A Year of Knowledge Sharing for the Law Enforcement Community – and More to Come in 2022
While law enforcement officers spent 2021 moving carefully back into a world of community interaction in the wake of the pandemic, they also had to make time for training on digital investigations.
As countless Cellebrite customers have told us, just about every case now includes digital devices, from which evidence must be collected, analyzed, and shared.
Thanks to the stories that officers and investigators have shared with us, we know how hard they’ve worked to sharpen their skills, keep citizens safe, bring criminals to justice, and exonerate the innocent– no easy feat at a time of change and adjustment.
In the past year, we’ve shared monthly columns in Forensic, the online magazine, offering advice and best practices about many aspects of Digital Intelligence. We’re pleased that the columns are attracting many readers at Forensic – so much so that we’d like to share them here in case you missed them. They’re aimed at early-career LEOs, but more experienced officers will find the columns useful for a quick skills review.
- January: Gaining Access 101: A Simple Guide to Data Extractions
- February: Collecting Data from Encrypted Phones
- March: How to Lawfully Collect, Examine, and Analyze Data from Computers
- April: Validation 101: How to Document Links Between Suspects and Digital Intelligence
- May: How to Lawfully Collect and Examine Data in the Cloud
- June: Computer Forensics: Managing and Securing Data
- July: Computer Forensics: Best Practices for Sharing Digital Data
- August: Securing Data from Witness Devices
- September: Computer Forensics: What Can You Do About Deleted Data?
- October: When You Think Digital Data is Gone Forever, All is Not Lost
- November: Best Practices for Encrypted Devices
- December: Computer Forensics 101: Training Best Practices for Officers and Investigators
We’re excited to announce that since our column has gained popularity with Forensic readers, we’ve been invited back to write a new series for 2022. In the new year, we plan to go deeper into the best practices for gathering Digital Intelligence from mobile devices, computers, and other digital devices.
We’ll also look at the best approaches for gaining access to encrypted devices – always a hot topic for investigators – as well as urgent subjects like the mental health and well-being of investigators.
We’re looking forward to sharing the Cellebrite team’s expertise with the law enforcement community. Here’s to a safe and healthy 2022, with even more success stories from the talented LEOs we serve.