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MSAB Joins CASE Initiative On Digital Forensic Standards

Thursday, June 28, 2018 (10:28:01)
CASE is working to promote the exchange of cyber investigation information between technologies and organizations

MSAB today announced that the company has joined other industry leaders to work collaboratively on the Cyber-Investigation Analysis Standard Expression (CASE) initiative. CASE is a community-developed specification language or standard designed to serve a broad range of cyber-investigation domains, including digital forensic science, incident response, counter-terrorism, criminal justice, forensic intelligence and situational awareness.

The CASE Initiative began in 2015 at the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). The standard was released as open source in 2017 and its adoption grew following a meeting at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre. The primary motivation for CASE is interoperability - to advance the exchange of cyber-investigation information between tools and organizations.
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Webinar - Now Easily Get Witness Information From Cell Phones In The Field

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (08:32:15)
Susteen will be demonstrating their new Field Acquisition Device, which can get evidence data off of cell phones in the field in minutes. On site presentations are being held Monthly and live webinars weekly:

This revolutionary new tool will allow agencies to quickly pull data off of any cell phone in the field. Active crime scenes, automobile accidents, drug busts, warrant serves. Learn how to get to cell phone evidence before it can be locked behind a password. Learn how to pull encrypted application evidence off of cell phones and preserve for evidence. Susteen’s new Field Acquisition Device can be spread throughout coverage area as the device cost less than a $1000.

Digital Forensics News June 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (13:35:02)
The Forensic 4:Cast Awards results have been released, with Forensic Focus winning Blog of the Year and Resource of the Year. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Magnet Forensics have released a new ebook looking at how to run child exploitation investigations.

Registration is open for the next Techno Security & Forensic Investigation conference, which is taking place in September in San Antonio, TX. Forensic Focus members can get a 30% discount on the registration fee by quoting FFOCUSTX18 at the checkout.

Cellebrite have released UFED Physical Analyzer 7.6.
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Electromagnetic Side-Channel A‚ttacks: Potential For Progressing Hindered Digita

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (10:45:36)
by Asanka Sayakkara, Nhien-An Le-Khac & Mark Scanlon

Digital forensics is a fast-growing €field involving the discovery and analysis of digital evidence acquired from electronic devices to assist investigations for law enforcement. Traditional digital forensic investigative approaches are o‰ften hampered by the data contained on these devices being encrypted. Furthermore, the increasing use of IoT devices with limited standardisation makes it difficult to analyse them with traditional techniques. ŒThis paper argues that electromagnetic side-channel analysis has signi€ficant potential to progress investigations obstructed by data encryption. Several potential avenues towards this goal are discussed.

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Forensic Focus Forum Round-Up

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (17:34:05)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of recent posts to the Forensic Focus forums.

Tootypeg has created a flow chart for digital forensic investigators to use when making decisions about their cases - add your thoughts on the forum.

What are the appropriate terms to use when discussing child abuse material?

Can you help cs1337 to recover data from an OSX running High Sierra?

What tools would you recommend to extract data from an Amazon Fire Stick?

Forum members give their impressions of UK MPs' discussion about disclosing digital evidence.

How do you register seized evidence? Share your thoughts on the forum.
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Deep Learning At The Shallow End: Malware Classification For Non-Domain Experts

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (13:31:52)
by Quan Le, Oisín Boydell, Brian Mac Namee & Mark Scanlon

Current malware detection and classification approaches generally rely on time consuming and knowledge intensive processes to extract patterns (signatures) and behaviors from malware, which are then used for identification. Moreover, these signatures are often limited to local, contiguous sequences within the data whilst ignoring their context in relation to each other and throughout the malware file as a whole. We present a Deep Learning based malware classification approach that requires no expert domain knowledge and is based on a purely data driven approach for complex pattern and feature identification.

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Job Opening: Business Development Representative- Mobile Forensics

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (10:19:08)
Susteen has multiple openings for Business Development Representatives throughout the United States. With the launch of our new Field Acquisition Device and current demand, we have immediate sales openings for representatives with law enforcement/DOD/Forensic backgrounds.

Evaluating Automated Facial Age Estimation Techniques For Digital Forensics

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (10:34:39)
by Felix Anda, David Lillis, Nhien-An Le-Khac & Mark Scanlon

In today’s world, closed circuit television, cellphone photographs and videos, open-source intelligence (i.e., social media/web data mining), and other sources of photographic evidence are commonly used by police forces to identify suspects and victims of both online and offline crimes. Human characteristics, such as age, height, weight, gender, hair color, etc., are often used by police officers and witnesses in their description of unidentified suspects. In certain circumstances, the age of the victim can result in the determination of the crime’s categorization, e.g., child abuse investigations. Various automated machine learning-based techniques have been implemented for the analysis of digital images to detect soft biometric traits, such as age and gender, and thus aid detectives and investigators in progressing their cases. This paper documents an evaluation of existing cognitive age prediction services.

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Review Of SQLite Forensics By Paul Sanderson

Monday, June 18, 2018 (10:12:48)
Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus

SQLite forensics is an important part of many digital forensic investigations. Most smartphones and computer operating systems use SQLite, with each device often including hundreds of databases. Despite this extreme proliferation, SQLite forensics is often overlooked in conversations about current trends in digital forensics. Paul Sanderson's book attempts to redress the balance and bring attention to the importance of SQLite forensics.

The book opens with an introduction to SQLite forensics: what it covers, and how SQLite differs from most other databases. Astonishingly, there are over one trillion SQLite databases in circulation, a fact that the reader is introduced to on the first page - which definitely sets the scene for this being an important book!

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Techno Security Myrtle Beach 2018 – Recap

Sunday, June 17, 2018 (13:34:13)
by Scar de Courcier

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the Techno Security & Forensic Investigation Conference 2018, which took place in Myrtle Beach, SC from the 3rd-6th June 2018.

Under the sunny skies of South Carolina, the digital forensic community got together at the beginning of June this year to discuss topics ranging from international espionage to the admissibility of evidence obtained from the cloud. The conference was split into several streams: audit / risk management; forensics; information security; and investigations. There were also labs run by Cellebrite and Magnet Forensics, and various sponsor demos throughout the conference. The exhibition hall was open at various points throughout the day, allowing attendees to meet representatives from universities, forensics companies and law enforcement agencies and discuss current industry trends.

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