MSAB Announces Hawaii Five-O Competition for customers

Micro Systemation (MSAB) will release v5.0 of its XRY mobile forensic software pack to all existing customers on Friday 23rd April this week. To celebrate this new release; existing customers are being offered the opportunity to enter a competition to win a once in a lifetime holiday to Hawaii. The competition will run from 19th April to 14th May 2010 and the winner will be invited to fly to Hawaii and spend five days seeing the sights of the island culminating in a meeting with the Hawaiian Police Department. As part of the competition – the winner will hand over a brand new XRY system to the Hawaiian Police and tell them all about the benefits of using this technology to assist their investigations…Version 5.0 includes a rich new set of features and tools will speed up and improve the forensic recovery of data from mobile devices such as iPhone and satellite navigation systems like Tom Tom’s.

Version 5.0 release includes a new unified wizard for both logical and physical extractions and support for dumping and basic decoding of Sony Ericsson handsets. Recovery of physical data from Sony Ericsson handsets has long been a challenge due to the complexities of their operating systems and security protocols. This new breakthrough opens up a way for law enforcement to recover even more evidence in a forensically secure manner for production in court.

MSAB also introduced their new Google Earth export feature, allowing users to display GPS (geo-tagged) data in a format which can be quickly presented on Google Earth to assist with location identification.

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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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