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Big brother is watching – again!

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The Government has announced plans to monitor social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo because current legislation from Brussels does not presently cover the monitoring of these types of sites. Again, the justification given, is the requirement to maintain National Security and track criminal gangs. There are presently no plans to track the …Read More

25th March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by


Police Hackers?

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The EU has agreed in principal a new cybercrime strategy that encourages the use of remote access to computers for the purposes of crime prevention or detection. These “searches” could be conducted by the Police or private companies and we could see an increase in their use over the next few years. I recently spoke …Read More

16th March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by


Half full ?

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The expression half full or half empty is often used to determine whether someones outlook on a subject is optimistic or pessimistic.The same can be said for many things. I often hear that there are two sides to every story; my personal belief is that there are three :- Our side Their side The Truth …Read More

11th March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by


Making the boat go faster

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I’m probably breaching CYFOR’s own editorial standards here, but I see no reason why (particularly as I’m the Managing Director!) I can’t post articles which are not necessarily related to the Computer Forensics industry. Recently, I came across an article on motivation and leadership. I’ve seen and read loads of these and depending on  my …Read More

9th March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by


Child Abuse suspect in USA ordered to provide passwords.

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A US federal Judge has made an unprecedented order, which is challenging the constitutional rights of defendants, to remain silent. US District Judge William Sessions has ordered that a man accused of possessing indecent of Images of children hand over the encryption keys to his computer. Judge Sessions overturned an earlier ruling made by a …Read More

6th March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by


£229M USB Stick!!

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We’re not  not professing to be clairvoyant but only the other day we posted an article about the dangers to business associated with Micro Storage devices. A recent case in point re-affirms those fears. Two men have been convicted in the UK of a conspiracy to defraud a Japanese bank of £229M. If they had …Read More

5th March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by


UK Courts deal with £1Bn+ fraud cases

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KPMG are reporting that the UK courts dealt with fraud cases totaling over £1Bn in 2008, an increase of well over £200M from 2007. Apparently it is the highest recorded level since 1995 and is likely to get much, much worse. Frauds perpetrated prior to the credit crunch will not have been presented through the …Read More

4th March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by


You’re going to do what?

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I recently had a series of meetings in London with clients and prospects. During the course of one of those meetings we were discussing the merits of electronic disclosure and the various different solutions available in the market place. E-disclosure is a big thing and CYFOR are investing significant time, energy and cash in bringing …Read More

3rd March 2009 | Posted in News & Events by



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