Magnet Forensics & CRC Integrate Technology
- By Business Wire
- June 11, 2018
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.