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Issue 39 will contain many of the papers presented at the DFM sponsored Digital Forensics Conference held at the Forensic Europe Expo in Olympia, London on the 5th March 2019. Continuing our aim of bringing you new and interesting articles from the world of Digital Forensics, the conference covered a range of topics from Investigating Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Superecognisers and the use of Artificial Intelligence and provides a good mix of research and practical advice, here is just a taste of some of the articles presented.p>

Making Sense of Digital Forensic International Standards

International Standardisation for Digital Forensics has proceeded over the last 8 years to produce a data set of inter-related agreements for the exchange of evidence. To many the complexity of Standards, their numbering and obscure contents fail to make practical sense and confuse the entry points for effective use. A roadmap is provided in this paper for Standard information access and optimal use.

Evidentiary Challenges: Social media, the Dark Web, and Admissibility

Digital evidence gathered through a traditional investigation, e.g. imaging a mobile device, is well understood. Nowadays it is more likely that evidence will be gathered from multiple remote systems which are not under the control of the investigators. This article takes a look at two categories of remote evidence: social media, and the dark web. We will also examine two interesting cases: The Target store credit card breach; and the civil case of Fero v Excellus Health Plan, Inc.

Vehicle Data Forensics on Unsupported Systems

The article will help readers understand how to approach a vehicle from a digital forensics’ perspective, it will cover a range of infotainment units from popular manufacturers, data extraction methods and examples of data types found which may be considered intelligence and or used as digital evidence.

The Use of Superrecognisers

This article looks at the use of Human Super Recognisers to identify suspects and link offenders to multiple crimes. Looking at what Super Recognisers are and how they are selected and given training to enhance their ability along with the type of database required to allow them to most effectively use their skill with tactics known as "face snapping" and "Domino". Several examples of successful cases are included, including the Salisbury Russian assassins.

Cutting us some Slack - Acquiring Data from Cloud Collaboration

Platforms such as Confluence, Jira, and Slack offer the ability to connect a workforce through collaborative software and help to increase efficiency, organization, and scalability. At the same time, an adverse relationship with forensics and legal discovery has occurred; these systems are usually cloud-based, can’t be collected with traditional forensic tools, and exports are not conducive for discovery review platforms or forensic reporting. We will discuss contemporary collection techniques that adhere to best practices and avoid excessive litigation costs.

Plus all our usual features "From The Lab", "360", "IRQ" and "Legal news and alerts".

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Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 41 on sale from November 2019:

Forensic Syntactical & Linguistic Investigation

Mark Iwazko presents a case study regarding a Forensic Syntactical & Linguistic investigation: Instructed by the Moscow General Council of one of the actual big four accountants. Read More »

Forensic Readiness: A Proactive Approach to Support Forensic Digital Analysis

An increasing number of criminal actions are inflicting financial and brand damage to organizations around the globe. An impressive number of such cases do not reach the courts, mainly because of the organization’s inefficiency to produce robust digital evidences that are acceptable in the courts of law. Read More »

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Using Error-Patterns for Attribution: An Applied Linguistics Technique

Corpus Linguistics within Second Language Acquisition has developed models of error patterns made by defined groups of second language learners. This knowledge base can be leveraged by a knowledgeable analyst to attribute content to a subset of authors. Read More »

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