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7 ICAC Investigation Best Practices

May 11, 2022

Today's access to technology and the Internet is unfortunately making it easier for cyber criminals to commit crimes can oftentimes go undetected. It is the job of ICAC Task Forces, high tech crime units and police leaders to find the most effective ways to fight cybercrime and protect children.  

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Reducing Your Digital Evidence Backlog through Forensic Triage and Early Case Assessment

April 29, 2022

The amount of digital information available today is overwhelming. This becomes even more obvious in the area of criminal investigations. The digital evidence that is brought in for law enforcement to examine in regards to a case is often too much and investigators don't know where to start. There are more investigators available than there are forensic examiners and this can create a backlog of digital evidence that cannot be processed as quickly as needed for each case. The case of digital evidence backlog is becoming a critical issue within law enforcement given that some agencies report that their backlog of analyzing digital evidence is up to a year or more. The amount of time taken in analyzing digital evidence can in some instances cause cases to be thrown out of the court system by violating the premise of having an expedient trial. That means that criminals go free or that innocent people go to jail, simply because there wasn't enough manpower to analyze the digital evidence fast enough.

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Phones, Drones, and Automobiles: Cross-Platform Digital Forensics

April 14, 2022

Getting the "big picture" of a case is challenging when digital forensic data is spread across different disparate evidence types or a large of media sources. Experts from several leading forensic companies shared best practices for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on evidence from multiple mobile phones, a drone, and several vehicles used in a fictional homicide investigation related to suspected fentanyl trafficking. The speakers were:

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Eric Lunser: Digital Forensic Intern Spotlight

January 31, 2022

ADF Solutions has long been the standard in on-scene forensic examination of digital devices for all types of investigations. Our law enforcement customers are routinely called on to handle all types of investigations, including many that are disturbing in nature, such as child exploitation cases. Along with the stressful workload, law enforcement professionals are often portrayed in a negative light. Members of the Law Enforcement community are selflessly helping every day both in and out of the work environment. We would like to showcase the good work being done by the law enforcement community, beginning with ADF's current Digital Forensic Intern and member of the New York State Police (NYSP), Eric Lunser.

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Meet the Best Field Forensic Tool: DEI PRO Field Tablet

April 30, 2021

The DEI PRO Field Tablet is the ultimate field forensic field tool for mobile and computer investigations. Watch this 8-minute overview to see the many features available to frontline investigators on this rugged Dell Latitude tablet. 

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2021 National Cyber Crime Conference

April 14, 2021

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office (AGO) has announced the dates for the NCCC  2021 National Cyber Crime Conference (MASS.gov).

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The Best Smartphone Triage: Field or Lab

March 4, 2021

Smartphone Triage is becoming more and more important with the exponential increase in the number of devices and explosion of digital data. Mobile device forensic examiners can use smartphone triage as a first step in early case assessment of incoming devices. 

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5 ICAC Investigation Best Practices (UPDATED JULY 2022)

November 5, 2020

Today's access to technology and the Internet is unfortunately making it easier for cyber criminals to commit crimes can oftentimes go undetected. It is the job of ICAC Task Forces, high tech crime units and police leaders to find the most effective ways to fight cybercrime and protect children.  

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