How To Set Up A Cutting-Edge Digital Forensics Lab for Law Enforcement?

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2021-10-18

Current Digital World full of DATA

Throughout the history of digital forensics, its development is highly interconnected with technology innovation. Along with the technology innovation, in current digital society, we’ve already been in an environment that immeasurable digital data can be generated in a flash via numerous digital ways including phones, computers, videos, etc. Plus, it’s still developing and probably turns out with unprecedented digital outcomes.

 

Without marvelous processing capacity, we’ll be incapable of reliably dealing with the existing or future digital data.

What’s the status of digital forensics in law enforcement?

When it comes to digital crime, advanced digital forensics capacity has become much more important than ever before nowadays, especially, for law enforcement.

Digital data stands for Digital Evidence on this level.

Cyber-Crime is a growing problem, but the ability of Indiana law enforcement agencies to investigate and successfully prosecute criminals for these crimes is unclear”, quoted from “Digital Forensics in Law Enforcement: A Needs Based Analysis of Indiana Agencies”in Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law: Vol. 11: No. 1, Article 4.

Obviously, due to technological progress and the borderless nature of the interconnected world, lots of crimes are developing into digital crimes. Whereas, we’re not really ready for effectively investigating such cases.

The rising digital crime threats and attacks evolves like never before. We’re in urgent need of getting ready to accessibly and effectively deal with digital crime.

Therefore, a trusted digital forensics lab supporting the whole digital forensics has never been more important.

Digital Forensics Laboratory Overview

What is Digital Forensics Lab?

Just like soldiers require equipment, investigators for digital evidence surely require their “equipment” as well.

And, that’s what we called, Digital Lab or Digital Forensics Lab

A digital forensics lab refers to a designated location or facility for investigators to identify, seize, acquire and analyze all electronic devices related to all cyber-enabled offenses reported to collect digital evidence which is presented in a court of law for prosecution purposes.

In a computer forensics lab, the certified forensics examiner inspects intrusions, media, audio, intrusions, and any type of cybercrime evidence obtained from the crime scene. The work of the digital forensics laboratory is an important part of police work, especially in the fight against digital crime.

Digital forensics experts are obliged to continuously learn and develop their expertise, especially in the context of the emergence of smart cities/homes, connected cars, drones, mobile networks, and cloud platforms.

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What is needed for a digital forensics lab for digital forensics analysis?

  • Softwares & Hardwares

Due to numerous processes and techniques are required to set up an advanced digital forensic laboratory, an overall understanding of the hardware & software is essential.

With over 20 years of expertise, SalvationDATA has widely been known as the One-Stop digital forensics solution provider in the world.

With multiple digital forensic solutions including mobilesvideoscomputers, and database integrated into the most leading digital forensics laboratories solution, such intelligent digital forensic software effectively cooperates with the fantastic hardware designed by SalvationDATA, which ends up with the most advanced, reliable, and awesome digital forensics laboratories all over the world.

  • Structure & Security

Since the digital forensics lab plays a significant role in our justice system and key research endeavors, the equipment included in the lab is critical.

The most common instruments in forensic laboratories are microscopesspectrometers, chromatographs, and fume hoods.

Also, when establishing a digital forensics laboratory, several standards are of great significance, such as risk management (ISO 31000), environmental management system (ISO 14000), information security management (ISO 27000), occupational health, and safety (OHSAS) 18000) and so on.

  • Tips

The digital forensics lab must be able to use forensic equipment to produce correct forensic results. The device can be in the form of hardware, software, open-source or commercial tools. Before use, the equipment must be tested and verified to ensure that it can produce correct results.

 

  • SalvationDATA Digital Forensic Laboratories Work Division

Digital Lab Division in SalvationDATA

  1. Case acceptance
  2. Evidence Storage
  3. Digital Evidence Medium Repairing
  4. Data Recovery Zoom
  5. Computer Forensics
  6. Mobile Forensics
  7. Video Forensics
  8. Audio Forensics
  9. IT Infrastructure
  10. Report Generation
  11. Conference Center
  12. Digital Analysis & Display Center

 

 


 

Besides, the following table lists out all the equipments along with SalavationDATA digital forensics laboratories.

SoftwareProduct NameImages
Data RecoveryDRS (Data Recovery System) is the next generation intelligent all-in-one forensic data recovery tool which can help you acquire and recover data from both good and damaged storage media like HDD simply and easily.
Computer ForensicsData Copy King II (DCK II) is the second generation of SalvationDATA’s well received forensic data eraser and disk duplicator.
Mobile Phone

Forensics
SPF Pro (SmartPhone Forensic System Professional) is a forensically sound system for extracting, recovering, analyzing and triage data from mobile devices such as Android phones, tablets, iPhone & iPad.
Audio, Video and

Image Forensics
Video Investigation Portable 2.0 is the most effective extraction and recovery software which can get access to the normal or even non-functioning DVR surveillance systems without the password, also help the investigators to search and retrieve video evidence from live CCTV surveillance system efficiently.

 

Digital Lab Construction by SalvationDATA

By providing a full range of digital forensics lab solutions along with corresponding digital forensic tools, SalvationDATA helps investigators conduct various forensics analyses effectively.

Furthermore, Involved in furniture design, proprietary workspace, acoustics, and electricity control, as well as security, SalvationDATA has brought the patented technology and unique designs from digital forensics to whatever fields that require advanced laboratories solutions!

SalvationDATA provides a common framework for establishing and managing a digital forensics laboratory that can be used anywhere in the world. It is also expected to help close the gaps in digital forensics practices and capabilities among countries. To create momentum for the field of digital forensics and make it a very solid and important field of police affairs and law enforcement, SalvationDATA will play an innovative spirit in the activities of digital forensics laboratories and contribute to overcoming complex global security challenges.

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