Digital Forensics Round-Up, January 11 2024

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


Inside the Met Police’s investigation into EncroChat crime gangs

The Met’s senior investigating officer responsible for investigating criminals using the EncroChat encrypted phone network tells the inside story of the UK’s biggest organised crime bust…

Read More (Computer Weekly)


Police must return phones after 175 million passcode guesses, judge says

How many times should forensic investigators be allowed to guess the password of a locked cell phone belonging to a suspected pedophile?…

Read More (Ottawa Citizen)


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DriveFS Sleuth — Revealing The Hidden Intelligence

In the DriveFS Sleuth — Your Ultimate Google Drive File Stream Investigator! Medium article, we delved into the foundational research behind the DriveFS Sleuth tool…

Read More (Medium)


Unseen Battles: The Psychological Impact Of Cyber Investigations On Digital Forensic Experts

As technology rapidly evolves, so too do the tools and techniques criminals employ to hide their activities. With nearly every case now involving some form of digital evidence, specialized digital forensics units have become mission critical for law enforcement…

Read More (Forensic Focus) 


Using the Wayback Machine and Google Analytics to Uncover Disinformation Networks

Google Analytics is a popular service for tracking and analysing traffic to a website. Through a short code placed in the source of a website, a user can monitor the performance of all their online properties… 

Read More (Bellingcat)


World’s First Digital Rape Sparks Metaverse Crime Legislation Debate

A digital rape of a UK teenager in the metaverse world has sparked a debate about whether police should investigate virtual crimes and the need for better legislation to deal with such perverts taking advantage of technology…

Read More (International Business Times)


Digital Forensics on Smart Watches: Tools and Techniques

I recently encountered a forensic case that required me to perform digital forensics on both Android and Apple smartwatches. I am eager to share my experience and the techniques I utilized during my investigation…

Read More (LinkedIn)


Police Arrest Bloggers Behind ‘Gistlover’ Over Cyberstalking, Others

The National Cybercrime Center of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), acting on a petition by one Mrs Seye Oladejo, has arrested three persons in connection with a case of alleged conspiracy, cyberstalking, and threat to life…

Read More (Leadership)


ExifTool basics for DFIR

Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) data is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound, and ancillary tags used by digital cameras and other systems…

Read More (LinkedIn)


MeitY official emphasize need for digital forensic mission in India

India needs a digital forensic mission to tackle cybersecurity issues and ensure trust in digital technologies. Gaurav Gupta, additional director at MeitY, emphasized this at the International Conference on Digital Forensics in New Dheli…

Read More (Times of India)

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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

Forensic Focus 21st February 2024 3:07 pm

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