Computer Forensics

15 February 2011, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Room 007, Prospect Building, University of Sunderland, Sir Tom Cowie Campus.

Free of charge for both BCS and non-Members.

Samantha Raincock MBCS, Owner Sam Raincock Consultancy

Event description:

Sam will introduce the field of computer forensics. She will discuss how complex cases frequently involve the combination of thousands of pieces of technical evidence but still often need a sprinkle of investigative flair to solve them.

Within this, Sam will illustrate how “unbreakable” security measures are often flawed due to user (and IT) misunderstanding, including how forensic techniques can be used to target implementation weaknesses.

She will also discuss why the dreaded IT policies should not gather dust in folders and what not to do when an incident occurs.

Samantha Raincock

Samantha RaincockThe talk will be given by Eur Ing Samantha Raincock BSc (Hons), MSc, CCE, MBCS, CEng MIET who is a digital forensics consultant / expert witness, trainer, and IT Security specialist. She has produced over 270 reports / statements and opinions in digital evidence cases for Courts in the UK and Ireland including cases heard in the Old Bailey and Central Criminal Court in Dublin. She has provided verbal testimony in England (Crown and Magistrate) and in Ireland (Criminal Court) and conducted in excess of 50 case conferences with barristers including Queens’ Counsels and Senior Counsels.

Sam was a Registered Forensic Practitioner with the government funded Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (CRFP). She was registered in the expert witness categories of Telecommunications (handset examination and call data) and Computer data evaluation and was also an Assessor for Registration in these categories. She is currently an assessor with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the digital forensic areas.