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Kwazo
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Does anybody know what forensic software UK police forces commonly use?

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Posted : 22/07/2020 8:26 pm
mahsanqureshi
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Posted by: @kwazo

Does anybody know what forensic software UK police forces commonly use?

Hi dear,

 

Generally, it is very common understanding that all the official law enforecement agencies worldwide would be using all of the  TOP Forensics softwares like AccessData FTK, Encase, Magnet Forensics, Cellebrite etc.

However, refering to a book :

Cybercrime and Digital Forensics
An Introduction Second Edition 2018 Page Number 537, 

written by " Thomas J. Holt, Adam M. Bossler and Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar "

they said : " FTK is the standard computer forensics tool used by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Police Cyber Crime Centre of the British Army (Leehealey et al., 2012; AccessData, 2013). "

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Posted : 23/07/2020 10:53 am
minime2k9
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Speaking for my own unit, top ones are:

X-Ways

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Cellebrite UFED PA

I've just focused on the forensic tools, there are a raft of tools used for virtualising evidence, reviewing extracted media etc. FTK is unused and we have an Encase licence gathering dust....

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Posted : 23/07/2020 11:12 am
Rich2005
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Posted by: @minime2k9

Speaking for my own unit, top ones are:

X-Ways

Axiom

Cellebrite UFED PA

I've just focused on the forensic tools, there are a raft of tools used for virtualising evidence, reviewing extracted media etc. FTK is unused and we have an Encase licence gathering dust....

Same as minime, but plus NUIX (also have dusty FTK and EnCase dongles mostly expired 😉 ), whilst not directly within LE, though most of my cases are still LE.

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Posted : 23/07/2020 12:47 pm
jaclaz
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Posted by: @mahsanqureshi
Posted by: @kwazo

Does anybody know what forensic software UK police forces commonly use?

Hi dear,

 

Generally, it is very common understanding that all the official law enforecement agencies worldwide would be using all of the  TOP Forensics softwares like AccessData FTK, Encase, Magnet Forensics, Cellebrite etc.

However, refering to a book :

Cybercrime and Digital Forensics
An Introduction Second Edition 2018 Page Number 537, 

written by " Thomas J. Holt, Adam M. Bossler and Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar "

they said : " FTK is the standard computer forensics tool used by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Police Cyber Crime Centre of the British Army (Leehealey et al., 2012; AccessData, 2013). "

Common understanding and evidently wrong understanding.

BTW, what UK Police forces commonly use is referred to 2020 or "now", not to what the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Police Cyber Crime Centre of the British Army (which I believe are both quite different from the normal UK Police) used  8 years ago.

jaclaz

 

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Posted : 23/07/2020 1:12 pm
mahsanqureshi
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@jaclaz Thankyou for your comments 🙂 

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Posted : 23/07/2020 2:14 pm
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