Major criminal investigations have become more complex with:
evidential data from a growing variety of interconnected devices and online data sources
huge volumes of data to review from many sources which is compounding the problem
Creating many challenges:
ever growing volume of evidential material
increasing variety of data sources
reliance on standard digital forensic tools
concealed critical evidence overlooked
the ability to scale-up as the case evolves
The greatest challenge in digital forensics, is the rate of change in digital technology
Mobile phones and tablets in particular are developing at a phenomenal rate, therefore, accessing data through standard forensic techniques and tools will no longer deliver comprehensive evidence.
Complex digital forensic examinations require an extensive library of scripts, and the skills to develop technical solutions spontaneously, to avoid critical evidence being overlooked.
CCL has been working with this problem since the start of smart phone technology. Leading to the development of Cascade which enables law enforcement and agencies to conduct major investigations in a timelier manner, delivering:
results through agile R&D
information that standard tools cannot find
archived files on devices which may not have produced results otherwise
a dynamic response to the demands of new and obscure technology
streamlined and automated workflows, extracting a broad spectrum of data
Cascade interprets the data in such a way that extracted information can be placed on a ‘Big Data’ platform (e.g. NUIX), allowing for concurrent reviewing by multiple investigating officers; providing a cohesive approach to an investigation.
securely collect and process evidence faster, allowing for enhanced strategic decision making
accredited, intuitive workflows and investigative processes – forensic integrity assured
processing and organising vast volumes and a broad spectrum of data
end to end solution, mitigating risk with quicker evidence visibility
template specific investigation requirements over multiple data sets
enable the investigator to identify appropriate line(s) of enquiry
give the investigator the ability to scale-up as the case evolves
help meet disclosure requirements
Cascade, together with our extensive library of scripts, and the skills to develop technical solutions spontaneously, plus the Nuix platform, offers an excellent way of dealing with the complex and ‘Big Data’ dilemma in major investigations.