Self-Incrimination vs. File-Encryption: Digital Forensics and the Death of the 5th Amendment

In January 2012, U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled that a defendant in a digital forensics criminal case must turn over the unencrypted contents of her currently encrypted laptop. The defendant, Ramona Fricosu of Colorado, is charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and providing false statements to financial institutions in connection with her […]

The Quality of your Information Can Make or Break Your Business

By Cookie Lewis, M.S.L.S.  Information derived from research can be a key factor in the success or failure of your business, whether you’re involved in a trial or legal matter, hiring people, conducting competitor intelligence, or performing due diligence for a merger, acquisition or business transaction. With mega-data available for free on the Internet, some […]

Osama Bin Laden’s Computers to be Forensically Reviewed

The team of Navy SEALs that raided Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan stronghold on May 2, 2011 may have also stumbled upon a goldmine of Al Qaeda intelligence.  According to a recent article, the raid that resulted in bin Laden’s death also led to the seizure of several computers, hard drives, electronic equipment and removable media […]