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Kaspersky Lab introduces BitScout to collect data on cyber-attacks

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 8 Jul 2017, 11:00am

Kaspersky Lab introduces BitScout to collect data on cyber-attacks

Vitaly Kamluk, Director, Global Research, Kaspersky Lab. <br>Image source: Kaspersky Lab.

With the rising number of cyber-attacks and difficulty of collecting evidence, Kaspersky Lab developed BitScout, a free software tool that facilitates remote forensic investigations.

“The need to analyze security incidents as efficiently and swiftly as possible is increasingly important, as adversaries grow ever more advanced and stealthy. But speed at all costs is not the answer either – we need to ensure evidence is untainted so that investigations are trusted and results can be qualified for use in court if required. I couldn't’t find a tool that allowed us to achieve all of this, freely and easily – so I decided to build one,” said Vitaly Kamluk, Director, Global Research, Kaspersky Lab.

BitScout is an open-source digital tool that allows investigators to remotely collect important forensic data on cyber-attacks. This allows investigators to acquire full disk images through either a locally attached storage or via the network. Investigators can also assist victims in handling their malware attack without having to be there on location.

Kaspersky Lab has been working with law enforcement agencies across the globe to help analyze and assist in cyber investigations. With BitScout, Kaspersky Lab can provide agencies with easily customizable software that can be improved and upgraded with additional features, instead of relying on third-party tools with proprietary code.

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