Digital Forensics Round-Up, April 27 2023

A round-up of this week’s digital forensics news and views:


Hunted, UK Reality TV Show, Uses Oxygen Forensic® Detective To Hunt Contestants

Hunted and Celebrity Hunted is a reality TV show where 14 individuals attempt to evade capture by a team of expert “Hunters” made from various investigative professionals: police officers, military personnel, and digital forensic experts…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


Researchers fight cybercrime with new digital tools and techniques

In the never-ending cybersecurity war, Irfan Ahmed, Ph.D., provides the good guys with digital forensic tools—and the knowledge to use them…

Read More (Tech Xplore)


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E-Discovery Disrupted by the AI Revolution

The world’s ever-growing tsunami of digital data creates a huge need for technology capable of filtering it for modern e-discovery processes. So, what’s the best tool for the job…?

Read More (Legal Talk Network)


CDS Defence and Security launches digital forensics lab to reduce law enforcement digital backlog

Cheltenham-headquartered defence consultancy, CDS Defence and Security (CDS DS) — part of Bailie Group — has launched its new digital forensics lab (DFU) at its Government-approved facility…

Read More (Business & Innovation Magazine)


Tackling Time In Digital Investigations – Succeeding When Seconds Matter

Time and our relation to this relative concept are at the center of all high-tech crime investigations. Despite being at the center, an examiner may have misunderstandings about the time stamp they see before them…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


Computer forensics expert speaks out on Lindell’s election fraud ‘proof’

The founder and CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, is being ordered to pay five million dollars to a computer forensics expert from Nevada, stemming from a challenge issued at Lindell’s “Cyber Symposium”…

Read More (Dakota News Now)


Analysis of Digital Information in Storage Devices Using Supervised and Unsupervised Natural Language Processing Techniques

Due to the advancement of technology, cybercrime has increased considerably, making digital forensics essential for any organisation…

Read More (MDPI)


Incident Response Rapid Triage: A DFIR Warrior’s Guide (Part 2 – Incident Assessment and Windows Artifact Processing)

In Part 2 of this series, I will delve into the process of thoroughly evaluating the incident, explore a non-exhaustive list of system analysis goals, and lead into the rapid processing of the acquired critical Windows endpoint artifacts…

Read More (Trusted Sec)


Analyzing iPhone PINs

In recent years, Apple had switched from 4-digit PINs to 6 digits, while implementing blacklists of insecure PIN codes. How do these measures affect security, how much more security do six-digit PINs deliver compared to four-digit PINs, and do blacklists actually work…?

Read More (Elcomsoft)


Cyber thieves target new victims with more sophisticated card-skimming devices

In the 1980’s, as personal computers were just starting to appear in homes across the country, Perez was a young boy who found tinkering with technology much more entertaining than toys. By the time he was 12 years old, he was building his own computers…

Read More (CBS News)

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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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How MSAB Is Managing The Digital Forensics Challenges Of Frontline Policing

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