Category: News

How CSAS helped to identify and convict a gang who defrauded pensioners

Elderly man on the phone

According to the National Crime Agency, fraud remains the most commonly experienced crime in the UK, with an estimated annual overall cost of £190 billion. West Yorkshire and Humberside Police used CSAS to assist in the investigation of a conspiracy to defraud six elderly victims out of £39,500. A team of six suspects travelled to… Read more »

UCL MSc Crime & Forensic Science research into Radio Frequency Surveys

UCL Crime Science

Digital forensics is a multifaceted and constantly evolving discipline that benefits from open research and shared knowledge, so we were delighted to be asked to be involved in some ground-breaking research conducted by Abigayil Hopkins-Flanagan as part of her MSc Crime and Forensic Science programme at University College London’s (UCL) Centre for the Forensic Sciences…. Read more »

National Crime Agency publishes strategic assessment of Serious & Organised Crime

NCA NSA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a comprehensive study of what it describes as ‘the deadliest threat facing the nation’ – Serious and Organised Crime (SOC). Its National Strategic Assessment (NSA) highlights the growth of child abuse, modern slavery, ‘County Lines’ drug supply and financial fraud. It estimates that SOC involves at least 181,000… Read more »

Join our new, free webinars from 7 June 2019

Free webinars for FA clients

In addition to providing full training on all our products, and courses on wide range of subjects, we also offer free webinars to our clients. These informal sessions provide an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills by exploring specialist topics in communications data analysis. Our live, virtual webinars are led by Joe Hoy, Martin… Read more »

CSAS in the (private) cloud

Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS

The cloud is changing the way that individuals and businesses share and store data and interact with applications. Adoption of cloud technologies within government organisations has been slower, but there appears to be a growing appetite for them and we’ve evolved CSAS to support ‘cloud deployment’. The traditional deployment model is for CSAS to be… Read more »

Martin Griffiths will attend Digital Media Investigator’s (DMI) Conference in May

DMI Conference

Forensic Analytics’ Sales Director, Martin Griffiths will attend the Digital Media Investigator’s (DMI) Conference on 21 & 22 May 2019 at the Oxford United Football Stadium. Organised by the College of Policing and The Investigator, this two-day conference offers an impressive line-up of experts who will provide tactics, best practice and hands-on, operational advice to help… Read more »

Group of eight sentenced for ‘boiler room’ fraud

Operation Vouch

A group of fraudsters from the East of England who conned more than 50 people out of millions of pounds were today (26 April 2019) sentenced to a combined total of 21 years in prison at Southwark Crown Court. The group ran a ‘boiler room’ scam from 2014 to 2016, convincing elderly and vulnerable people… Read more »

Our new training facility is now open

Training Courses

In response to growing demand, we have opened a new, dedicated training facility at FA HQ in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. With convenient access from the A1, M1 and M25, the centre is located half a mile from Letchworth Garden City train station, served by frequent rail services to London Kings Cross. The new training centre will… Read more »

The race to the cloud – but are all clouds equal?

Race to the cloud

The ‘cloud’ has transformed modern digital services – the ability to access resources that exist ‘out in the Internet somewhere’ without needing to have those services or resources physically located or installed on local devices has freed personal and business users alike from the tyranny of application update cycles and the fear of lost data…. Read more »

Winners of the International Digital Investigation & Intelligence Awards 2019

IDII Awards

For a third successive year, we were proud to support the IDII Awards, hosted by Blue Lights Digital and delivered annually with the NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) and the Digital Intelligence and Investigation Programme. The awards celebrate excellence, innovation and progress across law enforcement, in addition to notable achievements in the fields of digital… Read more »