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Requirements In Digital Forensics Method Definition: Observations From A Study

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (13:39:34)
by Angus M. Marshall & Richard Paige

During a project to examine the potential usefulness of evidence of tool verification as part of method validation for ISO 17025 accreditation, the authors have examined requirements statements in several digital forensic method descriptions and tools. They have identified that there is an absence of clear requirements statements in the methods and a reluctance or inability to disclose requirements on the part of tool producers. This leads to a break in evidence of correctness for both tools and methods, resulting in incomplete validation. They compare the digital forensics situation with other ISO 17025 accredited organisations, both forensic and non-forensic, and propose a means to close the gap and improve validation. They also review existing projects which may assist with their proposed solution.

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Review Of Data Pilot 10 From Susteen

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (12:49:23)
by Scar de Courcier

Susteen’s Data Pilot 10 aims to make it easier for digital forensic examiners to acquire evidence from mobile devices in the field and analyse it back in the lab. In this review we will take a look at some of the Data Pilot’s key features and how it functions in a field environment.

The first thing that strikes you about this device upon removing it from the box is how rugged it is. It has a rubberised exterior that looks like it could deal with some fairly rough handling, and it has covers on all ports for protection. There is also dust and water resistance built in, and it's IP66 certified for water resistance and milspec.

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5 Ways Size Makes A Difference In Forensics

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (11:12:26)
Forensics is frustrating, like most situations, when you lack the right tools.

Work in the field tests and proves theories discussed in an office. In theory, forensic solutions are needed, but they can’t come in a package the size of a house or at the cost of a new car.

Agents in field, need to have a forensic solution that’s not too big. It needs to fit in the palm of your hand. Who has the space to carry it in a suitcase or lug a desktop computer around.

In short, then, here’s our Top 5 Ways Size Makes a Difference

1. Size Matters
2. Tough and Rugged
3. It’s currently missing from your toolkit
4. Mobile Forensic Solutions Can Now Be in The Field
5. Give the Lab Guys Better Sourced Field Evidence

Data Pilot 10 Field Acquisition Device

Techno Security TX 2018 – Recap

Monday, October 15, 2018 (17:57:54)
This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from Techno Security TX 2018, which took place in San Antonio, Texas from the 17th-19th September.

The conference had four tracks: forensics; information security; audit / risk management; and investigations, along with sponsor demos. Forensic Focus attended the forensics and investigations tracks during the event.

Magnet Forensics’ Jessica Hyde opened the conference with a discussion on the proliferation of devices. With 20 billion connected devices projected to be online by 2020, this is a growing concern in the industry. And considering that the results of our latest survey show that data triage is one of the biggest challenges investigators face, it’s certainly a topic that requires attention. Hyde also mentioned the importance of verification and validation in the industry.

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Enhanced WhatsApp Support And Much More Available In Magnet AXIOM 2.6

Monday, October 15, 2018 (08:49:11)
Magnet AXIOM 2.6 is bringing big updates to Magnet AXIOM Cloud with WhatsApp backups, iCloud and Cloud Administrator account support. Together with improvements to Magnet.AI and to overall performance, AXIOM 2.6 demonstrates our commitment to being the gold standard for usability.

Try it for yourself now! If you’re a customer, download AXIOM 2.6 right now either in-app or in the Customer Portal. If you want to try AXIOM 2.6 for yourself, request a trial today.

Findings From The Forensic Focus 2018 Survey

Friday, October 12, 2018 (12:25:12)
Earlier this year, Forensic Focus conducted a survey of its members to find out a bit more about them, their roles in the industry, and common challenges facing digital forensic practitioners today. Below is a brief run-down of the results.

First of all, some demographic details. The majority of our members are situated in either the USA (36%) or the UK (22%). Other countries represented include Australia, Belarus, Belgium, France, India and Poland. 89% of respondents were male, and 11% female.

Law enforcement was the most popular sector, with 39% of respondents; slightly behind it at 35% were people working in the corporate sector. Among those who answered ‘Other’ were retired people, consultants, and individual freelancers. The vast majority stated their position as ‘Analyst’, with ‘Technician’, ‘Director’ and ‘Manager’ closely behind.

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Oxygen Forensics Enhances Cloud And Decryption Capabilities

Friday, October 12, 2018 (11:11:28)
Oxygen Forensics has released the latest version of its flagship product, Oxygen Forensic® Detective. The new set of features builds on 18 years of digital forensics capabilities to support the growing needs of investigators with expanded support for smartphones in addition to new tools to examine connected home devices, smartwatches, and encrypted cloud data when involved in criminal activity.

“Increasingly, the ‘eyes and ears’ of our personal digital networks – smartwatches, connected home devices, and other technologies that respond to our voices or movements – are the most reliable witnesses to a crime,” explained Lee Reiber, COO of Oxygen Forensics. “With this new version of Detective, we aim to empower investigators in solving their toughest cases using the most detailed data available by overcoming roadblocks and collecting more data from the central nervous system of these networks, the cloud.”

MSAB XRY Drone – New Technology To Acquire And Analyze Drone Data

Thursday, October 11, 2018 (12:57:26)
XRY Drone lets investigators extract and analyze data from popular drone models being used for illegal activity --- to reveal flight paths, origin, behavior and other critical information that can identify operators

Police, corrections agencies, border control and military organizations around the globe are developing methods to counter the growing threat from drones. When a drone engaged in illegal activity is recovered, investigators need to extract, decode and view the data --- to get actionable intelligence that can help lead them to the operators and organizers.

New XRY Drone gives investigators new capabilities to do that. Based on a collaboration between URSA and MSAB, XRY Drone is a new member of the XRY line of products from MSAB, widely used by law enforcement to recover and view data from mobile phones and other mobile devices.
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Register For Webinar: The Convergence Of Physical And Virtual Data

Thursday, October 11, 2018 (11:23:35)
Webinar: The Convergence Of Physical And Virtual Data For Faster Discovery Of Evidence

Keep one step ahead of criminals with Cellebrite’s latest digital forensics technology.

Join the webinar on October 17th and let us walk you through how to unlock and extract data from low end Samsung Qualcomm devices, view extracted application data using the forensic industry’s first emulator, Virtual Analyzer, and capture all information into reports you can share with peers or juries. Hear industry experts talk about why incorporating powerful images from the Virtual Analyzer into your reports is vital, proving that a picture can be worth a thousand pieces of evidence!

By attending this webinar, you can expect to come away with:

• Best practices for extracting data from low end Samsung Qualcomm devices
• An understanding of Virtual Analyzer, the tool for viewing data from unsupported Android apps
• Recommendations on how best to present the data in an easy to comprehend, visual report for maximum impact

Presenters: Richard J. Colangelo, Jr., State’s Attorney, Stamford / Norwalk, CT Judicial District; Scott Lorenz, Professor of Criminal Justice at Central Texas College, Chief Forensic Analyst – Centex Technologies; Yohai West, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Cellebrite; Justin Cole, Manager of Contractors for Special Projects, Cellebrite

Wednesday, October 17th; 10 am EST

Register here
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ICDF2C 2018 – Recap

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 (12:44:45)
by Scar de Courcier

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the ICDF2C conference 2018, which took place in New Orleans, LA, USA from the 10th-12th September.

The program began on Monday 10th September with the usual welcome registration. The conference was held at Chateau LeMoyne in New Orleans’ French Quarter: a beautiful hotel complete with pool and resident terrapins!

Once attendees were registered we gathered in the conference room for the opening keynote address. Given by Dr. Deborah Frincke of the National Security Agency, it talked through some of the NSA’s techniques within the realm of digital forensics, and how cooperation works both within and between agencies in the USA and abroad.

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