Detego Global Unveils Game-Changing Xpress HashScan Mode For Faster Forensic Triage

Press Release: February 27, 2024

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Detego Global Unveils Game-Changing Xpress HashScan Mode For Faster Forensic Triage
HORSHAM, UK. 27th February 2024 – Detego Global, a leading provider of digital forensics, case management and endpoint monitoring solutions, has announced the launch of its revolutionary Xpress HashScan Mode, a feature designed to dramatically enhance digital forensic triage capabilities and swift decision making during on-scene and lab-based investigations. Included as a part of Detego Global’s acclaimed Field Triage module, this innovative mode helps teams identify investigation-critical data up to six times faster.

Crafted by incorporating insights from military and law enforcement experts, the Xpress HashScan Mode streamlines the evidence discovery process, ensuring the rapid identification of key images and videos across a range of investigations, including Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), and Indecent Images of Children (IIOC), as well as cases involving human trafficking and terrorism. This mode not only preserves the forensic integrity of evidence but also delivers unmatched accuracy levels by using universally recognised, court approved hash sets such MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256.

Sharing his thoughts on this new feature, the company’s technical sales engineer for North America and former senior law enforcement official, Mike Bates, said: “this mode transforms investigations by enabling the immediate discovery of crucial evidence through a simple plug-and-play USB drive. It helps investigators narrow down the devices that need deeper examination, and empowers teams to speed up case resolution. I know, from my experience in law enforcement, that this capability is ideal for the ICAC, IIOC and CSAM investigations.”

The introduction of Xpress HashScan further bolsters Detego Field Triage’s capabilities, which include unrivalled keyword and hash matching capabilities, a globally patented visual alert system that provides real-time alerts, automation, and the ability to swiftly extract usernames and passwords.

Andy Lister, Managing Director of Detego Global, emphasised the importance of such innovations in today’s fast-evolving digital landscape, “Investigators need every advantage they can get in the field and in the lab. The Xpress HashScan Mode addresses the demand for rapid insights from data on computers, laptops, servers and loose media. It enhances the efficiency and precision of investigations, even under the most time-sensitive and high-pressure conditions. This innovation is a testament to our commitment to working with professionals within the digital forensics and incident response space to create easy-to-use solutions that provide impactful insights.”

Designed for versatility and ease of deployment, Field Triage offers customisable keyword and hash options to suit a broad spectrum of investigations, from terrorism and financial crime to human trafficking and ICAC, IIOC, CSAM. This adaptability ensures that Field Triage remains an essential tool in combating a wide range of crimes. Field Triage also provides investigators with access to crucial databases like the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) and Project VIC to easily pinpoint millions of previously identified ICAC, CSAM and IIOC material.

The solution is designed to evolve with changing data landscapes, device technologies and encryption methods, all while minimising the need for additional training and reducing skill fade among users. It also helps bridge the critical gap between the rapid proliferation of digital devices and the slower growth of digital forensics expertise.

The Xpress HashScan Mode is only part of the extensive product roadmap planned out by Detego Global in its bid to empower investigators in the military, law enforcement and corporate sectors with cutting-edge solutions that eliminate backlogs and accelerate the delivery of justice.

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