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REFORM – A Digital Response


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The digital investigation community is well aware of how technology has influenced traditional policing. As the digital age engulfs us, policing is having to react to a fast and ever-changing world where digital and cyber can be both an enemy and a friend. Thursday 24 August 2017 saw a 46 page report released (not including

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CRYPTOCURRENCIES 2.0 – A deeper wealth of information…


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In last month’s blog we talked about the basics of Bitcoin, and how its simultaneous transparency and anonymity make it a unique opportunity for investigators. This month we’re continuing the cryptocurrency theme, taking a deeper look at Bitcoin itself, but firstly we are looking at the diverse world of alternative cryptocurrencies… Please note, if you

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CRYPTOCURRENCIES – a Bitcoin Guide


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In last month’s blog, we talked about ransomware and how lucrative it can be for its developers and distributors. We briefly touched on the method of payment often demanded by ransomware attacks – Bitcoin – and, following this, a number of you asked us to provide a simple and concise guide to this leading cryptocurrency.

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RANSOMWARE – Are You Prepared to Respond?


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2017 has been the year that the cyber attack has finally become mainstream news and discussed in the public… with 6 in 10 attacks being RANSOMWARE This year, one of the largest and most publicised ransomware outbreaks ever was seen, affecting nearly 200,000 individual accounts and changing the public’s view on how vulnerable their own systems

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Digital Investigation & Risk of Confirmation Bias


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We at Blue Lights Digital are passionate about raising awareness about key areas of investigation that can be of use to our clients and that can spark meaningful debate and interest. When we first began our blog back in 2015, we wrote about a subject that we find extremely interesting as it can be transferred

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Introduction to Drones


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Science Fiction is no longer fiction… Drones appear to be everywhere these days. They are no longer a technology of Sci-Fi. In the UK alone, they can be seen being used in mainstream media, their footage appearing on social media platforms, or they are even seen being used by children in the park as a

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Happy 2nd Birthday to Blue Lights Digital!


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We are only in May of 2017 and have already seen some exciting advances for our team at Blue Lights Digital… Firstly, we are now settled into our new offices, giving us a hub and base to continue developing whilst giving us a fantastic space to meet and work with clients. If you ever want

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Digital Investigation & Intelligence Awards 2017 hosted by BLUE LIGHTS DIGITAL


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During ICDDF 2017, Blue Lights Digital were proud to host the inaugural National Police Chiefs Council International Digital Intelligence and Investigations Awards. The awards celebrated excellence, innovation and progress across law enforcement, in addition to notable achievements in the fields of digital investigation and cyber capability. Members of the law enforcement community from both UK and international

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HMIC finds police forces ‘overwhelmed’ by digital evidence


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This morning the BBC published an article outlining that Police forces are ‘overwhelmed’ by digital evidence. It is available to view here Amongst the key findings in the report were; A recognised digital skills gap Unacceptable delays in the processing of digital devices in forensics Incapability to deal with the volume of data obtained A criticism of

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