Access "Editor's Desk: Freeing Julie Amero"
This article is part of the July/August 2007 issue of CISO survival guide: 18 of the best security tips
Kudos to the security community for its role in overturning the conviction of a Connecticut school teacher. Turns out, Julie Amero needed a CISO more than she needed a lawyer. Amero is the Norwich, Conn., substitute teacher who was facing up to 40 years in jail after she was convicted in January on charges she put the morals of her students at risk by not doing enough to prevent them from viewing an onslaught of porn pop-ups that had overtaken a classroom PC. She was granted a new trial in early June after an outpouring of support from the security, legal and education professions, and pro-bono forensics work from a team of experts that turned up enough evidence to put the guilty verdict in question. Judge Hillary Strackbein, in ordering a new trial, said a detective who testified for the defense had provided erroneous testimony, and there's a good chance the case will get thrown out and Amero's ordeal will be over. Amero, an admitted computer noob, became a cause celebre among security and forensics folks. The evidence was spotty against her and ... Access >>>
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