February 1, 2015 (Waterloo, ON) – Magnet Forensics, a Waterloo-founded and based digital forensics company, presented a symposium on human trafficking hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on February 1st. The symposium came...
Re-imagining policing for the digital age
Critical evidence in investigations is shifting from analog to digital formats at a rapid pace. For police agencies to keep up, they must be strategic in their approaches to technology, talent, partnerships and public policy.
Partnering Technology to Protect Children
A new partnership between the non-profit Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) and digital forensics company Magnet Forensics seeks to make this type of investigation more efficient, with CPS and Magnet’s AXIOM forensic tool coming together to automatically compare the suspect’s data with the CPS report of online activity.
With child sexual abuse crimes on the rise, on- and offline safety needs prioritizing
There are likely few more traumatizing moments for a family and their community than finding out a child has been abducted or abused by a family member, another trusted member of their community, or a complete stranger.
Technology Talk: Protecting Children through Collaboration
Finding out that a child has been abducted or abused is one of the most traumatizing moments for a family, their community, and its police agency. To prevent this, we have developed sophisticated organizations like children’s aid societies, encouraged the use of AMBER Alerts or other missing child notifications through robust networks between law enforcement..
5 Enduring Challenges of Mobile Forensics
The practice of mobile forensics has evolved dramatically over the last 15 years--and naturally so have its challenges.
Coming Out of the Dark
The modern, digitally connected world has created enormous benefits for individual’s business and personal lives. However, the advancements in technology have not been wholly positive. The development of consumer encryption, both on mobile devices and data in transit have created a situation where sophisticated criminals have a significant amount of digital privacy.
FBI Shines a Light on the Problem of Evidence-Holding Technology Going Dark
Early last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that it was unable to unlock the mobile phone used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack.
Smart Technology Decisions To Improve Case Collaboration
Nearly every crime involves some kind of digital evidence. As the number of connected devices and data they create increases, the numbers of staff who image, search, and analyze the evidence often remain limited.
Making Waterloo’s Magnet Forensics purchases U.S.-based company
Magnet Forensics announced this week that it had purchased Sentinel Data, a Virginia-based firm which provides similar services.
Magnet Forensics Acquires Sentinel Data to Help Investigators Manage Digital Evidence
Waterloo-based Magnet Forensics, which develops digital investigation software for forensic professionals, has acquired Virginia-based Sentinel Data.
Magnet Forensics Helps Law Enforcement Track Digital Evidence
In an interview with MeriTalk State & Local, CEO Adam Belsher discussed the challenges facing law enforcement and forensics labs and how Magnet Forensics’ technology can help improve workflow and efficiency.
How this Waterloo ex-cop’s evidence-gathering software is changing how we investigate
Using a software program called Internet Evidence Finder, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was able to narrow those 20,000 records down to 735 relevant ones in just a few months.
How Magnet Forensics Uses Software, Data to Help Law Enforcers Battle Crime
Jad Saliba was working as a police officer in Waterloo, Ontario until a cancer diagnosis forced him off the street.
Mobile encryption arms race heats up
Waterloo-based Magnet Forensics is among the largest of those developers with 2,600 law enforcement and national security agency customers in 92 countries, says Jad Saliba, founder and chief technology officer of the firm in a written statement to the Star.
Six local firms on Deloitte’s Fast 50 list
Six firms in Waterloo Region are on this year's list of Canada's fastest growing technology companies. Magnet Forensics, Aeryon Labs, Dejero Labs, Miovision Technologies, eSentire and Igloo Software are on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 list, which is based on revenue growth over the previous four years.
CEO Adam Belsher interviews with Forensic Focus
Scar de Courcier of Forensic Focus caught up with our CEO, Adam Belsher, at the Forensics Europe Expo in April.
Magnet Forensics poised to tackle ‘billion-dollar market’
Anthony Reinhart, Communitech’s writing guru, interviewed our CEO Adam Belsher for a deep dive on what has made Magnet Forensics so successful in just two years.
Attracting the Worst Kind of Predator – Magnet Forensics is on the cyber-hunt for clues to stop crooks and creeps
Owners and entrepreneurs understand that rare energy experience when passion produces profit, stimulates growth and attracts talent.
Mature Waterloo entrepreneurs defy tech industry age stereotyping
One of the most revered values in Silicon Valley is the notion that anyone with a great idea can become a success story.
Magnet Forensics is everything a start-up should be
The company is lean, produce incredibly strong revenue growth and grows by retaining earnings, not seeking investment. But what makes it stand out is that the company’s technology offers a massive benefit to society.
Jad Saliba created the Internet Evidence Finder program while he was a cop with the Waterloo Regional Police.
The case of the virtual detective and the missing Facebook chat
Magnet Forensics was recently featured in an article in the Globe and Mail about a recent RCMP forensics investigation aided by Internet Evidence Finder.
Software from Waterloo Region used around the world
As police forces use increasingly high tech tools to find evidence, their computer forensic teams are getting the latest software from Waterloo Region’s Magnet Forensics.
Commit a Crime Abroad? A Canadian Firm May Find You
Gary Bauer wants to silence the cacophony of telephones ringing off the hook in police stations in Canada and beyond.
New Name, Same Mission: JADsoftware Becomes Magnet Forensics
JADsoftware, a fast-growing digital forensics company based in Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre, woke up with a new name today: Magnet Forensics Inc.
RIM’s Loss is Waterloo Tech Sector Talent Pool’s Gain
Research In Motion Ltd.’s campaign to convince investors and consumers that a turnaround at the struggling BlackBerry maker is still possible will no doubt continue at its annual shareholder meeting in hometown Waterloo, Ont., on Tuesday.
In Waterloo, A Tech Sector Looks Beyond BlackBerry
It’s impossible to draw the line between Research In Motion’s campus and the University of Waterloo’s.
Twist of Fate Opens Door To Digital Forensics Startup
It was one of those unexpected twists of fate that led Jad Saliba down a completely new path and into his own digital forensics technology company.
Forensic Focus: Interview with JADsoftware Founder
Forensic Focus caught up with our Founder, Jad Saliba, to discuss his background and how he got involved in digital forensics.
JADsoftware: A Step Ahead in Forensic Data Recovery
The best cops are always one step ahead of the bad guys. A Waterloo software startup, founded by an ex-cop and a former Research In Motion executive, is now aiming to do the same with any competitors that pop up in the forensic data recovery field.