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Using PhotoDNA in Digital Forensics Investigations

August 13, 2020

Digital Forensic Investigators and Examiners need to be able to find evidence quickly and one of the ways that ADF provides this capability is using PhotDNA. 

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2021 ICAC Task Force Training Conferences in the U.S.

July 15, 2020

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. 2021 ICAC Task Force training is scheduled regionally across the United States each year. 

COVID-19 Announcement: Due to the global pandemic, many 2020 ICAC Task Force Training conferences have been rescheduled to 2021. Please check the event websites before making any travel plans and stay safe.

The 2021 ICAC conferences are announced each year and include training and events held in:

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Cyber Response for Missing Child Investigations: NCPTF Conference

June 22, 2020

This week kicks off the 2020 National Child Protection Task Force Conference. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCPTF has moved the conference and training online as a virtual event with the focus on cyber response for missing child investigations. The topic is of vital importance since so many children around the world are online and at increased risk during the pandemic.

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An Interview with Jim Emerson, VP of NW3C

April 30, 2020

Jim, we want to thank you for the time you’ve taken to chat with us about your work and about your expertise in the areas of white collar and cyber crime. It’s an area ADF is proud to support investigators in. Your work with NW3C covers areas of white collar cyber crime such as fraud, bribery, money laundering, and more. We’ve been proud to partner with NW3C before in our joint webinar and most recently in your Capture the Flag competition!

Gina: How did your background, and 25 years of service in the United States Marine Corps Military police, prepare you for what you’re doing now?

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Meet Rich Brown from Project VIC International

March 26, 2020

Putting Victims First. That’s the message that Richard W. Brown, the CEO of Project VIC International impressed upon me when I had the opportunity to speak to him about how and why he helped found the non-profit organization which helps law enforcement agencies around the world fight child exploitation. 

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What is CSAM? Key Terminology in the Fight Against Child Exploitation

March 4, 2020

Child pornography- more properly identified as Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). It’s appalling that there is a need for a definition for this kind of material. U.S. Federal Law defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor- meaning any person less than 18 years old. 

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The END Network Abuse Act and the Fight Against Child Exploitation

February 12, 2020

The numbers surrounding pornographic images of children, and the child abuse that creates it, are so staggering that it’s difficult not to be disheartened. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), their cyber tipline received over 42.9 million reports by November 2018. NCMEC had also reviewed over 267 million images and videos, and identified over 15,800 victims of online child exploitation and abuse.

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OJJDP Announces New Wounded Veterans Hiring for ICAC Task Forces

February 3, 2020

As communities search for new ways to employ wounded, injured, or ill special operations veterans, there's a new federal government program that offers hope. 

The program which provides financial support for communities seeking to further increase their effectiveness in the fight against child exploitation is run by the U.S. Department of Justice. Communities will benefit in two key ways: 

  1. Employ wounded veterans paid for via federal grant money
  2. Help communities fight the ever growing battle to stop child exploitation
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2020 ICAC Task Force Training Conferences in the U.S.

October 29, 2019

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 often held annually within regions across the United States. 

COVID-19 Announcement: Due to the global pandemic, many conferences are being rescheduled. Please check the event websites before making any travel plans and stay safe.

The 2020 ICAC conferences are announced each year and include training and events held in:

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ADF and Project VIC Help Investigators Stop Child Exploitation

August 12, 2019

Investigators can leverage ADF digital forensic software on the front-line to investigate and prosecute child exploitation cases

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Adding Project Vic Hashes to a Search Profile

March 15, 2019

When investigating crimes against children cases, Project Vic data sets and Digital Evidence Investigator® (DEI) go hand in hand.

DEI and ADF's other forensic triage and investigation tools give investigators and examiners the ability to categorize image and video media fast -- which is paramount in the fight against child exploitation.

Whether you are an ICAC, CAC, or affiliate task force, DEI is the best tool to help you investigate CSAM / CEM and solve internet crimes against children. In the short 6-minute video below, ADF's digital forensic trainer is going to show you how easy it is to add Project Vic datasets or hashes to a Search Profile.

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Industry Solutions for Child Exploitation Investigations

March 6, 2019

Of all the investigations that a law enforcement agency may undertake, there may be none as difficult to deal with as crimes perpetrated against minors. The proliferation of online child exploitation material continues to be an issue worldwide, from child pornography to the facilitation of human trafficking. Luckily, investigators are not having to combat this problem alone thanks to industry solutions like those provided by ADF Solutions and the organizations below.  

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2019 NLETC ICAC Training in Georgia

February 5, 2019

Following the recent ICAC Task Force Commanders Meeting, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program announced the date and location of the 2019 National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation. 

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Top 5 ICAC Task Force Conferences in the United States

December 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC Program) in 1998 as part of a national strategy to combat and prevent child exploitation.  ICAC Task Force training is often held annually within regions across the United States.  The exact dates and locations of these law enforcement conferences vary from year to year but below is a short list of the typical conference names and locations:

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2018 Florida ICAC Conference to Solve Internet Crimes Against Children

December 11, 2018

The Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Child Abduction Response Team (CART) and Offender Registration and Enforcement once again hosted the Florida ICAC Training Symposium

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Digital Forensic Search Profiles

August 31, 2018

With eleven (11) out-of-the-box Search Profiles inside Digital Evidence Investigator® (DEI), the ADF Digital Forensic team has created software that enables investigators and forensic examiners to obtain the digital evidence needed in a wide variety of evidence collection situations. 

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Helping Stop Crimes Against Children

August 1, 2018

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. 

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ADF Training at NLETC Conference

June 15, 2018

ADF Solutions, provided hands-on lab training for digital forensic investigators and examiners from throughout the United States at the National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation (NLETC) Conference held in in Atlanta, Georgia this week.  The conference seeks to grow and expand the education of law enforcement officers, police investigators and prosecutors in an effort to promote best practices for investigating Internet Crimes Against Children.  

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Visit ADF at the 2017 Florida ICAC Task Force Conference

November 16, 2017

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.

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Northwest Regional ICAC Conference for Law Enforcement

September 11, 2017

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.

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ADF Sponsors Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas

July 31, 2017

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.

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