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Ending the “Digital Divide” with WiHood’s USB Bracelet

Oslo, Norway (PRWEB) May 13, 2008

WiHood’s “virtual laptop” service solves the digital divide dilemma in every developed and developing country in the world. WiHood’s “virtual laptop” service provides each user with their own virtual desktop which includes a free full suite of software applications. For children, WiHood’s provides online protection while using WiHood service.

WiHood’s patent-pending service was designed to function perfectly even with PCs that are five to ten years old with an internet connection. WiHood’s virtual laptop service performs the entire computer processing online so the local PC even with limited resources (RAM, HD, etc.) will function like new.

“The demand for WiHood’s simple to use and affordable service to end the digital divide is enormous,” says Thomas F. Anglero, Chairman and CEO of WiHood AS. “With WiHood, being an adult or a child without a computer that also has all the necessary vital applications and services are a thing of the past.”

For example, a single used PC with an internet connection can be shared amongst hundred’s of WiHood users, each now with their own private WiHood desktop, storage space, picture files, etc., all hosted online by the WiHood service.

WiHood’s paid subscription service comes as a free download of the WiHood browser and an optional “virtual laptop” on a WiHood USB bracelet that is a portable version of the WiHood service.

WiHood’s “virtual laptop” on a USB bracelet can be worn on the wrist, or folded in a pocket. WiHood’s USB bracelet is made of non-toxic silicon so it is safe and durable in any tough environment. WiHood’s USB bracelets are available on Amazon.com.

Experience the end of the digital divide by using WiHood’s free trial service right now… http://www.WiHood.com .

WiHood is based in Oslo (Norway). WiHood has been honored to be awarded funding from Innovation Norway (a division of the Norwegian government providing funding only to Norway’s most innovative companies). WiHood was founded to bridge the digital-divide while protecting children online using Web 2.0 innovations (Web Services and Cloud Computing Technologies). WiHood’s service is patent pending. Additional information can be found at http://www.WiHood.com .


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The Biggest Threat on the Digital Playground: Cyberbullying


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2009

Note to parents: “Cyberbullying is real and it’s here to stay – until you do something about it!”

That is the message that Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, wants you to hear loud and clear, as the mid-summer blues hit and your kids spend more time online.

“Cyberbullying is the biggest online threat facing young Internet users today,” says James Leasure, co-founder of Pandora Corp. “Of course, other threats like Internet predators do still exist, but statistically, kids have a much greater chance of being involved in some way with electronic bullying.”

A recent study revealed that 1 in 5 teens had been bullied online or via text, while 1 in 10 admitted to being a bully to someone else. The study of 655 U.S. teens ages 13-18 also showed that 68% of teens consider bullying to be a serious problem with today’s youth. Furthermore, 4 out of 5 teens say that online bullying is both easier to get away with and easier to hide from their parents than traditional bullying.

But how can that be?

“Too many parents have the Internet safety talk with their children, and then turn away,” says Leasure. “But the bullying problem isn’t going to go away until the parents of the bullies know what their child is doing online, know how they are treating others, and care enough to do something about it.”

Adding more fuel to the already blazing issue is the recent overturning of Lori Drew’s conviction. The New York Times reported that Drew was found guilty of three misdemeanor counts of accessing a protected computer without authorization under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal law intended to combat computer crimes. According to a Reuter’s article on the overturning, Drew was accused of creating a fake profile on MySpace and posing as a teenage boy to tease and humiliate 13-year-old Megan Meier, a neighbor who had a falling out with Drew’s daughter. Meier ultimately committed suicide as a result of Drew’s actions in October 2006. According to The New York Times, the presiding judge for the case overturned the jury’s conviction, stating that if this conviction was to remain, virtually anyone could be brought to trial for the slightest violation of a terms of service agreement.

“It’s a tragic case and a very sensitive issue,” explains Leasure. “On one hand, the judge made a proper legal decision by keeping the violation of a website’s Terms of Service a civil matter. On the other hand, this sends a powerful message to parents that social networks are a virtual Wild Wild West.”

So what can parents do?

“The bottom line is that you absolutely must know what your kids are doing online,” says Leasure. “You have to monitor computer and internet activity so you can know where they spend their time online, who they talk to, and most importantly, how they represent themselves and treat others in the vast digital community. If you see something that isn’t right, you need to act as parents and correct the issue.”

While states and school districts scramble to introduce bills and adopt policies to help curb cyberbullying, parents have access to technology tools that will let them know what their kids are doing online at home. Pandora Corp’s flagship computer monitoring software, PC Pandora, works like a DVR for the PC, taking sequential snapshots of everything that happens on the computer, so parents can play back and watch all activity.

PC Pandora captures further details of user activity in text-based files. Instant messenger chats, emails, websites, keystrokes, peer-2-peer files traded, and programs accessed are all recorded and documented for parental review. PC Pandora lets parents set up Internet filters and program blocks to make sure their kids aren’t accessing programs or content that parents find objectionable. There is also the invaluable IRIS feature that will email a busy parent at work with updates on child activity.

Leasure emphatically states that “parental awareness is truly the key to fixing this problem. If your child is the victim – or worse, the bully – it’s time to step in. It’s not being over-protective; it’s being a 21st century parent. Monitoring software like our PC Pandora plays a vital role by providing information needed to be an effective Net-generation parent. With the insight our software provides into a child’s daily struggles, parents can begin to put a stop to Internet threats like cyberbullying.”

A 2-hour trial of the PC Pandora monitoring software is available at the PC Pandora website.

Cyberbullying Statistics:

A recent survey of 655 US teens, ages 13 to 18, was conducted by Cox Communications in association with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The study found that “cyberbullying is widespread among today’s teens, with over one-third having experienced it, engaged in it, or know of friends who have who have done either.” More specifically:

Approximately 1 in 10 teens have cyberbullied someone online or by text message and 1 in 5 have been cyberbullied by someone else.
Two-thirds of teens (68%) believe cyberbullying is a serious problem
Teens who have been cyberbullied most commonly think it was to be mean or for fun or entertainment. However, cyberbullies are most likely to say they did it to get back at someone or because someone deserved it.
4 in 5 teens believe cyberbullying is easier to get away with (81%) and easier to hide from parents (80%) than bullying in person.
Nearly half of those who have been bullied (46%) say that the bully was caught, but only 1 in 4 of those who say they bully (28%) admit that they themselves have been caught.
Three-quarters of teens (75%) think there should be stricter rules about online bullying.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal – to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandora’s Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2008, Version 5.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. In addition, through the company’s SAFE SCHOOLS program, schools and school districts can receive up to $ 100,000 worth of software to aid in protecting their students and their PCs. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com. Currently in version 5.3, the next release of PC Pandora will incorporate Pandora LIVE, a web-based service that will allow parents to check content from anywhere through a secure server.

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ClickN KIDS and Dolphin Digital Media Announce Affiliate Partnership

Woodland Hills, CA and Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) December 7, 2010

ClickN KIDS, Inc., a leader in online Pre-K through 5th grade educational reading solutions, and Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. (OTCBB: DPDM), a creator of secure social networking websites for children utilizing groundbreaking fingerprint identification technology, today announced a new partnership and commitment to link child safety and education. Both companies seek to provide advanced technological solutions to common daily problems for families with young children in a fun and interactive manner.

While the digital age has created worries for parents, who now have to pay careful attention to the websites their children are visiting, ClickN KIDS (http://www.clicknkids.com) and Dolphin Secure (http://www.dolphinsecure.com) are partnering to provide parents with services and tools that they can use together to protect the well-being of their children.

Beginning on January 1, 2011, the cross-sales partnership will allow customers, primarily parents of young children, to subscribe to Dolphin Secure on the ClickN KIDS website, while also allowing Dolphin Secure customers to purchase online educational programs for their children on Dolphins websites. The management teams of both companies believe the cross-sales partnership will not only provide value to the companies existing and future customer bases, but will also substantially add to their respective revenue streams at minimal expense as of the first quarter of 2011.

“We are delighted to be working with Dolphin Secure and are very impressed with its use of home-based biometric fingerprint scanning for controlled access to the web, as well as a pre-approved list of child-friendly websites. We welcome them to the ClickN KIDS family as the second part of our ClickN SECURE effort,” said Armie Carabet, ClickN KIDS Chief Executive Officer. “ClickN SECURE is our commitment to offer technology that will enable parents to have more peace of mind and confidence that there can be an Internet with boundaries.

ClickN KIDS is a leader in providing online education solutions to children,” said Nelson Famadas, Chief Operating Officer of Dolphin Digital Media. “Partnering across industries is a strategic decision made by both companies, and we could not be happier to provide parents of young children with the peace of mind that their children will be Dolphin Secure while using the Internet as the fabulous educational tool it can be with ClickN KIDS.

ABOUT CLICKN KIDS.

ClickN KIDS is utilizing the power of the Internet to deliver interactive and education programs that couple instructional design with state-of-the-art technology unrestricted by geography or time. ClickN READ Phonics is for ages 4-11. ClickN SPELL is a research-based spelling program for Pre-K through 5th grade that teaches the 800 most commonly used words in the English language. For more information, visit http://www.clicknkids.com.

ABOUT DOLPHIN DIGITAL MEDIA, INC.

Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. is dedicated to the twin causes of online safety for children and the production of high-quality digital content. By creating and managing child-friendly social networking websites utilizing state-of the-art fingerprint identification technology, Dolphin Digital Media has taken an industry-leading position with respect to Internet safety. Also, with the launch of Dolphin Digital Studios, the Company is at the forefront of the growing digital entertainment sector. Please visit http://www.dolphindigitalmedia.com for more information.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to anticipated revenues, expenses, earnings, operating cash flows, the outlook for markets and the demand for products. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management’s own knowledge and assessment of the Company’s industry and competition. The Company refers interested persons to its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-KSB and its other SEC filings for a description of additional uncertainties and factors, which may affect forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty to update its forward-looking statements.

CONTACT:

ClickN Kids

877-254-2522

cnkeditor(at)clicknkids(dot)com

Dolphin Digital Media, Inc.

Amanda Magid

(305) 774-0407

amanda(at)dolphindigitalmedia(dot)com

Investor Relations:

RedChip Companies, Inc.

Jon Cunningham

(407) 644-0758, Ext. 107

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http://www.RedChip.com

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Digital Defense Announces Latest Security Education Upgrade


San Antonio, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 25, 2011

Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced they have released an enhanced version of their popular Security Training, Education, and Awareness Module (TEAM). TEAM is a web-based education service that empowers DDI client organizations with the ability to provide their customers with a variety of security education modules focused on computer use at home or work and associated cyber-threats on the Internet. This latest update consists of a new course entitled Online Social Networks, which is a growing phenomenon embraced by users of all ages.

Gartner is a strong advocate for security education because we can see the positive results that ensue. Companies which take a proactive approach to this subject show a strong commitment to the protection of their client data, explained Andrew Walls, Research Director of Gartner. Threats that exist in the increasingly sophisticated realm of social media and other cloud-based applications are increasingly prevalent; therefore security education regarding this topic is extremely timely.

DDI is highly focused on the growth and evolution of all our service offerings and on how we can best support our clients in addressing their security and regulatory compliance challenges so they can concentrate on making their businesses more successful, stated Larry R. Hurtado, president and CEO of Digital Defense. The TEAM service not only helps us meet that goal, but ultimately the security education of our clients online patrons can have a very constructive affect in the battle to maintain network and computer security. Our growing TEAM client list is an indication to us that we are both helpful and effective in that effort.

DDI releases the TEAM service in both English and Spanish. TEAM consists of sixteen other courses, corresponding tests, and completion certificates such as Online Fraud, Passwords, Online Shopping, Viruses/Worms, Trojans & Spyware, Home Firewalls, Securing Home Computers, Secure Transactions Away from Home, Online Banking Myths, Child Safety Online, ATM & Debit Card Misuse, Wireless Security, Keylogging, Vishing, Botnets, Old Computer Disposal and a special section related to Identity Theft.

About Digital Defense

Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is a leading provider of security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions. The company provides managed and client-directed security GRC services directly and through its business partners to organizations of all sizes and industry types. DDI clients enjoy greater visibility and management insight of their enterprise-wide GRC programs using DDIs proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery platforms and assessment tools. For more information about Digital Defense, please visit our web site at http://www.ddifrontline.com or contact us at 888.273.1412.

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Phone – 210.822.2645, Fax – 210.822.9216

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Digital Defense and the Shield Logo are Registered Service Marks of Digital Defense, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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uKnow.com Launches Parental Intelligence System that Enables Parents to Understand and Supervise Their Kids Digital World

Washington DC (PRWEB) June 21, 2011

uKnow.com, a provider of parental intelligence systems, today launched uKnowKids, a powerful new service to help parents protect their kids against online predators, sexting, and cyberbullying while also supervising their childrens digital privacy and reputation. uKnowKids is the first service to do more than simply show parents the messages their kids are sending and receiving; instead the service takes the vast amount of social data available online about a child and on the mobile phone, and translates it so a parent can quickly and easily understand it and if needed act on it.

uKnowKids was developed in response to a real-life Internet predator incident that occurred with a co-founders child. The young teen accepted a friend request on the Internet from someone he did not know: a friend of a friend. Unfortunately, this friend turned out to be a child predator that had previously targeted and victimized a number of other kids he had met online. Thankfully, the childs father discovered the ploy and worked with the police to intervene before the child was physically harmed. Fifty-one percent of teens say they have given out personal information online to someone they don’t know in the offline world, according to a 2010 Harris Interactive/McAfee survey.

The digital world creates new parenting challenges for mom and dad. My son made the mistake of communicating with someone that wanted to cause him harm. Fortunately, our child did not get hurt, but it was a real wake-up call, said Tim Woda, co-founder of uKnow.com. Being aware is not the same as being engaged. Todays digital kids are online earlier, more often, and from more places than ever before. The tools of childhood have changed and so the tools of parenthood need to evolve as well so that parents can more easily do what they do best – educate, engage with, and protect their children.”

In today’s digital world, kids can access social networking websites from a wide array of devices including mobile phones, gaming devices, music players, and mobile and personal computers. uKnowKids helps parents keep track and make sense of what’s going on with the childs social networks and digital devices. The service automatically generates a daily activity report for parents that can be accessed via e-mail or an online dashboard and that summarizes online postings, messages, phone calls, e-mails, pictures and videos including a timeline of when the activities occurred. This enables parents to understand not only what the child is doing, but when. Parents are immediately notified when the service detects potentially risky behavior or contacts such as possible sexual content, threatening language or other suspicious activity, while also translating text lingo unknown to parents. For example, a text message including “A/S/L? means that someone is asking for “Age, Sex and Location”. uKnowKids also alerts the parents of any significant change in online behavior and provides charts, graphs, etc., so parents can truly understand the situation. The solution also includes a geo-location family map so that parents have the peace of mind knowing that their kids are where they should be at any time during the day.

Other companies merely repackage data and messages, thereby forcing parents to manually sort through information sent and received in order to understand what is going on. Unfortunately, this is time-consuming, intrusive, and difficult to understand, especially with new lingo being used every day. uKnowKids is a powerful parenting tool that aggregates all your childs online accounts and provides an actionable summary that empowers parents, said Steve Woda, co-founder and CEO, uKnow.com. Our service was developed with the CEO of the house in mind keeping it top-level but informative. If a parent needs to dig into the details, they can do that; however, our goal is to enable parents to have their kids back without the need to constantly look over their shoulder.

uKnowKids is currently available on a subscriber basis for $ 9.95 per month for one child and $ 19.95 per month for an unlimited number of children. uKnow.com also supports third-party distribution channels and is already distributed by several white-label partners.

About uKnow.com

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Arlington, Va., uKnow.com powers the world’s leading Parental Intelligence Systems including uKnowKids.com, KidSafe.me, and SafeCyberKids.com, among others.

uKnow.com helps parents protect their kids from child predators, sexting, and cyberbullying with a special focus on the social networks and mobile phone. uKnow.com provides parents with a bird’s eye view of what is going on in their child’s digital world so that they can keep their finger on the pulse, and when necessary, take action to protect the safety and privacy of their kids. You can find uKnow.com on twitter, on Facebook, or follow our blog.

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Ristech Donates High-Tech Digital Book Scanner to Hospital for Sick Children


Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 27, 2011

With items as old as 1875, the archives at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) handles a lot of delicate documents, which can be easily damaged during use or scanning. To make the art of preserving history a little easier for the hospital, Ristech recently donated a Book2net Spirit digital book scanner to the Hospital Library and Archives.

We are incredibly grateful for and thrilled to receive this wonderful book scanner, said Janet Wencer, archivist and library technician SickKids Library and Archives. It copies with ease and without damaging anything, its absolutely quiet, doesnt give off any heat and its very fast. It makes our job so much easier.

The Book2net Spirit is the first entry-level high-resolution scanner designed for fast and simple public use, and it is very gentle on books and documents, making it the ideal option for delicate and older books and documents that need to be reproduced or archived.

As one of the worlds foremost childrens hospitals, SickKids contributes to families across Canada every day, so we were honored to make this donation, said Robb Richardson, President, Ristech Company Inc.

In particular, the archives team is focusing on scanning annual reports, board minutes and other archived documents. The Book2net Spirit doesnt require that materials lay completely flat, making it easier to scan items without damaging them, and provides clear, high-quality scans of materials even when the books are slightly open. The Archives also requires a strictly temperature-controlled environment, so having a scanner that doesnt give off heat is critical.

Nineteenth century paper is pretty brittle and acidic, which makes it really hard to handle. We want to protect and preserve our history and all of these unique documents, and this scanner has been excellent in that regard, Wencer added.

About the Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital for Sick Children, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canadas most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving childrens health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching. Our mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing our knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. For more information, please visit http://www.sickkids.ca.

About Ristech Company

Ristech Company is a leading distributor of document management and micrographics solutions for the Canadian and U.S. markets. Formed in 1995, we have built our name on a commitment to providing companies with leading-edge technology, convenient service offerings, and the expertise and knowledge required to support these technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.ristech.ca.

About book2net Inc.

book2net Inc. is an international alliance of manufacturers, libraries and service providers that design and produce book scanning technology. With an installed base of more than 500 clients including the Library of Congress, the British Library, National Archive of Sweden and many leading academic libraries in North America, book2net develops technology from the ground up with end users at the table. For more information, visit http://www.book2net.net.

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uKnow.com Offers Free Parental Intelligence Service To Ensure Every Parent Can Keep Their Kids Safe From Cyber Bullying And Other Digital Dangers

Washington D.C. (PRWEB) October 05, 2011

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and uKnow.com is doing its part by offering parents access to a free version of their industry-leading parental intelligence system. uKnowKids Essential is a powerful new service to help parents protect their kids against online predators, sexting, and cyberbullying while also supervising their children’s digital privacy and reputation. uKnowKids Essential is the foundation of the uKnowKids platform, which includes uKnowKids Premier and uKnowKids Premier+. Parents can access the free service at http://www.uknow.com.

uKnowKids Essential provides parents with all the major tools needed to effectively supervise their childrens digital world. Features of the free product include:

Digital Defense Partners with Alamo ISSA to Educate Public on Cyber Security

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 12, 2011

Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a San Antonio-based corporation and leading provider of Information Security solutions, is partnering with the Alamo ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) during National Cyber Security Awareness month to provide community education forums at no cost to the public. DDI will host two of these informational sessions:

Protecting Yourself Online Wednesday, October 19th, 5:30 6:30 p.m.

This session is designed to highlight risks associated with online computer use with real world examples and recommendations for testing and resolving computer security issues.

Child Safe Thursday, October 20th, 5:30 6:30 p.m.

A program designed to educate and provide a place that parents can come to learn about protecting themselves and their families from online threats, both as they exist today and where they are going tomorrow.

With the arrival of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we thought it would be a great idea to launch educational programs related to computer security at no charge to help educate citizens on how to better protect themselves online, stated Matt Hajda, president of Alamo ISSA. These sessions, along with the mentoring of students for the CyberPatriot Competition, all align with our overarching mission to educate and expand the knowledge and skills of ISSA members in information security. We appreciate DDIs participation in helping to bring further awareness to the importance of information security education.

Digital Defense CEO and President, Larry Hurtado added, We are pleased to be a play a role in heightening awareness around cyber security. The October forums align with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castros recent proclamation which recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness month and encourages government, research, and business organizations to engage in activities to educate citizens of the importance of implementing proper computer and network security procedures and online safety practices.

To learn more about the cyber security awareness events, visit the Alamo ISSA website.

About Alamo ISSA Chapter

The Alamo ISSA Chapter of ISSA was founded in 2000 and meets monthly in San Antonio, providing members with education and networking opportunities. Meetings are open to the public, and schedules are available at http://alamo.issa.org.

About ISSA

ISSA, http://www.issa.org, is the largest international professional association for information security professionals. With 10,000 members in 70 countries and a network of 152 chapters, ISSA is dedicated to expanding the knowledge and expertise of information security professionals and the development and evolution of industry practices. Members are consistently recognized as experts on critical issues in the field and are seen as important resources for small businesses, global enterprises, and government organizations.

About Digital Defense

Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is a leading provider of security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions. Our unique combination of managed, cloud-based services, gives our clients maximum flexibility in the implementation of their security programs. We provide the insight necessary for organizations to protect their critical customer and business information while allowing them to focus on their business, rather than dedicate resources to network security. DDI clients enjoy greater visibility and management insight of their enterprise-wide GRC programs using DDIs proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery platforms and assessment tools. For more information about Digital Defense, please visit our web site at http://www.ddifrontline.com or contact us at 888.273.1412.

Reader Contact Information

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Phone – 210.822.2645, Fax – 210.822.9216

http://www.ddifrontline.com

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McCann E-Investigations Houston Computer Forensics Division Releases White Paper on Digital Debugging: What is Spyware and How is it Detected and Prevented


Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 29, 2012

McCann E-Investigations (McCann EI), a Texas-based computer forensics firm released a white paper titled [What is Spyware and How is it Detected and Prevented. This paper explores the complexities of digital bugs, also known as spyware and malware. With so much data stored on computers, laptops, smart phones and tablets, these devices are often targeted for cyber-attacks. The spyware may harvest confidential and sensitive information by providing the perpetrator with remote access through the internet. Or malware may disrupt the function of the device or even an entire network causing damage and financial loss. Digital debugging involves not only detecting and documenting the bug (malware or spyware) and attempting to seek out its origin, but also installing preventative measures to stop the bug.

We are finding that many clients are coming to us who have not been randomly targeted by a hacker, but with real network breach perpetrated by someone that they know. said Daniel Weiss, Partner at McCann E-Investigations. We are seeing these cases increase even more with domestic situations, such as contentious divorce and child custody as well as with our corporate clients. Continued Weiss.

Given the increasingly complex nature of mobile devices such as (iPhones, Android based phones, iPads, Android tablets, and Microsoft tablets), cyber-attacks against these types of devices present increased danger of data breaches. These devices function much the same way as a laptop or desktop in that they store data such as emails and documents as well as text messages and phone calls. They are also used to access web-based applications (such as CRMs, banking institutions, retailers, etc.) and thus store passwords and log in information to these applications as well. As the sophistication of spyware increases, it is possible that key loggers and other malware installed on a mobile device could be just as effective for harvesting information as a desktop or laptop computer.

Mobile devices require a different set of technology tools and techniques to interface with the data. Said Gary Huestis, Partner and Director of Forensics Services at McCann E-Investigations. Given the ever changing threat landscape, we have to constantly evolve our tools and techniques to mitigate the risks that digital bugs now present to mobile devices. Continued Huestis.

Clearing the bug is only the first step of the debugging process. The second step is analyzing existing security systems such as firewalls, anti-virus programs and policies and procedures. Implementing new technologies, software and polices is the third step, so that you can be up-to-date in the affordable technology designed to keep your data and communications secure. The final step is constantly monitoring, updating and testing the solutions implemented. A digital forensic expert offers all of these solutions for your and your companys best protection

About McCann EI:

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Call us toll-free at 800-713-7670

About McCann EI:

McCann EI provides the complete case solution with Hybrid Investigations. The truth lies in many forms digital and physical. McCann Investigators follow the trail and decipher the information regardless if the evidence is in digital form, such as electronically stored information found on computers, mobile phones, or other electronic devices or if the investigation requires traditional PI tools such as surveillance, undercover work or detailed record searches. McCann Investigators final product to you is a clearer understanding of what has happened or what is occurring. Clarity and the discovery of truth allows our clients to respond and recover.

Our investigators have the experience to provide expert witness computer forensic testimony in courts across Texas. McCann EI services Companies, Law Firms, and Individuals Statewide. Call us toll-free at 800-713-7670 or our Local Offices Austin Computer Forensics: 512-377-6142 Houston Computer Forensics: 832-628-4904 Dallas Computer Forensics: 214-329-9059 Lubbock Computer Forensics: 806-589-0320 Lufkin Computer Forensics: 936-585-4070 Brownsville Computer Forensics: 956-465-0849







Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Digital Forensic Triage


St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

SpearTip, LLC, a cyber counterintelligence firm, has released a white paper entitled Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Digital Forensic Triage white paper outlining the recommended initial steps of litigation efforts relative to the compromise of electronic media. SpearTip provides state-of-the-art information security, incident response consulting, and cyber forensics investigations.

Almost daily there are news reports of significant cyber cyber-attacks and data compromises involving some of the largest and most tech savvy enterprises. These types of breaches trigger state and federal breach notification laws and SEC guidance regarding the disclosure of material risks and even common law anti-fraud issues prior to the sale of a business. SpearTip has the capability and experience to discover such breaches, safeguard sensitive data, mitigate regulatory disclosure, and protect an enterprises reputation in the marketplace. As the inevitability of cyber espionage and data security compromises increases, SpearTip offers enterprises the ability to meet the time-tested admonition that ‘the best defense is a good offense’.

Kristopher Bleich, author of the Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Triage White Paper, says “Through a proactive approach and cutting edge forensic support, organizations are able to protect their intellectual property in an age where the theft of trade secrets is only a mouse click away. SpearTip combines traditional investigatory techniques with un-paralleled computer forensic results, providing our clients with the resources and evidence to protect their Brand during civil litigation.”

Mr. Bleich has 15 years of military and civilian law enforcement, computer information security, and computer forensic experience. He has extensive experience in criminal investigations and criminal computer forensic investigations. He has testified in various criminal cases including possession of child pornography and exploitation of a minor, along with other criminal cases as an expert computer forensics witness. He has real-world experience in the identification and analysis of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) malware within corporate network environments. Mr. Bleich is certified to instruct law enforcement personnel in the seizing of electronic evidence through the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), along with being a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and certified as an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE). Mr. Bleich continues to serve his community and increase his skills as an investigator as a Police Officer for the City of Holts Summit, Missouri.

SpearTips unique expertise brings to bear on security breaches and information theft scenarios a comprehensive set of technical and human factors capabilities that meet or exceed standards for cyber cyber-counterespionage recognized by various federal agencies and the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX).

Cyber forensics greatly aids our clients when responding to and/or thwarting unfair competition by departing or malicious employees, even in the absence of restrictive covenants. Digital Forensics can provide leverage against the competitor who retains the former employee. SpearTip puts comprehensive counter-espionage capabilities at the disposal of banking and other regulated financial services entities to assure regulatory compliance and, equally importantly, to protect against financial loss, brand impairment, and civil liability. These capabilities can be indispensable to attorneys as well as clients in carrying out internal investigations, in preparation for litigation, and in obtaining reliable information from adversaries in pretrial discovery.

Mr. Jarrett Kolthoff, President / CEO of SpearTip, has over 17 years of experience in the field of Information Security for both the government and corporate sectors. As a former U.S. Counter-intelligence Agent, he has vast experience in conducting counter- espionage investigations and vulnerability assessments for U.S. military installations and government contract facilities. His civil casework has included investigations in anti-trust lawsuits, embezzlement, fraud, and bankruptcy. He has testified in civil cases as an expert computer forensic witness and often has acted as a liaison between corporations and law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Kolthoff has considerable experience in securing sensitive data for privacy/security audits, policy and procedure development, and deployment of technical security controls.

Learn more on digital forensics and the necessary steps in a cyber cyber-litigation by downloading the Computer Forensics Early Case Assessment & Triage White Paper

http://ci.speartip.net/download-the-computer-forensics-early-case-assesment–triage-white-paper-now