Cellebrite Initiative Addresses Growing Challenge in Preparing Trial Witness Testimonies on Mobile Evidence

Announced During National Cyber Crime Conference, New Resources on Mobile Evidence Extraction and Analysis Provide Toolkit for U.S. Prosecutors and Law Enforcement

Apr 28, 2014, 11:08 ET from Cellebrite

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellebrite, the leading developer and provider of mobile data forensic solutions, announced today new resources designed to address the challenges prosecutors face as they prepare witness testimonies involving mobile forensic evidence. Released during the National Cyber Crime Conference, these new resources will serve as a much-needed toolkit for prosecutors as they prepare investigators and digital evidence forensic examiners to be trial witnesses.

Due to the prevalence of cell phone usage among consumers, mobile data evidence is now more critical than ever in criminal investigations and trials. However, judges, juries and sometimes attorneys themselves have difficulty understanding, or have misperceptions about, the nature of mobile devices, digital evidence and/or digital forensics.

Therefore, attorneys must be ready to meet legal challenges to mobile forensic evidence's admissibility as scientific evidence. This includes preparing trial witness testimonies on mobile data extraction, preservation, and analysis processes, as well as addressing specific tests based on their state's Daubert or Frye standards. To address the pressing need for education in the market, Cellebrite's latest resources offer attorneys, law enforcement officials and forensic examiners supplemental tools and knowledge to properly tackle these key issues.

As part of this initiative, Cellebrite offers the following resources:

"These new resources are supplemental to the standardized certification training that we recommend all examiners to take," said Jim Grady, CEO, Cellebrite USA. "This Mock Trial and its complementary white papers will help prosecutors to shore up what examiners learn through training, and more effectively address any challenges to the admissibility of their mobile device evidence at trial."

Visit the Cellebrite Booth (#11-12) at the National Cyber Crime Conference during April 28-30, 2014. Cellebrite will also host an on-site networking reception for conference attendees at Zachariah's (Four Points Sheraton) on Tuesday, April 29 from 5:00pm7:00pm ET. Additionally, Ronen Engler, senior manager of technology and innovation at Cellebrite, will present the following sessions during the conference:

  • "Dealing with Persistent Smartphone Forensic Challenges"
    Tuesday, April 29 from 3:30pm4:45pm ET
  • "Using Intelligence Methods in Mobile Forensic Examinations"
    Wednesday, April 30 from 9:50am11:00am ET

About UFED

Cellebrite's UFED provides cutting-edge solutions for physical, logical and file system extraction of data and passwords from thousands of legacy and feature phones, smartphones, portable GPS devices, and tablets with ground-breaking physical extraction capabilities for the world's most popular platforms – BlackBerry®, iOS, Android, Nokia, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm and more.

The extraction of vital evidentiary data includes call logs, phonebook, text messages (SMS), pictures, videos, audio files, ESN IMEI, ICCID and IMSI information and more.

About Cellebrite

Founded in 1999, Cellebrite is a global company known for its technological breakthroughs in the cellular industry. A world leader and authority in mobile data technology, Cellebrite established its mobile forensics division in 2007, with the Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED). Cellebrite's range of mobile forensic products, UFED Series, enable the bit-for-bit extraction and in-depth decoding and analysis of data from thousands of mobile devices, including feature phones, smartphones, portable GPS devices, tablets and phones manufactured with Chinese chipsets.

Cellebrite's UFED Series is the prime choice of forensic specialists in law enforcement, military, intelligence, corporate security and eDiscovery agencies in more than 100 countries.

Cellebrite is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a listed Japanese company (6736/JQ)  www.ufedseries.com.

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