Digital Forensics Round-Up, May 25 2023

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


2023 SC Awards Finalists: Best Computer Forensic Solution

Effective incident response necessitates the use of investigation and analysis techniques with devices for evidence gathering…

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Why are UK police forces being overwhelmed by cybercrime?

Fraud is now one of the UK’s most common offences – but police forces have been left floundering in their efforts to combat cybercrime…

Read More (Tech Monitor)


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How GPS tracking devices have been misused in Minnesota: ‘It feels like I’m getting terrorized’

While GPS technology can be helpful to consumers in a variety of ways, more criminals are leveraging the technology to illegally track and even stalk their victims…

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First OSCE training on cybercrime and digital evidence in Turkmenistan

From 9 to 12 May 2023, the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats Department (TNTD), in co-operation with the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, organized an introductory training course on cybercrime and digital evidence…

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AI in Cyber Forensics: Crime Investigation and Prevention in the Digital Age

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the prevalence of cybercrimes has grown exponentially, posing a significant threat to individuals, businesses, and governments alike…

Read More (CityLife)


Cranfield University achieves Academic Partner status with leading cyber digital investigation body

An application for Cranfield University’s Digital Forensics MSc course to be recognised by the leading industry body has been successful…

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Path of a Murderer: Location & Device Data

In December of 2021, an investigation began into a senseless murder. Through the investigation I was given the task of completing the mobile device forensics for multiple devices that belonged to several involved parties and the suspect…

Read More (Revo 4n6)


Students help crack crime cases in digital forensics internship

Indiana University Police Department teamed up with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to launch an internship program last fall.

Read More (Wish TV)


Understanding how Polymorphic and Metamorphic malware evades detection to infect systems

Polymorphic and metamorphic malware constantly changes itself in order to avoid detection and persistently remain on the system…

Read More (Tripwire)


Hidden Dangers of Evidence Contamination Post-Cyberattack

Mishandling the scene of a digital crime by workers after detection is a leading cause of evidence contamination or invalidation in court…

Read More (Careers Info Security) 


Comprehensive legal framework a must to curb cybercrime

The spread of the Internet has made our lives convenient. India has made fast strides towards adopting this technology. The number of digital transactions in the country crossed 10,000 crore in the 2022-23 financial year…

Read More (The Tribune)


Forensic Focus Podcast: Programming Languages, Flipper And Gaming

Desi and Si discuss programming languages, Flipper, Dev boards, and Raspberry Pi, and delve into the fascinating phenomenon of running the classic game Doom on unlikely devices…

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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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