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Crimes Against Children Conference 2019 Recap Part II: Digital Evidence On Multidisciplinary Teams

By Christa Miller, Forensic Focus Our first article in this two-part series focused on the technology associated with crimes against children: mobile peer-to-peer software; cryptocurrency used to buy and sell child sexual abuse material (CSAM); the virtual worlds where abuse might take place; and how technology can help reduce investigators’ vicarious trauma. In Part II, … Continue reading

Changes To Forensic Laboratory Accreditation Requirements – ISO/IEC 17025

by Tim Alcock ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the principal international standard for the accreditation of laboratories performing testing (including sampling) and/or calibration. Originating from ISO/IEC Guide 25, the standard has been through several iterations culminating in the latest version released in November 2017.   ISO/IEC 17025:2017 … Continue reading

Law Enforcement Professionals Need to Evaluate Digital Forensics Practices Amid Looming Constitutional Showdown Regarding Digital Searches

by L.E. “Ted” Wilson There is a fascinating constitutional showdown brewing in the U.S. that will have significant implications for how our law enforcement agencies are able to conduct digital investigations. The fundamental question at issue is whether the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination can be lawfully asserted by a criminal defendant as a justification for … Continue reading

How Do Criminals Communicate Online?

Flashpoint, a business intelligence agency specialising in the deep and dark web, recently published a report on the economy of criminal networks online. The report looks not only at where criminals go to communicate on the internet, but also how their communications are structured, and the ways in which online communication has changed the criminal … Continue reading

InSig2 LawTech 2016 – Brussels 7th – 8th November

From the 7th – 8th of November 2016, Forensic Focus will be attending InSig2’s Law Tech Europe conference in Brussels, Belgium. 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 is an overview of the subjects and speakers that will … Continue reading

10 DFIR Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

by Christa M. Miller Digital forensics is a tough job. Forensicators must evolve as rapidly as the technology does, which means being in a constant state of learning. Formal education is costly and can’t keep up. The next best alternative: learn from others’ experience. It can be a challenge, however, to share one’s forensication expertise … Continue reading

Beyond Keywords: Is Keyword Search Becoming Obsolete In The New Age Of Forensic Digital Investigation?

by James Billingsley Keyword searching is the primary tool investigators use to identify relevant evidence in a data set. However, poorly chosen keywords can miss important items or return too many irrelevant results. As data volumes grow, investigators must find better ways to focus on the items of interest within very large data sets. Expert … Continue reading

SC Congress London – Recap

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the SC Congress, held in London on the 10th of February 2016. Conference Highlights The day began with a panel discussion of EU data protection legislation, and what businesses need to do to comply. The panel was made up of four experts: Associate Fellow … Continue reading

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