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Techno Security & Digital Forensics 2019 – San Diego March 11-13

From the 11th to the 13th of March 2019, Forensic Focus will be attending the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in San Diego, CA, 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 is an overview of … Continue reading

ICDF2C 2018 – Recap

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the ICDF2C conference 2018, which took place in New Orleans, LA, USA from the 10th-12th September. The program began on Monday 10th September with the usual welcome registration. The conference was held at Chateau LeMoyne in New Orleans’ French Quarter: a beautiful hotel complete … Continue reading

Opinion: Is ISO17025 The Right Standard For Digital Forensics?

by Rich2005 Standardisation is currently the subject of animated discussion among digital forensic examiners worldwide. In this opinion piece, Rich2005 looks at the challenges of the ISO17025 standard for digital forensics and why it might not be the best choice for the field. Please note that the views contained within this article are the opinions … Continue reading

Word Forensic Analysis And Compound File Binary Format

by Arman Gungor Microsoft Word forensic analysis is something digital forensic investigators do quite often for document authentication. Because of the great popularity of Microsoft Office, many important business documents such as contracts and memoranda are created using Word. When things go south, some of these documents become key evidence and subject to forensic authentication. My goal … Continue reading

Searching And Filtering Emails When Forensically Collecting Mailboxes

by Arman Gungor When mailboxes are forensically preserved for eDiscovery or digital forensic investigations, their contents are almost always searched and filtered. Filtering emails helps overcome time, scope and cost constraints and alleviates privacy concerns. There are two main ways of filtering emails—before and after the forensic acquisition. Each method has its pros and cons, … Continue reading

New Federal Rule of Evidence to Directly Impact Computer Forensics and eDiscovery Preservation Best Practices

by John Patzakis, X1 A key amendment to US Federal Rule of Evidence 902, in the form of new subsection (14), will go into effect on December 1, 2017. This amendment will significantly impact eDiscovery and computer forensics software and its use by establishing that electronic data recovered “by a process of digital identification” is … Continue reading

Forensic Implications of iOS Lockdown (Pairing) Records

by ElcomSoft In recent versions of iOS, successful acquisition of a locked device is no longer a given. Multiple protection layers and Apple’s new policy on handling government requests make forensic experts look elsewhere when investigating Apple smartphones. In this publication, we’ll discuss acquisition approach to an iOS device under these specific circumstances: Runs iOS … 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

The Investigative Challenges Of Live Streamed Child Abuse

Among the challenges facing digital forensic investigators today, the instantaneous nature of online communication is arguably one of the most persistent. Trying to investigate whether a crime has occurred, and if so to bring its perpetrators to justice in a space that is constantly changing, is no simple task. With the Apple App Store alone … Continue reading

689 Published Cases Involving Social Media Evidence (with full case listing)

The torrent of social media evidence continues to grow. In November 2011 we, at X1 Discovery, searched online legal databases of state and federal court decisions across the United States to identify the number of cases from 2010 and through November 2011 where evidence from social networking sites played a significant role.  As we mentioned … Continue reading

Skype in eDiscovery

Author: Stuart Clarke, 7Safe The EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model) is a widely accepted workflow, which guides those involved in eDiscovery. Typically, the identification and collection phases see email and common office documents harvested, but as technology moves forward is this enough? Many of us are experiencing a rise in audio discovery projects using solutions … Continue reading

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