Intelligence Network & Secure Platform for Evidence Correlation and TransferMore Information
The principal objective of INSPECTr will be to develop a shared intelligent platform and a novel process for gathering, analysing, prioritising and presenting key data to help in the prediction, detection and management of crime in support of multiple agencies at local, national and international level.
This data will originate from the outputs of free and commercial digital forensic tools complemented by online resource gathering. Using both structured and unstructured data as input the developed platform will facilitate the ingestion and homogenisation of this data with increased levels of automisation, allowing for interoperability between outputs from multiple data formats.
Using various knowledge discovery techniques, the investigator will be allowed to visualise and bookmark
important evidential material and export it to an investigative report.
In addition to providing basic and advanced cross-correlation analysis with existing case data this technique will aim to improve knowledge discovery across exhibit analysis within a case, between separate cases and ultimately between interjurisdictional investigations.
INSPECTr will employ big data analytics, cognitive machine learning and blockchain approaches to significantly improve digital and forensics capabilities for pan-European LEAs.
INSPECTr intends to reduce the complexity and the costs in law enforcement agencies and related actors to use leading edge analytical tools proportionally and in line with relevant legislation.
The final developed platform will be freely available to all LEAs.
The INSPECTr project seeks to increase the security of the EU, while complying with the tenets of Responsible Research and Innovation and national and European research ethics requirements in a manner that that respects and preserves civil liberties.
Leveraging and integrating existing research outputs that are currently attempting to address the main challenges of modern digital forensics, INSPECTr will develop a multi-jurisdictional platform for digital forensics and intelligence gathering
Utilising a high-tech approach to solving high-tech crime with final developed platform made freely available to all LEAs, a platform that supports digital forensics evidence capture and unified federated analysis at both national and international level, iteratively designed and tested under guidance from LEA partners.
The platform will incorporate privacy and ethics by design principles and take into consideration national and international legislation
INSPECTr intends to reduce the complexity and the costs in law enforcement agencies by providing cutting-edge analytical tools, proportionally and in line with relevant legislation (including fundamental rights). The platform will provide extended options for multi-level and cross-border collaboration, facilitating reactive and preventive policing through the detection and prediction of cybercrime operations/trends.
The EU funded INSPECTr project will integrate a range of high-tech approaches including Big Data analytics, cognitive machine learning and blockchain technologies into a shared intelligence platform improving digital and forensic capabilities whilst reducing complexity and cost of cross-border collaboration
INSPECTr Project Coordinator (UCD-CCI)
UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation
UCD School of Computer Science
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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