The Workflow Guidance option is used primarily by the digital forensics lab or examiner who does not use Cellebrite Responder every day. Now it is possible to add Workflow Guidance in Responder to help forensic examiners through the digital investigation process to ensure that everyone is following a set standard procedure.

Under “Settings” in Cellebrite Responder’s screen view, there is an SOPs tab. This is where you have the option to turn Workflow Guidance on or off. In addition, you can import or export once you develop your Workflow Guidance on one Responder machine so that it can be shared with others.

In this video, Matt Goeckel will walk you through the different Workflow Guidance modes—“Edit” or “View.” In Edit mode, you will see the many things you can do with Workflow Guidance.

For example, it is possible to add Workflow Guidance for specific areas of Cellebrite Responder such as Welcome screen, Start Your Examination, and more. You can also edit your preexisting Workflow Guidance, change the terminology, add photos for visual representation, and edit text and titles. With “View Mode,” you’ll see how it will look from the examiner’s point of view.

Another useful feature of Workflow Guidance is the option to make guidance mandatory. This essentially forces the examiner to look at the Workflow Guidance and acknowledge it before they can move on to ensure that the important steps are seen by all.

Using Workflow Guidance as part of your SOPs for Cellebrite Responder will ensure that anyone who is using Responder will be reminded of the essential steps needed for their investigations. This will ensure that they get a good, forensically sound image of their device.

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