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Developing A Standard For Chain Of Custody

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (10:39:22)
by Jasmin Cosic, Miroslav Baca & Peter Grd

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 space is undefined – it has no owner, place, time dimension, it does not belong to anyone – very often such evidence must be exchanged between the various subjects involved in the investigation. However, in addition to the exchange of digital evidence, it is also necessary to exchange the so-called “5ws&1h data” or metadata that are key to chain of custody identification. This is necessary because of the large number of factors that can influence the evidence and undermine the integrity of digital evidence, after which the evidence will not be accepted by the court. The need for the standardization of metadata exchange procedures and processes that ensure the chain of custody has been imposed as a necessity and through the realization of DEMF, as a possible solution.

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ISO 17025 For Digital Forensics – Yay Or Nay

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (10:14:27)
by Robert Merriott

“Much of the digital forensic community desires to have their evidence seen in court as forensically sound and bulletproof, yet do not want to go through the rigors that other traditional forensic sciences have done to prevent evidence spoliation and other mishandling and misinterpretations.”
~ Josh Moulin, Deputy Chief Information Officer, US Federal Government, National

As many forensic experts will already know, ISO 17025 is now the mandatory standard in the United Kingdom (UK) for all Digital Forensic laboratories as of October 2017.

Any digital forensic laboratory in the UK which isn’t ISO 17025 certified will be required to declare itself as “non-compliant” on each issued report.

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Susteen's Burner Breaker Wins Popular Science "Best Of What's New"

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (12:56:37)
Susteen is proud to announce that our Burner Breaker pincode/passcode/pattern breaking system, achieved Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” award in the category of Innovations in Security. The Burner Breaker continues to be a leading edge product in helping law enforcement and government agencies gain access to locked mobile devices.

New in 2018: Along with the robotic arm component for breaking into locked burner phones that cannot talk to software, Susteen has developed new bootloaders for easily bypassing pincodes/passcodes on LG, Samsung and ZTE devices. Law enforcement and government agencies from across the globe, can now speed up investigations and acquire evidence from thousands of new phones and tablet computers.

Webinar: How The Onset Of Security Apps Is Impacting Investigations

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (11:31:03)
With data breaches, identity theft, and social sharing of personal information and content, awareness of personal privacy and security on mobile devices is growing. The onset of security apps for phones helps people feel proactive in safeguarding their privacy. Both security conscious users and nefarious actors have turned to both security apps and vault apps to protect their data These apps can be a trove of new content for investigators as they are used to hide illicit images or video. But there are other concerns that you as the examiner should be aware of as these apps often have other functionality.

Join Jessica Hyde, Director of Forensics, for a look into vault and security apps with a focus on Cheetah Mobile apps including file managers, cleaning apps, private browsers and app locks. She will focus in on what type of artifact evidence apps like these can leave behind and what you should be aware of as an investigator when dealing with these apps.

Register here

Date: Tuesday January 30th 2018
Time: 1:00pm EST

Presenter: Jessica Hyde, Director of Forensics, Magnet Forensics
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Job Hunting In The DFIR Field

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (11:15:45)
by Jessica Hyde, Magnet Forensics

For those who don’t know, in addition to my work at Magnet Forensics, I teach Mobile Device Forensics at George Mason University. In addition to teaching the skills necessary to acquire and parse data from mobile devices, I attempt to share information that will be useful to my students who are entering the DFIR workspace.

Obviously, finding a first or next position can be challenging in any field, but specifically in “newer” or less established fields like DFIR. It also appears to be a hot topic!

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Pay Once, Train Continuously With The Magnet Training Annual Pass

Friday, January 19, 2018 (12:41:27)
Magnet Forensics is excited to announce a new offer in the Magnet Forensics Training program: The Magnet Training Annual Pass (TAP). It’s a one-time purchase that will allow you to take any number of training courses within 12 months for a one-time fee of $4,995 USD. That’s less than the cost of two courses!

Magnet AXIOM 1.2.3 Improves Smartphone Acquisition

Friday, January 19, 2018 (09:48:25)
The latest version of Magnet AXIOM is now available for all users! Magnet AXIOM 1.2.3 improves smartphone acquisition, provides innovative new time filtering capabilities, enhancements to AXIOM Examine and AXIOM Cloud, offers new artifacts, and adds language support for Chinese (traditional) and Korean.

BlackLight 2017 R 1.1 Is Now Available

Thursday, January 18, 2018 (19:43:38)
We are pleased to announce an update for BlackLight is now available. Following the major 2017 release of BlackLight in November, the latest release includes enhancements and fixes, such as:

- Added new High Sierra FSEvents ‘inode’ reference number to ‘System Logs’ view
- Support for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) memory images
- Enhanced Volume Shadow Copy (VSC) display
- EWMounter support for Mac OS 10.13 and the ability to mount images with a 4096 block size

Learn more about the latest BlackLight release.

Job Vacancy: Digital Forensics Consultant, Horsham, UK

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (14:16:55)
MCM Solutions is a recognised market leading software vendor of digital forensic and security software solutions and professional services, having already established ourselves as the “Number 1” in the Military market for our solutions with patented technologies. The company has a strong and growing reputation in the UK and world-wide markets, and have entered a major growth phase with new products and customer contracts. As a result there is a need to appoint a Digital Forensic Consultant / engineer to support our growth.

Our culture is entrepreneurial, hugely 'can-do’ and free from red tape. As such, you will need to be an individual who thrives on personal accountability and making things happen, whilst at the same time enjoying working in virtual teams to ensure success. There are significant career and financial benefits for those that deliver results. We believe in giving people with the right attitude, opportunity to grow and develop.

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HancomGMD And DataExpert Partner To Distribute MD-Series to Asia

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (08:23:18)
HancomGMD publicly revealed that they signed the distributor contract with DataExpert, the local forensics distributor in Singapore.

HancomGMD is a leading mobile forensics company established in 2007 with more than 90% of the domestic market share, providing full line up of mobile forensics solution, MD-Series, the total mobile forensics solution for data extraction and analysis from any type of mobile devices integrated cutting-edge mobile forensics technology.

DataExpert has always demonstrated sustained superiority, offering a wide range of products and services for better management of information security to the investigative agencies especially in Hongkong, Singapore, Indonesia and so on, covering wide range of Asia.