Magnet Forensics And Teel Technologies Are Partnering On New Roadshow

Mobile forensic acquisition and analysis continue to challenge even the most experienced professionals in the industry. Encryption, various forms of device locks, and ever-new releases of devices, operating systems, apps, and versions constantly require forensic examiners to adapt their methods.

The Magnet Forensics team has partnered with the Teel Technologies US team on a roadshow, where they will demonstrate the latest approaches to forensic acquisition, processing, and examination. Events will be held throughout October in Florida, Washington, and North Carolina.

Register here to attend an event.

In advance of our roadshow, Magnet Forensics was able to chat with Bob Elder, the CEO of Teel Technologies Canada and they discussed what he and his team were up to and the importance of partnership in providing meaningful solutions to the forensics community.

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