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What is Project VIC?

Posted by Peter Morse on November 27, 2018
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Project VIC ADF Digital Forensic TriageProject VIC is a nonprofit organization founded by former U.S. law enforcement officials who saw the need to normalize data between digital forensic tools, software vendors, and service providers in order to focus the community on building enhanced workflows to more rapidly identify victims of child exploitation and human trafficking.

Over the past six years, the global partnership has grown beyond the United States to include VICS projects in the United Kingdom (CAID), Australia, Canada, and other countries. Each of the projects strive to develop a national strategy which relies on the VICS standard which stands for Video Image Classification Standards.

Using VICS and CAID hashset data, law enforcement is empowered to more rapidly and effectively for the Investigation of Indecent Images of Children (IIOC) cases, child exploitation, human trafficking and perform crime scene investigations starting on-scene.  

Using ADF software, media files collected either on-site or in the lab from suspect computers, storage devices, drive images, etc., can now be easily exported into a Project VIC compatible (VICS) output and imported as JSON into the Griffeye Analyze platform - functionality that further helps law enforcement agencies identify and rescue children from sexual abuse. 

ADF leverages Project VIC and CAID hashsets with builtin functionality in both:

 

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Topics: Project Vic, CAID, Project VIC UK, Crimes Against Children, Law Enforcement, United States, United Kingdom, Austrialia, Canada, IIOC

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