X1 Discovery, the leader in software solutions for social media and website evidence search and collection, along with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), an internationally recognized leader in education and support in the prevention and prosecution of high tech crime, have announced a strategic partnership to provide training curriculum and support to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies worldwide, as well as to legal, corporate discovery and risk professionals. The partnership will focus on promoting best practices and advanced techniques for website and social media evidence collection and analysis, based upon the X1 Social Discovery software…Data generated from social networks is relevant to just about every criminal and civil legal matter and must be routinely addressed by law enforcement, regulatory agencies, law firms, and corporate risk professionals. In a recent LexisNexis survey of 1200 law enforcement professionals focusing on the rising prominence of social media evidence, 67 percent of respondents believed social media evidence helps solve crimes more quickly. However, the respondents also pointed to lack of training and technical familiarity as preventing their more widespread access to social media evidence. The NW3C and X1 Discovery partnership is geared toward addressing this compelling need.
“The National White Collar Crime Center is pleased to partner with X1 Discovery to help provide law enforcement and corporate investigators with the necessary training and tools to combat child exploitation, financial fraud, drug trafficking, and other illegal activity involving the direct or indirect use of social media and the Internet,” stated Don Brackman, Director of NW3C. “A key part of our mandate at NW3C is to identify, assess and validate new and cutting-edge digital investigation technologies that uniquely address a compelling need for the law enforcement community, and X1 Social Discovery clearly fits that bill.”
“The prevalence of social media evidence is exploding in criminal and civil cases alike and we applaud and support NW3C for spearheading this training to local, state and federal law enforcement,” says John Patzakis, President and CEO of X1 Discovery. “This partnership couples the world-class training operation of NW3C with the best available website and social media collection and analysis software in X1 Social Discovery to better serve law enforcement and the broader digital investigation community.”
This curriculum will provide best practices and new methods to collect, search, preserve and manage social media evidence from social media networking sites and other websites in a scalable, instantaneous and forensically sound manner. Participants will learn about specific cases involving critical social media data; find out how to collect and index thousands of social media items in minutes; understand and identify key metadata unique to social media; learn how to better authenticate social media evidence in a safe and defensible manner; and more. The X1 Social Discovery software is designed to effectively address social media content from the leading social media networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In addition, it can crawl, capture and instantly search content from any website. Unlike archiving and image capture solutions, X1 Social Discovery provides for a “matter-centric” workflow and defensible chain of custody from search and collection through production in searchable native format, while preserving critical metadata not possible through image capture, printouts, or raw data archival of RSS feeds.
For more information about this training program, please email [email protected] or call 877-999-1347. X1 will be at the Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, August 13 through 16, 2012, which will include X1 Social Discovery in the curriculum. Visit X1 Discovery’s booth #82 on the 3rd floor.
Funded for over thirty years primarily by the Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) is the leading organization of its kind providing training, investigative support and research to law enforcement agencies and other entities involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. For more information, please visit www.nw3c.org.
About X1 Discovery
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