Open-Source Digital Autopsy
Autopsy 3.0 is an open source, end-to-end digital forensics platform based
on The Sleuth Kit, a digital investigation
toolset. Autopsy 3.0 is designed to be a
user-friendly, Windows-based tool that
has all the standard features of a commercial digital forensics tool, including
file recovery, keyword searching, hash
matching, registry analysis and Web
Its extensible design makes it easy to
incorporate third-party modules and is
targeted toward both users and developers, company officials say. Autopsy offers a set of open source tools to
the digital forensics market to provide
investigators access to digital analysis
technologies for investigating cybercrime, including financial crimes and
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Protected Tactical Waveform
Intelsat General Corporation and L- 3
Communication Systems-West recently
announced the successful demonstration of new U.S. Air Force Protected
Tactical Waveform technology over Ku-band transponders on the Intelsat fleet.
The tests, observed by a representative
from the Air Force Space and Missile
Systems Center, demonstrated full-duplex voice, video and Internet protocol data via the Air Force’s new Protected Tactical Waveform (PTW), which is
designed to provide affordable, antijam
satellite communication capabilities over
existing satellites, leveraging commercial, off-the-shelf technologies.
Engineers conducting the tests measured the performance of antijam
modems and waveform technology on
a Ku-band satellite emulator and over
the Galaxy 18 satellite, launched in 2008.
The testing and transmissions over an
existing Intelsat Ku-band satellite validate the compatibility of the PTW with
commercial space assets. They also pave
the way for future affordable upgrades
to provide antijam protection to existing
Ku-band systems, such as Army, Navy
and Air Force remotely piloted aircraft,
according to an industry announcement.
Northrop Grumman Corporation and Yamaha Motor Corpora- tion, U.S.A., have agreed to work together to develop and market a small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat) for use in urban environments for applications such as
search and rescue, power line inspection and forest fire observation.
The new system merges the Yamaha Motor RMAX remotely piloted,
unmanned helicopter with autonomous control and intelligence-gathering
technologies. The RMAX currently is used for industrial and farming
applications, and with more than 2 million accumulated flight hours, the
platform provides agricultural support services to more than 2. 4 million
acres of farmland in Japan each year.
According to a promotional video, the system has a flight ceiling of
6,000 feet, maximum endurance of more than four hours and a payload
capacity of 43 pounds. It is 12 feet long and offers an 80-mile datalink
range. The maximum gross weight is 205 pounds.
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noc/press/pages/ news_printer.html?d=10080761&print= 1.
The collaboration will allow both airborne and ground users to upgrade
using wideband modems for both
higher capacity and protected capabilities. The companies expect to conduct
additional demonstrations in 2015.
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NexQloud, Campbell, California,
has announced general availability
of its cloud-based distributed denial
of service (DDOS) attack mitigation
and uptime management platform.
The system proactively protects web-
sites from complex, persistent cyber
threats without sacrificing user expe-
rience, the company claims. Using
what it describes as “the industry’s first
Human Identification engine,” Nex-
Qloud says it solves the problems that
plague conventional mitigation plat-
forms: annoying CAPTCHAs, obscure
visibility and control to slow pages or
even inoperable websites.
Since the initial recent launch,
NexQloud has gained other features,
such as hypertext transfer protocol
secure (HTTPS) Shield, Cloud Traffic