Magnet Forensics Launches Community Award Program

First recipient of the Magnet Forensics Community Award is Michigan State Police  

Magnet Forensics, a global leader in developing forensic software for smartphone and computer examinations, today launched the Magnet Forensics Community Award to recognize the contributions of digital forensics teams who prioritize safety and justice.

The Magnet Forensics Community Award is a peer recognition program that asks the community to nominate peers and colleagues who are making great contributions to the field: through their work in investigations; through their work in research; through their collaboration with other teams, agencies, or communities; or through their leadership within the industry.

The first recipient of the Magnet Forensics Community Award is the Michigan State Police, whose investigative and digital forensics teams worked in collaboration to uncover the truth in a homicide case that gave unheard of insight into the mindset of kidnapping and assault victims.

“The work done by the Michigan State teams was so important for the families of victims and to other teams around the world who strive to understand the mindset of people involved in homicide cases, and other horrendous crimes,” said Jad Saliba, Founder and CTO of Magnet Forensics. “We want the Magnet Forensics Community Award to be recognition by the forensics community of the hard work done by, and dedication shown by, individuals and teams.”

Michigan State Police was selected by Saliba, who spent time with the Michigan team and heard details of their investigation, for their commitment to justice and their willingness to collaborate at all levels to find the truth. Magnet Forensics also wanted to recognize Michigan State Police’s willingness to share their experiences and to help educate others. 

“On a Daily basis, the Michigan State Police Cyber Section conducts investigations and forensic examinations.  Our ultimate goal is to protect the citizens of Michigan and serve the community in the most positive way measurable,” said Chris Prevette, Detective Sergeant at Michigan State Police, Computer Crimes Unit-ICAC Task Force “Receiving this award is an honor, as Magnet’s tools are used around the world to assist investigators find data quickly and accurately.  Every one of these individuals are just as qualified to receive this notoriety, so it is humbling to be recognized for our work.”

Magnet Forensics is encouraging members of the forensics community, from private digital forensics professionals, to policing and legal teams, to consultants, to police and public agency leadership to use the awards as a way to recognize their colleagues and peers. Nominations are being accepted here.

Each individual or team recognized with a Magnet Forensics Community Award will have a donation made on their behalf to the charity of their choice and they will be featured on the Magnet Forensics Customer page and the Magnet Forensics blog

More information on the Magnet Forensics Community Award can be found here.

About Magnet Forensics

Magnet Forensics is a global leader in the development of digital forensics software that acquires, analyzes and shares evidence from computers, smartphones and tablets. Magnet Forensics has been helping examiners and investigators fight crime, protect assets and guard national security since 2011. For more information, please visit magnetforensics.com. Follow us on Twitter: @MagnetForensics and LinkedIn.