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XRY Passes Court of Appeal Challenge

Friday, March 18, 2016 (11:57:00)
The Irish Court of Appeal: A teenager jailed for life 2 years ago had his appeal against conviction dismissed. The defence argued that the trial judge erred in law by holding that XRY telephone analysis tendered by the prosecution was admissible.

Interview With Rob Lozowski, Event Manager, Forensics Europe Expo

Thursday, March 17, 2016 (11:14:43)
Rob, you manage FEE which takes place annually in London. Tell us a bit about your role: what does the average day look like?

As event manager, my job in a nutshell is to bring together the UK & International forensics community for a 2 day conference and exhibition in April, at a unique networking showcase in central London. Not unlike most industries, efficient & intelligent sales and marketing are the key drivers to success and I insist that both of these groups understand the industry within which they operate: they must get into the DNA (excuse the pun) of forensics to enable them to make informed decisions.

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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (12:59:10)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Forum members debate the Apple vs. FBI case; add your thoughts to the thread.

What do you think of the ISO accreditation requirement posited by the UK Home Office?

What software do you use for partition recovery? Chime in on the forum.

Forum members discuss what happens to devices after they cannot be processed.

Does posting about digital forensics methods on an open forum make life easier for criminals? Join the debate.

Do you use SSDs to store your images? Why/why not?

Forum members discuss how to recover data from a fingerprint-locked Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

How do you deal with deleted partitions in examinations? Share your thoughts on the forum.

Can you recommend some further reading for a student who wants to expand their knowledge?
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Source The Latest Technology At Forensics Europe Expo

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (08:20:49)
Forensics Europe Expo is the only international exhibition and conference dedicated to forensic technology. The exhibition features over 80 world-leading suppliers of the latest forensic equipment around the world.

Is Keyword Search Becoming Obsolete In Forensic Digital Investigation?

Friday, March 11, 2016 (10:52:13)
by James Billingsley

Keyword searching is the primary tool investigators use to identify relevant evidence in a data set. However, poorly chosen keywords can miss important items or return too many irrelevant results. As data volumes grow, investigators must find better ways to focus on the items of interest within very large data sets. Expert forensic technician and investigator James Billingsley explains how visualising communication networks, timelines, maps and links between data sources can rapidly establish key players, their locations and their involvement in a matter of interest – all supported by forensic artefacts required for provenance.

Before the advent of computing, investigators who sought evidentiary documents that were relevant to their case faced the painstaking task of sifting through all the available pieces of paper and handwritten notes until only the significant ones remained.

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BlackLight 2016 R1 - The Examiner's Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android Solution

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 (13:32:03)
BlackLight 2016 R1 represents much more than new features and bug fixes. Our vision for BlackLight has always been a cost-effective forensic solution for law enforcement that just works.

A solution that:
- Analyzes 90% of your caseload (Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android)
- Does not require a $6,000 workstation to run
- Does not require a month of expensive training to learn or a computer science degree to use
- Gets you immediate, actionable results (not processing for days or weeks)

Peering Through The Cloud

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 (09:30:27)
by Shahaf Rozanski

With there now being more mobile phones on the planet than people and smartphones set to achieve saturation in just 10 years, unlocking the data held on them has increasingly needed to be used as vital evidence for police forces. However as apps – and the data held within them – have moved into the cloud, police forces have struggled to follow this data into the ether. Law enforcement agencies could in fact be missing out on critical evidence if they don’t have technology in place to extract and analyse this evidence.

What makes it so valuable is that an increasingly large proportion of information now accessed on a modern device – whether that be via Gmail, Dropbox or WhatsApp – is actually stored in the cloud, not on the device itself.

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Interview with Syed Naqvi, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and Forensics, Birm

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 (11:46:14)
Syed, you're a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and Forensics at Birmingham City University. Tell us a bit about your role: what does a typical day look like for you?

The role of a university academic has tremendously grown in recent years. We are now required to provide excellence in three areas: Teaching, research, and enterprise.

Teaching: I teach core courses of digital forensics in different programmes; keep a vigilant eye on the emerging challenges of cybercrime investigations so as to prepare my students to deal with these evolving scenarios; keep myself updated with the new technologies. This hands-on experience helps me deliver cutting-edge skills to our future Cyber Watchmen/women.

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Launching The New MSAB Ecosystem

Monday, February 29, 2016 (12:48:23)
MSAB have just launched a brand new Ecosystem to reflect the coming evolution of their digital forensic products, platforms and services.

Over the next few months MSAB will be launching an exciting new range of solutions to meet the future needs of mobile digital forensic professionals.

These new solutions will combine together to form an Ecosystem of Mobile Forensics centered around the familiar XRY file format. The Ecosystem will include totally new products, updates to existing platforms and the launch of a new Professional Services Department to help customers get the most from their tools.

Call for participants: Survey of digital forensic investigation professionals

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (11:37:05)
Enter a draw to win £300/€400 by sharing your perspective!

Spend five minutes answering seven quick questions on your preferred investigative methodologies and be entered in a prize draw to win one of two £300/€400 Mastercard giftcards. You will also receive a copy of the global report once completed.

As the bulk of investigative activity moved from paper to digital documents, keyword searching became the primary tool for identifying relevant evidence in a data set. However, keywords can be imprecise. A search may miss important items or return too many irrelevant results. As data volumes grow, investigators must trawl through ever increasing numbers of search results to find the information they seek. Enter this global survey to help us answer; is keyword search becoming obsolete in the age of digital investigation? Do data visualisations provide a viable primary alternative for investigators?