Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Wynyard Launches Solution for Evidence Examination

Wynyard Launches Solution for Rapid Examination of Digital Evidence from Seized Devices

Digital Evidence Investigator helps law enforcement and border control agencies convict criminals

Auckland, 12 June 2014 - Wynyard Group (NZX:WYN) has today launched its Digital Evidence Investigator software. The product helps law enforcement and border control agencies process and analyse complex digital evidence from mobile phones, laptops and other storage devices lawfully seized from persons of interest in a criminal investigation.

The software forensically extracts and processes data held on devices such as call and text records, emails, internet and social media history and images and videos whilst preserving all of the data in its original form. This preservation is critical if evidence is challenged when in a court of law.

When developing the Digital Evidence Investigator product, Wynyard Group VP Global Marketing, Saya Wahrlich, said Wynyard worked with police forces around the world about the challenges they face and built in key product features to help with areas such as minimising the number of objectionable images an investigator might need to view in a case.

“Wynyard’s solutions currently help some of the world’s largest national and trans-national agencies investigate crimes such as violent and sexual offences, drug trafficking and sex offences against children.

“The software has the ability to quickly and automatically identify objectionable material contained in images and videos using digital signatures. It can also connect to external databases to help identify, locate and rescue victims of child exploitation.

“By helping law enforcement agencies interrogate and analyse digital content more effectively they can be even more responsive in tackling offenders, stopping drug trafficking and protecting children from exploitation.”

Other tools inside the software provide the ability to easily and quickly analyse internet activity including social media, emails, instant messenger chats including Yahoo and Skype, browser history and Google searches and connect related evidence from other seized devices and data sources.

Globally, the volume of digital devices seized as part of an investigation is growing exponentially. This creates challenges for law enforcement agencies who currently require highly trained staff to process the device, uncover evidence and ensure legal integrity - a time consuming process often creating backlogs and delays, said Wahrlich.

“We understand that in some large cities there are more than 50,000 devices lawfully seized each year and with the increasing number of smart phone users this number continues to grow.

“Digital Evidence Investigator reduces dependency on forensic specialists by providing a comprehensive software solution designed for frontline personnel use. Specialists are freed up to focus on more complex or high profile cases.

“Wynyard’s software allows detectives and investigators to examine digital data enabling evidence from the device to be introduced into the investigation at an early stage and often while the suspect is still in custody.”

Wynyard Group brought the original technology from the New Zealand Police in 2012 and has since integrated it with its advanced crime analytics platform, creating a game changing product for the billion dollar global digital forensics market. Wynyard and New Zealand Police continue to work closely on new features and enhancements to the product that improve front-line productivity and capability.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news