FORMOBILE Project’s Impact on Mobile Forensics
The FORMOBILE project implementation concluded with a Final Event that was held on the 28th-29th of April 2022 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The project outcomes possess significant potential with regard to the tools, training and standardisation efforts in the field of Mobile Forensics.
Within FORMOBILE, the team worked on 12 individual tools. The project partners collectively worked on developing 12 individual tools that could enhance practitioners’ efficiency in the acquisition of data, their decryption and analysis. With the involvement of a commercial partner, MSAB, which is widely recognised in the cybersecurity and mobile forensics domain, the team was able to facilitate the whole process. Some of the developed tools will be added to the EUROPOL Tool Repository and you can visit FORMOBILE’s GitHub page here.
The level of expertise goes a long way in the field of mobile forensics. This is why the FORMOBILE project included the development of training material among its list of priorities at the project’s conception. Within the project, three pilot courses were delivered that are now publicly available, along with a specialised workshop for forensic laboratories – also to be facilitated after the project. The work completed in FORMOBILE will serve as a foundation for the cooperation with the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG) through their dedicated project.
The FORMOBILE project also worked to develop Standards for evidence collection, acquisition up until its presentation before the court. A collaborative effort of over 50 experts from 30+ organisations contributed to the pivotal CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement (17865) that can assist LEAs in addressing pertinent mobile forensic investigation chain topics related to processes, personnel, technology and legal and ethical matters.