Digital Forensics Round-Up, January 25 2024

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


A first look at Android 14 forensics

Android 14 was released to the public by the Open Handset Alliance on October 4, 2023, and is now available on various smartphones, including the Google Pixel…

Read More (Zena Forensics)


Grooming, radicalization and cyber-attacks: INTERPOL warns of ‘Metacrime’

A comprehensive analysis of the Metaverse’s key challenges, threats and harms from a law enforcement perspective is outlined in a new INTERPOL White Paper published today…

Read More (INTERPOL)


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Champlain College spearheads cybersecurity training in partnership with federal agencies

According to the 2022 Internet Crime Report, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 800,944 cybercrime complaints with total monetary losses exceeding $10.3 billion…

Read More (Champlain College)


How do you know you are “Ready to Respond”?

In this paper we are introducing the idea of a “Continuous Improvement (CI) Framework”, which enables an organization to self-assess the health of the underlying operational infrastructure that needs to be in place for an incident response team to be effective…

Read More (Open Source DFIR)


House panel investigating Capitol riot wants access to files deleted before GOP took control

A House subcommittee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot is trying to recover 117 encrypted files that the now-disbanded House Select Jan. 6 Committee deleted before Republicans took the majority last year…

Read More (New York Post)


Analysis of Android settings during a forensic investigation

During the forensic examination of a smartphone, we sometimes need to understand some basic settings of the device…

Read More (Zena Forensics)


iOS Unified Logs – The use of the Dictaphone

I recently wrote an article about investigating iOS Unified Logs specific to WhatsApp … and following that, the question about the use of the dictaphone came up multiple times. And this question is very relevant…

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Met technology ‘way behind private sector,’ says Lib Dem candidate for Mayor

Shortcomings with Metropolitan Police information technology are seriously hampering the progress of, in particular, rape and sexual offence cases, according to research by Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Rob Blackie and his team…

Read More (On London)


Countries tighten screws on biometric SIM registration amid rise in mobile phone fraud

Nations such as Kenya, Namibia, Pakistan and Russia have been enforcing measures at different levels related to biometric SIM registration…

Read More (Biometric Update)


Deep Dive into the Technical & Legal Complexities of Forensic Data Acquisition from Remote Cloud Storage

In the ever-expanding realm of digital forensics, the complexities associated with extracting evidence from remote cloud storage go beyond the surface, delving into intricate technical and legal landscapes…

Read More (LinkedIn)


Vehicle circled Brantford home 17 times before couple killed: Court

In a computer-generated video shown in court Thursday, a black car passed the home of homicide victims Larry Reynolds and Lynn Van Every time and time again…

Read More (The Expositor)


Govt to set up ‘cloud server’ for storage and sharing of criminal data ahead of new codes rollout

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging top cops to bank more on ‘data’ over ‘danda'(stick) the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted a high powered panel under Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to develop a separate indigenous ‘cloud server’ for storage of digital crime…

Read More (The New Indian Express)

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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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