Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Guidance Software Releases EnCase® Forensic v7.05

Guidance Software Inc. has announced the release of EnCase® Forensic version 7.05. This latest version of the industry-standard forensics software features key enhancements that enable investigators to work with data sets earlier and faster in order to both begin and close cases faster than ever before. Speed enhancements in the EnCase Forensic v7.05 evidence processor have reduced significantly the processing time for both small and large data sets. Digital investigators can now rapidly process evidence files of virtually unlimited size, dramatically reducing case backlogs. With EnCase Forensic v7.05, investigators can uncover evidence up to nine times faster than previous versions using the greatly enhanced evidence processor...

EnCase Forensic v7.05 also improves investigative efficiency by automating common investigation tasks and significantly reducing manual efforts. Prioritized processing lets users process an early subset of evidence and make it available more quickly for analysis by investigators. They can also choose to continue or to stop processing remaining evidence. Enhancements to the analytic capabilities of the product’s built-in Case Analyzer offer forensic examiners deeper insight into computer systems through higher-level reports on metadata and the ability to compare potentially related artifacts side-by-side. Examiners can establish hyperlinks to original documents and images within reports. In addition, the results of a keyword search can be viewed and analyzed while that search is ongoing...

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Webinar: Pitfalls of Interpreting Forensic Artifacts in the Windows Registry

In this webinar, Jacky Fox, student at UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, presents the results of her dissertation on Windows Registry reporting - focusing on automating correlation and interpretation. After the webinar Jacky will be available in the Forensic Focus webinars forum to answer any questions.

Date: Thursday, November 1st 2012
Time: 12PM (midday) EDT US / 4PM GMT UK / 5PM CET Europe
Duration: 20 mins

There is no need to register for this webinar, simply visit http://www.forensicfocus.com/webinars at the above time (the webinar has been pre-recorded and will be archived for viewing later if you are unable to attend)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Interview with Lindy Sheppard, F3 (First Forensic Forum) Secretary

Lindy, tell us something about the cases you have been involved in.

I have been involved in quite a variety of cases, from counter terrorism to the importation of drugs, fraud, missing children and sadly, far too often, the abuse of children. Working alongside Tony Sammes has meant that I have been involved in many high profile and often ground breaking cases. It has always been good to see the outcome of a trial in the news and feel a sense of satisfaction at a job well done. Although not working on the technical side of the industry I have been the link between Tony and the case officer and/or OIC in far more cases than I can number - I do know that I have handled well in excess of 600 exhibits...

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