In today's rapidly evolving global landscape, military intelligence is more critical than ever. As conflicts become increasingly complex and challenging, militaries around the world are turning to cutting-edge technologies to gain an edge. One of the most promising of these technologies is artificial intelligence (AI).
Digital Forensic News & Events
Cryptocurrency and Forensics: How to Uncover Crypto-Related Crimes
Cryptocurrency continues to rise as a popular form of payment among criminal activities. A report released by Chainalysis stated that crypto-linked crimes amounted to approximately $14 billion in transactions . Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have several features that make them unique such as:
Tackling Human Trafficking in the Digital Age
In recent years, law enforcement and investigators have had to significantly adjust their approach to tackling human trafficking in the face of rapid digitalization. As technology advances, many of our social and economic activities move to a digital platform. Human traffickers have adapted to the digital age, presenting a new set of challenges for law enforcement and investigators.
The State of Digital Forensics
Digital forensics is an important tool in the fight against crime in the current digital age. It is also a rapidly evolving field, with new technologies and techniques being developed all the time. In this blog post, we will take a look at the state of digital forensics, and how it is being used to combat crime and solve digital investigations.
Announcing New Scan and Screen Recording Features with Version 5.6
ADF software is deployed in field and lab investigations of smartphones, computers, and devices and is used by digital first responders to quickly collect, identify and report on digital evidence - thereby reducing or eliminating forensic backlogs that many agencies and organizations face today. Organizations have come to rely on ADF’s revolutionary digital investigation approach to solve their forensic backlog problems.
Facial Analytics Capabilities Speed Child Exploitation Investigations
ADF Solutions, the leading provider of automated forensic software for investigators and lab examiners, today announced the ability for on-scene and lab investigators to leverage the facial analytics and age detection capabilities of Suspect Technologies to speed child exploitation and human trafficking investigations.
Digital Forensics Africa Conference and Training: Computer & Mobile
ADF Authorized Partner, First Digital & Techno-Law Forensics and the Computer Forensics Institute of Nigeria are hosting the International Digital, Mobile and Computer Forensics Conference & Training Expo as a virtual edition.
The conference, also known as DIGIFOR2020 will be held September 23-25, 2020 and will feature sessions including:
ADF Receives 2020 Best of Bethesda Award
Advanced Digital Forensic Solutions, Inc Receives 2020 Best of Bethesda Award
BETHESDA May 21, 2020 -- Advanced Digital Forensic Solutions, Inc has been selected for the 2020 Best of Bethesda Award in the Computer Integrated Systems Design category by the Bethesda Award Program.
ADF Solutions Releases Screen Capture for Field Investigators
ADF’s newest software versions include new field tablet capabilities and smartphone collection features
ADF Releases Digital Forensic Software to Power Field Investigations
Investigate on-scene with a single license for smartphones, tablets, and computers
ADF Solutions Names Bret Peters CEO
Bethesda, Maryland: ADF Solutions, the leading provider of intelligent forensic software for investigators and lab examiners, today announced Bret Peters has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ADF Solutions. The ADF Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Bret Peters to the position of CEO based on his demonstrated leadership and vision for the company. Bret has also been elected to the ADF Board of Directors.
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January 2019 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Human trafficking has been a federal crime in the United States since The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was passed into law as a federal statute. Each year since 2010 has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month with January 11th each year being observed as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
What is Photo Forensics?
Photo Forensics as a term will typically refer either to the profession dedicated to authenticating digital images to determine authenticity, or, it may refer to the capability of digital forensics software to find and identify photos.
macOS Mojave Forensics
The best tools for rapid Mac forensics investigations just got better with ADF's release of new software versions to support the collection of artifacts with Mac OS Mojave Forensics and MacOS High Sierra as well as from Windows.
National Financial Crime Fighter Day
October 26, 2018 is the inaugural National Financial Crime Fighter Day created by Banker's Toolbox as a way to honor and celebrate the critically important work done by financial crime fighters and professionals who work every day to protect our financial system.
RAM Dump Forensics
What's the fastest, easiest way to perform RAM Dump? While there are many tools and techniques available to examiners for recovering data from volatile memory, ADF Digital Evidence Investigator®, Triage-Investigator®, and Triage-G2® are fast and easy.
A simple 2-step process lets even the most non-technical field investigators or highly trained digital forensic examiners quickly perform a RAM capture when running a live scan on the computer from a collection key:
- Click "Create RAM Dump" from the main menu
- The RAM Dump will be saved to the collection key as a .bin file and then zipped
Solving Internet Crimes Against Children in the Pacific Northwest
This October kicks off with the fourth annual Northwest Regional ICAC Conference, a multi-state, multi-disciplinary event designed to provide lecture and lab training to prosecutors, digital forensic examiners, and law enforcement investigators focused on the investigation and prosecution of technology facilitated crimes against children.
Targeted Forensic Examinations Save Time in Child Exploitation Cases
A criminal forensic lab located in one of the largest U.S. Federal agencies was working on an extensive child exploitation case and had seized 37 total hard drives that contained over 38 terabytes of data. The case was high profile and the forensic team had a short window of time to examine the contents of the confiscated drives. Technical resources were limited and imaging drives and conducting traditional forensic examinations would be very time consuming. With the amount of data that needed to be searched, the investigators realized that it could potentially be weeks before the examinations were complete and the case could move forward. In addition the case would require significant disk storage space to hold all of the images.
FLETC Cybercrime Technical Investigations Conference
Rich Frawley, ADF Digital Forensic Specialist will be presenting "On-Scene Digital Investigation Best Practices: From Search Warrant to Court Ready Paperwork" at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia this week.
A Typical Child Exploitation Case Solved by ADF DEI
The investigation began after images consistent with child pornography were uploaded to a social media platform. A search warrant was executed at the residence and an on-scene forensic exam of all electronic media was completed by members of the State Police Computer Crime Unit. Using ADF Digital Evidence Investigator®, investigators discovered images and videos of sexual abuse of an under age child and were able to identify a resident of the household as the suspect. Specifically, investigators located thumbcache images that resulted in identifying a female child that was being sexually abused and identified the suspect.
Helping Stop Crimes Against Children
ADF is helping stop crimes against children by providing law enforcement with the right tools and training to combat internet crimes against children. As part of our mission to help fight child exploitation, ADF is a returning sponsor of the Crimes Against Children Conference. If you are attending, join ADF Digital Forensic Specialists (Rich Frawley), as he leads a lecture and lab training for participating law enforcement officers:
- On-Scene Digital Investigation Best Practices: From CyberTip to Court Ready Paperwork (Lecture)
- Solving Crimes Against Children with ADF Digital Evidence Investigator® (Hands-on Labs)
Each participant will learn digital forensic best practices for child exploitation cases and receive an extended trial of our DEI software.
Supporting the Thin Blue Line
Earlier this year, ADF partnered with Flags of Valor, a company dedicated to serving U.S. military and law enforcement with high quality, handmade wooden wall art. Flags of Valor was founded to provide job opportunities to combat veterans and today the majority of Flags of Valor craftsmen are service-disabled with combat related injuries.
SOFIC 2018 Highlights
Last week, leaders from the military, special operations and industry gathered together in Tampa, Florida for the 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) and Exhibition. The event, sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) emphasized the USSOCOM Commander's vision to "Win - Transform - People" and was joined by international military members from US partner nations.
Don't Forget RAM Capture: A Key to Digital Forensics
Digital forensic experts understand the importance of remembering to perform a RAM Capture on-scene so as to not leave valuable evidence behind. Capturing volatile data in a computer's memory dump enables investigators and examiners to do a full memory analysis and access data including:
Get there Fast! Start Your Digital Investigations in the Field
There are many cases where time is critical in a police investigation. This is increasingly true in a world where digital evidence can be an essential element in capturing a suspect or solving a crime. Digital data can implicate or clear suspects and utilizing digital evidence to your investigative advantage can allow you to act quickly while on-scene.
Starting digital investigations while at the scene has become increasingly important in fluid crime situations such as terrorism threats, active shooter situations, gang activity, or sex trafficking. Field digital forensic investigations (a.k.a. field triage) can also be useful in CyberTip investigations or any crime where a digital device may have photos, video, audio, or other data that could be useful in identifying suspects, victims or protecting evidence.
Visit ADF at the 2017 Florida ICAC Task Force Conference
ADF sponsored the 2017 Florida ICAC Training Symposium which was sponsored by the FL ICAC Task Force, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Child Abduction Response Team (CART) and Offender Registration and Enforcement.
The three day event, held in Tampa, Florida is an annual event designed to expand the efforts and knowledge base of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors by providing highly specialized training focused on investigating and prosecuting technology-facilitated crimes against children.
ADF Exhibits at the First Forensic Forum UK Workshop
Join ADF for the First Forensic Forum (F3) Annual Training Workshop being held in the United Kingdom. F3 provides an open forum for any organizations focused on digital forensics.
The emphasis of F3 training days and seminars is focused on the technical aspects of digital forensics. Computer technology in all its forms is a fast-moving area, and in order to function effectively, forensic computing analysts are constantly faced with the necessity of updating and expanding their knowledge. The First Forensic Forum aims to provide them with the opportunity to do so by drawing upon the expertise of member organisations. The majority of F3 members are involved in the analysis of computer-based evidence of various types, and some are also authors and manufacturers of forensic computing tools and solutions.
Join ADF at the HTCIA Conference for Forensic Investigators
Join ADF at the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Conference for Forensic Investigators and Law Enforcement. The HTCIA event will be held in California and features 84 labs and 90 lectures for Investigators, Law Enforcement and Legal professionals.
Investigators, Police and Legal professionals who stop by the ADF booth will receive a FREE evaluation kit of ADF Digital Evidence Investigator® forensic software. Our latest release of Digital Evidence Investigator software will also be featured in the Vendor Showcase.
Northwest Regional ICAC Conference for Law Enforcement
ADF will sponsor the Northwest Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Conference. Microsoft has partnered with ICAC to host the event which is designed to expand the efforts and knowledge base of law enforcement investigators, digital forensic examiners, and prosecutors. The event will provide highly specialized lab and lecture based training focused on investigating and prosecuting technology-facilitated crimes against children. Anticipated curriculum will include both child sexual exploitation as well as human trafficking topics and will consist of lectures, case studies, computer labs and exhibitor workshops.
ADF Sponsors Military Police & Law Enforcement Expo
ADF will exhibit at the Military Police & Law Enforcement Expo to showcase Digital Evidence Investigator to Military Police Soldiers from regiments stationed in Missouri (Military Police, Chemical, and Engineer), Emergency Services, and Force Protection as well as personnel from the Capability Development and Integration Directorate (CDID).
ADF Sponsors Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas
ADF will sponsor the Crimes Against Children Conference which provides practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. Attendees include government and nonprofit agencies in law enforcement, child protective services, and victims of crime.
Newest Release of ADF Digital Forensic Software is Now Available
ADF has just released a new software update for our entire product line of digital forensic software (Digital Evidence Investigator 1.2, Triage-Investigator 4.2 and Triage-G2 4.2). This latest update includes many product enhancements and features including:
New Release of Media Exploitation Software: Triage-G2
ADF Solutions, a leading provider of digital forensic and media exploitation software, has released Triage-G2, the latest evolution of ADF's award-winning media exploitation tool. Triage-G2 is deployed by special forces, military and intelligence agencies worldwide and has a proven track record of supporting site exploitation missions, including Tactical Media Exploitation, DOMEX, MEDEX, and biometric identity operations.
Designed for nontechnical operators, Triage-G2 employs a simple two-step process to rapidly scan, extract, and analyze critical intelligence from computers and digital devices. The tool can be deployed on existing computing devices and on a small portable USB key. The collected data can then be easily distributed via portable reports or ingested into data repositories, which include Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination Systems (PED).
New Release of Forensic Triage Software: Triage-Investigator
ADF Solutions, a leading provider of digital forensic and media exploitation tools, has released Triage-Investigator, the latest evolution of ADF's award-winning digital forensic triage tool designed for field deployment. Triage-Investigator has a proven track record of providing investigators with easy, quick access to court-defendable evidence to process criminal cases.
All New End-to-End Forensic Tool: Digital Evidence Investigator
ADF Solutions, a leading provider of digital forensic and media exploitation tools, has released Digital Evidence Investigator (DEI), an end-to-end solution designed to streamline digital investigations. DEI has been built from the ground up and leverages ADF's proven track record of reducing forensic backlogs.
High Tech Cyber Triage Training Classes
This 3 day course uses HTCI’s proven hands-on training methods to train the investigator on the forefront of cyber investigations. It provides the investigator a simple USB/DVD deployment method to scan computers.
Fighting Crime, One USB Drive at a Time
New South Wales Police are training front line officers in the use of specialized digital forensic tools including ADF Triage-Examiner. “The NSW Police Force is on a mission to boost the digital capability of the state’s law enforcement, enlisting the support of 50 frontline officers specially trained in identifying and preserving electronic evidence.”