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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

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

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

Email Forensics: Investigation Techniques

by Chirath De Alwis Due to the rapid spread of internet use all over the world, email has become a primary communication medium for many official activities. Not only companies, but also members of the public tend to use emails in their critical business activities such as banking, sharing official messages, and sharing confidential files. However, … Continue reading

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

Reducing The Mental Stress Of Investigators

by Eric Oldenburg, Griffeye  We recently met up with Eric Oldenburg, Griffeye’s new Law Enforcement Liasion in North America, and heard about his new role. Here, he explains how reducing mental stress for investigators is a driving force for him, one that led him to work for Griffeye, and why the mental health of investigators is … Continue reading

Apple iPhone Forensics: Significant Locations

by Patrick Siewert, Principal Consultant, Pro Digital Forensic Consulting I recently attended a conference of civil litigators in Virginia. During the cocktail hour and after a very interactive CLE presentation on “Leveraging Data in Insurance Fraud Investigations”, I was talking with a few attendees about the different types of data available to them in their … Continue reading

The Necessity Of Developing A Standard For Exchanging A Chain Of Custody Of Digital Evidence Data

by Jasmin Cosic, Miroslav Baca & Peter Grd Abstract Today there is no criminal investigation that does not contain a digital dimension. A large number of criminal offenses, whether official investigations conducted by judicial bodies or corporate investigations, contain digital evidence, which in most investigations is key to the identification of perpetrators. Since the cyber … 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

Investigation and Intelligence Framework (IIF) – an evidence extraction model for investigation

Authors Alan, Kelvin, Anthony and Zetta (VXRL) Disclaimer This framework was first introduced in DFRWS EU 2014 (the first DFRWS conference in Europe) at Amsterdam held in May and later presented at Hacks in Taiwan 2014 (HITCON) which is a high-tech security conference in Taiwan held in August. Abstract Digital forensics investigators are facing new challenges every … Continue reading

Authenticating Internet Web Pages as Evidence: a New Approach

By John Patzakis [1] and Brent Botta [2] Previously, in Forensic Focus, we addressed the issue of evidentiary authentication of social media data (see previous entries here and here). General Internet site data available through standard web browsing, instead of social media data provided by APIs or user credentials, presents slightly different but just as compelling challenges, … Continue reading

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