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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 Myrtle Beach 2018 – Recap

by Scar de Courcier This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the Techno Security & Forensic Investigation Conference 2018, which took place in Myrtle Beach, SC from the 3rd-6th June 2018. Under the sunny skies of South Carolina, the digital forensic community got together at the beginning of June this year … Continue reading

Techno Security 2017 – Myrtle Beach 4th – 7th June

From the 4th to the 7th of June 2017, Forensic Focus will be attending the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 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 … 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

SC Congress London – Recap

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the SC Congress, held in London on the 10th of February 2016. Conference Highlights The day began with a panel discussion of EU data protection legislation, and what businesses need to do to comply. The panel was made up of four experts: Associate Fellow … Continue reading

Multi-Factor Authentication in Digital Forensics

Two-factor authentication is probably the best secure thing since passwords were invented. Two-factor authentication goes a long way towards protecting one’s accounts against being hacked. A password alone, no matter how long or secure, is no longer enough to provide sufficient protection. Social engineering, linked security breaches, leaked passwords and hacked mailboxes all contribute to … Continue reading

FT Cyber Security Summit 2015 – Recap

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the FT Cyber Security Summit, which took place in London on Tuesday the 22nd of September 2015. Conference Highlights The day began with a keynote speech from Ed Vaizey MP, the UK Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy. Vaizey recapped … Continue reading

FT Cyber Security Summit 2014 – Recap

Forensic Focus attended the FT Cyber Security Summit in London on the 3rd of September. This article is a recap of some of the main highlights of the event. The Cyber Security Summit brought together speakers and interested parties from law enforcement, international government, computer science and elsewhere to discuss the unique challenges around cybercrime … Continue reading

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