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Safeguarding Our Kids Online: Meet Clayton - Cranford Cyber Safety Cop

January 26, 2024

In today's digital age, where technology is an integral part of our children's lives, ensuring their safety in the virtual world is paramount. ADF Solutions is at the forefront of this mission, developing digital forensic software tools to protect children. One valuable resource they offer is their ADF LEGENDS podcast series, where experts like Clay Cranford, a retired sergeant from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, shares crucial insights on child safety in the digital realm.

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4 Mistakes Investigators Make When Screenshotting Phone Evidence

September 27, 2023

Today, screenshots have become a valuable tool for capturing critical evidence from mobile devices in digital forensic investigations. While screenshots can provide visual evidence of text messages, social media posts, and other digital content, investigators must exercise caution to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of the collected evidence.

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Proving iOS 16 Investigation: 6 Tips with Recordings and Screenshots

June 30, 2023

Mobile devices often contain crucial evidence related to criminal activities. Mobile forensics helps extract and analyze data from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to uncover evidence that can be used in criminal investigations. This includes text messages, call logs, photos, videos, location information, social media activity, and more. This information may identify individuals involved in illegal activities, track their communications, understand their network of contacts, and gather intelligence on potential threats to national security. 

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Enabling Developer Mode on iOS 16 to Take iOS Forensic Screenshots

March 10, 2023

With each new release by a Mobile OS developer comes changes that affect the way the data is obtained from these devices, with the release of iOS 16 by Apple, there were some major changes.

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Screen Recording, Screenshots, and Screen Mirroring on Android

December 7, 2022

Victims and witnesses are encountered every day in law enforcement and you can almost guarantee that they will have some sort of digital evidence to go along with their account of the situation or incident. No need to look any further than the window to their world: their mobile device.

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What is Compassionate Policing?

August 10, 2022

Compassionate policing involves law enforcement engaging with their community through the process of building collaborative relationships, mutual trust and respect, common interests, and a sense of shared responsibility [1]. Continuous exposure to confrontation and work stressors may result in an officer's inability to cope with the pressures, and therefore a loss of compassion when dealing with the public. This can lead to strained relationships with the citizens of the community. Compassionate policing goes beyond just the officers and extends to organizations as a whole. Its ideas and practices may also be applied to digital forensics and incident response.  

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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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Archiving Phone Backups

December 27, 2021

With any of the ADF Mobile products, if you are using the default settings, the mobile backups are being saved to the local drive. The mobile backups can be quite large and quickly fill up your drive leaving you no storage space.

Let’s take a look at how to archive your mobile backups with or without the corresponding scan results.

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Preview and Collect Digital Evidence with Mobile Device Investigator

November 17, 2021

With an ever-increasing number of adults owning a smartphone, it is no wonder that more and more crimes now commonly require mobile device evidence collection and analysis. The need for digital forensics tools is increasing around the world. The ultimate field forensics for the front line solution for police, sheriffs, school resource officers, field agents, and investigators. Connect a suspect device via a USB port to quickly collect evidence and perform an advanced logical acquisition (multi-protocol data transfer).

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Mobile Preview Forensic Triage & ADF New Features (UPDATED IN 2022)

November 20, 2020

At ADF, we are mission driven. We are delighted to serve those who serve and some of our most exciting times are when we are adding new features and capabilities, when we learn how they are being used, and of course, on launch days. We hope you'll love what we've created.

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HTCIA Conference Highlights

August 24, 2018

This week, hundreds of leading law enforcement officials from the US, Canada and Europe descended on the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC to participate in the High Technology Crime Investigation Association's annual law enforcement conference.   The event featured 72 speakers over the three days of sessions and training and was kicked off with an opening keynote from Chief Superintendent Jeff Adam, C/Supt. DG Technical Investigation Services for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Other notable speakers included representatives from:

  • The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) 
  • Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal - Forensic Lab
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service 
  • New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
  • Virginia Department of Forensic Science
  • Portland Police Bureau
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Attend HTCIA Pre-Conference Training

July 19, 2018

Attend HTCIA Pre-conference Training in Washington, DC on August 19th where we will be hosting two hands-on lab sessions for digital investigators.  Conference attendees arriving early can register to attend one of two sessions:

The High Technology Crime Investigation Association's International Conference (HTCIA) & Training Expo is one of the oldest and most respected technology investigation and law enforcement conferences in the world.  This year, the event will be held in Washington, DC at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel and will feature an opening keynote from Chief Superintendent Jeff Adam, C/Supt. DG Technical Investigation Services for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP). 

Conference sessions include a variety of topics including:

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Join ADF at the HTCIA Conference for Forensic Investigators

September 18, 2017

Are you a forensic investigator or law enforcement professional looking to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and techniques in digital evidence investigation? Then don't miss the High Technology Crime Investigation Association Conference, hosted by HTCIA in California. With 84 hands-on labs and 90 lectures, this event is a must-attend for anyone in the field.

And when you stop by the ADF booth, you'll receive a FREE evaluation kit of our acclaimed Digital Evidence Investigator® forensic software. This powerful tool enables investigators to quickly and thoroughly analyze digital devices, uncovering critical evidence that can help solve crimes and bring justice to victims.

But that's not all – we're also proud to showcase the latest release of our Digital Evidence Investigator software in the Vendor Showcase. With a user-friendly interface and advanced features like automated forensic artifact detection, this software is the go-to solution for digital investigators around the world.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in digital evidence investigation techniques and technology. Join us at the HTCIA Conference in California and learn how ADF's Digital Evidence Investigator can revolutionize your investigations. With our powerful forensic software, you'll be able to quickly and efficiently analyze digital devices, uncovering key evidence that can make all the difference in a case. Plus, with our latest release featuring automated forensic artifact detection, you'll be equipped with even more advanced tools to tackle complex investigations.By registering for the HTCIA Conference and visiting the ADF booth, you'll not only gain access to the latest technology and techniques in digital evidence investigation, but you'll also be joining a community of like-minded professionals who are passionate about staying ahead of the curve. This is your chance to network with experts in the field, share knowledge and best practices, and gain insights that can help you take your investigations to the next level. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the cutting-edge of digital forensic investigation – register now and start exploring the possibilities!

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