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WiebeTech Addresses Data Security and PC Forensic Issues at FOSE 2008
Washington DC — April 1, 2008 —
WiebeTech™, a brand owned by CRU-DataPort™ known for delivering high performance data storage enclosures and computer forensic devices used by criminal investigators, will addresses several data security and computer forensics issues at the FOSE Conference, April 1-2, 2008 at the FOSE Conference in Washington, DC.
To help prevent data security breaches, Drive eRazer™ is a new economical standalone hardware solution that erases all data from a hard drive quickly and easily without using a computer. "As many people discover too late, deleting or “trashing” a file does not erase it from a hard drive," said James Wiebe, VP of product development. "It is fairly easy for someone else to recover files from used hard drives which can include anything from corporate data to email conversations to financial data to legal documents. "Drive eRazer is an easy, automated solution to completely and securely erase hard drives." Drive eRazer just received MacLife’s highest rating “Awesome” as well as their Editor's Choice award.
Computer forensics investigators face many challenges when trying to identify, collect, examine and preserve digital evidence. Various software applications exist which allow suspects to create or modify a Host Protected Area (HPA) or Device Configuration Overlay (DCO) table on a hard drive, which are then used to "hide" data on a drive, complicating a forensic investigation. The Forensic DriveDock™ now has HPA/DCO detection, allowing investigators to detect the presence of these hidden areas without being attached to a computer.
Another major challenge forensic investigators face is the prevalence of low level encryption such as Vista’s Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) that can halt an investigation. It’s important to a forensic investigation that encryption technologies are prevented from activating. The best way to do this would be to keep the computer running and logged in while you transport it, but how?
WiebeTech’s previously classified HotPlug™, is a tool for moving computers without unplugging them. Now declassified, HotPlug allows hot seizure and removal of computers from the field, by keeping power flowing to the computer while transferring the computer's power input from one A/C source (such as a wall outlet or power strip) to another (a portable UPS) and back again. Created for Government/Forensic customers, HotPlug has IT uses as well, such as moving PCs and servers without powering down. HotPlug, combined with Mouse Jiggler™, a USB device that creates constant mouse activity to prevent sleep mode and screen savers (and their password prompts), helps prevent encryption technologies from activating, maintaining full access to the hard drive.
All products will be on display in booth #2510 at the FOSE government information technology trade show, April 1-3, 2008 at the at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.wiebetech.com
Founded in 2000, WiebeTech focuses on high performance portable storage solutions for consumer, business and government markets. Users benefit from high capacity, easy to use storage solutions in the smallest packages possible. WiebeTech offers many computer forensic devices which are critical tools used by criminal investigators in the collection of suspect data.