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FORMOBILE project: continuous chain of forensic investigations for mobile devices.

 

Principal Project Coordinator: Mittweida University of Applied Sciences / Germany. The project is being implemented in a joint consortium of 19 partners from the EU and Kyrgyzstan:

Name of company

Country

1

Mittweida University of Applied Sciences

Germany

2

Netherlands Forensic Institute

Netherlands

3

Micro System AB

Sweden

4

Austria International Standards

Austria

5

Central Office of Information Technology in the Security Sector

Germany

6

Home Office

United Kingdom

7

Spanish National Police

Spain

8

Regional headquarters of the Polish police in Poznan

Poland

9

Malta Police

Malta

10

Portuguese Judicial Police

Portugal

11

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

12

University of Patras

Greece

13

Research and Technology Foundation - Hellas

Greece

14

Ministry of Justice and Public Safety of Norway

Norway

15

Foundation for Law and Internet

Bulgaria

16

Polish Internal Security Platform

Poland

17

Time. Lex

Belgium

18

Country of Innovation

France

19

Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov

Kyrgyzstan

 

Additional participating partners: European Network of Law Enforcement Services/EU and Polish National Police/Poland

Challenge:

FORMOBILE's mission is to form a coherent and complex chain of forensic expertise in order to provide law enforcement agencies with access to mobile device data.

 

To achieve this goal, the consortium has three priority objectives:

 

-development of new tools and technologies for obtaining previously inaccessible mobile data, unlocking mobile devices, decrypting and analyzing the information contained on them;

- drawing up a new standard for forensic research of mobile devices based on the requirements of law enforcement agencies and taking into account all existing legal and ethical issues;

- development of training programs for new standards and tools in order to ensure high quality forensic analysis of mobile devices.

 

The FORMOBILE consortium has received the support of the European Commission by providing a proposal that meets the need for technology to effectively fight crime and terrorism using digital forensics. The association will assist in the drafting of the European Security Action Program, which guarantees all citizens of the region freedom, security, and law enforcement without internal borders.

 

Work on the project was started in May 2019 and will last for three years. The project received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

 

Criminals and terrorists are becoming increasingly sophisticated in the use of mobile devices, encryption and digital applications. However, thanks to our joint efforts, the FORMOBILE project will benefit the entire community of specialists in digital forensics - as well as all citizens of the world.

 

Work plan:

FORMOBILE aims at developing a complete forensic investigation chain, targeting mobile devices. A result of the project should be a holistic view of all areas of mobile forensics, including fundamental rights, allowing continued research on the complete investigation chain.

 

The project has been divided into 10 Work Packages that reflect the analysis chain used by security practitioners that examine mobile evidence.

 

The forensic investigation chain is broken into three steps: acquisition, decoding and analysis of data.

 

Expected results

The overarching goal of the FORMOBILE H2020 cooperative research project is to establish a complete end-to-end forensic investigation chain for mobile devices. Methods will be developed and implemented to cover the forensic acquisition of data from mobile devices, plus the decoding and analysis of the data as well as the presentation of the evidence.

 

The project will result in a standardized European process of forensic examination of mobile phones. It is also the goal of the new FORMOBILE standard, which is to become the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the Seminar Agreement (CWA). CWAs are often the forerunners of EN and ISO standards. As a result, best practices and common working methods will be collected and consolidated into an agreed standard to be adopted by relevant stakeholders.

The use of a common pan-European standard will enable law enforcement agencies and other related associations to improve effectiveness and effectiveness in combating mobile-related crime.

For detailed information: https://formobile-project.eu/