Police, digital forensics and the case against encryption

Mark Stokes, head of digital and electronics forensics services at the Met Police, keynote speaker at the (ISC)² EMEA Congress in London on Tuesday, detailed the techniques and technologies used to forensically investigate criminals who, he says, are increasingly reliant on smartphones, cloud services, hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs) to hide their activities or crimes.

This deluge of data is becoming hard to investigate, says Stokes, who cited the increasing number of devices used(terrorists are said to have up to six mobile phones each on average), and this is happening in a digital economy which is already seeing the arrival of 1TB USB thumb drives and new US data centres hosting exabytes or Yottabytes of data…

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