SECReT student seminars 2012
- The Development of a Wireless Electrostatic Mark Lifting Method and its use at Crime Scenes
- Evolving the Face of a Criminal
- Strategic security planning for the built environment
- Spatial is Special: Interdisciplinary Research at CASA
- Illicit activity in prisons - how can technology help?
- The Strategies of Kidnappers: Understanding violence during kidnapping for ransom negotiations
- The UK National Risk Assessment
- A Scientific Investigation of Blast Injuries: London 7/7 Terrorist Bombings
- Forensic Computing - A Beginners Guide
- Sex, race and offending trajectories: An analysis of an Australian longitudinal offending database
- How Cryptosystems Are Really Broken
- Crime Patterns and Spatial Choice: Theories, Models and Some Evidence
- Diagnosing and preventing corruption
- Unlocking the investment returns of effective crime reduction programmes: why particular interventions work, and how they can be implemented effectively in the UK context
Forensic Computing - A Beginners Guide
Publication date: Feb 11, 2013 01:57 PM
Start: May 09, 2012 12:00 AM
Denis Edgar-Nevill, Founding Chair, British Computer Society Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group
Cybercrime is everywhere. It exists at low-levels; people breaking copyright downloading music and films. It exists at high-levels; international fraud, terrorism, people-trafficking and facilitating a wide range of crimes and cyber warfare between nation states. At all levels in between, cybercrime has the potential to affect us. Computers can facilitate fraud, paedophile crimes, pornography, blackmail, harassment, bullying and identity theft. Collectively cybercrime increases our insurance premiums and makes a wide range of the products and services we buy even more expensive. It restricts our freedom. It’s a wonder we ever get to sleep at night!
This presentation introduced some of the basic ideas involved in Forensic Computing and the problems it seeks to address. The intention is to separate the reality from the hype; the wonderful ideas from the jargon buzz-words. To give an appreciation of just how fragile and dangerous our reliance on computer technology has become. It’s important also to recognise just how difficult it is for cybercriminals to cover their tracks.
Was elected as founding chair of the BCS Cybercrime Forensics SG in December 2008 at its inaugural meeting. The specialist group has now grown to over 1,500 members in 44 countries. He holds the post of Head of the Department of Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has been working in the area of Cybercrime Forensics since 2002 when he began working with the NPIA (National Policing Improvement Agency). This has led to a jointly validated MSc in Cybercrime Forensics with the NPIA in 2004 and a MSc/BSc Computer Forensics. He was a member of the most recent ACPO committee developing national standards for digital evidence gathering. He also chairs the annual international Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training conferences (CFET) and
has more than a hundred publications in this area.