Author Archive for M Isbell

Solid State Drives and TRIM

Here is an interesting analysis of an SSD performed and reported by Alex Golding. You can find his blog at http://dig-forensics.blogspot.com/ —————————– Solid State Drives are getting increasingly more affordable and therefore increasingly more common, especially with expensive laptops having…

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Perfect Storm for Cyber Attacks

World leaders have been told today that a coordinated cyber attack could have catastrophic consequences. The report, released today, claims that we are fast approaching the time where cyber weaponry and cyber attacks is becoming ‘ubiquitous’. While it is clear…

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Battling Cyber Threats

Today, virtually every area of life depends on a cyber infrastructure that is vulnerable to attack. According to a recent report by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, sensitive U.S. military and civilian networks have been “deeply penetrated, multiple…

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Firebrand raises money for Movember

Here is the team at Firebrand Training raising money for ‘Movember’. We were pleased to hear that they successfuly raised a considerable amount of money for charity. James Lapwood said, “We raised more than £1,500 – and managed to grow…

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New Windows zero-day flaw bypasses UAC

A new zero-day exploit in Microsoft Windows was disclosed today. The exploit allows an application to elevate privilege to “system,” and in Vista and Windows 7 also bypass User Account Control (UAC). The flaw was posted briefly on a programming…

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