Vogon announces new capabilities in mobile phone forensics

Oxford, 7th April 2005 ─ Vogon International has enhanced its forensic services with extended capabilities in mobile phone investigation. Dedicated tools have already been developed to enable evidentially sound investigation of SIM cards, and the company will provide a solution for investigating data held in built-in memory – the area that presents the largest challenge to forensic investigators in the field of electronics.

The service will primarily be of interest to law enforcement agencies and legal firms, but increasingly may also be required by organisations whose employees use mobile phones owned by the company. Evidence emanating from mobile phones falls mainly into two areas: data held on the hardware associated with the phone, and information resulting from call analysis. Vogon is helping shape the standards relating to both types of evidence.

Rick Yeomans, Senior Computer Investigator at Vogon, said "Compared to other areas of electronic forensics, this area is still in its infancy. Mobile phones are largely proprietary, and common standards are a long way off. Due to the difficulties currently associated with analysing mobile phones, such evidence presented in court must normally be complemented by additional, more well-established types of evidence. Vogon’s strength is that we are experts in the capture and analysis of data from all computer-based technology, so we can provide a service that spans all of the electronic devices implicated in each particular case".

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