ICDDF Labs

Magnet Forensics is hosting Live Interactive ICDDF Labs from March 9th-11th, 2021!

Registration is limited to 75-100 participants each session! Save your spot by registering for a session below!

ICDDF Labs

ICDDF Lab Information Below

TIME TO EVIDENCE: IMPROVE YOUR ICAC INVESTIGATIONS WITH AI, MEDIA CATEGORIZATION, CLOUD, OUTRIDER, and MORE

Presenter: Jerry Hewitt

Pictures, videos, and chats can all be key pieces of evidence in building cases for possession, distribution, and/or production of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), solicitation of a minor, and related crimes. However, these data quantities can range well into terabytes as investigators evaluate the evidence across multiple cases.

In this lab, learn how key features in Magnet AXIOM, including Magnet.AI, categorization, and Child Protection System integration, and Officer wellness features work together to save time, reduce exposure to harmful content, and focus case-building to apprehend predators and rescue child victims. We will also take a look at Magnet’s OUTRIDER and what it can do for your investigations.

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Magnet AXIOM Tips & Tricks

Presenter: Jerry Hewitt

New to Magnet Forensics, or an IEF user who recently upgraded to AXIOM? Come to this lab to learn about AXIOM’s support for artifacts from multiple evidence sources including cloud, smartphones, memory, and computers. We’ll be navigating through the different Examine views and will learn how AXIOM leverages machine learning for faster examinations. We’ll also discuss how Connections in AXIOM connects files and users along a path of evidence.  Learn how to build stronger timelines using artifacts from many data sources which could be relevant to your case.  Finally, learn about AXIOM’s flexible reporting options for sharing your findings with your stakeholders.

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Magnet AXIOM Tips & Tricks

Presenter: Jerry Hewitt

New to Magnet Forensics, or an IEF user who recently upgraded to AXIOM? Come to this lab to learn about AXIOM’s support for artifacts from multiple evidence sources including cloud, smartphones, memory, and computers. We’ll be navigating through the different Examine views and will learn how AXIOM leverages machine learning for faster examinations. We’ll also discuss how Connections in AXIOM connects files and users along a path of evidence.  Learn how to build stronger timelines using artifacts from many data sources which could be relevant to your case.  Finally, learn about AXIOM’s flexible reporting options for sharing your findings with your stakeholders.

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TIME TO EVIDENCE: IMPROVE YOUR ICAC INVESTIGATIONS WITH AI, MEDIA CATEGORIZATION, CLOUD, OUTRIDER, and MORE

Presenter: Jerry Hewitt

Pictures, videos, and chats can all be key pieces of evidence in building cases for possession, distribution, and/or production of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), solicitation of a minor, and related crimes. However, these data quantities can range well into terabytes as investigators evaluate the evidence across multiple cases.

In this lab, learn how key features in Magnet AXIOM, including Magnet.AI, categorization, and Child Protection System integration, and Officer wellness features work together to save time, reduce exposure to harmful content, and focus case-building to apprehend predators and rescue child victims. We will also take a look at Magnet’s OUTRIDER and what it can do for your investigations.

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TIME TO EVIDENCE: IMPROVE YOUR ICAC INVESTIGATIONS WITH AI, MEDIA CATEGORIZATION, CLOUD, OUTRIDER, and MORE

Presenter: Eric Schmidt

Pictures, videos, and chats can all be key pieces of evidence in building cases for possession, distribution, and/or production of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), solicitation of a minor, and related crimes. However, these data quantities can range well into terabytes as investigators evaluate the evidence across multiple cases.

In this lab, learn how key features in Magnet AXIOM, including Magnet.AI, categorization, and Child Protection System integration, and Officer wellness features work together to save time, reduce exposure to harmful content, and focus case-building to apprehend predators and rescue child victims. We will also take a look at Magnet’s OUTRIDER and what it can do for your investigations.

REGISTER NOW >

Magnet AXIOM Tips & Tricks

Presenter: Eric Schmidt

New to Magnet Forensics, or an IEF user who recently upgraded to AXIOM? Come to this lab to learn about AXIOM’s support for artifacts from multiple evidence sources including cloud, smartphones, memory, and computers. We’ll be navigating through the different Examine views and will learn how AXIOM leverages machine learning for faster examinations. We’ll also discuss how Connections in AXIOM connects files and users along a path of evidence.  Learn how to build stronger timelines using artifacts from many data sources which could be relevant to your case.  Finally, learn about AXIOM’s flexible reporting options for sharing your findings with your stakeholders.

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PRESENTER:

JERRY HEWITT

Like many people I followed my fathers’ footsteps into Law Enforcement. I have always had an interest in technology and gadgets. I remember the excitement of getting my first electronic calculator and LED digital watch!  Building my fist ZX80 Sinclair computer in the late 1970’s was my start in computing. Becoming a licensed Amateur Radio Operator in the early 1980’s lead me to connect the two hobbies and my life with computers well and truly started. While this was going on, I was a member of Northumbria Police. Moving from Uniform beat patrol to the Motor Patrols Department and then Air Support where I was the training officer.

Some time spent as an authorised firearms officer (Not that many of us at the time in the UK) then eventually into the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).  At the same time, I worked as a remote staffer with AOL UK, and yes, I do still have an AOL Email address! During my time in CID I investigated many cases which involved Child Sexual Exploitation and Digital Forensics.

In 2009, after thirty years’ service, I retired from the Police Force only to go back three months later, as a High-Tech Crime Unit Forensic Investigator. It was during this time that I first came across JadSoftware’s Internet Evidence Finder (IEF). Six years after that and I became the Digital Forensic Unit Manager running a team of 30+ staff and, with other stakeholders, helped make Northumbria Police the excellent unit it is today.

Throughout my career I have been involved in the training of staff. I have been a Tutor Constable in both the uniform branch and in the CID. I have trained staff to use technical airborne equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, complex radio systems, GPS and Tactical tracking equipment, along with airborne navigation and police tactics.

I really enjoy standing in front of a group of people and, hopefully, holding their attention. It’s a great feeling when the presentation takes on a life of its own and everyone participates. To see people learning the subject, then questioning it, and then using the imparted knowledge to dig deeper, is very rewarding. My aim is always to teach what they need, but then send them away wanting to know more.

Due to the diverse nature of UK Policing I can’t remember a time when I hadn’t just been on a course, was about to go on one, or was fighting to get the course I wanted. Everything from Advanced Driving techniques, Firearms training, Air Support courses and eventually CID training. Then after moving into the world of Digital Forensics completing a variety of courses both internally and externally. I always enjoy meeting new people. I know that I will learn something from them and that I will, hopefully, be able to improve their knowledge and understanding too. I really enjoy the diversity and, though sometimes the low-ball questions can put you on the spot, I like the fact I will be challenged, as I will try to challenge the students.

Lately, we have had to move the training online, thanks to COVID-19 virus. Challenging times but these will be met. As long as there is not a slowdown in technology due to COVID-19, I think the biggest change we are facing is the move from offline data storage and dead box forensics, to Online Cloud and Mobile evidence.  With the imminent arrival of 5G and the change of user habits this will be where the evidence is found in the future … Watch this space!

PRESENTER:

ERIC SCHMIDT

Erich Schmidt joined Magnet Forensics in 2020. Erich was a Deputy Probation Officer in San Diego, California for nine years prior to working at Magnet. Erich served on a high-tech crimes task force and conducted digital forensic investigations and high-profile investigations. Erich was sworn as a Special Deputy United States Marshal to support local task forces, and also worked as a technical advisor to numerous corporations. Erich started his instructor career by teaching open-source investigation techniques to law enforcement agencies in the United States, and he is passionate about using technology to solve crime.