on the dark side of computing

In an unmarked building in downtown Washington, Brian K. Nagel and 15 other Secret Service agents manned a high-tech command center, poised for the largest-ever roundup of a cybercrime gang. A huge map of the U.S., spread across 12 digital… Read more

New Article: The Mobile Forensic Platform

A couple of years ago, the IJDE published an article by Frank Adelstein entitled “MFP: The Mobile Forensic Platform”. With the kind permission of both Frank and the IJDE I’m delighted to reproduce the article at Forensic Focus and it… Read more

Techno Forensics 2005, Gaithersburg, Maryland

November 28-30, 2005, NIST Headquarters, Gaithersburg, Maryland www.Forensics2005.com The Inaugural Techno Forensics conference will be sponsored by the Institute of Computer Forensics Professionals (ICFP) and Hosted by NIST. The conference is founded on the principles of standardization in the field… Read more

New Article: Computer Forensics 101

A new article by Susan Steen and Johnette Hassell of Electronic Evidence Retrieval, LLC entitled “Computer Forensics 101” is now online. The article can be read here.… Read more

SGI tries its hand at forensics

Police in Italy are using virtual reality technology from Silicon Graphics Inc. to re-create crime scenes on cases straight out of an episode of the hit TV show “CSI.” And it’s working. The Italian state police’s violent crime analysis unit… Read more

Met Computer Crime Unit scoops top honours

The Metropolitan Police Computer Crime Unit (CCU) scooped the coveted Editor’s Award at this year’s SC European Excellence Awards ceremony in London. Detective Constable Andy Cookson picked up the award and said he was delighted the CCU’s work was finally… Read more

EnCase Enterprise Edition in action

Computers make our lives easier but with technology comes the concern of children being victimized by those using technological advances to meet their own needs. Enter the ENCASE Enterprise Edition of Guidance Software, a digitized data forensics program that has… Read more

Virtual CSI: Crime-Scene Investigations Go Digital

For crime-scene investigators around the world, information technology is becoming an invaluable tool for cracking tough cases. Whether these crime scenes are virtual or physical, law enforcement is learning to use data-replication devices, specialized search tools, and virtualization software to… Read more

Web Browser Forensics, Part 2

Welcome to part two of the Web Browser Forensics series. In part one, we began investigating the intrusion of the Docustodian document management server hosting a law firm’s data. The server appeared to have been compromised by a group of… Read more

Digital highwaymen

Technology hit the headlines for the wrong reasons again last week, as a gang of British software pirates who characterised themselves as latter-day Robin Hoods found themselves in jail. The convictions underlined the perception that cybercrime is on the up,… Read more