Brilliant Digital Forensic Brain Exchange

CCL Forensics, a division of CCL Solutions Group Ltd, one of the UK’s leading digital forensics providers, teamed up with The Investigator on the 13th December to host their third free one-day workshop and lab tour for Senior Investigating Officers (SIO). 

The day covered ‘Digital Forensics in Major Investigations’ which turned out to be a very big subject. Hosted at CCL’s training academy in Stratford-upon-Avon, with delegates travelling across the UK to attend and most definitely participating during the day.

The Founder and Managing Director, Andrew Krauze, opened the day with an insightful glance of his experience in the digital forensic world and how it has evolved. With thought provoking presentations from industry respected Digital Forensic Analysts and Developers, the day was interactive and lively.

Two guest speakers, Frank Coggrave and Dr. Hans Henseler from Tracks Inspector, explained how their early case assessment software enables non-technical investigators to search and analyse the most common form of digital evidence found in their cases. The delegates were receptive to the intuitive software which had no limitations to the number of devices, data or users.

E-Disclosure Analyst Laura Geddes then gave an informative presentation of CCL’s expertise, combined with Nuix technology. A case scenario was used to demonstrate how BIG data from a large amount of devices can be analysed using Nuix’s powerful search engine technology, and CCL’s expertise, to deliver digestible digital evidence, whilst producing e-Disclosure requirements.

Industry respected and renowned practitioner Dr. Sergey Ermolovich, (Engineering software programmer, Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, Certified Cyber Forensic Professional – European Union, CCFP-EU, (ISC)) gave a comprehensive presentation explaining the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and bitcoins origin, journey and future.

Alex Caithness, Principal Analyst at CCL Group, gave an entertaining but grounded account of the importance of R&D when it comes to mobile device forensics, artefacts and the Internet of Things (IoT). The enlightened visitors’ realisation of how much more evidence they could collect from digital devices, sparked open and frank discussions around these subjects.

Attendees were given a comprehensive tour of CCL’s Mobile Phone, PC, Cell Site and Satnav digital forensics laboratories*, with the rare opportunity to discuss some of the ground-breaking work being carried out in pursuit of previously untouchable evidence.