ZoneAlarm Forensics Specialist to Offer Tips on Digital Crime Fighting

By | February 13, 2006

Zone Labs, a Check Point Software Technologies company (NASDAQ:CHKP), today announced that senior ZoneAlarm security analyst Jon Orbeton will brief IT executives at RSA Conference 2006 on defending their corporate assets while helping the FBI and other law enforcement officers crack digital crimes.

In a session titled “Working with Law Enforcement: When a Computer Holds the Key to the Case,” Orbeton will discuss computer forensic methodology, how a security vendor can assist a customer when they have been attacked, and how a company can help the FBI, detectives and other law enforcement officials after their network has been compromised. He will also outline new ways to expand an investigation by correlating data from one system to many by creating an attack profile to track a hacker´s path beyond the compromised PC. Orbeton´s session is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 4:50 p.m. in the San Jose Convention Center — Ballroom A3, San Jose, Calif.

“Overlooking even a small, seemingly insignificant bit of digital evidence can change the outcome of a case,” Orbeton said. “In digital investigations, by creating a digital profile of the attack pattern, investigators can uncover previously undiscovered evidence — often changing the course of the investigation.”

Cyber crime has cast a perpetual shadow over the security landscape. The Department of Homeland Security´s National Cyber Security Division is expected to spend $25 million by 2007 to combat the rise in cyber terrorism. New penalty laws often require that IT departments work with law enforcement officials on high-profile crimes involving digital clues.

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