Monday, March 12, 2007

DHS Launches National Computer Forensic Institute

InformationWeek reported that The Department of Homeland Security will be partnering with the state of Alabama to create the National Computer Forensic Institute to process computer forensics and digital evidence. The United States Secret Service will also be heavily involved.

Increased education and collaboration is a great idea. But as long as cyber criminals are using bartering systems found in Internet Relay Chat (IRC) rooms, cyber criminals both organized and unorganized, have a leg up in bypassing the latest detection, blocking and patching technologies. With undetected keylogging and deceiving phishing and Man-In-The-Middle attacks, it’s already an uphill battle. But combine sophisticated attacks with factors like free widespread WiFi and WiMax availability, get ready for a bloody war of greed.

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