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Is Your Mobile Device Lost, Locked or Damaged?

 

Forensic investigators should routinely determine if backup files exist during their initial case assessment.  A backup file is a like a snapshot of the devices memory in time.  It is an excellent alternative to a lost or locked device or when other forensic procedures cannot recover the data.  A backup may […]

ICYMI: CT Man Jailed for 17 Years, Exonerated Thanks to Digital Evidence

A New Haven, CT man who served 17 years in prison for murder and robbery was freed back on April 25, 2018 after he was exonerated by cellphone records. Read Article

The digital evidence is out there to save more lives, but defense teams may not […]

NEW!!! Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) White Paper

FROM COLLECTION TO THE COURTROOM: DIGITAL EVIDENCE

A NEW Standardized Method for Investigators and Attorneys

IRIS LLC is proud to announce the creation of the first standardized Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for indigent defense organizations.  Developed for the defense community to reduce pre-trial incarceration and prevent future […]

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Computer Forensics, Investigations, Location Data, Social Media, Standards-Best Practices, Training, Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW!!! Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) White Paper

Updated Standards and Best Practice Guides in IRIS Digital Evidence Toolbox

When digital evidence is encountered during an investigation, many questions arise:

What is the best method to preserve the evidence? How should the evidence be handled? How should valuable or potentially relevant data contained be preserved?

The key to answering these questions begins with a firm understanding of the characteristics of digital […]

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Computer Forensics, Crime Scene Examination, Investigations, Standards-Best Practices|Comments Off on Updated Standards and Best Practice Guides in IRIS Digital Evidence Toolbox

Advanced Cell Site Analysis Using Per Call Measurement Data

Location data from cellular service provider records can be key evidence in a case. Cell-site information from call detail records can place a person in a general are but are not very accurate. Cellular service providers have more accurate location data known as Per Call Measurement Data (PCMD).

By |July 10th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Investigations, Location Data|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Advanced Cell Site Analysis Using Per Call Measurement Data

Case Study: Early Assessment and the use of Cell Site Records

Previously overlooked cell site records containing location data were used to exonerate a man after 17 years in jail.

In 2000, teenager Vernon Horn was convicted for a January 1999 robbery and murder at a New Haven neighborhood convenience store. Seventeen years later, cell-site records were used to set aside the conviction. […]

By |July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Investigations, Location Data|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Case Study: Early Assessment and the use of Cell Site Records

What Attorneys and Investigators Need to Know About Cell Provider Records and Their Retention

Effective use of location data begins with having the knowledge of what information to get and where to find it. But the most important thing to know is that it is time sensitive so it must be prioritized early.

Read Full Article> Criminal Defense – Location Data

By |June 26th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics|Tags: , |Comments Off on What Attorneys and Investigators Need to Know About Cell Provider Records and Their Retention

Supreme Court protects digital privacy of cellphone location records

(Photo: Michael Owens, USA Today)

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government cannot monitor people’s movements for weeks or months by tracking the location of their mobile phones without a warrant. In a ruling that could have broad implications for privacy rights in the digital age, justices on both sides […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Digital Privacy, Investigations|Comments Off on Supreme Court protects digital privacy of cellphone location records

Best Practices for Preserving Social Media Evidence

IRIS LLC Social Media Evidence

In our earlier post on this topic, Best Practices for Searching Social Media for Evidence, we described a universal approach for searching the internet to locate and identify social media evidence. In this article we will discuss the best practices for preserving social media evidence, the rules […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Investigations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Best Practices for Preserving Social Media Evidence