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NewsForge: The Two-Edged Sword: Legal Computer Forensics and Open Source

Apr 13, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Ryan Purita of Totally Connected Security is one of the leading computer forensic experts in private practice in Canada. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, holding one of the most advanced security qualifications in the world. Working for both the prosecution and the defence in legal cases, Purita has also taught computer security to law enforcement agencies, probation officers and social workers, and is currently developing programs for the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Much of his daily work is an extension of a system administrator's activities. A good part of it involves the advanced use of open source tools, including several standard system tools. His work methods offer fresh perspectives on security, privacy issues and the relative merits of Windows and GNU/Linux--to say nothing of a niche industry where open source is more than holding its own.

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