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Amped Software is one of EMEA’s Fastest-Growing Technology Companies

We are proud to announce that Amped Software ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program, now in its seventeenth year, is an objective
industry ranking that recognizes the fastest-growing technology companies in EMEA. This
year’s list featured 18 countries, including Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, the
Netherlands, Turkey and the UK. This year’s winners were selected based on percentage
fiscal-year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016. Amped Software placed 5th in the local
ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in Italy.

“As founder of Amped Software, I am really proud that we have been acknowledged as
one of EMEA’s and Italy’s fastest growing companies in 2017. When I started the
company, I set a single objective: to develop the worldwide industry leading software for all
image and video processing needs for forensics and investigations,” said Amped Software
Founder and CEO, Martino Jerian. “The challenge was to create something unique for a
very specific type of client, aiming to be the best in the world. It was a very ambitious goal
and certainly a bit crazy, but clear and simple. And here we are today! A big thank you to
the team that believed in my vision and allowed me to develop it to the fullest.” Continue reading

Investigating Image Authenticity

This article, published in Evidence Technology Magazine, takes a look at two cases involving the authentication of digital images and the importance of the questions asked of the analyst during those investigations. It looks at how authentication software, such as Amped Authenticate has been designed with a structured workflow, to locate the puzzle pieces required to assist in answering those questions.

Read the full article here.

Only a matter of time until fake evidence leads to false convictions

With the rise of the digital age can experts trust that photographic evidence is legitimate?

Sophie Garrod, from Police Oracle, writes about how a growing number of forensic and counter-terrorism units are getting on board with pioneering image authentication software.

Approximately a third of UK forces have invested in Amped Software products – including Amped Authenticate, an all in one computer programme which can detect doctored images.

Forensic image departments, counter-terrorism units, and government departments say they are saving time and money by sending detectives on a short training course in the software.

Read the full article here to learn more.

Retrieving Evidence from CCTV

Acquiring evidence from a digital camera or a smartphone is more or less relatively easy to do. Images are usually in standard JPEG format and videos in MP4 or some other format that most players can read. But what is the best way to retrieve and handle CCTV footage to ensure it stands up to the scrutiny in the courtroom? There are numerous possibilities and it depends on where the video is actually recorded.

To learn more, read the article by Martino Jerian, Amped CEO and Founder, published in Lawyer Monthly.

Come see us at the WIFS event in Rennes France

The Amped Software team is in Rennes France this week for the 9th IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2017. 

WIFS is the primary annual event organised by the IEEE Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Its major objective is to bring together researchers from relevant disciplines to exchange new ideas and the latest results and to discuss emerging challenges in different areas of information security.

WIFS 2017 will feature keynote lectures, tutorials, and technical sessions. Topics of interest broadly include (but are not limited to): Forensics Analysis, Biometrics, Secure Communication, Multimedia Security, Information Theoretic Security, Cybersecurity, Hardware Security, Surveillance, Network Security, Applied Cryptography (See the Program of the week).

WIFS is one of the highest level conferences worldwide in the field of image authentication. Given that everything we do is backed by science, and that all new features and tools are based on scientific research, it’s very important for us to be present at events like this and also to be a sponsor of this event.

Amped Software is having a demo session today on Forensic Image and Video Enhancement and Authentication.

If you missed it, don’t worry! We will be around all day today and tomorrow too.

See you there!

The Authenticate Countdown to Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas is coming! To celebrate that Christmas is almost here we will share a daily tip and trick on how to authenticate your digital photo evidence with Amped Authenticate.

Follow us daily on our social networks in the month of December as we open the 24 doors of our Authenticate Advent Calendar. The countdown starts now!

#AuthenticateChristmas

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google PlusYouTube

You can also visit our website daily as we open the doors of our Advent Calendar here.

Seeing Beyond the Image

Martino Jerian, Amped CEO and Founder, examines context, content, and format of images. From the images and the context in which they are used we can obtain a lot of information that is not visible with the naked eye, and for what is visible with the naked eye, can we trust it? The process of authenticating an image is a mix of technical and investigative elements. This article looks at how to perform a complete image analysis.

Read the article published in the Digital Forensics magazine.

Amped and Griffeye together at Milipol Paris

This year, we will attend Milipol Paris together with our integration partner, Griffeye.

Come visit the Amped and Griffeye team in Hall 6, Aisle A, Booth 148 (it’s a big event!) to see for yourself how the integrated solutions work.

More about the partnership

Griffeye’s Analyze DI and Analyze CS can be used to handle large volumes of images and videos, filter irrelevant digital files, prioritise, correlate and identify the most pertinent material in investigations. Amped FIVE, Amped Authenticate and Amped DVRConv enable in-depth analysis of images and videos, convert unplayable videos to standard formats, detect tampering of material, and enhance quality of video files to provide an overview of any content requiring further analysis. Using an open API, images and videos can now be passed between Griffeye and Amped, removing the labour intensive process of bringing evidence separately into each application.

More about Milipol Paris

Milipol Paris, the leading event for homeland security is organized under the patronage of the French Ministry of Interior. It is an official event carried out in partnership with the French National Police and Gendarmerie, Civil Defence Service, French Customs, City Police, Interpol, etc.

Sectors in Milipol Paris

Data protection – Information and Communication systems / Economic and Industrial Intelligence / Systems integration / Risk analysis and management / CBRN / Civil Defence / Forensic science services / Law enforcement / Anti-terrorism – Special Forces / Protection of industrial and sensitive sites / Fight against organised crime / Security of public places – Urban Security / Transport security / Port and airport security – Border control / Road safety / Security of financial systems / Prison sector / Oil and gas sector

Fore more information: https://en.milipol.com/

The Importance of Using Images as Evidence

How many cases have you worked on lately that involved video footage or a photo as evidence? Are you really sure everything possible has been done regarding the proper use of those images for investigations and if they have been exploited to their full potential? Are you really sure that images and videos have been properly validated and are not the result of some tampering? Was the image of sufficient quality to prove or disprove some testimony? Has the image and video been analyzed by an expert with the proper tools?

These, and many more, are the question we will try to answer in our monthly column in the Lawyer Monthly magazine.

There’s a lot to know and to discuss, and in this brief overview we don’t expect you to become an expert, but at least we hope to point you in the right direction for further study.

Read the first issue:  The Importance of Using Images as Evidence

Come visit us in Abu Dhabi at the GCC Forensic Science Conference

In partnership with the Abu Dhabi police, the GCC Forensic Science Conference and Exhibition, taking place 14-16 November at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi, will showcase the latest equipment and services as well as provide education, best practices, training and networking.

The GCC Forensic Science Conference aims to focus on the entire investigation journey, from the crime scene to the courtroom. The event offers a unique 360 view of the forensics industry, including lab equipment, crime scene, digital investigation, and forensic pathology.

In addition to the conference, a small exhibition will feature suppliers offering market-leading products to the entire forensics industry.

Come visit the Amped Software team at booth #9 for your personal demo of our leading image and video forensic products.

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