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Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, eDiscovery

New Online Training Courses From MSAB: XRY Recertification And XRY Refresher

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (15:04:24)
Mobile forensics is a fast-changing field — devices and apps are constantly changing, and so are the tools used by mobile forensic examiners and investigators.

Two new and/or updated on-demand, online training courses are now available from MSAB to help mobile forensic professionals maintain their skills, keep up to date with the latest changes and software and maintain XRY product certification to validate their expertise if they need to testify in court or in other settings.

The Mueller Report Part 3 – Human-Generated Data At The Heart Of Investigations

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (14:58:58)
by Stephen Stewart, CTO, Nuix

Preface: This article is all about the data discussed in Part 1 of this blog series. No political statements are being made.


The Mueller Report is a great window into the relative value of data, both for adversaries and for investigators. In Part 1: The Mueller Report – An Amazing Lens Into a Modern Federal Investigation I covered all of the different types of data collected and analyzed for the report.

• 2800 subpoenas. With 87 references to Facebook and the detailed documentation about the activity of certain profiles, you can assume that the Office was sifting through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram data.
• 500 search and seizure warrants. This is bound to generate at least a couple hundred hard drives and mobile devices.
• 230 2703(d) and 50 “pen registers”. This is interesting because it laser focused on who is talking to whom and the frequency of their communications.
• 500 witnesses. That is a whole lot of testimony that needs to be checked against all the digital evidence.

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Clearing The Way With Magnet OUTRIDER

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (14:13:30)
Magnet Forensics is proud to introduce Magnet OUTRIDER — a new and easy way for officers and investigators to check devices for digital contraband. OUTRIDER is an intuitive preview tool that quickly scans smartphones and computers to determine if there is illicit material present and to develop a risk profile of the target user.

For a limited time, Magnet OUTRIDER is available as an extended free trial. Visit magnetoutrider.com to take part!

What Changes Do We Need To See In eDiscovery? Part III

Monday, October 21, 2019 (12:32:50)
by Harold Burt-Gerrans

At the end of Part 2, I put forth an argument that de-duplication should always be done globally to bring the data set down to just unique documents. And now that you’re convinced (or should have been) that Global De-Duplication is the only way to go, I’m going to completely blow your mind by reversing my opinion and say:

“There should be no de-duplication at all, every document collected should be represented in the document review platform.”

Or at least, that’s what the end users should see…. Not everything is as it appears. Trust in magic.

My observation from most review platforms that I have seen is that they are typically structured from what I call a “Scanning Mentality,” where each document family consists of a lead document and its attachments.

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The New MSAB Kiosk Mk III: Now Available For Demonstration And Pre-Release Order

Friday, October 18, 2019 (17:23:08)
With faster extraction speeds, a sleek new design, and many enhanced capabilities.

MSAB is excited to announce the introduction of the new MSAB Kiosk Mk III, the latest version of our market-leading frontline mobile forensic tool. The Kiosk has been instrumental in enabling many organizations to decentralize their mobile forensic operations for increased efficiency and improved performance. The Kiosk allows organizations to scale their extraction power, by enabling users with minimal training to process many devices, and free up the forensic lab experts to focus on the most challenging devices and cases.

With the launch of the Kiosk Mk III, you now have a new tool to help you unlock and distribute the full power of mobile forensics for frontline users and further improve your organization’s efficiency.

Crimes Against Children Conference 2019 Recap Part I: Technology

Friday, October 18, 2019 (12:16:44)
by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus

Celebrating its 31st year, the Crimes Against Children Conference ran from 12-15 July 2019 in Dallas, Texas. The conference kicked off with opening remarks by Lynn M. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), who focused on the DCAC’s new “Save Jane” initiative. Updated with the photos and names of local missing and endangered children, this video project is designed to be shareable and scalable for use by every community in the United States.

President and co-founder of Watch Systems Mike Cormaci spoke about his company’s sex offender registry management and community notification solution, OffenderWatch, which relies on relationships with the 15,000 users in its network to provide accessible statistics about sex offenders in any given community.

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Amped Software Is Hiring A Forensic Expert And Software Trainer

Friday, October 18, 2019 (10:51:52)
Amped Software is currently hiring a Forensic Expert and Software Trainer to join their team at its headquarters in Trieste, Italy (a remote position can be considered).

Amped Software develops solutions for the analysis and enhancement of images and videos for forensic, security, and investigative applications. Our tools are used by forensic labs, law enforcement, military, security and government agencies worldwide.

What's Happening In Forensics - Oct 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (16:20:34)
MSAB announce their new Kiosk Mk III.

Chris Dale shares his round-up of the Nuix User Exchange.
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How To Boot Scan A Mac With APFS And FileVault 2

Thursday, October 17, 2019 (09:43:43)
Hi, I’m Rich Frawley and I’m the Digital Forensic Specialist with ADF Solutions. Today we are going to conduct a boot scan of a MacBook Air that has APFS and FileVault 2 enabled.

At this point you have decided on a search profile or profiles to use and and prepared your collection key.

When conducting a boot scan, Digital Evidence Investigator is forensically sound. This means that no changes are made to the target media.

Prior to conducting a boot scan, establish how many USB ports are available and determine if the four-port USB hub is required. Two ports are required in order to complete a scan: one for the collection key and one for the authentication key. Once the scan has started, the authentication key can be removed.

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What's Happening In Forensics - Oct 16, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (14:01:51)
Haroen Bashir of Fox-IT shows how to use machine learning to detect random filenames.

The Eclectic Light Company looks inside MacOS Catalina's unified log.

John Patzakis talks about why incident reporting requirements under GDPR and CCPA require strict protocols when dealing with breaches.
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