Blog Archives

Court Order Compelling Apple’s Assistance Under the All Writs Act

On February 16, 2016, a magistrate judge in the Central District of California issued an order, under the All Writs Act, compelling Apple to assist the FBI in searching an iPhone 5C that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook. Farook was

Posted in Law, News & Commentary, Security Tagged with: , , , ,

Silk Road gets shutdown

Silk Road was a particularly unfortunate example of good technology used for bad ends. It was a virtual black market for drugs, identity theft, and other crime. An affidavit from FBI special agent Christopher Tarbell hit the internet today which

Posted in Digital Forensics, Law, News & Commentary, Security Tagged with: , , ,


This project has been in the works for a while. My colleague  Michael and I have been contemplating a cross/inter-disciplinary journal to examine technology intersections with various other fields. We finally signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Tulane University to

Posted in Digital Forensics, Law, Publications, Security

NOLASEC – Hidden Legal Pitfalls of Digital Forensics Research

Yesterday was the first NOLASEC meeting in the new presentation format. Previously, the meeting had one speaker giving a 30 minute talk with questions and discussions after. The newer format is intended to allow for multiple shorter 6 minute talks

Posted in Computer Science, Digital Forensics, Law, News & Commentary, Security, Talks Tagged with: , , ,

HBGary.* part II

More information, or at least a more coherent complete set of information, is available as of this morning from Ars Technica. They have done a really good job of putting the pieces into a clear picture. What I heard in

Posted in Digital Forensics, Hacks, Cracks, and Attacks, Law, News & Commentary, Security