Digital Forensics Round-Up, May 18 2023

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


Law enforcement crackdowns and new techniques are forcing cybercriminals to pivot

Researchers say that law enforcement crackdowns and new investigative tools are putting pressure on cybercriminals, but challenges for defenders remain…

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Cloud Storage & Digital Forensic Evidence

How can we leverage cloud-based storage solutions for digital evidence in a laboratory setting and is it safe? Technology is forever evolving, and one fact remains, storage is a finite resource…

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Minnesota lawmakers pass bill to criminalize people who share political and sexual deepfake images

In a nearly unanimous vote, Minnesota Senate lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would criminalize people who non-consensually share deepfake sexual images of others, and people who share deepfakes to hurt a political candidate or influence an election…

Read More (Fortune)


International Criminal Court is using digital evidence to investigate Putin – but how can it tell if a video or photo is real or fake?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was reminiscent of wars long past, where a country invades another with little provocation. But there are many parts of this conflict that are uniquely modern…

Read More (Midland Daily News)


How To Start A Career In Digital Forensics

Digital forensics is an exciting and rapidly growing field that deals with the investigation and recovery of digital evidence from electronic devices…

Read More (Forensic Focus)


People are trying to claim real videos are deepfakes. The courts are not amused

In 2016, Elon Musk went on stage at a tech conference outside Los Angeles and made a bold statement about the self-driving capability of Teslas…

Read More (NPR)


Digital ‘detective’ helps hold online predators to account

A Brantford police officer is getting the expert training needed to help hold to account those who exploit children online…

Read More (The Expositor)


The Snake, The FBI, And Center 16: Why The Takedown Of A ‘Most Sophisticated Cyber-Espionage Tool’ Is Important

For more than a decade, a unique bit of malicious computer code was burrowed in the deepest corners of Internet servers in more than 50 countries, secretly gathering data and even records of what a person might be typing on a keyboard…

Read More (RFERL)


Officers congratulate Glenrothes pupil for winning cyber crime award

Officers from Police Scotland’s Cybercrime Harm Prevention Team and the National Crime Agency attended at Glenrothes High School to congratulate Josh Baldwin on being the Scottish Regional winner for the Cyber Choices Challenge…

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Digital Forensics News Round-Up, February 21 2024 #digitalforensics #dfir

Forensic Focus 21st February 2024 6:19 pm

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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