BAIP in cooperation with AccessData organized a discussion about computer forensics and advanced persistent threats defence techniques for government and private companies. The seminar took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 18th October. The initiative to create an informal environment for discussions about the ‘invisible enemy’ was positively met by many cyber security and forensics specialists who got actively engaged in the topic. The event popularity indicates that computer forensics is a hot subject in the cyber-security area.
Gintaras Čiurlionis (Ministry of the Interior) presented the development of computer forensics in the EU, while Gintaras Donela and Linas Markūnas from Forensic Science Center of Lithuania reviewed forensics investigations in Lithuania. AccessData representatives Abdeslam Afras and Faisal Habib introduced and demonstrated AccessData advanced computer forensics tools.
‘Thematic seminars are very important because they provide an opportunity for the professionals to share their experience, contributing to the capacity building in digital forensics’, – said Dr. Vilius Benetis, the event’s organizer. ‘BAIP always cooperates with clients and involves them in the process of solving problems. We believe that this is a crucial aspect of an innovative professional services company’.
The aim of Lithuanian cyber security development programme for the period of 2011-2019 is to ensure the security of the cyber space for Lithuanian residents, organisations and the state. Therefore, it is necessary to improve the situation of electronic information security and it is especially important to train cyber security specialists. Increasing the number of professional computer lawyers and the amount of research done in the field of computer law is also essential. Finally, several modern digital crime investigation laboratories in Lithuania are to be established by the year 2019.
Science and business cooperation to find effective solutions and create next generation products is vital for reaching these targets. Therefore, BAIP is going to cooperate with Kaunas University of Technology and other academic institutions where digital forensics courses are going to be delivered.
Dr. Vilius Benetis looked at computer forensics and law enforcement needs from the perspective of Lithuanian cyber security programme. He said: ‘the need to ensure IT security in both private and governmental organisations is very high. Therefore our clients want to receive up to date information about the innovative IT security solutions and increase their capabilities. We are very happy that we were chosen to represent AccessData solutions, the leaders in the field of computer forensics, to our clients’.
AccessData representative Abdeslam Afras rejoiced that the interest in the initiatives of cyber security is so high: ‘It shows that the topic is extremely important’, he said: ‘The field of digital forensics is quite complicated and demands a lot of expertise. Therefore, we are very happy that in Lithuania we have found partners like BAIP who are capable of doing more than simply reselling our solutions – they can also provide clients with comprehensive consultancy, taking into account every individual case’.
AccessData are the pioneers in the field of computer forensics and the creators of computer forensics software, FTK; working in the field for over 20 years. Modern AccessData computer forensics labs allow handling of massive data sets, utilization of a distributed workforce, collaboration and consultations with experts who are not directly involved in forensics. More than 130,000 professionals, working in the field of law enforcement, consultancies, and government agencies use AccessData broad-spectrum software that enables them to perform digital investigations of any kind.
UAB BAIP provides critical IT infrastructure services and the Cyber Defence Plan, assisting clients in consolidation, virtualization, security and management of their IT environment by means of BAIP proprietary methodology CIMF (Critical Infrastructure Maintenance Framework). The main specialization areas are IT infrastructure design, security, virtual environments, IT services management, storage, backup and recovery, and cloud computing. BAIP expertise includes design and implementation of highly scalable distributed systems, high performance interconnected networks and large scale parallel and distributed storage systems.
UAB BAIP is a subsidiary to BAIP group together with NRD AS and UAB NRD. BAIP group is a group of companies that specialises in the field of critical information systems for governments and large organisations. Together with its sister company NRD AS, UAB BAIP operates and implements projects in the areas of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and East Africa.
In 2009 UAB BAIP was presented with a title of ‘the most progressive service-sector company’ in the annual ‘Žinių ekonomikos forumas’ (‘Knowledge Economics Forum’) awards.