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International Cyber Defense Workshop

The string of financial disasters gripping the globe over the past few years is undeniable proof of the interconnected world that we now live in.  Of course, that comes as no surprise to those of us who investigate computer crimes.  I can’t remember a case I have worked on that didn’t have an IP address (or malware) sourcing back to a foreign entity.  The same technology that has increased our productivity and enhanced our quality of life has opened our doors to anyone with an Internet connection.  While many of the voices in the security world seem to be focused on improving domestic security, a key point gets missed: security in a massively interconnected world requires international cooperation and ultimately a global solution.  As an example, the FBI and US Secret Service have been very successful in recent years proving that they can reach out and touch international cyber criminals.  This simply would not be possible without the cooperation and support of foreign governments, courts and law enforcement.  Computer crime is a global phenomenon that can’t be kept in check without international cooperation

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. @ Good information on decoding Windows prefetch path hashes by Yogesh Khatri http://t.co/f4xfW42c
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I had the good fortune to attend a High Tech Crime Investigation Association meeting in Singapore last week.  Attendees were primarily from the Singapore business community and represented a good cross section of forensic disciplines.  After giving a talk on Windows Shadow Copy forensics, I sat in on chapter business that included preparation for the annual HTCIA Asia Pacific conference in Hong Kong.  I thought I would provide the details in case anyone will be nearby in December:

Fifth Annual HTCIA Asia Pacific Training Conference

December 5-7, 2011

Cliftons, Hong Kong

http://2011.htcia.org.hk/

Why Windows NTFS fixup values matter in digital forensics -> http://t.co/aK0S3aTf #DFIR
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