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3rd Monday Event

Forensic Investigation of Mobile Devices by David Benford

Date: Monday, 17th January 2011
Time: 19:00 (tea & coffee available from 18:30)
Location: Novotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP (map)
Price: Free! (non-members welcome)
Status: Went Ahead

Download this Presentation

Many thanks to everyone who attended this event, and to David Benford for providing the presentation for us. A copy of the presentation is available. To download a copy click here.

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The presentation intends to discuss the types of evidence that can be found in handheld devices, the ethical side of digital investigation, the challenges involved and also what advances, such as the cloud, may offer additional challenges to forensic examiners. The subject is geographic evidence obtained from handheld digital devices, and at the meeting I will discuss how geotag evidence on an iPhone can be modified. Such modification could be used to falsify evidence.

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About the Presenter

David Benford is a digital forensic examiner whose specialist area is the analysis of handheld digital devices, such as Smartphones and iPhones. His main area of work is for criminal defence lawyers and he has management vetting clearance, as a sub-contract forensic examiner of mobile phones, for a local police county. He is the sole digital forensic expert for the Cavell Group who are specialists in crisis mitigation and can be called upon by them at anytime and potentially may have to travel anywhere in the world in response to a crisis. he also now provides forensic services to businesses which may involve assisting with providing evidence for HR matters along with digital audits. He is just completing his final dissertation for an MSc in forensic computing and security.

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