There can be hundreds of thousands of images on digital devices – where does an examiner start? Techniques based on file size, date created, and hash sets are a good start, but are insufficient for the sheer volume of data examiners must sort through. What if investigators could view files with specific types of images first?Learning engines can be trained to identify pictures or videos that likely depict categories like weapons, pornography, drugs, and graphic violence. When combining image categorization with previous prioritization techniques, investigators can more quickly triage a device – allowing them to look at the best candidates that may be relevant to their case. Knowing how these models are trained, how to appropriately use them, and why it is essential to understand their power and limitations will reduce an investigator’s workload.
BlackBag just announced that BlackLight 2019 R1 will filter images and videos for different threat categories through a partnership with the most trusted provider of offensive picture and video recognition software on the market: Image Analyzer.
Join BlackBag experts, Derrick Donnelly, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, and Drew Fahey, Vice President of Engineering, with Image Analyzer’s Nick Drew on February 28th at 11am PST, for a demonstration and discussion of this important topic.
This webinar will cover:
– Image categorization technology and differences between techniques
– Image categories available in the initial release
– How BlackLight will process images and show the threat categories
– How to triage images, including using the new threat category
There will also be time for a question and answer session.
Register now to join February 28th at 11am PST!
This webinar will be available on-demand upon completion to registrants.
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BlackBag® Technologies offers innovative forensic acquisition and analysis tools for both Windows and Mac OS X based computers, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. Its forensic software is used by hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies around the world, as well as by leading corporations and consultants, to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with both criminal, civil and internal investigations. BlackBag® Technologies also develops and delivers expert forensics training and certification programs, designed for both novice and experienced forensics professionals. To learn more, visit www.blackbagtech.com.