[HLUG] Use of Linux by the Police

Julian Robbins joolsr1 at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 15 06:53:02 UTC 2009


Just noticed this on the Coventry LUGmasters list.

Although, I'm sure not many of us will be going over there for this 
talk, its fascinating to hear how the Police Forensics use Linux .


> Hi,
>   The next CovLUG technical meeting is Tuesday 20th October 2009.
> == Topic ==
> Synopsis by our guest speaker, Adrian Shaw, a computer forensics expert
> with the Police:
> I will take a high level view of the use of Linux in computer forensics.
> The presentation will be free-form allowing the audience to decide which
> areas they want to know more about. I will talk about the challenges
> faced by people working in the computer forensics field and the
> potential for Linux Live disks to cope with those problems. I will also
> be demonstrating a number of open source tools that are useful for not
> only computer forensics but also data recovery. I will show people how
> to recover lost partitions on Linux and Windows boxes as well as files
> that have been deleted but still exist on the disk. I will also discuss
> some strategies for dealing with hard disks that have mechanical
> problems (strategies that don't involve freezing or boiling the hard
> disk!). There will be a question and answer session at the end of the talk.

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