Cyber-attack leads to backlog of 20,000 forensic samples

Cyber-attack leads to backlog of 20,000 forensic samples

The BBC has been looking into the scandal of Eurofins Forensic Services who were hacked a while ago and believes that there are around 20000 samples that are currently in the backlog, waiting for processing. This is huge and the backlog will only get bigger the longer this goes on. Remember Police Scotland have already stopped using Eurofins until they report that their systems are safe and I am sure

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Digital Forensic Investigator

Digital Forensic Investigator

Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE) are recruiting for a Digital Forensic Investigator to conduct detailed digital forensic examinations as part of investigations and operations into Terrorism and Domestic Extremism related offences. This is an exciting role with opportunities to learn and develop your skills in a unique environment. Conducting digital forensic examinations of seized computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices using appropriate ISO17025 accredited processes, methodologies, tools

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Technology and security

Technology and security

Technology is all around us and we mostly embrace it. Unfortunately, as we have seen even companies such as the huge Eurofins sometimes have people attack our way of life through our digital systems, so we have to take steps to protect them. Protection comes in many forms, but it starts at the very beginning and never ends. By combining old and new technology we can make a start to

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Where Art meets Science (again)

Where Art meets Science (again)

You will know if you have followed this website for some time that I love art and I love science, having taken part in the Fun Palaces project and also being an Arts Award delivery vehicle. Mixing the two together makes my heart beat and my eyes bulge, I love the Art of Science or the Science of Art… Today I was drawn to a BBC news report of the

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Privatisation of law enforcement, good or bad?

Privatisation of law enforcement, good or bad?

So for those who do not know there are a number of Policing agencies around the country trying to save money by employing outside organisations to deliver their forensic work which used to be carried out by serving officers and civilian staff. This includes crime scene officers, fingerprint experts and digital experts. But the issue is these things never run to a plan. Like a battle no plan lasts pasts

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Genealogy and Forensic Science

Genealogy and Forensic Science

My wife loves looking into our family history and has already found 32000 links to my DNA on ancestry.com 32000! That’s amazing and these go from my father through to cousins 8 times removed on both my mother’s and my father’s side of the genetic line. How do I know the information I have supplied will be used for good? Well in the first instance I had to give my

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Gold and Silver to find blood…

Ths in the know already ‘know’ that precious metals are used in the recovery of fingerprints during the Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) process, and while it is expensive there has to be a pay off to find the evidence that can bring justice to someone who has been made a victim. But now an Israeli University has realised that adding very small particles of gold and silver to a luminol

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Digital Forensics – Free Course

Well here is another of those free courses from the OU that will get you working for 8 hours but open a whole new world of cyber crime to you. After studying this course, you should be able to: explain the origins of forensic science explain the difference between scientific conclusions and legal decision-making explain the role of digital forensics and the relationship of digital forensics to traditional forensic science,

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Forensic science and fingerprints – Free OU Course

OK its not going to get you the job as a CSI but its great for crime writers or nyone who might be looking to get into a CSI role (or even an actor who might want to take a role in a drama?) The OU is offering their free courses again and this one is all about fingerprints and forensic science. After studying this course, you should be able

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