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CM Solicitors Testimonial – Digital Forensics Seminar

CYFOR Technical Manager Matt Lashley hosted a digital forensics seminar for CM Solicitors.

The aim of the seminar was to inform and educate the firm’s criminal solicitors on a range of more obscure investigative techniques that they may not be aware of, including:

  • Understanding social media – The reliability of its evidence.
  • What is an IP address and what does it mean to your investigation?
  • What evidence can be gleaned from router interrogation?
  • What is a wi-fi survey and how can it assist your case?
  • Obscure entries within call data records (CDRs).
  • Has your relevant digital evidence been disclosed properly?
  • Identifying lines of enquiry that have been missed or omitted by the police.

CM Solicitors Testimonial

Further to our conversation this morning, both myself and the team that I supervise found Matt Lashley’s presentation of your digital services extremely informative. In terms of the scope of investigations for electronic evidence, it has opened our eyes to the potential deficiencies of the Crown’s case. Especially in such situations were either a defendant directly challenges assertions made by the Crown, or alternatively where the Crown draw conclusions on the involvement of a defendant in an offence via tracking / cell site / DDR evidence.  Mr. Lashley’s overview of the pitfalls of router evidence and spoof texting was also enlightening.  Following on from the seminar my team are revisiting their current cases to review prosecution evidence and we have already potentially identified at least one case involving cell site / movements and assertions made by the Crown from such evidence about an individual’s involvement where Mr. Lashley may be able to help. Once again, many thanks to you and Matt for the presentation.

Noel Griffiths – Solicitor

About Matt Lashley

A former detective with 14 years’ experience in the police, Matt heads up all Digital Media Investigations and training seminars. His cell site expertise was instrumental in the sentencing of the perpetrators in Operation Kinross – the investigation into the widely publicised murder of Sadie Hartley.

About CYFOR’s Training Seminars

Arranged at your convenience, CYFOR provide complimentary training seminars for your law firm. Our experts can come to your offices and cover a range of informative topics, demonstrating what data can be retrieved and how this evidence can be instrumental to your case.

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