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How To Acquire Mobile Data With MD-NEXT From HancomGMD

by Michelle Oh, HancomGMD  With an ever-increasing range of features and dramatically increased storage capacity, digital devices have become essential to our daily life. Their ability to store vast amounts of data means that these devices have proliferated and are now found in every household. They therefore prove to be a source of crucial information that … Continue reading

Career Paths In Digital Forensics: Practical Applications

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus  Whether you’re a college or university student trying to plot out your career, an experienced worker figuring out next steps, or a mentor seeking to help either one of them, you may be seeking to answer the question: what can I do in digital forensics? The digital forensics profession has … Continue reading

How To Perform Remote Acquisition Of Digital Devices With Belkasoft Evidence Center

Remote acquisition of digital devices is a useful option for modern-day organizations, both commercial and government. The main reasons for this are as follows:  As entities grow, their IT environments tend to become more complex, distributed, and dispersed.  Cost-efficiency may not allow organizations to hire trained IT security employees for all the locations.  Ongoing business … Continue reading

Employee Turnover And Computer Forensic Analysis Best Practices

by Larry Lieb Organizations historically have struggled with addressing terminated employees’ important evidence sources such as company-issued laptops, oftentimes materially affecting the organization’s ability to deal effectively with disputes that arise after an employee leaves the company. This article will provide a documented, transparent, and repeatable process with actual tools to identify and correctly preserve … Continue reading

How To Launch 18 Simultaneous Wiping Sessions And Reach 18TB/h Overall Speed With Atola TaskForce

Thanks to its ability to perform 18 simultaneous imaging sessions, TaskForce is the most capable evidence acquisition in the forensics market. Atola’s team of engineers have equipped the device with a server-grade motherboard and CPU, thus allowing TaskForce to multitask at the unprecedented speed of 18 TB/h or even more.  TaskForce has a user-friendly, task-oriented … Continue reading

Unreal Steganography: Using A VR Application As A Steganography Carrier

by Stuart Wilson This report focuses on the use of virtual reality as a potential steganography carrier file to avoid detection of forensic analysis applications commonly used within law enforcement. The goal is to show how a virtual reality game/environment can be made with little training, what file types can be stored within it and … Continue reading

Finding And Interpreting Windows Firewall Rules

by Joakim Kävrestad Determining with whom and in what way a computer has communicated can be important and interesting in several types of examinations. Communications can be an important part of analyzing if and how a computer has been remote controlled or with whom the computer has shared information. It can also be a good … Continue reading

Techno Security & Digital Forensics 2019 – San Antonio Sept 30 – Oct 2

From the 30th of September to the 2nd of October 2019, Forensic Focus will be attending the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in San Antonio, TX, USA. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments. Below … Continue reading

How To Analyze Windows 10 Timeline With Belkasoft Evidence Center

Temporal analysis of events (Timeline) can be beneficial when you want to reconstruct events related to computer incidents, data breaches, or virus attacks taking place on a victim’s computer.  Historically, digital forensic timeline analysis has been broken down into two parts:  ‘Timeline’ to describe changes associated with temporal file metadata in a file system. In … Continue reading

Industry Roundup: Image Recognition And Categorization

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus The need for image recognition and categorization has never been more in demand thanks to the spread of extremist propaganda, child sexual abuse material (CSAM), and other illicit activity across the internet. Because of the sheer amount of material online, investigators assigned to these kinds of cases need ways to … Continue reading

Fighting Crime With Data: Law Enforcement In The 21st Century

by Paul Hamrick, Nuix Executive Summary Law enforcement investigations have long been influenced by developments in technology; after all, new technologies create new ways for criminals to profit and new sources of evidence. Law enforcement needs to keep up with the times, dealing with technological developments in areas like firearms, automobiles or more recently, digital … Continue reading

Case Study: Extracting And Analyzing Messenger Data With Oxygen Forensic Detective

by Nikola Novak It‘s a great pleasure to share my experience of working with Oxygen Forensic Detective, which was a crucial tool in solving one of my cases. A father of a minor girl contacted me, worried his daughter was in suspicious society and probably had been consuming marijuana. His wife accidentally found traces of … Continue reading

How To Use Cross-Case Search With Belkasoft Evidence Center

by Yuri Gubanov Diving deeper may be the key to the eventual success of a digital forensic investigation. This is true not only when it comes to a single given case, but also when it comes to intersections between different cases.  Sometimes, a person being investigated may have associates who are problematic, or who have … Continue reading

Recap: Techno Security And Digital Forensics Conference Myrtle Beach 2019

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus The oldest of the trio of Techno Security and Digital Forensics Conferences, the Myrtle Beach event marked its 21st year this June 2-5. More than 900 people representing the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa converged on the Marriott Grande Dunes resort for three days packed with lectures, hands-on labs, vendor … Continue reading

My Digital Forensics Career Pathway

by Patrick Doody Let me start by introducing myself. I’m Patrick, 39 years of age and from a working-class background. I’ve lived in London all my life, my parents moved to the UK from Southern Ireland when they were young and started a new life together and a family. I am the youngest of two … Continue reading

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