A podcast dedicated to Exterro's Forensics product, FTK. We'll spend time interviewing digital forensics experts, current clients, and other forensics professionals to give our audience an in-depth overview of our platform's total capabilities.
Ep. 17: Forensic Review Powered by Microsoft Azure and FTK
Justin and Lynne sit down with David Williams from the Microsoft Public Safety & Justice team to take a deeper look into Microsoft Azure cloud solutions and how we're partnering with them (and winning awards) to dramatically improve productivity for first responders and law enforcement agencies, allowing them to solve cases faster and take criminals off the street. David sheds light on Microsoft's goals and motives for transforming the forensic review space, and how partners like Exterro are helping them carry out their vision. It's time to change your outdated perceptions of the cloud and learn why the move to "digital policing in the cloud" is happening faster than you think!
Ep. 16: How Semantics 21 is Transforming CSAM Image Categorization
Forensic investigations involving CSAM (Child Sexual Abuse Material) and the process of reviewing and categorizing these kinds of explicit images can be emotionally draining. Semantics 21 realized they could help! They used AI technology to build a better tool for CSAM investigators to protect their mental health while reviewing and categorizing evidence. Justin sits down with Tom Oldroyd at Semantics 21 to uncover the remarkable way they've reshaped the CSAM workflow, and how they work with CAID UK, Project Vic, FTK, and a few sources that might surprise you!
Ep. 15: Creating the Next Generation of Digital Forensics Experts
With over 700K open cybersecurity jobs in the US alone, how do we train the next generation of forensics professionals to take the reins? Recorded live at the HTCIA conference in Atlantic City, NJ, Justin Tolman sits down with some special guests who are just beginning or advancing their DFIR journeys. See the world of digital forensics through the eyes of four cybersecurity students and their professor, Glenn Goe, at Stark State College in Canton, Ohio. Interested in connecting with Glenn about his forensics curriculum? Email him at GGoe@starkstate.edu
Ep. 14: DFIR Life after Law Enforcement
In this week's episode, Justin sits down with Dan Sumpter of Exterro, Chris DeLeon of Texas Central Bank, and Amanda Fields of Blue Cross Blue Shield, to talk about making the transition to digital forensics careers after working in law enforcement. With over 50 years of law enforcement experience combined, this group discusses the strengths from their public sector careers that gave them an advantage when transitioning into private DFIR investigations. They dive into team dynamics, data acquisition, remote work, zero trust obligations, and even reporting.
Ep 13: Going Beyond The Button with Brett Shavers
If you follow Justin’s forensic content on YouTube, then you know how he insists on having a broader understanding of digital forensics than just how a forensic tool works. This week’s guest is a big supporter of that mentality! Justin and Lynne talk with Brett Shavers of DFIR Training about the advantages of learning digital forensics at a deeper level, and his art of "Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard." Hear how Brett has used digital forensics technology to solve murders, investigate cybercrime, and write a few books about it. Plus get a sneak peek into Brett's upcoming book (spoiler: it involves government corruption, planted evidence and political prisoners!)
Ep 12: Police Investigations Move to the Cloud
This week Justin and Lynne talk with John Price of the West Midlands Police in the UK. John has pioneered the first cloud-based digital forensics platform powered by FTK Central in Microsoft Azure. With nearly 7,000 officers able to work cases remotely and upload evidence directly to the cloud, criminal forensic investigation tasks that previously took days to complete are now almost instantaneous. Hear how John has paved the way for law enforcement agencies to collaborate to clear case backlogs and secure faster convictions, bringing closure to victims and their families.