Forensic Science students – good for nothing?

Forensic Science students – good for nothing?

Is that a misleading headline? Are Forensic Science students good for nothing? I certainly do NOT think so I believe they all have something to offer but I recently came across Gradcracker the STEM careers website that says it has jobs for all STEM careers. It even has a search box to tick for forensic science students to search for careers in their chosen discipline. UNFORTUNATELY there is not one

Read More

Open consultation – Control of data: proposed new text for the codes of practice and conduct

Open consultation – Control of data: proposed new text for the codes of practice and conduct

A recent cyber security issue that significantly affected a forensic science provider has raised the question of whether the community requires more specific requirements covering the range of possible types of IT security. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was asked to consider what specific requirements could be considered for future versions of the codes. The Regulator asks that all forensic science providers of any size, review their IT security,

Read More

Who will take home GOLD?

Who will take home GOLD?

Have you got your free tickets yet? WorldSkills UK LIVE is coming in November and it’s free to visit. No matter what your looking for in a job you can find many different organisations there to ask questions, talk to and have a go at activities. We will be there delivering the Forensic Science competition for the 7th year running so why not grab your free tickets and visit us

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More