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Collaborators Sought For Standardization Panel

Friday, July 15, 2016 (07:44:30)
On the Forensic Focus forum, tootypeg recently posted a call for collaborators on a project about standardisation in digital forensics; specifically, standardisation of witness statements / reports.

Tootypeg is looking to identify and define a panel of members to debate and develop the terminology.

The full text of the forum post follows below; if you are interested in collaborating, feel free to add to the thread or PM tootypeg for more information.

Just wanted to gather your thoughts on a few things and particularly a piece of work I am currently looking into. Basically it's looking at standardisation but from a report and evidence description point of view. It's interesting that this was sort of mentioned in the 'New digital forensics textbook - soliciting suggestions' thread, but from an evidence misunderstanding point of view.
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Global Report: Making The Case For Visual Analytics In Digital Investigations

Thursday, July 14, 2016 (09:56:19)
Nuix surveyed over 200 digital forensic investigators around the world to discover how they used keyword searches and other analytical investigation techniques. How do your experiences match up with others in the field? Download this report to find out.

The Takeover: How Police Ended Up Running A Paedophile Site

Thursday, July 14, 2016 (06:26:48)
It was one of the world’s largest and most secure paedophile networks – an online space where tens of thousands traded horror.

The website dealt in abuse; video and images of children, swapped and boasted about on a dark-web forum, accessible only through an encrypted browser.

Membership was tightly managed. Quiet accounts raised suspicion and could be suddenly terminated. Those who stayed had to upload new material frequently. More than 45,000 people complied.

But what those thousands never realised, even as heavy users began to disappear, was that the site was being run by police.

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Interview With Liam Owens, Director, Semantics 21

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (06:36:35)
Liam, you're the Director of Semantics 21. Tell us a bit about the company and what prompted you to set it up.

Semantics 21 is a UK-based forward-looking digital forensics company, which specialises in the research and development of intelligent algorithms and digital forensics software. What we believe sets Semantics 21 apart from others in the field, is that we have many decades of research and development experience which we leverage to produce our own specialised algorithms specifically suited for digital forensics investigations. For example, we have developed leading-edge algorithms for nudity detection in images and videos, recognition of rotated and profile faces, and age recognition, amongst others. We encapsulate our research within simple to use, yet powerful software designed from the ground up with the assistance of UK Police Digital Forensics Units (DFUs).

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Review Of Registry Recon

Monday, July 11, 2016 (05:10:16)
Reviewed by Cheryl A. Purdy, MBA, A+, CCNA, CCAI, ACE, AME

Executive Summary

Registry Recon, developed by ArsenalRecon, is a powerful computer forensics tool used to extract, recover, and parseregistry data from Windows systems. The process of manually scouring Windows Registry files proves to be extremely time consuming and leaves gaping holes in the ability to recover critical information. What makes this tool superior to others is its capability to examine registry files not only from the current installation of a Windows operating system, but former installations as well. In addition, this application can be used to quickly and efficiently determine external devices that have been connected to the computer. The company’s slogan is, “Computer forensics tools by computer forensics experts.” This tool certainly affirms the slogan!

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Nuix Wins Forensic Product Of The Year At Cyber Security Awards 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016 (10:17:41)
Global technology company Nuix was recognized last week as a leading cybersecurity breach investigation technology when the Cyber Security Awards named Nuix Investigation & Response Forensic Product of the Year. The independently run Cyber Security Awards celebrate the best individuals, teams, and companies within the cybersecurity industry, focusing on the core themes of excellence and innovation.

Magnet Forensics Opens Registration for Certification, Launches Special Offers

Thursday, July 07, 2016 (11:12:18)
Some exciting news coming from the Magnet Forensics training group today! We’ve introduced a new Magnet AXIOM course to help our customers leverage their Magnet IEF training investments; we have new special offers to help bundle training together and get the most out of our classes; and we’ve opened registration for our new certification program!

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Your Inner Impostor

Monday, July 04, 2016 (08:54:50)
by Christa M. Miller

It’s pretty much impossible to work in a small, niche community like DFIR and not eventually rub elbows with a rock star. You go to a conference and get to talking with someone, and you don’t even realize until 20 minutes later — when, inspired by the conversation, you finally ask for a business card — that you’ve been talking to Sarah Edwards, David Cowen, Alissa Torres, Rob Lee, Cindy Murphy, Eric Zimmerman, Heather Mahalik, or any other Big Name that you’ve always wanted to meet but been too intimidated to work up the nerve to approach.*

You immediately die of embarrassment, melting into a puddle of self-loathing. How could you have missed whom you were talking to? Like the awkward kid in the lunchroom longing to ask the most popular kid in school on a date, you’ve admired your heroes from afar, convinced you have no business talking to them:

- You’re not experienced enough.
- You’ve never testified on a major case or responded to a news-making data breach.
- Your code resembles command-line chicken-scratch, copied directly from Stack Overflow.

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CIFI Security Summit 2016 - London 6th-7th July

Thursday, June 30, 2016 (08:18:15)
From the 6th - 7th of July 2016, Forensic Focus will be attending the CIFI Security Summit in London, England. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments.

Below is an overview of the subjects and speakers that will be featured at CIFI.

The event will be split into three streams running over two days. Topics covered will include cyber intelligence, digital forensics and computer crime investigation.

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Cellebrite Wins Forensic 4:cast Awards

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (10:43:06)
Cellebrite received the 2016 Forensic 4:cast Awards for Phone Forensic Hardware Tool of the Year for UFED Touch, Phone Forensic Software Tool of the Year for UFED Physical Analyzer/UFED 4PC, and the Digital Forensic Organization of the Year award.

The awards were based on direct voting by the digital forensic community. The ceremony was held at the SANS DFIR Summit in Austin, TX on June 23, 2016.