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Safeguarding Students: Exploring the Role of Digital Forensic Software in Tackling Cyberbullying and Online Harassment

July 26, 2023

Digital forensic software plays a crucial role in the education industry when it comes to investigating incidents of cyberbullying and online harassment.

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The Use of Digital Forensic Software in Investigating Crimes Against Children

June 23, 2023

Digital forensic software is a powerful investigative tool that law enforcement and investigators have turned to for solving crimes against children. Perpetrators have found new avenues to exploit and harm vulnerable children by obtaining sexually explicit content.

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Combating CSAM and Human Trafficking: Digital Forensic Tools for Protecting Vulnerable Individuals

May 22, 2023

CSAM  or child sexual abuse material refers to any visual media depicting children engaged in sexual activity, which is produced, distributed, or accessed for sexual gratification or profit.

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5 Things Every ICAC Commander Needs to Know

May 10, 2023

Child sexual abuse materials are defined as images or videos which show a child engaged or depicted as being engaged in explicitly sexual material [1].

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2023 ICAC Task Force Training Conferences in the U.S.

February 2, 2023

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the ICAC Task Force program in 1998 to help law enforcement learn how to prevent, combat and investigate Internet Crimes Against Children.  ICAC Task Force training is scheduled regionally across the United States each year. 

The ICAC conferences are announced each year and include training and events held in:

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ICAC Task Force Investigations: How Digital Forensics Can Help Uncover Human Trafficking

January 18, 2023

The ICAC Task Force program was started in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Justice to help law enforcement agencies learn how to investigate, prevent, and combat Internet Crimes Against Children or ICAC.

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What is OSEC? (Online Sexual Exploitation of Children)

January 4, 2023

Online sexual exploitation of children or OSEC is the sexual abuse of children that may be streamed over the internet and the abuser receives payment for the content.

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Best Digital Forensics Conferences for 2023

December 5, 2022

Industry Events: Network, Learn, Grow

Here's a list of the best 2023 digital forensics conferences around the world designed to help promote training and skills needed to collect and analyze digital evidence from computers and mobile devices.  

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How ADF Can Assist With Prosecutors’ CSAM Cases

December 1, 2022

Child sexual abuse material or CSAM has become the more common term for child pornography. The term accurately captures the reality of these images and videos. CSAM is distributed heavily through online channels. It has become easier for individuals to perpetuate these videos and images through multiple platforms. These platforms can include social media, online gaming, and email [1]. 

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Border Security Solutions: Keeping America Safe

November 9, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is charged with securing the nation’s borders and ensuring that trade and travel regulations are followed. They detect, identify, prohibit, and apprehend individuals with ties to terrorism. They also police the smuggling of humans, narcotics, weapons, bulk cash, and other prohibited or restricted merchandise [1]. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents’ job is imperative to the nation’s security, without their work many illegal activities would go undetected. 

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Why You Need Photo Forensics

October 12, 2022

Photo forensics plays an important role in investigations. Increased access to electronic devices and growing social media platforms mean photos can be an important factor in an investigation.

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What is Forensic Triage for Smartphones?

June 10, 2022

When it comes to accessing digital data across devices, mobile phones are easily the most common devices that law enforcement, businesses, and military personnel will deal with. In the past, accessing critical files (e.g., law enforcement cases, business intelligence, etc.) involved physically unlocking and searching through devices. The problem, of course, is that accessing smartphones by physically entering the device can lead to data loss, file access issues, and an incomplete view of the device's digital archive.

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