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A SDC is defined as an unmanned ground vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Other common terms are driverless car, autonomous car, and robotic car. In 2018, self-driving cars will begin to their transition from carefully-monitored prototypes into a deliverable product that is capable of real and practical work. This type of disruptive innovation is always the result of the convergence of a series of factors. In this case, two demographic forces are driving the demand for SDCs. The first are the Baby Boomers the second are The Millennials.

Email is the lifeblood of any organization; as data is transmitted so is the ability to capture it as evidence. With any email processing there are a simple few rules to follow that allow you to get the maximum amount of data. First, always keep the data in the original structure if possible. Not all email archives keep all the data in a single file, they spread it out over a directory structure, so maintaining that structure can be crucial to being able to process that archive. Second, don’t run other repair functions prior to processing as this can cause your mail archives to become corrupt.

Guest Blogger: Chief Todd A. Faulkner, Hinsdale Police Department

One of the biggest barriers for every investigator is locked devices. We hear countless suggestions that are about tools, but what about adjustments in techniques for seizure that can work with any tool. For example, with Android version 5.0 Lollipop, the “Smart Lock” was included in this update and the issues start there with unlocking these devices. However, it did not lock out paired devices with the smartphone.

Some people are intimidated when they hear the words ‘cloud’ and ‘digital evidence,’ and immediately start to worry. There is not as much to worry about as one might believe when it comes to actually collecting the data. The worry comes into play on the legal restrictions that you might have to accessing the data.

Mobile forensics is not only limited to being used for processing evidence, it can also be used to do audits of devices and security checks for vulnerabilities. Using the Mobile Evidence Comparer function in the E3 Platform is one of those features that has multiple functions. This quick training will walk you through the use of the Mobile Case Comparer wizard and associated functions.