Digital Forensics Round-Up, December 07 2023

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


Dots do matter: Why dots in Gmail addresses impact Google Workspace investigations

Dots don’t matter in Gmail addresses… if you’re sending or receiving emails to a Gmail address with a “.” character in it. As the Gmail Help Center article explains…

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Validation of image stream hashing: A forensic method for content verification

How do forensic examiners know if they have altered an image stream when converting a digital image from one codec or file container to another for analysis?…

Read More (Wiley Online Library)


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In Search of Extraction Techniques for Pair-Locked iOS Devices

In my experience, extracting data from supervised iOS devices in a corporate environment has presented unique challenges to collect data…

Read More (Mr. Eeerie)


Ukraine: Law agents receive training in digital asset investigations

Following a spike in digital crime, 14 Ukrainian officials have completed an advanced training course on investigating digital currency offenses to increase their supervision over the sector…

Read More (CoinGeek)


Detego Global Achieves City & Guilds Assured Status For The Detego Ultimate Training Programme

Detego Global, a developer of acclaimed digital forensics, endpoint monitoring, and case management solutions, proudly announces that its Detego Ultimate training programme has received the prestigious City & Guilds Assured certification…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


Himachal receiving one cyber crime complaint every hour

Superintendent of Police (SP) Bhupinder Negi said besides spurt in cases, the increase in the number of complaints is also attributed to the awareness on cyber crime as large scale awareness campaigns are being carried out for the general public…

Read More (ET Telecom)


Long story short, Persistence

In this post I am pulling parts out of a talk that I did called “Long story short”. I delivered variations of this talk online for NZITF and the ICSL MRE webinar series in 2022 and also in person at CRESTCon 2022 in Canberra…

Read More (Fancy Forensics)


Separate a Fingerprint from the Background

The first and most important principle of forensics is that every contact leaves a trace. Nothing could be more literal than a fingerprint left at the scene of a crime…

Read More (Amped Software)


eDiscovery VS Digital Forensics: Differences Explained

In today’s modern age, most of the crucial paperwork and documentation are stored in digital formats. Thus, when these documents are required for a specific legal action, many companies and businesses turn to various solutions to review the stored information…

Read More (Tech Pluto)

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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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