Aug 292021
Introduction to CS and IT for Digital Forensics Professionals

Project LEADER concludes its 8-week training course: Foundations of Computer Science& Info Technology. Covering aspects of forensic analysis of digital devices to enhance #DigitalForensics #Capabilities Our thanks to instructors @ucddublin & our INTERPOL MC participants. — INTERPOL Training (@INTERPOL_CBT) August 27, 2021 I am delighted to say that we (DigitalFIRE) have just completed a […]

Jul 112019
Dr. Pavel Gladyshev speaks about digital forensics on Channel News Asia

Last week DFIRE participated in Inteprol World 2019 in Singapore. It was a great event with a truly global reach focusing on connecting international police forces for a safe World, and promoting enchanted cooperation between law enforcement, academia, and private sector.  Unlike the previous Interpol World 2017, the bulk of discussion was organised into so-called […]

Mar 312017
DFIRE Forensic Prolog

Introduction Digital forensic examiners rely on software tools to analyze digital evidence and answer investigative questions. Although the ability to create custom software is not required in every investigation, it is important to be able to automate repetitive processing tasks. A variety of general-purpose programming languages is used for that purpose ranging from C and Bash scripting, […]

Feb 122016
Open Forensic Devices

Cybercrime has been a growing concern for the past two decades. What used to be the responsibility of specialist national police has become routine work for regional and district police. Unfortunately, funding for law enforcement agencies is not growing as fast as the amount of digital evidence. In this paper, we present a forensic platform […]

May 202015
Virtual Crime Scene Simulator (VCSS)

Imagine the following scenario: an inexperienced law enforcement officer enters a crime scene and – on finding a USB key on a potential suspect – inserts it into a nearby Windows desktop computer hoping to find some information which may help an on-going investigation. The desktop crashes and all data on the USB key and […]

Apr 102015
Dr. Pavel Gladyshev speaks about digital forensics on RTE Prime Time

Digital forensic evidence played a vital role in the recent conviction of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Detectives and staff of An Garda Siochana and its Cyber Crime Investigation Unit played a vital role in the investigation. Many of them have studied digital forensics and cybercrime investigation at University College Dublin. Dr. […]

Aug 182014
Wearable technology: Big companies get involved in Big Brother-style monitoring of staff

  A nice article (that our researcher Lee Tobin contributed to) in The Irish Times newspaper on how wearable technology might impact our working lives. Here is an excerpt: ” …Wearable technologies are nothing new. The Google Glass consumer-oriented product allows owners to do many of the things they could do on their tablet with a pair […]

Aug 062014
Reverse engineering a CCTV system, a case study

A paper Lee Tobin, Ahmed Shosha and Pavel Gladyshev wrote has just been accepted to the Digital Investigation journal, it details an efficient and time economical way of reverse engineering a piece of hardware (a CCTV system in this case study paper). Title: Reverse engineering a CCTV system, a case study. Abstract: Given a disk image of a […]

Jan 012014
DigitalFIRE Mutual Legal Assistance Study

Please help DigitalFIRE Labs understand the current state of Mutual Legal Assistance Requests relating to digital evidence, and be entered for a chance to win a FIREBrick write-blocker or an Amazon gift card. The survey on Mutual Legal Assistance Requests Concerning Digital Evidence can be found here: This survey has been commissioned by the United Nations Office […]