In addition to the Launch of our standalone carver that supports the ProjectVic JSON standards, we are pleased to announce the integration of our carver in Griffeye Analyse Pro. Details here: https://goo.gl/9gAhuw
BlackLight 2017 R1 brings improved exporting of evidence into LACE by creating a compatible LIA file for direct import to a LACE Server.
This 1st World Congress was held at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome. The congress concluded with the adoption of the Rome Declaration on Child Dignity that was presented to Pope Francis on October 6th 2017.
“One of the participants at the Congress was Antoine Normand from Canada. Normand is the founder of BlueBear, a company that combats child pornography on the Internet thanks to the development of software which analyzes and categorizes image and video evidence files seized during child pornography investigations and that is used in collaboration with the Police.”
Belkasoft and BlueBear integrate the capability to seamlessly pass files between their corresponding digital forensic products, Belkasoft Evidence Center (BEC) and LACE. The integration enables forensic experts to perform automated search for illicit images and videos containing child abuse material.
By using the joint solution, customers will enjoy the power of the two tools, extracting all possible pictures and videos from even hidden or tricky places from one hand, and running sophisticated analysis on big data sets from the other hand. Former is provided by Belkasoft while latter is secured by BlueBear.
“Belkasoft customers will benefit tremendously from this integration, – says Yuri Gubanov, Belkasoft CEO and Founder. – Media files analysis nowadays is more important than ever, and BlueBear does a great job processing images and videos so incredibly fast. We’ve got the first praise for LACE integration on the day of the announcement!”
“With the speed of broadband consumer internet access increasing each year and the cost of data storage going down, we are now seeing regularly CAM cases of more than 2million pictures and tens of thousands of videos, – declared Antoine Normand, CEO of Bluebear. – Law Enforcement Agencies need to handle immense volumes of media files in an efficient manner and that is what the integration between Belkasoft Evidence Center and LACE is all about.”
Searching Digital Media for Child Abuse Material
Starting with version 8.1, Belkasoft Evidence Center can export pictures and video files into the LACE native lia” format. LACE will then processes the files to identify illicit imagery. LACE analyses the contents of the case by matching the files to the local database and extracting and matching faces to help identify known victims. Specialized international hashsets such as CAID, ProjectVic, and Interpol/ICSE are fully compatible can be directly included in the local database. Any media files discovered by Belkasoft can be analyzed including pictures carved from slack or unallocated space, images from volume shadow copy snapshots or carved from the computer’s RAM. This also includes thumbnails, email attachments and pictures embedded into documents. All these files can be discovered on hard drives or drive images in multiple forensic formats, virtual machines or mobile device backups or dumps.
About Belkasoft Evidence Center
Belkasoft Evidence Center is a world-renowned tool used by thousands of customers for conducting computer and mobile forensic investigations. Belkasoft Evidence Center can automatically acquire, extract and analyze evidence from a wide range of sources including computer hard drives and disk images in all popular formats, memory dumps, mobile backups, chip-off and JTAG dumps. The tool can capture and analyze volatile evidence stored in the computer’s RAM, identify encrypted files, carve Internet chat logs, Web browsing history and email communications including information stored in digital pictures and videos. The ability to process office documents in a wide range of formats enables investigators to perform near-instant full-text search among all the documents discovered on the suspect’s PC.
Low-level access to hard disk and system structures means that even data that has been deleted by the suspect cannot escape from investigators. Supporting Windows, Unix/Linux, Android and Mac OS X file systems, natively mounting images created in EnCase, FTK, X-Ways, DD and SMART formats, UFED and chip-off binary dumps, and many popular virtual machines without using these or any third-party tools, Belkasoft Evidence Center can collect more evidence than any single competing tool in its class.
About BlueBear LACE
BlueBear LACE is best-in-class software solution for processing, categorizing and managing massive volumes of visual media. LACE is no frills, rock solid, doesn’t crash, requires no dongles and will process a million images in less than 2 hours on common Windows i7 hardware.
LACE enables investigators to efficiently categorize vast amounts of image and video data from confiscated computers, dramatically reducing (typical ~90% case reduction) the time and resources required to bring a case to court. Using advanced biometric analysis, faces found in images are automatically extracted and compiled to create lists of victims and suspects or matched against existing facial databases.
LACE comes in a client-server configuration that allows multiple investigators and analysts to work simultaneously from their own desk on their own cases. A unique Case Allocation capability allows multiple investigators to all work on the same case at the same time – especially useful for very large cases under time constraints.
Founded in 2002, Belkasoft is a global leader in digital forensics technology, known for their sound and comprehensive forensic tools. With a team of professionals in digital forensics, data recovery and reverse engineering, Belkasoft focuses on creating technologically advanced yet easy-to-use products for investigators and forensic experts to make their work easier, faster, and more effective.
With this focus in mind, Belkasoft introduces their flagship product, Belkasoft Evidence Center – an easy-to-use, integrated solution for collecting and analyzing digital evidence from mobile and computer devices. Customers in law enforcement, police, military, business, intelligence agencies, and forensic laboratories in 70+ countries worldwide use Belkasoft Evidence Center to fight homicide, crimes against children, drug trafficking, data leakage, fraud, and other online and offline crimes.
More information about the company and its products at https://belkasoft.com
Bluebear is pleased to attend the 11th Provincial Strategy Conference organised by the Ontario Provincial Police in Niagara Falls from 30 October to 3 November 2016. The Canadian legal environment has changed in depth this year with the Supreme Court: “R. v. Jordan » on July 8, 2016. This decision now prescribes a ceiling of 18 months from the pressing of summary charges and the end of the trial. (30 months for superior court trial). LACE is the only forensic tool that can allow Canadian police to automate over 90% of the analysis of images and videos using a central database while allowing to assign several investigators to the same folder. LACE is the technological response to the rules of “R. v. Jordan “
We are pleased to announce the availability of LACE 12.5.8. This version now supports the version 1.3 of the pVIC protocol (a standard for communication and information sharing specific to media files, cases and hash/visual signatures sets) that allows the flow of more information with other VIC compliant tools. This version also improves matching speed and includes the new Case Allocation routines (multiple investigators on the same case) to operate faster with very large cases (cases over 10 million files).
From October 10th to 12th in Pontoise France at the Pôle judiciaire de la gendarmerie nationale, the 10th edition of the JFIN forensic conference will be held. Bluebear will be there. https://new.afsin.org/jfin/jfin-2016/
On September 28th and 29th, Bluebear will present at FT-Days 2016. This forensic conference is organised yearly by our German resseller mh SERVICE GmbH, register here: http://mh-service.de/index.php/en/contact-en-2/ft-day-2016
Held on September 20th and 21st, this summit is a 2 day conference and exhibition bringing together leading security experts from around the globe to discuss Cyber Intelligence, Digital forensics, Cyber Security and Cyber Investigations http://cifi.network/melbourne2016.html
Presented from August 8th to 11th 2016, the conference is presented annually by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department. http://www.cacconference.org/