Digital Forensics News July 2017

AccessData have released a white paper discussing the regulations applicable to UK pharmaceutical companies, and their relevance for ediscovery.

In the first case of its kind, a judge in Ohio has ruled pacemaker data admissible in an arson investigation.

Registration is open for the next Techno Security and Digital Forensics Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Forensic Focus readers can get 30% off the price of registration using the code FOCUSTX17.BlackBag Tech have released MacQuisition 2017R1. Keep your eyes peeled for a review on Forensic Focus shortly!

MSAB have released XRY v7.4 and XEC Express.

Magnet AXIOM 1.1.3 is now available, with a number of mobile and reporting enhancements.


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The winners of the Forensic 4:cast awards have been announced, with Magnet and Cellebrite scooping up two awards each, and Forensic Focus winning blog of the year.

Atola have written a couple of useful blog posts for people using their products: here’s how to print reports from a case, and here’s how to compare hashes to find modified data.

Compelson have released MOBILedit Forensic 9.1 and Forensic Express 4.1.

The team at Nuix have written a couple of blog posts describing how various crimes are committed, including online shopping fraud and stealing credit card numbers.

The Crimes Against Children conference will be taking place in Dallas, Texas in August.

The latest issue of Digital Investigation is out now.

Andrea Fortuna shares his Volatility cheat sheet.

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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

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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