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Best 2023 Law Enforcement Conferences

November 28, 2022

While many of these events may be postponed or rescheduled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), annual conferences are great events for networking with thought leaders and your peers.  In addition, these law enforcement conferences can provide you with the opportunity to get timely, objective, relevant education from a variety of subject matter experts.  You can benefit from training, knowledge sharing, and from the camaraderie and time spent with professionals like you that have dedicated their careers to protect and serve. 

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What is ICCAM?

November 2, 2022

At one time or another, law enforcement agencies find themselves investigating child sexual abuse material. Now more than ever there are a variety of ways in which this material is distributed amongst persons and online. It has become a priority to provide investigators with the tools necessary to identify and report on these materials. 

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Announcing the ADF Cloud Platform: Digital Forensic Token Server and Audit Trail

August 31, 2022

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.

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Meet Jacob Sniff, CEO of Suspect Technologies

June 15, 2022

Suspect Technologies provides an AI platform to help law enforcement agencies accelerate and enhance their ability to protect, investigate, alert and report.

As an ADF Partner, Suspect Technologies brings an additional power of analysis to ADF's suite of triage and digital forensic software to support face recognition for age detection which is used to help speed child exploitation investigations.

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ADF Solutions Joins the Grayshift Technology Alliances Program

June 7, 2022

Grayshift has announced that ADF Solutions is a Certified member of Grayshift's Technology Alliances Program, a digital forensics ecosystem that facilitates open, multi-vendor integration and certifications to improve the effectiveness of digital investigations tools. The program ensures that partner tools: 

  • Fully and accurately parse GrayKey extractions
  • Improve cross-product workflows
  • Explore integrations aimed at accelerating investigations

The partnership between ADF Solutions and GrayShift is designed to give law enforcement agencies confidence that they can expect accuracy in ingesting and displaying data from GrayKey extractions to speed investigations. 

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5 Tips for Getting the Right Digital Investigation Software

May 25, 2022

Over the years digital investigation software or digital forensics software has expanded which has allowed there to be more options for a digital forensic toolbox. However, the expansion of new digital forensic tools didn’t necessarily come with a roadmap for forensic investigators looking to purchase new digital forensic tools for their toolkits. 

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What Are Cryptocurrency Traces?

May 20, 2022

This post will serve as a brief overview for forensic investigators on the importance of cryptocurrency traces and investigating cryptocurrency traces found on suspect devices. Cryptocurrency has grown tremendously over the last decade and has served as a new avenue for criminals to conduct transactions that are not regulated. 

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ADF Supported Web Browsers ft. Chromium Based Browsers

May 5, 2022

This post will list all supported web browsers that ADF tools can investigate including Chromium-based browsers. As a digital investigator, you want to be prepared and ready for anything on-scene and that includes being able to collect digital evidence from mobile and computer devices.

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See What's New with ADF: Live Mac Forensics

April 6, 2022

ADF digital forensic software and triage software are deployed worldwide by investigators and lab examiners to speed the investigation of mobile phones, tablets, computers, and storage devices. ADF technology software helps digital first responders quickly collect, identify and report on digital evidence - thereby reducing or eliminating forensic backlogs that many agencies and organizations face today.   

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Invest in Computer Forensics Software

March 31, 2022

Many are not aware of the common threats/investigations that officers, analysts, and investigators face on-scene or in the lab and how computer forensics software can help solve these investigations.

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The Value of Digital Evidence in Combatting Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking

March 25, 2022

The Global Forensic and Justice Center hosted a panel on The Value of Digital Evidence in Combatting Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking. The panelists included:

  • Alexandria Wong, Digital Media (DOMEX) Trainer with the Global Forensic and Justice Center and FIU
  • Sondra Skelaney, Gender Violence Prevention Program Coordinator with CASE and FIU
  • Ailsa Slack, Director of Customer Success of ADF Solutions.

The panel focused on the role of technology, forensics, and digital evidence and revolved around four central questions which are highlighted below along with the key points discussed by the panel of subject matter experts.

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How Digital Forensic Tools Can Help You: The Importance of Forensics

February 23, 2022

Digital forensics is the science of recovering files, artifacts, and evidence from digital devices including mobile phones, tablets, computers (including Windows, Mac, and Linux), external drives, drive images, and other media storage (USB flash drives, memory cards, etc.). 

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How to Stop Human Trafficking: Anti-Human Trafficking Investigations

January 5, 2022

Stopping human trafficking and modern slavery is a priority for many law enforcement agencies around the world, with specialized investigators leading the fight. The Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign defines human trafficking as involving the "use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be of any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations."

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ATII Announces Winners of Global Dark Web Hackathon

December 22, 2021

ADF Solutions’ partner recently held a global Dark Web Hackathon in advance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) the organization that combats human trafficking through increasing awareness, facilitating intelligence integration & technology advancement, and encouraging strategic data collaboration, today announced the winners of the inaugural annual Darkwebathon. The five-day virtual event attracted more than 330 registrants and generated thousands of reports sharing the ultimate goal of creating actionable intelligence so that law enforcement agencies can be equipped with real data to make arrests. 

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Top 5 Law Enforcement Webinars

December 1, 2021

 

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The Ultimate Checklist for Buying a Digital Forensics Tool

November 3, 2021

In today's digital age, virtually every crime brings with it the potential for an abundance of digital evidence.

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Forensic Computer Triage Made Easy

October 27, 2021

The number of backlogged digital evidence requests has continued to rise over the years. The total number of backlogged evidence requests was over 570,000 in 2014 and every one of those requests is associated with a case that affects real people. This is why we love forensic triage, and why you should too.

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What is Forensic Triage?

October 26, 2021

During a criminal investigation, prioritizing the evidence is paramount to your success as an investigator. Filtering what is critical to the case and what isn't is the difference between the success and failure of an investigation. 

Forensic triage - sometimes referred to as "digital forensic triage" - is the process by which you collect, assemble, analyze, and prioritize digital evidence from a crime or investigation.

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2021 NW ICAC Conference

October 6, 2021

The 2021 Northwest Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Conference has returned this year. The conference is a multi-state, multi-disciplinary Internet Crimes Against Children event which provides training to prosecutors, digital forensic examiners, sheriffs, police investigators and ICAC Task Force members.  

Dates: October 6-8, 2021

Location: Redmond, WA

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Crimes Against Children Conference 2021

July 16, 2021

The 2021 Crimes Against Children Conference will be the 33rd annual conference organized by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC) and the Dallas Police Department. More than just another law enforcement conference, the event brings together child advocacy, child protective services, and law enforcement investigators.   

Dates: August 9 -13, 2021

Register for the CACC conference

Live sessions will be held from the 9th to the 13th of August, 2021 with content available to registrants through December 17, 2021. 

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National Child Protection Task Force Virtual Conference

April 23, 2021

Bringing together professionals from across the United States dedicated to helping protect children, the National Child Protection Task Force virtual conference will teach advanced techniques for cyber investigations. 

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Intro to Digital Forensics

March 30, 2021

At the scene of any crime or incident it is important to protect and collect evidence. There are different types of evidence, including physical and digital. ADF Solutions focuses on retrieving digital evidence from devices starting on-scene. 

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Get Android and iOS Evidence Fast!

January 28, 2021

Do you need to acquire digital evidence from an iPhone, Android or tablet device quickly? 

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Best 2021 Law Enforcement Conferences in North America

November 24, 2020

While many of these events may be postponed or rescheduled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), annual conferences are great events for networking with thought leaders and your peers.  In addition, these law enforcement conferences can provide you with the opportunity to get timely, objective, relevant education from a variety of subject matter experts.  You can benefit from training, knowledge sharing, and from the camaraderie and time spent with professionals like you that have dedicated their careers to protect and serve. 

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What is NW3C? (UPDATED JULY 2022)

October 12, 2020

NW3C stands for the National White Collar Crime Center, an organization that is committed to helping educate law enforcement professionals on a variety of relevant topics. The organization based in Richmond, Virginia has over 70,000 members worldwide and was founded in 1987. 

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