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Evaluating Automated Facial Age Estimation Techniques For Digital Forensics

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (10:34:39)
by Felix Anda, David Lillis, Nhien-An Le-Khac & Mark Scanlon

In today’s world, closed circuit television, cellphone photographs and videos, open-source intelligence (i.e., social media/web data mining), and other sources of photographic evidence are commonly used by police forces to identify suspects and victims of both online and offline crimes. Human characteristics, such as age, height, weight, gender, hair color, etc., are often used by police officers and witnesses in their description of unidentified suspects. In certain circumstances, the age of the victim can result in the determination of the crime’s categorization, e.g., child abuse investigations. Various automated machine learning-based techniques have been implemented for the analysis of digital images to detect soft biometric traits, such as age and gender, and thus aid detectives and investigators in progressing their cases. This paper documents an evaluation of existing cognitive age prediction services.

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Review Of SQLite Forensics By Paul Sanderson

Monday, June 18, 2018 (10:12:48)
Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus

SQLite forensics is an important part of many digital forensic investigations. Most smartphones and computer operating systems use SQLite, with each device often including hundreds of databases. Despite this extreme proliferation, SQLite forensics is often overlooked in conversations about current trends in digital forensics. Paul Sanderson's book attempts to redress the balance and bring attention to the importance of SQLite forensics.

The book opens with an introduction to SQLite forensics: what it covers, and how SQLite differs from most other databases. Astonishingly, there are over one trillion SQLite databases in circulation, a fact that the reader is introduced to on the first page - which definitely sets the scene for this being an important book!

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Techno Security Myrtle Beach 2018 – Recap

Sunday, June 17, 2018 (13:34:13)
by Scar de Courcier

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights from the Techno Security & Forensic Investigation Conference 2018, which took place in Myrtle Beach, SC from the 3rd-6th June 2018.

Under the sunny skies of South Carolina, the digital forensic community got together at the beginning of June this year to discuss topics ranging from international espionage to the admissibility of evidence obtained from the cloud. The conference was split into several streams: audit / risk management; forensics; information security; and investigations. There were also labs run by Cellebrite and Magnet Forensics, and various sponsor demos throughout the conference. The exhibition hall was open at various points throughout the day, allowing attendees to meet representatives from universities, forensics companies and law enforcement agencies and discuss current industry trends.

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Magnet Forensics And Child Rescue Coalition Integrate Technology

Friday, June 15, 2018 (09:44:07)
As Magnet Forensics exhibit this week at the National ICAC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, we’re extremely honored to unveil a new technology integration. Magnet AXIOM will soon be able to ingest data from Child Rescue Coalition (CRC)’s Child Protection System (CPS), a comprehensive system that compiles and curates millions of online child predator records.

Read the complete press release here.

Learn more about the CPS-AXIOM integration here.
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Immediately Acquire Evidence In The Field From Any Cell Phone - Join Webinar

Monday, June 11, 2018 (11:12:00)
Susteen's new Field Acquisition Device is designed to immediately pull evidence data from mobile devices in the field. Cutting-edge new methods of acquiring evidence, allow for the acquisition of encrypted apps, texts, images and more, in less than 5 minutes.

Susteen will be hosting a free live webinar presentation on their new Field Acquisition Device, this Wednesday, June 13th at 11:00 am pacific and Tuesday, June 19th at 1:00 pm pacific.

Job Vacancy: Immediate Opening - Digital Forensic Examiner, Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 (16:23:33)
BlackBag Technologies, a leading data forensics company, is seeking a Digital Forensic Examiner to provide forensic examination support for the Department of Defense and supporting organizations. Conducts forensic examination and analysis on digital media to include computer systems, hard drives, mobile devices, storage devices, and other media devices. Provides expert witness/testimony support and technical consultations related to investigations, trials, and inquiries. This individual must possess and apply expertise on multiple complex work assignments. Assignments may be broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks. Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems. Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.
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Oxygen Forensics Extracts Samsung Secure Folder And Enhances Lock Bypass Methods

Friday, June 01, 2018 (13:07:25)
Oxygen Forensics has released an update to its popular mobile forensic software allowing investigators exclusive access to mobile devices, applications, and cloud data not previously accessible through software solutions.

The company’s flagship software, Oxygen Forensic® Detective, enables investigators to access and extract data from thousands of mobile devices, applications, and storage locations to build stronger cases with digital evidence. The update to version 10.3, which most notably includes access to cloud backups of the Samsung Secure Folder and Viber messaging app, as well as expanded support in extracting from locked Android devices, will allow for more detailed investigations by law enforcement and government defense groups in legal proceedings.

Register For ADF's Webinar: Solve Internet Crimes Against Children

Thursday, May 31, 2018 (09:16:54)
In today's digital age, child predators have ready access to our most innocent citizens. With Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces deployed across the nation, U.S. law enforcement faces a daunting task of responding to internet crimes quickly.

ICAC investigators respond to CyberTips and desire to quickly determine if they need to confiscate devices, take a suspect into custody, and identify any and all victims. ADF works with Project VIC and CAID data to speed investigations starting from on-scene to back in the lab and ADF software allows for auto and manual tagging for quick, thorough court ready reporting which can be shared with other investigators and prosecutors even if they don't have ADF software.

Join Rich Frawley, our Digital Forensic Specialist, as he leads you through ICAC investigation best practices in a 45 minute webinar and he'll have time to answer your questions.

Register here

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Rich Frawley, Digital Forensic Specialist, ADF Solutions
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Susteen Will Debut New Field Acquisition Device At Techno Security Conference

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (08:55:57)
Susteen is proud to announce that their new Field Acquisition Device will debut at the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference. This device is a game-changer, as it has 4 different state-of-the-art methods for acquiring data from all mobile devices. Designed to be affordable for ALL law enforcement agencies, this device will revolutionize how mobile forensic investigations are conducted.

Join us for our Speaking Engagement at Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference Monday, June 4th at 9:30 AM and attend our launch dinner later that evening. Email [email protected] for details!

Interview With Geoff MacGillivray, VP of Product Management, Magnet Forensics

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (08:46:41)
Geoff, you're VP of Product Management at Magnet Forensics. Tell us what you've been working on lately - what new releases do you have coming up over the next few weeks?

It’s been a busy past few months for Magnet Forensics! We’ve just released Magnet AXIOM 2.0, which has a lot of great new functionality as well as some improvements to performance. In the lead up to releases, we’re busy making sure the functionality we’re adding meets the needs of our users. We spend a lot of time interacting with our customers and our development team to make sure the new functionality is useful. More than anything, we want our customers’ jobs to be easier whenever possible so they can solve even more cases in less time.

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