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Mobile forensic trends for 2013
28 January 2013
Cellebrite has announced a list of top trends in mobile forensics that will shape the year ahead.
One major prediction is that the need for mobile forensic tools providing support for Windows 8 will increase in the New Year.
From the increasing use of mobile evidence to challenges stemming from the rise in tougher encryption methods, there are a number of areas that will demand the attention of mobile forensics profession
Cellebrite Other key trends include:
- The continued rise of bring your own device
- Devices that provide the ability to extract critical data stored in apps
- Mobile devices and the data they contain will take centre stage in both civil and criminal investigations in the year ahead
- Malware on smartphone platforms and tablets will increase exponentially
- The regulatory and legislative landscape will remain uncertain
- Data breaches via mobile will rise.
“From the increasing use of mobile evidence to challenges stemming from the rise in tougher encryption methods, there are a number of areas that will demand the attention of mobile forensics professionals in the year ahead,” said Ron Serber, Cellebrite co-CEO. “As the industry continues to evolve, it will be critical for the law enforcement community, as well as the enterprise, to invest in proper training and ensure that their budgets allow them to meet the growing demand for comprehensive device analysis and data extraction.”