Difficult Times for iOS Investigations

Ken Mizota

A recent CNet story “Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones” was recently picked up by slashdot.org. The original article is a good read of one of the pain points in today’s iOS investigations, but the comments on the Slashdot.org post are downright illuminating. A veteran digital investigator probably already knows: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad version 2+ passcode and encryption have been virtually impossible to bypass. Even built-for-purpose mobile device forensic companies plainly admit, iOS forensics has been advancing slowly.


CEIC Caption Contest

Guidance Software

Submit your caption for this cartoon! The caption with the most votes will win an Apple iPad! Winner will be announced June 10, 2013. Be original and have fun! Enter on our Facebook page.

Attendance at CEIC is not required to participate so join in!

Unbiased Testing Confirms: EnCase® Forensic is Fastest

Ken Mizota Ken Mizota, Product Manager, Forensic Solutions

Well, that didn’t take long.

A genuine, independent third party, Digital Intelligence, a company recognized and respected in the forensic community and a reseller of forensic-specific solutions, including EnCase® Forensic and AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit (FTK) software, recently published the results of its testing of both FTK and EnCase Forensic.

The Road to CEIC 2013: EnCase in Action!

Jessica Bair

The “Road to CEIC 2013” is a series of blog posts on all things CEIC, before, during, and after, from an insider’s point of view.

The final agenda for @CEIC_Conf #CEIC was just released. Some breaking news: Guidance Software will unveil and describe in-depth EnCase® Analytics, our new security intelligence product employing big data analytics. EnCase Analytics empowers customers to find and expose cyber-threats hiding behind complex relationships in the wealth of data that exists within the sum of all endpoints of an enterprise. Presentations and demonstrations about EnCase Analytics will be available throughout the conference. I have been looking forward to this big announcement for months, and I will be creating the EnCase OnDemand training for EnCase Analytics this summer.

Numbers May Not Lie, But The AccessData Report Is Far From The Truth

Ken Mizota Ken Mizota, Product Manager, Forensic Solutions

A little over a year ago, back in March 2012, in a previous EnCase Forensic blog post, “A Development Perspective,” we discussed the improvements that we had made to EnCase, including evidence processing speeds and the comprehensiveness of the indexed results. Now, AccessData, after waiting over a year, has conducted testing at its facilities on its equipment (nominally conducted by an “independent” third party, Opus One), and has issued a report (the “AccessData Report”) which I’ll address in detail, below. The AccessData public relations campaign over the last few weeks calls to mind the famous quote from Mark Twain: