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New Forensic Subcommittee on Digital Evidence Added to NIST OSAC

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (10:46:59)
Digital evidence, one of the fastest growing areas of forensic science, will now have its own subcommittee in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-administered Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). NIST is establishing the OSAC to identify and develop national standards and guidelines for forensic science practitioners to strengthen forensic science in the United States.

Forensic science practitioners, academic researchers and others with expertise in digital evidence are encouraged to apply for one of up to 20 voting positions on the new Digital Evidence Subcommittee by Sept. 30, 2014. Those who previously applied for membership on other subcommittees should reapply if they wish to be considered for the Digital Evidence Subcommittee...

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Recovering Kik Messenger Forensic Artifacts

Monday, September 15, 2014 (10:44:31)
In today’s world, where mobile phones are the technology of choice used by millions to communicate, chat applications like Kik Messenger are often used in the commission of crimes like online harassment, or to plan or facilitate crimes like drug trafficking, robbery or murder.

More and more digital forensics examiners are seeing the need to investigate Kik Messenger as a vital source of evidence, and the ability to recover data from this app is becoming critical to their investigations.

Find out how to retrieve Kik contact, message and chat data from iOS and Android devices...

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Job Vacancies: State Electronic Evidence Branch, NSW Police, Australia

Saturday, September 13, 2014 (08:32:26)
State Electronic Evidence Branch (SEEB) is the largest specialist electronic evidence forensic facility in Australia and operates out of a state of the art laboratory in Potts Hill located in south-west Sydney.

These exciting positions will be working in the SEEB Research and Development team and candidates will:

1) have a strong interest or background in forensic research;
2) be able to provide a professional and responsive electronic evidence service for NSW Police and other government agency investigations that require the retrieval, reconstruction and recording of digital evidence generated by mobile phones, computers and other electronic devices...

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Nuix 6.0 - Mac OS and Linux Support

Thursday, September 11, 2014 (11:29:14)
"Over the years Nuix has had a lot of requests for a Mac OS and Linux versions of our software. Our developers put a lot of work into it and I’m pleased to say Nuix 6.0 is available for Mac OS and Linux as well as Windows. Macs are very common in law enforcement environments, so I know this is welcome news for our customers who wear the shield, as they say in the US.

As well as making our app run on Mac OS, we have significantly increased our support for Mac file formats and forensic artifacts. Parallels virtual disk images have caused headaches for investigators because there is limited forensic support for this format. Investigators have been forced to convert these virtual images to different formats to make them readable, however this potentially compromises forensic integrity. Nuix 6.0 eliminates this problem by directly ingesting parallels virtual disks..."

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Nuix 6.0 opens new worlds for data searching and analysis

Thursday, September 11, 2014 (09:06:43)
Nuix has released version 6.0 of the Nuix Engine and its core products. This update adds many new data formats to Nuix’s repertoire, including semi-structured and structured data, as well as new languages for the Workbench interface, support for new operating systems and powerful new ways to group and filter important data types.

“Customers are using Nuix to solve one problem such as investigation or eDiscovery but finding they can apply the same tools and skills to a host of other enterprise data challenges,” said Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix. “This release combines our traditional strengths in unstructured information with real-time data streams such as log and network capture files. More than ever, Nuix is the one tool that can make your data tell a story.”