INVESTIGATIONS

 

We have a specialist team of investigators, collectively pulling together their extensive backgrounds within National Crime Agency, military, analytics, policing and commercial enterprise.

 

Our strong, established investigation capability is strategy-driven to deliver robust results.

 

We are able to assist in all areas of the UK and also have considerable experience investigating internationally.

 

Our specialists have proven investigative backgrounds in:

  • Crime
  • Civil
  • Defence
  • Director Disputes
  • Employment
  • Human Resource Investigation (HR)
  • Insurance
  • Professional Standards
  • Private Investigation
  • Fraud
  • Economic Crime
  • Crypto
  • Crypto Analytics
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Media Investigation
  • Call Data Analytics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Forensic Data Recovery
  • Mobile Phone Forensics
  • Computer Forensics
  • Tablet Forensics
  • Drone Flight Forensics
  • Cyber Crime
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Analytics
  • Surveillance

Our investigators are all Security Cleared (SC) and your information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

 

PRODUCTS

 

Datapilot logo

BLD is a distributor of DataPilot 10, a rugged and portable device that enables immediate mobile device capture in the field. Collect mobile device data from suspects, victims, witnesses or for litigation hold requests without sending their device to the lab. Review only the data you need, right on-scene, so you can make informed decisions quickly, without delay.

HancomWITH logo

BLD is a partner of HancomWITH, a research group that leads the world in the field of mobile and digital forensics.  The mobile and digital forensics solution, MD-SERIES, is a complete mobile and digital forensic product line for data extraction and analysis with integrated cutting-edge mobile forensic technology, supporting any type of mobile device, and has been provided to hundreds of global investigative agencies since 2005.

ForensIQ ONE logo

With ForensIQ One’s “Case Investigator”, users can gather data and information from multiple sources into one tool that aggregates all the data, compare and search for differences and similarities, link entities and present results in one report.

Evolve logo

BLUE LIGHTS EVOLVE is a trusted source of initial training, continual professional development and resources for an effective digital investigator.

EVOLVE is revolutionising the way organisations are able to deliver clear, concise and current digital support to their first responders and investigators through:

Decypher logo

BLUE LIGHTS DECYPHER is a major advance in communications data analysis.

This platform combines an innovative and simple user interface developed by Blue Lights Digital and the power of our CDAN software (class leading automatic evidential comms data processing and reporting) to enable immediate CDR processing and reporting as a ‘pay as you go’ cloud service.

Chainalysis product logo

Cryptocurrency gives criminals new ways to evade detection. Our partner, Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, provides compliance and investigation software to the world’s leading banks, businesses, and governments. Their software helps investigators identify and stop bad actors who use cryptocurrencies for illicit activity such as money laundering, terrorist financing, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and more. As experts in financial crime and economic analysis, they empower customers to derive insights they can act on. Subscribe to the Chainalysis newsletter to find data-driven content on cryptocurrency markets, regulation, and developments.

 

HANCOM WITH

 

Hancom WITH

We Empower Your Investigation!

BLD is a partner of HancomWITH, a research group that leads the world in the field of mobile and digital forensics. The mobile and digital forensics solution, MD-SERIES, is a complete mobile and digital forensic product line for data extraction and analysis with integrated cutting-edge mobile forensic technology, supporting any type of mobile device, and has been provided to hundreds of global investigative agencies since 2005.

MD-Series Products

HancomWITH MD Series boxes

MD-LIVE

Data extraction on a wide variety of mobile and digital devices, supporting both physical and logical extraction methods for Android, iOS, Windows OS, Tizen OS, and other mobile operating systems.

MD-LIVE

MD-LIVE is a mobile forensic solution for quickly performing logical extraction and data analysis on live mobile devices.  It also supports a number of legal compliance features such as selective acquisition of evidence to ensure a suspect’s right to privacy, as well as mirroring and recording the suspect smartphone’s display during the forensic process. MD-LIVE also supports the use of a separate camera for recording the forensic process externally.

MD-NEXT

Data extraction software for smartphones, feature phones, drones, smart TVs, wearables, loT devices, USIM cards, SD memory cards, JTAG boards, and chip-off memory.

MD-NEXT

MD-NEXT is the forensic software solution for data extraction on a wide variety of mobile and digital devices. It supports both physical and logical extraction methods for Android, iOS, Windows OS, Tizen OS, and other mobile operating systems.

MD-RED

Data analysis software for recovering, decoding, decrypting, visualising, and reporting evidence data from mobile and digital devices.

MD-RED

MD-RED is the forensic software solution for recovering, decrypting, visualising, performing analytic data mining, and reporting evidence data that’s been extracted with MD-NEXT or another analogous extraction tool. The analysis results output by MD-RED can be exported as forensic reports for crime and accident investigations. In addition, as a result of continuous ongoing research, MD-RED‘s mobile app analysis engine is constantly being updated with support for analysing the latest apps.

MD-CLOUD

Digital forensic software for extraction and analysis of cloud account.

MD-CLOUD

MD-CLOUD is the most intuitive digital forensic software tool that extracts and analyses the data from cloud data storage. It supports a broad range of cloud services.

MD-VIDEO

Digital forensic software for video preview, recovery, and analysis of video data.

MD-VIDEO

MD-VIDEO is the digital forensic software for extracting and recovering video data directly from the media storage like a disk, memory card and damaged video file.

 

DATAPILOT 10

 

A New Era of Mobile Forensics

With DATAPILOT 10, you can instantly acquire data to review on-scene, examine back in the lab, or store for litigation hold requests.

DataPilot
Get Mobile
Device Data,
Immediately
in the Field

Collect Data Fast

Collect mobile device data from suspects, victims, witnesses or for litigation hold requests—without sending their device to the lab

View Results On-Scene

Review only the data you need, right on-scene, so you can make informed decisions quickly, without delay

Take Action

Get data, take immediate action, saving more lives, protecting people & property, and no more waiting on lab results when they are not needed

Datapilot products

Acquire

Fast and Complete Acquisitions: Contacts, Call History, Messages, Images, Calendar, Files, App Data, Deleted Data, and more

Linked Screen Capture

Mirror evidence directly from the target device in real-time. Android offers auto-scroll and auto-capture capability

Optical Capture

Use with any device, on-board built-in cameras allow the collection of evidence with OCR and search capability

Benefits of
DATAPILOT 10


• Rugged & Portable
• No Training Necessary
• 256 GB Expandable Hard Drive
• 64 bit Windows IoT
• Powers Target Devices


• Works with Other Forensics Tools
• Search & Reporting Features
• Export data to .csv, .xml, PDF and SQL
• Works on Apple & Android Devices
• Customizable for Agency Specs

 

FORENSIQ ONE

 

ForensIQ ONEStand-Alone Software for Investigators

In digital investigations today, there’s a constantly growing amount of data and information coming from multiple sources. To collect the data, the examiner needs to have a various number of tools that results in multiple exports and reports for the investigator to deal with when extractions are done.

 

With ForensIQ One’s “Case Investigator”, users can gather data and information from multiple sources into one tool that aggregates all the data, compares and searches for differences and similarities, links entities and presents results in one report.

We are offering two complimentary webinars to discover the Case Investigator tool.

Join this webinar with the creator to find out more.

The webinar will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, please register with an email address that allows access to a Teams account.

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Digital Investigation Simplified

Multiple sources

Gather data from multiple sources and get full overview of your case.  Become more efficient and simplify your work.

Speed

Let the software connect the dots, find the links and critical evidence for you. Speed up your work by utilising computing power.

One Report

When the investigation is concluded, one single report can be produced with all the findings and important notes related to the case.

Timeline

View and search through all data in a chronological order.  Get a full overview of when activities happened.

Open API

With our API you can connect to existing infrastructure with third party tools for full utilisation.

Media

Get a full overview of the media in your investigation with simple, easy to use functionality.

Conversations

Communications are visualised in an easy and graphical view, in which both single threads and groups will be presented.

Persona Based

Devices do not commit the crimes, people do. Work through your investigation from a persona view.

Compare and Contrast

Let the software find and present various discrepancies and duplications in your case.

 

EVOLVE

 

BLUE LIGHTS EVOLVE is a trusted source of initial training, continual professional development and resources for an effective digital investigator. It has been carefully designed, from concept to delivery, around the ever-evolving challenges to law enforcement organisations in a digital age.

 

The system delivers a ground-breaking approach to increasing digital capability through a mobile application and online resources available to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

 

EVOLVE is revolutionising the way organisations are able to deliver clear, concise and current digital support to their first responders and investigators through:

EVOLVE -Beautiful Content

BEAUTIFUL CONTENT

EVOLVE content comes alive for each individual user. Content is continually reviewed and updated to deliver current and quality material every time.

EVOLVE - Step Workflows

DECISION WORKFLOWS

Interactive workflows provide a visual and simple navigation of policies and procedures. Staff across your organisation will have clear and concise guidance anytime, anywhere.

EVOLVE - Growing Portfolio

GROWING PORTFOLIO

Access the Blue Lights Digital Academy to discover further education, designed in collaboration with law enforcement organisations, for use with mobile devices.

EVOLVE - Live Response

LIVE CHAT RESPONSE

Integrated live chat with enquiries subject matter experts through the EVOLVE app. Complex enquiries drive constant improvement of application content.

 

CHAINALYSIS

 

Chainalysis product logo

Cryptocurrency gives criminals new ways to evade detection. Our partner, Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, provides compliance and investigation software to the world’s leading banks, businesses, and governments. Their software helps investigators identify and stop bad actors who use cryptocurrencies for illicit activity such as money laundering, terrorist financing, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and more. As experts in financial crime and economic analysis, they empower customers to derive insights they can act on. Subscribe to the Chainalysis newsletter to find data-driven content on cryptocurrency markets, regulation, and developments.

OSINT Opportunities

Added IOSINT functionality allows you the opportunity to enter any cryptocurrency address to learn which entity controls the wallet and discover related addresses. The Search feature automatically scans 1000s of social media forums and darknet sites for open-source intelligence to enrich investigations with contextual information scraped from thousands of clear and darknet forums.

Chainalysis - OSINT opportunities

Follow the Money

Chainalysis Reactor’s intuitive interface allows users to create powerful visualisations of cryptocurrency flows, trace the flow of funds through an unlimited number of “hops” and link suspicious activity to real-world entities. Through our capacity building services, we can enable you to build a narrative with case notes and annotations, share graphs directly or export raw data for a complete record of their findings.

Chainalysis - follow the money

Connecting the Dots

We can provide UK, EU and USA certified training from foundation to expert in the Chainalysis portfolio, provide licences and trials as an authorised reseller of Chainalysis KYT, Chainalysis Reactor and Chainalysis Kryptos to enable governments around the world to enforce sanctions, CT units fight terrorism, and specialist units prevent money laundering.

Chainalysis - connecting the dots

 

EDUCATION

 

ONLINE, CLASSROOM-BASED
AND REMOTELY-TAUGHT COURSES

We have an extensive portfolio of training courses, covering all elements of digital investigation from cryptocurrency to communications data and everything in between. Our team of qualified trainers have decades of experience in policing and technology, blending the two to deliver relevant and up-to-date content, bespoke to your needs.

A number of our classroom-based course are also available for live remote delivery straight to your desktop, using safe and high-quality video conferencing platforms, and we have also developed a range of online-only courses for you complete in your own time.

We are a CPD Standards accredited training provider, and issue BLD certification to delegates upon successful completion of our training courses.

For full information and to book, visit our training website, www.bluelightstraining.com.

2020 TRAINING PORTFOLIO
 

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INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL INVESTIGATION AWARDS

Notice Warning IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Thu 12 March 2020:

Despite a number of mitigation actions put in place to reduce the risks associated with the global spread of COVID-19 the ICDDF 2020 events team have received a significant withdrawal of participants and delegates from across industry and law enforcement in the last 24 hours as a result of COVID-19. The event is no longer viable and will be deferred to a later date.

 

The Awards will consequently be moved to the postponed ICDDF event.

2020 Awards

The 2020 International Digital Investigation Awards have been postponed due to the current COVID-19 (``Coronavirus``) epidemic.

Nominations

Recognising worldwide excellence and collaboration in digital and cybercrime investigation and intelligence in law enforcement. Nominations for the 2020 awards have now closed.

Celebrate

Celebrating excellence, innovation and progress in digital investigation, as always, the Awards bring together organisations and individuals from around the world who are passionate and inspiring in their fields, giving an opportunity to collaborate and learn together in an evening of drinks, dinner and ceremony.

Great speakers

Every year the Awards are honoured to be supported and attended by some of the leading international and UK law enforcement organisations. The senior stakeholders involved dedicate their time to the success of the event, coming together to recognise the incredible and ground-breaking work of their colleagues.

Nominees

The awards focus on exceptional work across the previous twelve months and the finalists have been selected by a panel from the nominees chosen by you!

Deeper Insight

This year we plan to showcase the winners’ achievement not only at the awards, but each winner will be given the opportunity to provide their peers with an insight into their work, feeding that excellence back into the community and driving knowledge forward.

TESTIMONIALS

PARTNERS

 

ABOUT US

 

Build Learn DevelopHere at BLD we have developed a range of successful solutions, services and platforms to support investigations, as well as providing continued support and education for thousands of investigations professionals, helping to grow their own digital investigation and Intelligence capabilities.

 

We deliver on-demand products and services that allow skills and knowledge to be quickly acquired and developed into advanced capabilities. These are further developed by ongoing support through reference materials and continued professional development.

 

We work in partnership with your organisation to combine digital capabilities with an objective-driven strategy ensuring that our services are designed and delivered bespoke for your needs.

 

As an organisation, we are customer obsessed, always making sure your expectations are exceeded and your outcomes are met.

 

We ensure our clients are at the forefront of digital knowledge and capability. We support our clients to remain up-to-date with the latest technology advancements and work in collaboration to define the threats and opportunities they could present.

 

Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, and care deeply about what we do every day. Our unique development ensures that we have the very best staff at every level of operation.

 

Our leadership team reflects a group of diverse individuals with breadth of knowledge and has extensive Digital Investigation experience on many high profile and complex cases.

Matt Service
Chief Executive Officer and Data Protection Officer

A specialist in digital strategy, Matt brings over two decades of experience in digital transformation across global Fortune 500 companies, UK Police forces, The Ministry of Defence and many international government organisations. His approach to transformation is one of modern efficiency, whilst retaining a strong understanding of traditional enterprise architecture.

Matt Service
Chief Executive Officer and Data Protection Officer
Nick Curry
Chief Operating Officer

Nick is recognised as a leading authority on converging both established and emerging disciplines of digital investigation and intelligence due to his continual investment in research, problem solving and testing of digital technologies. His knowledge is delivered to our clients by supporting investigations and through delivery of our educational programmes.

Nick Curry
Chief Operating Officer
Matt Dyer
Matt Dyer
Head of Training

Matt is a former police detective with 23 years’ experience in departments including homicide, organised crime, anti-corruption, kidnap & extortion.

One of the first digital media investigators within the West Midlands Police and a digital media investigation education lead at the College of Policing.

Matt is BLD’s principal trainer with an unending passion for the digital environment, responsible for developing and delivering hundreds of courses to frontline officers, supervisors and specialist units.

His assures BLD’s training portfolio remains relevant in line with legislation and emerging capabilities and threats.

Matt Dyer
Head of Training
Mark Laing
Creative Director

Mark is a former police detective, having served Lancashire Constabulary for 18 years. Combining his vast experience of major investigations and covert tactics with his deep understanding of technology, he is able to advise and consult on complex cases involving all types of digital evidence. Mark is a C4-Certified Bitcoin Professional, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and a City & Guilds qualified RF Technician, and is responsible for developing our training prospectus for both classroom and online learning.

Mark Laing
Creative Director
Amanda Huggins
Operations Services Director

Amanda Huggins
Operations Services Director

CONTACT US

Drop us a line or give us a call. We love to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions.

OUR OFFICE

The Officers Mess
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QH

DROP US A LINE

enquiries@bluelightsdigital.com

 

Contact Pete or Claire re
HancomWITH products:
hancomwith@bluelightsdigital.com

or DataPilot products:
datapilot@bluelightsdigital.com

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(+44) 01223 919607

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