Cybersleuths find growing role in fighting crime

    Date08 Apr 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3593
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Using data-mining and tracking software so powerful that they once qualified as government secrets, she found what the directors were looking for. The Securities and Exchange Commission was notified and criminal indictments against several executives followed. Haworth, who runs Deloitte & . . . Using data-mining and tracking software so powerful that they once qualified as government secrets, she found what the directors were looking for. The Securities and Exchange Commission was notified and criminal indictments against several executives followed. Haworth, who runs Deloitte & Touche's computer forensics lab in San Francisco, is one of a growing number of private-sector cyber avengers, fighting computer crimes that the government is ill-equipped to investigate or that companies would rather not report.

    Haworth won't identify her clients. Few companies are willing to reveal their vulnerabilities to stockholders, competitors or potential litigants; some don't even want their own employees to know.

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