DIGITAL EVIDENCE INVESTIGATOR AND SERIOUS & ORGANISED CRIME CASE STUDY


Wynyard’s serious and organised crime analytics and digital evidence investigator solutions were deployed in an ongoing high profile, highly secure trans-national crime and corruption investigation. Faced with complex security restrictions and a backlog of digital devices with huge amounts of unstructured data requiring investigation, agencies managing the investigation were under intense pressure.

The significant volume of both structured and unstructured data, combined with complex privacy, disclosure and dissemination rules led to a backlog of hundreds of seized digital devices, and millions of unprocessed documents containing valuable evidence and intelligence, including emails. Each device was subject to complex legal proceedings regarding access, privacy, the linking of data from other sources, dissemination internally within the investigation and legal disclosure.

n this case serious and organised crime analytics and digital evidence investigator solutions were deployed together. This allowed investigators to rapidly clear the backlog of devices in a forensically safe manner using Wynyard's digital device analytics. At the same time, using Wynyard's serious and organised crime analytics, analysts were able to extract meaningful intelligence from the significant volume of data through the extraction of entities, visualisation of connections, and identification of patterns. This intelligence was used to provide investigators with new leads, enabling them to explore potential relationships and verify inferred connections.