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How To Help Small Governments To Respond To Ransomware Attacks

by Christa Miller Ransomware has captured a large share of mainstream media coverage in recent months, due in no small part to attacks that have crippled small local and county governments in the United States. One coordinated attack in particular affected 23 Texas communities in July, and a new interactive map from StateScoop shows all … Continue reading

The Potential Importance Of Information From Password Managers

by Dr Tristan Jenkinson There have recently been a number of articles discussing the use of common passwords and encouraging better password practices. Most guidance includes the recommendation not to use the same password for different accounts. This makes sense – it limits risk of further exposure in the event that one set of details … Continue reading

The Mueller Report Part 2 – What It Feels Like To Be Targeted By A Nation State

by Stephen Stewart, CTO, Nuix Preface: This still isn’t about politics. It’s all about the data discussed in Part 1 of this blog series. In Volume 1 Section III. Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations, the Mueller Report provides frightening detail about what it means to be targeted by a Nation State. The prevailing sentiment is that … Continue reading

Techno Security & Digital Forensics 2019 – San Diego March 11-13

From the 11th to the 13th of March 2019, Forensic Focus will be attending the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in San Diego, CA, USA. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments. Below is an overview of … Continue reading

Digital Forensics: Iron Bars, Cement And Superglue

by James Zjalic When most people think of digital forensics they think of CSI Miami: hackers in hoodies and Mission Impossible type biometrics. But under the superficial exterior, there is a framework of laws, regulations, best practices, guidelines, and standards surrounding digital forensics which holds the field together. This framework has never been under as … Continue reading

The Ugly Side of Two-Factor Authentication

by ElcomSoft Two-factor authentication is great when it comes to securing access to someone’s account. It’s not so great when it gets in the way of accessing your account. However, in emergency situations things can turn completely ugly. In this article we’ll discuss steps you can do to minimize the negative consequences of using two-factor … Continue reading

InSig2 LawTech 2016 – Brussels 7th – 8th November

From the 7th – 8th of November 2016, Forensic Focus will be attending InSig2’s Law Tech Europe conference in Brussels, Belgium. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments. Below is an overview of the subjects and speakers that will … Continue reading

An Introduction to Penetration Testing – Part 1

In an earlier article, many moons ago (Sorry Jamie !), I stated my opinion that Forensics and Security were opposite sides of the same coin. I’ve felt very strongly that my skills as a Security Consultant have only been strengthened and expanded by the experiences I’ve gained with Forensics, both as part of the Forensic … Continue reading

What is “good enough” information security?

by Simon Biles I have, occasionally in the past, mentored people in (on?) Information Security – once for money (this is not a revenue stream that I’ve mastered by any stretch of the imagination!), but more often than not, informally and infrequently. What there is in common with most people who are keen, but still … Continue reading

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