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Security Professionals Get The Best Toys

Do you think penetration testers--the people that companies hire to break into organizations and test their defenses--remain immersed in the pale glow of a stack of monitors listening to techno and mainlining over-caffeinated fruit drinks? I was visiting Steve Stasikounis, CEO of Secure Network Technologies and Dark Reading contributor, last week in his offices, and he couldn't help showing off his latest penetration testing and forensic investigation tools.
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A little more low tech, but targeted at forensic data acquisition, the Logicube Talon clones a hard drive without altering the original drive. It's used in legal cases where investigators want to search for data on a hard drive but can't damage the evidence. There are several other devices like this on the market.

Once the data is acquired, they use forensic analysis software to search and inventory the contents of a drive, including recovering deleted and partial files.

 

Mike Fratto is a principal analyst at Current Analysis, covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Prior to that, Mike was with UBM Tech for 15 years, and served as editor of Network Computing. He was also lead analyst for InformationWeek Analytics ... View Full Bio

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