In the first part of our Digital Evidence Series, we’ll be discussing Warrants as they apply to cell phones, computers, and other types of digital evidence. These types of evidence require a different set of procedures from those you are familiar with.
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The trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turned technical recently, with testimony about the digital trail left by the Tsarnaev brothers. Mark Pollitt speaks with WBUR Radio Boston answering questions about the trial and what digital forensics can and can't do.
On Friday, the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection was held at Stanford university.
During her TEDxVictoria talk, Social psychologist Elizabeth Brimacombe explains how social influence can change eyewitness testimony — and how it can affect anyone.
In this short webinar, Cellebrite global forensic training director Buddy Tidwell will offer an overview of the Cellebrite Learning Center portal, in particular its Web-Based Training (WBT) course enrollment and learning interfaces.
Bruce Schneier recently talked with Edward Snowden, who spoke using video chat from 4,500 miles away in Moscow, before an audience at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences about encryption.
This video from the 1960s shows the U.S. Army/CIA shows the importance of good pictures in forensic evidence. Does it have relevance to today?
As Crime Laboratories have migrated to an ISO17025 accreditation status, there has been increased confusion regarding the calibration standards and requirements for microscope systems. This is especially true for comparison microscopes used in Firearm and Toolmark examinations.This webinar will discuss: the requirement levels and components used in calibration. the source of tools and process for calibration. the comparison microscope as it relates to ISO 17025 standards.
The DNAscan™ Rapid DNA Analysis™ System was developed to enable crime laboratories and law enforcement agencies to process DNA samples in under 90 minutes, thereby helping to accelerate the criminal investigation process. DNAscan System is fast, rugged, and easy-to-use and was initially designed and optimized to process single source, reference buccal swabs. Further development at NetBio is supporting expanded capabilities for the system.
NIST Fellow and DNA expert John Butler describes his work in DNA forensic science, how NIST standards enable accurate DNA measurements to be made, how NIST methods helped ID victims of 9/11, how he got interested in forensics, and how NIST's role in DNA forensics is making a difference.
Massively parallel sequencing (MPS), which has been described as next generation sequencing, has advanced substantially and offers the forensic scientific community novel and enhanced approaches to DNA typing. While capillary electrophoresis-based technologies have been the standard method for human identity typing applications, there are limitations in this methodology’s resolution, scalability, and throughput. MPS has the potential to address these limitations and expand investigative capabilities and typing success. Because of it, high throughput MPS provides the ability to multiplex multiple types of forensically relevant genetic markers and sequence multiple samples per analysis. Additionally, MPS data may improve interpretation of mixtures.
Perhaps you are often faced with compromised samples and questions such as: was the DNA concentration too low? Was the DNA degraded or the amplification inhibited? The new Investigator 24plex Kit family contains a unique Quality Sensor (QS) that generates valuable information for quality control and performance checks, which can be used to choose the most appropriate rework strategy.
This webinar will address in detail the method optimization parameters that effect extraction of drugs of abuse namely: sample pretreatment, bed mass, sample size, conditioning, column washing, drying and elution.
The webinar will introduce the PowerPlex® Fusion 6C System, a 6-color STR system that simultaneously amplifies 23 autosomal loci, three Y-STR loci, and Amelogenin. The twenty required and three recommended expanded CODIS core loci are combined with Penta D, Penta E, DYS570, and DYS576 to give this system a discriminatory power that is unmatched by any other commercially available STR system.
In the past 20 years, forensic DNA analysis has become an indispensable tool in the criminal justice system. Yet despite improvements in chemistry sensitivity and process automation, data generation has remained relatively unchanged. Currently, routine analysis is restricted to the length of STR alleles and only 10’s of markers can be combined in a single system. Comprehensive sample interrogation requires intensive workflows/methods and multiple parallel analyses.
This webcast will walk through the details of a real-life Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, where Internet evidence recovered during the investigation was vital to the outcome of the case.