FLARE - New forensic intelligence tool speeds up digital investigations
CCL-Forensics develops software tool to view, filter and search large amounts of data from multiple mobile phone exhibits.
A new tool, which will revolutionise the way investigators analyse data from mobile phones, has been developed by programmers at CCL-Forensics.
Currently, investigators have to trawl through pages of reports - sometimes hundreds of pages – before finding the data what is important for the case. When there are many phones in a case, this mountain of data (whether printed or electronic) can quickly become unmanageable – and proving associations between each exhibit is a cumbersome and time consuming exercise.
Even if this data is presented in electronic format, it is still “dumb data” which requires a large amount of manual intervention.
To combat this long-standing problem, CCL-Forensics has developed FLARE – a tool which allows data from multiple phones to be collated, viewed and organised in a single application.
Flare is free to all UK Law Enforcement Agencies for which CCL-Forensics carries out mobile phone data extraction. Once the data has been extracted, the forensic analyst creates a single FLARE database file, which the investigator then analyses using an intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface.