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Following Up: When Vendors Hire Research Talent, Where Does It Leave Research?

When we published our March opinion piece, “When Digital Forensics Vendors Hire Research Talent, Where Does It Leave Research?” the reaction on Twitter was swift and strong. The points participants raised are worth a follow-up.

Industry Roundup: Online Digital Forensics Training

Online digital forensics training has been around for a number of years, offered as a convenient alternative to in-person training for examiners who couldn’t travel or were otherwise resource-constrained. In an unforeseen twist, though, live and on-demand remote training has become critically necessary...

Forensic Focus Legal Update: The COVID-19 Edition

When employers worldwide instituted remote-work policies to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the impact to entire criminal justice systems — from law enforcement to evidence processing through the courts — was profound.

So You Want To Start A Digital Forensic Business

Pro Digital Forensic Consulting is about to embark on its seventh year in full-time operation. It’s hard to believe that when I made the decision to transition from law enforcement to the private sector, my little company would have come this far, servicing hundreds of clients through the years...

How To Collect Data Using MacQuisition Live

As more employees are required to work from home, we’ve heard from our customers that they need the ability to remotely collect data from Mac systems without having to send MacQuisition hardware to someone’s home...

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Justice issues guidelines for handling digital evidence

The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice has published the second in a series of guidelines for IT crime investigations.

“Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement” was created at the agency’s request by the National Institute … Read more

South Carolina Computer Crime Center Gets New Tool

The South Carolina Computer Crime Center, which opened in December 2002, handles the forensic examination of evidence collected during the investigation of computer crimes in South Carolina. Soon after it opened, the facility was faced with a rapidly growing volume … Read more

Site upgrade complete!

A very warm welcome to the new, improved Forensic Focus website! In addition to the usual features we’ve greatly improved the forum and are working hard on adding new content.

We hope that you’ll take a second to register and … Read more

Digital Evidence Web Conference – call for papers

The Forensic Institute, in conjunction with forensic.e-symposium.com, is hosting the 1st International Digital Evidence Web Conference. All submissions will be reviewed by a two-tiered committee consisting of the Advisory Group (3M Group) and a Review Committee (RECO Group).

They are … Read more

High-tech volunteers fight cybercrime

Craig Schiller, an information security officer at RadiSys, isn’t just a high-tech “geek” at work. Neither is Corbin Nash, a security architect at Intel, or Mark Morrissey, a computer science instructor at Portland State University.

These three are part of … Read more

FBI opens second computer crime lab

The FBI opened a new lab Tuesday dedicated to detecting computer-related crimes and training federal, state and local police to catch Internet pedophiles, frauds and thieves.

It is the second such lab the FBI has opened in the United States, … Read more

Computer forensics at Bradford University (UK)

The University of Bradford has introduced a postgraduate course in Forensic Computing, in response to “growing demand for computer scientists” with specialist skills to investigate high tech crimes.

The MSc is one of a handful of similar courses available to … Read more

Under the skin of digital crime

There was a time when hacking was something positive. It was done in the name of intellectual curiousity rather than financial reward.

More criminals are planning crimes on computers
As such, it is something that Professor Neil Barrett is happy … Read more

Firms become digital detectives

It is not just computer use that is on the rise in businesses, the abuse of PCs, e-mail access and the net are all increasing too.

And as more staff put computers to sordid and criminal uses, businesses are being … Read more