We are on the road again next week to go meet customers, partners, and friends. Come see us in Bern, Switzerland at the IT Forensic Investigator Conference, and in Florence, Italy at the DFRWS EU Conference. We also have a workshop at each event, so don’t miss those! Read below for details on each event.
IT Forensic Investigator Conference
When: March 21, 2018
Where: Stade de Suisse, Papiermühlestrasse 71,3014 Bern, Switzerland
Why: This event is organized by the Swiss Federal Police and Arina AG for all government IT-Forensic Investigators in Switzerland.
The Proper Use of Images and Videos as Evidence
Presenter: Stefano Bianchi
March 21, 14:15 – 15:00, Raum 3 Sky Lounge vorne (4. OG)
Photos and videos have always been valuable sources of evidence. Images from CCTV, body-worn cameras, dash cams and mobile devices can now be easily acquired and enhanced, but also manipulated. This can lead to breaks in the chain of custody or questions surrounding the admissibility. Relying on tools that follow a scientific methodology ensures the integrity of the digital evidence through the use of forensic workflows starting from the acquisition, to the restoration, enhancement, and the writing of the report for use in the courtroom. During this workshop, you will learn about some of these workflows, using Amped FIVE, a software for forensic image and video enhancement, identifying their compatibility within the image and video forensic community.
DFRWS EU 2018
When: March 21-23, 2018
Where: Convito Della Calza – Oltrarno Meeting Center, Florence, Italy
Why: Amped Software is a proud sponsor of this event that fosters transdisciplinary approaches to address emerging challenges in digital forensics by bringing together innovative researchers, developers, and practitioners from around the globe.
Image and Video Forensics: Enhancement and Analysis
Presenter: Martino Jerian (Amped Software) and Sebastiano Battiato (University of Catania)
March 21, 21:30 – 12:30, Room B
Video analysis is one of the most fascinating fields of digital and media forensics, but there’s much more to it than simply enhancing a picture. This workshop will introduce the attendees to the field of forensic image and video analysis and will provide a summary of all the steps needed to get evidence out of the source (typically a digital video recorder or a digital camera), extract parts of interest, properly enhance them, take measurements, and prepare the results for presentation in the courtroom. The attendees of the workshop will learn how to enhance and analyze images with the software Amped FIVE, using it on some practical cases. The argument of image authenticity will be briefly introduced at the end of the session with a few practical examples with the software Amped Authenticate. Requirements: Attendees of the workshop must bring their own computers for the hands-on practical exercises. A Windows system, either native or virtualized, must be available. The instructors will provide fully functional versions of the software and casework examples on USB drives.