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Digital Detective first came into being in 2002 and has been providing quality software, resources and support to the worldwide digital forensic community ever since. The Forensic Forum now has in excess of 5,000 users and is a valuable resource for Digital Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics and Digital CCTV Forensics. Our forensic software has in excess of 7,500 users worldwide.


In 2002, Digital Detective released NetAnalysis, a software product designed specifically for the forensic computing community, for the extraction and analysis of internet trace evidence. This software is in use by law enforcement agencies and companies worldwide and comes with a comprehensive manual detailing evidence extraction and analysis techniques.


Since its release, this software has become more advanced and now offers the examiner greater functionality when it comes to extracting and analysing Internet trace evidence. The software also has an extractor for recovering Internet history from image files, binary dumps and write protected drives. It was the first forensic software to recover deleted Internet trace data and the first to rebuild pages from the cache. It is the industry standard for the forensic analysis of browser trace evidence.

 

 

 

R. Craig Wilson  MSc MBCS CITP

With 18 years law enforcement experience, Craig headed one of the largest police Digital Forensic Units in the United Kingdom and has over 10 years experience in the field of digital forensics. 

He is the Managing Director of Digital Detective Group and primarily responsible for the day to day running of the company and the implementation of the companies strategic business plan.  He is also a digital forensic research scientist and software engineer.

He has been involved in hundreds of investigations involving the extraction and analysis of digital evidence and has managed the digital evidence collection plans for serious cases involving terrorism, murder, rape, robbery, drugs distribution, fraud, counterfeiting and paedophilia.

He has regularly lectured in the field of computer forensics at the Centre for National High Tech Crime Training in the UK where he developed the 3 day browser module for the Advanced Forensic Internet Traces course.  He has also acted as a digital forensic consultant to other law enforcement agencies.  He has been involved in the development and delivery of forensic courses in the UK, United States and Europe.

In 2000, Craig was involved with the US Department of Justice/National Institute of Justice as a member of the Technical Working Group tasked with developing a Guide for First Responders to Electronic Crime Scenes. 

In 2002 he was involved in the re-drafting of the ACPO Good Practice Guide for Computer Based Electronic Evidence. 

In 2004, he was a member of the Technical Working Group involved in another DOJ/NIJ publication entitled “Investigations Involving the Internet and Computer Networks”. 

He was involved with the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (CRFP) as an applicant assessor prior to CRFP being discontinued.  He is currently a member of the Digital Forensics Specialist Group working with the Forensic Science Regulator in creating quality standards for forensic science across the United Kingdom.

Craig holds a First Class Honours, Master of Science degree in Forensic Computing from University College Dublin.  He is a Professional member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional.  He is a member of the board of directors for the Institute of Computer Forensic Professionals and has previously served as a committee member for F3 (First Forensic Forum).

 

Tina McDonald  BSc(Hons) MSc MBCS

Tina has been involved in the forensic recovery of digital evidence since 2005 and prior to joining Digital Detective Group, she was employed as a Digital Forensic Analyst with Kent Police Digital Forensics Unit.

Tina has now joined Digital Detective Group as a Director and will be managing the research and implementation of new software projects.

She has been trained in advanced digital forensics from establishments such as the National Hi-Tech Crime Training Centre based in the Specialist Law Enforcement Training Centre, the Centre for Forensic Computing at the Defence College of Management and Technology at Cranfied University and from Guidance Software, the manufacturers of the forensic software EnCase.

Tina has also been trained in mobile phone forensics and holds .XRY and XACT Certification from Micro Systemation.  Whilst with Kent Police, Tina played a key role in the research and development of a mobile phone forensic capability and successfully managed the proof of concept pilot.

Tina graduated from Hull University with a Bachelor of Science Joint Honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.  Since graduating, she has worked as a professional software engineer with over 20 years experience in this field.

Tina's experience includes working as a software engineer for Racal Research, Orbitel Mobile Communications, GEC Marconi and Group 4 Securicor.  She has been involved in a variety of projects, including ASIC design, defence radio communications, GSM and PCN digital mobile communications and GPS satellite navigation systems.  She also played a major part in the design and development of a European wide security bureau which monitored automatic vehicle location (AVL) and proof of presence (POP) tracking devices.

She has detailed knowledge in all areas of the software development process, her work having involved such activities as requirements capture, specification, design, implementation, testing, customer acceptance and end user support. She has also managed software development projects and supervised a large team of software engineers.

In addition to her Bachelor of Science degree, Tina recently graduated from University College Dublin with a First Class Honours, Master of Science degree in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation.  She is also a professional member of the British Computer Society.

 

 

 

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