Computer Forensics play a big part in a local case

Here in Boise, we’ve been watching the case of a Saudi Arabian graduate student, Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, accused of using his Internet expertise to rally support for terrorism. The case went to the Jury today. There’s a few good articles in the Idaho Statesmen.

What caught my attention was the expert testimony of Curtis Rose, Director of Investigations & Forensics at Sytex. Curtis was hired by the prosecution to study and identify log files and activity on the hard drive of the suspect’s computer.

As suspects become more and more computer savvy, software investigators must stay sharp, in order to detect their trespassings. What an interesting business niche to be in.