Digital Forensics News December 2018

The dates have been confirmed for PFIC 2019 – join Paraben in Utah from the 10th-13th September.

MSAB have released new versions of XRY (7.10), XAMN (4.1) and XEC (4.0).

Paliscope have integrated new tools for ICAC investigators, enabling them to search for data offline.

On the Hacking Exposed blog, Dave Cowen expands testing of the Syscache hive.

Oxygen Forensics have a new release: Oxygen Forensic JetEngine, which allows investigators to quickly parse volumes of data.


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ADF’s Digital Evidence Investigator is now compatible with Griffeye Analyze.

Brett Shavers has shared his thoughts on software preferences over on DFIR Training.

MediaClone have released the SuperImager Desktop NVMe and SATA Forensic Lab.Christa Miller shared some resources for mobile investigations over on Magnet’s blog.

Passware have introduced Password Exchange, which provides access to the list of passwords found by Passware Kit users worldwide.

MSAB’s new Access Services allows law enforcement and other government agencies that need access to the most challenging mobile phones in critical cases.

AccessData have updated their flagship products: FTK 7.0 and AD Lab 7.0 are now available, along with Summation 7.0 and an enhanced version of Quin-C.

OpenText have released EnCase Forensic 8.07, which includes support for APFS and increased encryption support.

Paraben’s new version of the E3 platform includes Timeline Filter, which shows the details of what is being accessed at any given moment in time.

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17:20 – Ensuring a secure environment
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Alan Platt, Professional Services Consultant at MSAB, discusses his experience as a former UK police officer working in digital forensics. He talks about the different levels of digital forensics capabilities within police forces and how MSAB products like XAMN and XEC Director are used by frontline officers versus lab analysts.

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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