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CYFOR: the digital forensics service on which the sun never sets

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As the final stages of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games draw near it is striking to take in the sheer scale of its appeal: 1.5 billion people worldwide are said to have watched coverage of the Games involving 71 nations competing in 17 sports over 11 days. Formerly called the British Empire Games and later …Read More

1st August 2014 | Posted in Digital Forensics, eDisclosure, News, News & Events by


CYFOR to speak at DLA event – Protecting Confidential Information

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CYFOR is pleased to have been invited to speak at the DLA breakfast panel event – ‘Protecting confidential information: Trends and tactics for today’s employer’.  The event is to take place at DLA London offices on Thursday 25th October. Joel Tobias, Managing Director of CYFOR, is joining the panel to discuss the findings of DLA’s …Read More

23rd October 2012 | Posted in Computer Forensics, News, Upcoming Events by


How can you justify a forensic readiness plan?

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CYFOR has recently been implementing forensic readiness plans (and training) for a number of FTSE 250 and AIM listed companies.  When we speak to heads of information risk or technology, they commonly recognise the benefits of implementing a plan but they ask us what legal and regulatory presidence have been set so that they can …Read More

3rd February 2012 | Posted in Digital Forensics, Forensic Readiness Planning by


CYFOR signs partnership agreement with Guidance Software

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CYFOR has signed a partnership agreement with Guidance Software to offer and support EnCase Enterprise.  This partnership will enable us to enhance our forensic capability with a network enabled investigation tool.  EnCase Enterprise provides a platform to establish a complete enterprise-wide investigation from a central location with minimal disruption – no matter how large and …Read More

12th December 2011 | Posted in Computer Forensics, Cyfor, Digital Forensics, News by


Digital evidence – where do you start?

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CYFOR and Deans Court Chambers held a successful digital forensics seminar last Thursday.  It was well attended by lawyers and barristers and the feedback was very positive.  The speakers were Keith Cottenden, Forensic Services Director at CYFOR, and Joseph Hart, Deans Court Chambers Barrister.  Here are some highlights from their presentations… An introduction to digital …Read More

3rd October 2011 | Posted in Computer Forensics, CPD Seminars, Digital Forensics, Events, Past Events by


Hi-tech methods that will catch rioters

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The following article was published in the Manchester Evening News yesterday – http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/business/technology/s/1455874_hi-tech-methods-that-will-catch-manchester-rioters Digital forensic techniques will continue to help bring to justice the looters who wreaked havoc on the streets of Greater Manchester, according to expert provider CYFOR. The Bury-based company has previously employed methods including CCTV enhancement and phone and computer analysis to …Read More

18th August 2011 | Posted in Audio Video Forensics, Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics by


CYFOR contributes to conviction of three defendants for defrauding Virgin Media

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A three year investigation by Virgin Media, which was assisted by CYFOR, has led to a combined fifteen year jail term for three men involved in defrauding Virgin Media. This multi million pound prosecution targeted Rayyonics, the largest manufacturer and supplier of illicit set-top boxes branded Eurovox in the UK.  The three defendants were instrumental …Read More

18th July 2011 | Posted in Computer Forensics, Cyfor, Digital Forensics, In the Press by


Recent developments in computer forensic analysis

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As mentioned in my blog yesterday, of which this is part 2, the following is taken from a presentation that one of our forensic investigators gave at a recent Fraud Advisory Panel conference….. Traditionally, forensic investigations are conducted on a forensic copy or ‘image’ of an item of media which was captured using the methodology …Read More

10th June 2011 | Posted in Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Forensic Imaging by


Computer aided fraud detection and investigation tools

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One of our forensic investigators recently presented at the Fraud Advisory Panel conference….the presentation was very well received so I thought I’d share it with you – part 1 today and part 2 tomorrow. Fraud has much in common with many other crimes.  Standard computer forensic tools are suitable, in most cases, for finding evidence …Read More

9th June 2011 | Posted in Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Events, Forensic Imaging, Fraud, Past Events by


Birmingham man sentenced for defrauding Virgin Media

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The final member of a gang of TV fraudsters from Birmingham has been sentenced to six years imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court for illegally modifying digital set-top-boxes enabling customers to access digital TV subscription channels for free. Mr Subhan Ali, aged 29 of Turner Street, Sparkbrook, is the last defendant to stand trial having fled …Read More

24th May 2011 | Posted in Computer Forensics, Cyfor, Digital Forensics, In the Press by



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