Posts Tagged "2011"

Digital Forensics in a cloud-y world

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

Every new advance in computing technology brings about cries of doom from forensics practitioners. Each step forward for computing will inevitably bring about the end of our discipline and allow computer criminals to operate with impunity, they say. This attitude mirrors what science fiction authors have called the “technological singularity” – a point of technological advancement so rapid that the “future” becomes nearly impossible to predict. In this talk, I will discuss current and near-future trends and advances in cloud & mobile computing and digital storage which may mark the end of traditional “computer” forensics, while making the role of modern...

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The data liberation front and Google’s commitment to the open Web

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose goal is to make it easier for users to move their personal information and data in and out of Google products. This project is based on the key principle of user control: users should be able to export any data that they create in (or import into) a product, there shouldn’t be an additional charge (in terms of costs, but also of time spent) to export user data, and all information required to move these data should be available and transparent. The Data Liberation Front is an ongoing project, since it constantly helps and consults other engineering teams withing Google on how to “liberate” their...

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New malware threats in the cyber world

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012

Symantec has announced the publication of its Intelligence Report for September 2011. The data shows a significant growth in the amount of malware sent by e-mail, of which approximately 72% could potentially be polymorphic malware, identified for the first time in July. At the end of July, the amount of malware sent totaled 23.7%. It then dropped to 18.5%  in August only to spike to 72%  in September. Antonio Forzieri, the Security Practice Manager, will describe the recent report in detail and provide the forecast for the next year. In terms of malware, the recent Staatstrojaner case generated an uproar in Germany because of the devastating effects that it could have...

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