Law enforcers can now remotely investigate cyberattacks with new forensic tool

Kaspersky Lab has also found a new home for its APAC headquarters to better serve its customers in the region and support business growth.

By Nurdianah Md Nur
July 12, 2017


Vitaly Kamluk, director of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team in Asia Pacific, talking about Bitscout
Vitaly Kamluk, director of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team in Asia Pacific, talking about Bitscout at the launch in Singapore on 6 July 2017.
Credit: Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is now offering law enforcement investigators an open-source remote forensic investigation tool, called Bitscout, for free, to help reduce the cost and time taken to investigate cyberattacks.

According to Kaspersky Lab, one of the longstanding concerns among forensic researchers is the need to travel long distances to collect crucial evidence such as malware samples from infected computers. The longer it takes for an attack to be understood, the longer it is before users are protected and perpetrators identified.

To counter this, Bitscout enables investigators to remotely collect key forensic materials, acquire full disk images via the network or locally attached storage, or remotely assist in malware incident handling. Evidence data can be viewed and analysed remotely or locally while the source data storage remains intact through reliable container-based isolation.

This thus allows security incidents to be analysed "as efficiently and swiftly as possible" while ensuring that "evidence is untainted so that investigations are trusted and results can be used in court if required", Vitaly Kamluk, director of Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team in Asia Pacific, explained. He is also the creator of Bitscout.

In addition, since the tool is based on open source, experts can add other features and custom software to it.  The tool is available for download at https://github.com/vitaly-kamluk/bitscout.

 

Strengthening its commitment to Asia Pacific

Eugene Kaspersky and Stephan Neumeier at Kaspersky Lab APAC HQ launch on 6 July 2017
Eugene Kaspersky and Stephan Neumeier at the launch of Kaspersky Lab's new APAC HQ on 6 July 2017.
Credit: Kaspersky Lab

To better serve its customers in Asia Pacific (APAC), the company has relocated its regional headquarters in Singapore.

It will not only be a hub for administrative, sales, marketing, and channel departments, but also represent the regional base of the company's research and development team headed by Kamluk.

Located at Harbourfront Tower One, the new office will allow the company to grow its commercial and enterprise businesses with a solid focus on critical verticals such as industrial cyber security, as well as "deliver greater efficiencies", Stephan Neumeier, managing director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific, shared at the office launch last Thursday (6 July 2017).

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