Saturday, November 28

Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics embarks on new path after buyout – Reseller News

Computer Forensics embarks on new path after buyout – Reseller News

Tom Orton and Nicolas Thomas (Computer Forensics) Credit: Supplied New Zealand digital forensics and data recovery company Computer Forensics is pursuing a new SMB-focused strategy after its buyout a year ago by two employees. Co-directors Tom Orton and Nicolas Thomas are now also looking to provide cybersecurity assessment and advice to what they see as an underserved SMB market. Under founder Brian Eardley-Wilmot, the company developed a reputation as a computer forensics lab, providing data recovery and computer forensic investigations  to clients including educational institutions, large multi-nationals, government and public organisations and legal defence teams. Orton, also the company's chief technology officer, said the time has now come to take more of a preventative ro...
4 Digital Forensics Mistakes in That Can Sink a Cyber Forensic Investigation – EC-Council Blog

4 Digital Forensics Mistakes in That Can Sink a Cyber Forensic Investigation – EC-Council Blog

It is exciting to see how forensics contributes to the investigation of a cyberattack. The application of forensics in the crime scene is what we are aware of but using forensics in digital crime requires a deeper understanding. One common aspect among both is that the evidence must be secured and handled carefully. In the case of computer forensics, the digital data in the devices, and other information gathered from the crime scene should be stored properly. The major similarity between a security breach and crime lies in the mistakes that investigation officers often commit. A prime example of ineffective forensic investigation is that of Equifax’s breach which was reported in 2017. The hackers breached the Equifax application in May 2017 but the company only realized this after July 2...
Grafton County’s Computer Forensics Unit is on the case – unionleader.com

Grafton County’s Computer Forensics Unit is on the case – unionleader.com

NORTH HAVERHILL — Of Grafton County’s 39 communities, 29 have police departments and only a dozen are staffed 24-7, which makes the work of the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department’s Computer Forensics Unit all the more vital, Sheriff Jeff Stiegler says. The unit includes two investigators — Detective Justin Combs and Lt. Frederic James — and a couple hundred thousand dollars’ worth of snazzy equipment that can unlock information on just about anything that communicates electronically and/or stores data digitally. Combs, who has studied with both the Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service, recently came back from a training session in Alabama that Stiegler said lasted a month. James said that the present and future of crime and crime-solving is electronic. “There’...
Fighting Cybercrime: Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Are the New A-Team – TechNewsWorld

Fighting Cybercrime: Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Are the New A-Team – TechNewsWorld

Cybersecurity and digital forensics are instrumental in creating effective defense, analysis and investigation of cybercrime. While both focus on the protection of digital assets, they come at it from two different angles. Digital forensics deals with the aftermath of the incident in an investigatory role, whereas, cybersecurity is more focused on the prevention and detection of attacks and the design of secure systems. Think of the cybersecurity expert as the frontline police officer and the SWAT response team all in one. The digital forensics expert is the specialist investigator that hunts the perpetrator and seeks to understand their motivations. Let's see how the two practices complement each other to stop malicious attacks and track down the criminals involved. What Does a Digital F...
How To Start A Career In The Cyber Forensics Domain – Analytics India Magazine

How To Start A Career In The Cyber Forensics Domain – Analytics India Magazine

The rate of cyberattacks has been on the rise for the last two years. In 2018, about two million cyberattacks happened and it cost over $45 billion in losses worldwide, according to a source. India ranks 3rd among nations that are most prone to cyberattacks. In 2018, 76 per cent of Indian businesses were hit by cyberattacks. This boom in the rate of cyberattacks has made companies realise the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals. However, while there are companies that are hiring white hat hackers, there is one more job role that is gaining traction — computer forensics analyst. In this article, we are going to take a look at how the computer forensics domain is growing big and how one can start a career in this domain. What Is Computer or Cyber Forensics Computer forensics a.k...
Framingham detective assigned to new FBI digital forensic lab – Wicked Local Brookline

Framingham detective assigned to new FBI digital forensic lab – Wicked Local Brookline

Having someone trained and working with the FBI - and using equipment that's impossible for a city like Framingham to afford - is a benefit, Police Chief Steven Trask said. FRAMINGHAM — Almost everyone has the details of their everyday life stored somewhere digitally. Even criminals. Now, a Framingham police detective is undergoing training to become an expert in forensic computer investigations and will work with a federal and local task force based at the recently opened New England Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, located at the FBI Massachusetts Headquarters in Chelsea. “The advantage is we get a detective who will be trained to get the expertise of digital forensics,” said Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask. “Almost every crime has a digital aspect to it.” Detective Sea...
An Enhanced Drone Technical Forensic Investigation Process Using a Yuneec Typhoon H – Drone Below

An Enhanced Drone Technical Forensic Investigation Process Using a Yuneec Typhoon H – Drone Below

Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) technology, which includes drones, find applications in almost all aspects of modern living. Drone operations by bad actors resulting in malpractices like- invasion of privacy, drug smuggling or terrorist activities are on the rise. Additionally, drone crashes and incidents raise significant concerns. Potential real-world threats posed by extensive use of RPAS technology would require defensible and admissible forensic evidence to be presented in the courts of law in case of a rogue drone incident. In new research by a team of researchers from the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, a technical forensic process comprising a ten step approach to reduce the complexity of the identification and investigation of drones h...
Computer forensics technician is honored for helping police identify suspect in murder case in Fontana – Fontana Herald-News

Computer forensics technician is honored for helping police identify suspect in murder case in Fontana – Fontana Herald-News

Brandon Canary was recently hired by the Fontana Police Department as a computer forensics technician, and he made an immediate impact by helping to identify a suspect in a murder case in Fontana. For his efforts, Canary was honored by the Fontana City Council for being one of the Employees of the Month for May. The police investigation began on May 25, when a man was murdered at a location on Laurel Avenue, north of Randall Avenue. The victim, who was a gang member from La Puente, was found lying near his car with the engine running, police said. Detectives worked the case throughout the weekend and were able to identify a total of four people who had some connection to the victim the night of the murder. All the witnesses interviewed gave false and self-serving statements that made the...
How corruption in forensic science is harming the criminal justice system – Police News

How corruption in forensic science is harming the criminal justice system – Police News

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jessica S. Henry Montclair State University (THE CONVERSATION) Television crime dramas like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and its many spin-offs have fostered the popular belief that forensic science, or the use of science to solve crimes, is infallible. Greek forensic experts search at the scene after an explosion outside the Orthodox church of Agios Dionysios in the upscale Kolonaki area of Athens, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Police in Greece say an officer has been injured in a small explosion outside a church in central Athens while responding to a call to investigate a suspicious package. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) Related articles Yet, as forensi...