Backbone Security Announces New Versions of StegAlyzer Tools for 64-Bit Platform

Backbone Security has announced availability of 32-bit and 64-bit versions of their popular digital steganography detection tools for use on forensic workstations running 64-bit operating systems. The new versions of the tools can run under Windows XP Pro x64, Windows Vista x64, and Windows 7 x64 and is in line with the growing evolution toward 64-bit forensic workstations…As applications continue demanding more memory and file sizes in general continues to grow, the memory limitation of 4GB for 32-bit platforms is becoming more painful to endure. Accordingly, more and more forensic examiners are migrating to 64-bit platforms as their high end forensic workstations.

StegAlyzerAS™ detects the fingerprints (hash values) of file and registry artifacts associated with more than 800 steganography applications. StegAlyzerSS™ detects the signatures of more than 50 of those applications and provides an automated extraction capability, a “point-click-and-extract” interface”, for a growing number of those applications. These tools were developed in Backbone’s Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC) and are widely used by US and international law enforcement agencies; the intelligence community; and private sector computer forensic examiners to detect the presence or use of steganography applications on seized digital media.

This capability was made possible through the use of 64-bit image mounting and auto detection technology provided by Paraben Corporation.

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The discussion covers how MSAB partners with law enforcement to develop custom workflows for mobile device acquisitions that facilitate ISO compliance. Alan explains MSAB's managed service offering, where approved MSAB staff can remotely access a customer's XEC Director server to assist with software updates and troubleshooting. He emphasizes the strict data segregation policies enforced by customers to prevent MSAB from accessing any sensitive case data.

Looking ahead, Alan mentions MSAB's new CEO and hints at some exciting developments coming down the pipeline. He spotlights recent enhancements to XEC Director's speed and database functionality for managing large estates of networked Kiosks. Alan also plugs the new XEC Director training he created to help users fully leverage the platform's capabilities.

00:00 – Introduction to Alan Platt
07:00 – Training
12:00 – Workflows
17:20 – Ensuring a secure environment
19:45 – Customer training
20:35 – Helping customers comply with ISO accreditation
25:00 – Validation and verification
27:30 – ISO standards
30:00 – MSAB’s pipeline plans
32:40 – XEC Director
43:45 – Privacy of user data

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