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2016


2016

Cellebrite's UFED Cloud Analyzer Product Review

Reviewer: Neil Beet, Blue Lights Digital

Introduction

The Cellebrite UFED Series has been our mobile device forensics product of choice over the past few years, both in the law enforcement environments we previously operated in, and now at Blue Lights Digital where we conduct complex digital investigations on behalf of our clients whether criminal, civil or corporate. We have found that when performing both roles, the products have proved good value for money, are simple to use and remain focused on the investigative need throughout.

Where we have been continually challenged throughout our investigations is in the field of Cloud Forensics, where clients are seeking to obtain information that is not available within the device downloads but that a user would routinely have had access to and be authenticated to do so on their mobile device. Examples of such data include web based email accounts, instant messaging services and social media networks.   more ...

2016

Lima Forensic Case Management, Laboratory Edition

Reviewer: Richard Bunnell, Digital Forensics, LLC

Executive Summary

Lima Laboratory is an amazing product. If I was on a medium to large digital forensics team, I would not hesitate to recommend that this product be purchased and used. A good selling point would be the compliance with the international standards ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 17025 and US Standards such as ASCLD accreditation. One of the goals for us when I worked in a large corporate environment was to bring the lab up to these standards. We had two obstacles: finding the time to research how the standards applied to us, and then actually setting goals to move from where we were to processes and procedures that would meet the standards. With this product, most of that work is already done.   more ...

2016

Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner Training and Certification

Reviewed by Clark Walton

In January 2014, I took both the Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator (CCLO) and Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) trainings in a one-week course held in Washington, DC and taught by Cellebrite Certified Instructor, Joe Duke. The CCLO and CCPA are required predicates for Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME) certification, Cellebrite’s “capstone” forensic examiner certification. The course trains investigators and examiners to perform file system extractions, physical extractions, password bypasses and the advanced analysis of evidentiary items using the UFED Physical Analyzer software.   more ...

2015


2015

EnCase v7.10

Reviewed by George Karathanasis

After receiving a call to provide an evaluation on EnCase Forensic v7 Software, I started thinking of my case work on computer and mobile forensic analysis and the all tools that I have used over the years. The most commonly used by examiners like myself is one of the industry standards, EnCase. Guidance Software Inc. first presented this software in 1997. Guidance launched the current version (V7) in 2012, which brought a lot of changes to the software’s interface as well as many other well-known features in the software.

The current version of EnCase is V7.10; this tenth release reinforces the manufacturer’s great technical support. My first meeting with it was at Guidance’s training center in Slough, UK in 2012. My interaction with it has continued during many other training sessions of mine. EnCase is usually my primary forensic tool but also serves as an excellent verification tool.   more ...

2015

HDDSurgery Samsung & Toshiba Ramp Set

Reviewed by Mitch Impey

Introduction

A few weeks ago I volunteered to do a review of the HddSurgery tools as I have been fascinated with the mechanics of hard drives since I started working with computers over 25 years ago.

I received a well wrapped package containing the ramp sets along with three test hard drives. Despite owning dozens of hard drives, none are defective, so HDD Surgery kindly sent me three drives to practice on.

The ramp sets are inside a solid block of wood, the lid is milled out of this solid block of wood and secured in all four corners with a magnet as shown below.   more ...