Technology partnership seamlessly ties multiple parts of the investigation together, helping investigators and examiners to easily collaborate to put more child predators behind bars
Herndon, VA and Boca Raton, FL, June 11, 2018 – Magnet Forensics, a global leader in the development of digital investigation software and Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the sexual exploitation of children, today announced a technology integration that will help make it easier for investigators to find and prosecute child predators.
The unique data integration is centered around Magnet Forensics’ flagship tool, Magnet AXIOM, and CRC’s Child Protection System (CPS). AXIOM lets digital forensics examiners acquire, analyze, and report on digital evidence from smartphones, cloud services, computers, IoT devices and third-party forensic images. CPS is a comprehensive system that compiles and curates millions of online child predator records.
Using a streamlined workflow, CPS enables investigators to target suspects based on the type and volume of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) downloaded or shared in their jurisdiction. Once a search warrant is served, the investigator uses AXIOM to import the CPS file and process the seized devices. In turn, AXIOM can efficiently corroborate the peer to peer downloading activity, digital identifiers, and chat activity included in the CPS file, alongside the evidence from the suspect’s devices.
In addition, AXIOM can show connections between that suspect, the CSAM and any other previously unknown suspects or victims. The data for the unknown suspects can then be uploaded to CPS, providing investigative teams across different jurisdictions the opportunity for greater collaboration as they share information on other predators.
“Through Magnet Forensics and CRC’s technology integration, investigators can make sure the pre-warrant intelligence they get from CPS correlates to the evidence on the suspect’s device with AXIOM, creating a stronger case,” says William Wiltse, president of the Child Rescue Coalition. “Our goal with this technology partnership is to enable different teams to collaborate — within and beyond an investigative team’s jurisdiction — to save and protect as many children as possible by getting offenders off the street.”
“The integration of AXIOM’s analytic capabilities and the extensive catalog of criminal activities within CPS provides investigative teams the ability to track criminal activity more comprehensively than they could do previously,” said Jad Saliba, Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Magnet Forensics. “By working together Magnet Forensics and CRC have made it possible for investigators and digital forensics examiners to collaborate more efficiently on child exploitation cases, to help ensure these types of heinous crimes can never go undetected and unpunished.”
The CPS-AXIOM integration will be available to AXIOM users in the Fall of 2018. CRC and Magnet Forensics will be at The National Law Enforcement Training on Child Exploitation Conference from June 12-14 in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be demonstrating the tech integration during the “Find More Victims, Catch More Suspects: How Creative Technology Partnerships Streamline Child Exploitation Investigations” session at 1:30 p.m. EST on June 13.
About Magnet Forensics
Magnet Forensics is a global leader in the development of digital investigation software that acquires, analyzes and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, the cloud and more. Magnet Forensics tools are used by over 4000 agencies in 93 countries and has been helping investigators fight crime, protect assets and guard national security since 2011. For more information, please visit magnetforensics.com or contact PR@magnetforensics.com. Follow us on Twitter: @MagnetForensics and LinkedIn.
About Child Rescue Coalition
CRC, a south Florida-based nonprofit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators. CRC’s Child Protection System (CPS) is utilized by law enforcement officials in all 50 states and 84 countries around the world. The technology allows law enforcement to track predators, monitor their activities, prevent potential assaults, and make important arrests.
Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the nonprofit’s system has tracked 54 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by the CRC has aided in the arrest of 10,000 online predators and rescued over 2,300 abused children in the last four years alone. For more information, visit childrescuecoalition.org or call (561) 208-9000.