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Interview With David Spreadborough, International Trainer, Amped Software

Friday, May 12, 2017 (07:47:50)
David, can you tell us a bit about your role and what it involves?

I’m the international trainer for Amped Software. First of all, Amped Software is a digital image and video company and everything that we do has a forensic and scientific backing. It’s very easy to deal with an image or a video, but to deal with an image or a video forensically, with a scientific backing, requires a product to guarantee that everything a user does is forensically sound.

My history is that I was a police officer for 24 years; the last 12 years were spent purely doing CCTV and image investigations, mainly from CCTV. I left in 2015, upon the closure of the Forensic Imaging Unit.

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Job Vacancy: Sales Engineer - Europe, The Middle East And Africa

Thursday, May 11, 2017 (12:01:48)
Position Description

BlackBag Technologies, a leading data forensics company, is seeking a Sales Engineer to support our growing customer base. This position will work across all forensic software products to offer in-depth technical support for both new and existing customers. The position requires a strong technical competence and excitement for learning new technologies and solving complex problems. Candidates should feel comfortable working in a small, entrepreneurial environment.
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Job Vacancy: Inside Sales Representative - San Jose, CA

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (10:59:45)
Position Description

BlackBag Technologies, a leading data forensics company, is seeking an Inside Sales Representative to support our growing customer base. You will be responsible for executing on new inbound sales opportunities for our digital forensic software products. Candidates should feel comfortable working in a small, entrepreneurial environment.
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Interview With Sabidur Rahman, PhD Student, University of California

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (05:49:16)
Sabidur, tell us a bit about yourself. What's your background, and what are you currently working on?

I am a PhD student at University of California, Davis. I have competed my BS from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and MS from University of Texas at San Antonio, respectively.

Between my times in academia, I have worked with Samsung R&D, Epic Systems, Ennetix Inc. and AT&T Labs. My research focus at UC Davis is on network optimization and IoT/Mobility forensics.

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Job Vacancies: Digital Forensic Analysts & Investigators - Central London

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (11:04:52)
Do you want to join the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and help us combat serious economic crime?

We are recruiting for two Analysts and two Investigators to join our Digital Forensics Unit.

The Digital Forensic Unit (DFU) is responsible for the handling of all digital evidence seized or acquired by the Serious Fraud Office. This includes the collection of evidence on site, forensic processing of any items seized or received from third parties, and the processing of these items into a medium that Case Teams can access through the SFO Digital Review System (DRS).
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How Do Criminals Communicate Online?

Monday, May 08, 2017 (05:40:27)
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 landscape.

Far from the kind of jack-of-all-trades portrayed in TV dramas, today’s cybercriminals structure their operations much like a business, each person having their own specialisms and reporting to the people above them. This helps to ensure that every member of the network takes on tasks that don’t overwhelm them, and often also ensures that the level of communication is kept to a minimum. Each party is only in contact with the level directly above, thus decreasing the likelihood of breaking up the entire network if a single individual’s identity is uncovered by law enforcement.

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Oxygen Forensic Detective Helps Prove Guilt in Underage Sex Civil Case

Friday, May 05, 2017 (10:52:00)
Oxygen Forensics, a worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices and cloud services, was recently used by a private investigator during a civil case that was the aftermath of a sexting/underage sex case investigation which involved a 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old female.

Private investigator Mark Eskridge, who had over 20 years of law enforcement experience before becoming a professional investigator, had access to the male’s mobile device, but quickly found that the male had deleted conversations with the girl after the circumstances of the relationship was revealed to the girl’s parents. With a competitor’s forensic tool, he discovered that only 4,435 text messages were displayed and available on the device. Eskridge then utilized Oxygen Forensic Detective to analyze the data further on an Apple iPhone 6. Both incoming and outgoing messages were decoded and parsed, and 11,045 total messages were located on the device. Eskridge found that many of the recovered messages were deleted messages which he confirmed by using the built-in SQLite Viewer within Oxygen Forensic Detective.

MSAB Announces XAMN Spotlight 2.0

Monday, May 01, 2017 (14:57:43)
MSAB, a global leader in forensic technology for mobile device examination, today announced XAMN Spotlight 2.0, a product designed with the needs of the modern investigator in mind. XAMN Spotlight 2.0 is built for finding and analyzing data faster, more efficiently and expediently. MSAB introduces powerful new features to the product, such as search filters. Enhanced views help investigators improve speed and accuracy, a new Source Mode was integrated to verify hex data, the ability to pivot investigations around individual artifacts, and multi-monitor support, make up some of the many upgrades.

As the amount of data in smartphones steadily increases, investigators are tasked with sifting through thousands of messages and gigabytes of information to find the relevant facts. This is only getting harder to achieve.
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Introducing Magnet.AI: Putting Machine Learning to Work for Forensics

Monday, May 01, 2017 (13:28:22)
Child exploitation investigations often involve luring (also known as grooming): the process by which a child predator gains their victim’s trust. Because this happens a lot over chat apps (and chat features within, for example, gaming apps), you might find yourself reviewing thousands or even millions of messages to find your evidence. When you need to find relevant evidence quickly to move an investigation forward, you don’t necessarily have the time it takes to evaluate these messages individually.

That’s why Magnet Forensics has developed a new way to analyze and classify content using machine learning: Magnet.AI. Found within Magnet AXIOM 1.1, Magnet.AI uses machine learning to narrow massive amounts of content. In its initial offering, Magnet.AI focuses on chat. Its function is to suggest chat conversations that should be examined for child luring.

How Magnet.AI’s contextual content analysis differs from other analytics

Magnet Forensics Releases Magnet AXIOM 1.1 For Powerful Digital Forensics

Monday, May 01, 2017 (10:04:22)
Now Available – New AI Technology for Chat Classification, Full Disk Encryption Support, and More

Magnet Forensics, a global leader in developing forensic software for smartphone and computer examinations, today launched Magnet AXIOM 1.1, a robust update to its flagship solution that culminates a year’s worth of growth. New industry-first use of AI for chat analysis, enhanced examination tools, fast processing, and AXIOM’s ability to integrate device images from other tools make AXIOM a go-to platform for investigations.

AXIOM is a complete digital investigation platform that brings together the acquisition of data from smartphones and computers, the examination of the evidence data, and the reporting of those findings. In this latest version, AXIOM adds features that will help examiners get to the truth faster and more intuitively.