CCL Attend Major Incidents and Emergency Response Conference (MIAER)

On Thursday (21/09/2017) CCL’s Director of Strategy, Giles Herdale, attended the annual Major Incidents and Emergency Response Conference (MIAER) as a speaker. He discussed cyber threats and how CCL can help Police and other agencies combat this dynamic modern day crime. He also discussed cyber security and what companies need to do to be prepared to face the modern criminal...

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First Look: iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3

Last week Apple hosted one of its grand launch events at their newly opened Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino. Along with the expected announcement of the new iPhone 8 and the assorted musings on Apple TV and Apple’s retail outlets (or “Town Squares” as we’re apparently supposed to call them now), came the unveiling of the new “iPhone X” and...

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In my role as a Principal Analyst at CCL I get to work with some of the newest and most interesting digital artefacts. Over time, the complexity of these artefacts has grown in line with the richness of information we can gain from them – and so does the requirement to be able to dig down into this data and...

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Size Vs Accuracy – A Brief Explanation of Precision Recall

A question we are often asked is “How many results should be returned from a keyword search?” The answer depends on two things: Strength of keyword and search methodology Quality and contents of data The thing to keep in mind is that you need to end up with enough results to ensure no false negatives are missed. However, you do...

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Digital Forensics – Advanced Passcode Lock

Client Name: Police Force The Challenge: CCL was asked to recover internet browsing history and other data from a mobile device. However, upon initial inspection, the device was secured with an advanced passcode, which can be up to 32 alphanumeric characters long. It is currently impossible to try and guess a passcode this long, as current computers are not powerful...

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Dark Web training was a real success

CCL were delighted to host a one-day course on the subject of - ‘Introduction to the Dark Web for Investigators’. This was very well supported by members of law enforcement agencies, who not only participated in the day with their enthusiasm and keenness to find out more; but also brought along their ability to network with their colleagues, bringing a...

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Data Analytics – Money Laundering

Client Name: Law Enforcement Agency The Challenge: CCL were approached by a law enforcement client involved in an extensive international money-laundering operation two years in the making. After the search warrants co-ordinated search and seizures across several continents, 70 exhibits, a myriad of mobile devices and computers were submitted to CCL, and it was clear a different approach to the...

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Investigate – Deleted Skype Messages

Client Type: Law Enforcement Agency The Challenge: An individual was suspected of smuggling large quantities of garlic disguised as ginger (which is exempt from tax) into the UK, in order to avoid paying tax on it. CCL was asked to analyse the suspect's computers. Overcoming the Challenge: CCL created forensically-sound exact copies of the hard drives on numerous computers belonging...

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Data Analytics – Criminal Disclosure Exercise

Client Name: Police Force The Challenge: CCL were engaged by a large agency that had previously examined over 50 computer exhibits in a fraud case and produced a significant volume of material as evidence. However, in preparation for the trial it was deemed by disclosure counsel that there had not been a consistent approach to the examination of the exhibits...

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Legal – Off-Shore e-Disclosure Exercise

Client Name: Off-Shore law firm The Challenge: CCL was instructed by one of the largest offshore law firms in the world, to assist with the collection and review of documents. The client was one of the largest banks in the world, defending a claim in respect of a breach of fiduciary duty with a quantum of £110m. Overcoming the Challenge:...

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