Digital Forensics News September 2017

The Techno Security and Digital Forensics Conference is under way in San Antonio, Texas. Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #TechnoSecurityTX.

BlackBag Technologies have launched a new educational program.

Dan from 4n6k.com tweeted a thread about how to teach digital forensics.

Elcomsoft’s Oleg Afonin took a look at the new security measures in iOS 11 and their forensic implications.

The DFRWS EU call for papers is open until the 9th of October – submit your paper here.


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AccessData have launched a new series of mini webinars.Harlan Carvey was interviewed by Douglas Brush on Cyber Security Interviews.

Atola Technology have written a blog post detailing how to image damaged drives.

Guidance Software is now OpenText, having been bought by the enterprise information management company in September.

Magnet Forensics have released AXIOM 1.2, with AXIOM Cloud, Connections and more.

There’s a new digital forensics blog in town! 1234n6 is written by Adam Harrison and covers topics of interest to the DFIR community.

MSAB have released XRY & Kiosk Tablet v7.4.1.

Nuix have provided an overview of the highlights from their User Exchange Summit.

Oxygen Forensics can now decode drone data from Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 drones.

Passware released Passware Kit 2017 v4.

Brett Shavers discusses the definition of forensic soundness.

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Digital Forensics News Round-Up, February 21 2024 #digitalforensics #dfir

Forensic Focus 21st February 2024 6:19 pm

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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