Digital Forensics Round-Up, May 11 2023

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


Ransomware payments nearly double in one year

Ransomware payments have nearly doubled to $1.5m (£1.2m) over the past year, with the highest-earning organisations the most likely to pay attackers, according to a survey…

Read More (The Guardian)


Closed-Box CCTV Acquisition Using Storage Media

It’s time for the latest installment in our CCTV Acquisition series. This week we are moving on and finally acquiring some CCTV footage and preserving it onto a temporary storage device through a closed-box CCTV acquisition…

Read More (Amped Software)


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Trashed: Defendant sanctioned for spoliation of evidence

A federal court granted a motion for sanctions against a defendant truck driver who deleted data on a personal tablet that was mounted on his windshield when an accident occurred…

Read More (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)


The Internet of Things: Fire Sleuth, Fire Starter

Fires are difficult to investigate since they often destroy the evidence of their cause. Now scientists demonstrate how Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets can reveal key clues—but also potentially help arsonists start fires in the first place…

Read More (IEEE Spectrum)


How to hack a smart fridge – Your smart home devices know more about you than you might think

Do you know how many internet-connected devices there are inside your home? I certainly don’t. These days, it could be almost anything: a thermostat, a TV, a lightbulb, an air conditioner, or a refrigerator…

Read More (MIT Technology Review)


DFIR with KAPE and Cado Community Edition

Below we’ve outlined how you can use KAPE with Cado Community Edition, using a canonical example of WannaCry infecting a Windows Server install…

Read More (Cado)


Ransomware watchers are finding creative ways to track attacks

It’s difficult to fix a problem when you can’t measure it. That maxim has dominated most conversations around ransomware over the past decade…

Read More (SC Magazine)


Modern Digital Forensic Tools: How New Tools Cut through The Noise To Find Evidence

Magnet AXIOM is one of Detective Gish’s go-to tools and it’s part of what allows him to create the story of what has happened based on the data collected from digital devices…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Disruption of Snake Malware Network Controlled by Russia’s Federal Security Service

The Justice Department today announced the completion of a court-authorized operation, code-named MEDUSA, to disrupt a global peer-to-peer network of computers compromised by sophisticated malware, called “Snake”…

Read More (US Department of Justice)


‘We Will Nab Financial Criminals through Deployment of Digital Forensics’

The Chairman, Board of Diplomats for Digital Forensics, Chartered Institute of Forensics and Certified Fraud Investigators of Nigeria (CIFCFIN), Prof. Adesina Sodiya, has stated that digital forensics is about the acquisition of digital evidence and analysis of digital evidence and the scientific approach to investigation and prosecution…

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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

YouTube Video UCQajlJPesqmyWJDN52AZI4Q_ifoHVkjJtRc

How MSAB Is Managing The Digital Forensics Challenges Of Frontline Policing

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