Prof. Anderson Rocha is giving a talk “Digital Forensics: ubi es et quo vadis ?” at the 15th Regional Court of Labor Justice, Campinas SP. The talk will take place at 9h00 of the Thursday, April 10th, 2014.
Here’s the abstract :
Digital images and videos are everywhere — from our smartphones to the pages of our online news sites to social media networks. Amidst such a flood of visual stimuli, how we choose to use digital image processing raises a surprising host of legal and ethical questions that we must address. What are the ramifications of hiding data within an innocent image or video? Is this an intentional security practice when used legitimately, or intentional deception? Is tampering with an image/video appropriate in cases in which the image might affect public behavior? Does a photograph represent a crime, or is it a simple representation of a staged scene? Before action can even be taken on the basis of a questionable photograph, we must detect something about the photograph itself. Investigators from a diverse set of fields require the best possible tools to tackle the challenges presented by the malicious use of today’s digital image processing techniques. In this talk, we will introduce the emerging field of digital forensics and its research sub-fields and challenges. We will focus on photograph tampering detection, sensitive media filtering, source attribution and cybersecurity treats in the age of big data.