Digital evidence - The new fingerprints

22 June 2006


Buffet at 6.00pm. Talk at 6.30pm.

Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Peter Jost Centre, School of Computing and Mathematics, John Moore's University, Byrom Street, Liverpool. View a map of Liverpool JMU

Afentis Security


Cases involving the abuse or misuse of technology will rise or fall based upon the digital evidence. From Hacking offences through to the creation and dissemination of obscene media - the highly volatile and fragile electronic evidence can be the catalyst for driving the case in new directions. Digital evidence is regarded as the ‘new fingerprints’ - electronic footprints that cannot be erased helping seal the fate of the guilty.

This talk covers:

  • Threat Landscape
    How threats to information and IT infrastructures are evolving.
  • Digital Defence
    What is being done to bring justice to those who abuse technology?
  • Legal Survey
    Computer Misuse Act, RIPA, Data Protection, Telecommunications Act.
  • Forensic Principles
    Isolation and quarantine - preparing for a forensic assessment.
  • Forensic Demonstration
    Bring the textbook theory to life!
  • Cell-Site Analysis
    Tracing suspects through movements of mobile telephones
  • Data Recovery
    Can just about anything committed to a computer be recovered?
  • A Look at the Experts
    Education, Experience, Certification - understanding what makes a forensic consultant.
  • Case Studies
    From the Soham murders to the BTK serial killer - real life court cases that leveraged digital evidence.