CACI Digital Forensics Laboratory recommended for ISO 17025 accreditation by UKAS
CACI’s new Digital Forensics Laboratory has successfully passed its initial assessment and been recommended for ISO 17025 by UKAS. This coincides with the Forensic Science Regulator’s Statutory Code of Practice which took effect on Monday 2 October.
CACI has been recommended by UKAS for accreditation to the following scope:
- ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with compliance to ILAC G19:06/2022 and Forensic Science Regulator Code of Practice Version 1
- Capture and preservation of data from computers and digital storage devices – HDDs, SSDs, M.2 memory devices, memory cards and USB flash devices – Using FTK Imager, EnCase Imager and Tableau T356789iu
- Capture, preservation, processing and analysis of data from Mobile Devices, SIM cards and Memory Cards – Using Cellebrite 4PC, Cellebrite Physical Analyser, MSAB XRY, MSAB XAMN and Magnet Axiom
The laboratory, based in Northallerton, was launched on 9th June and has been created to mirror the capabilities of law enforcement digital forensic laboratories, adhering to industry standards and employing the same tools and processes.
It took an 18-month process for the laboratory to be created, but it is now housed with industry-leading individuals with years of expertise across the Digital Forensics space.
The formation of the team was heavily influenced by the already-established counterpart in the United States, which has been providing exceptional service for the past decade, shown through various accomplishments and significant recognition.
The DF Laboratory’s Operations Director, Richard Cockerill, had this to say:
“This is a fantastic achievement for CACI and is testament to the hard work and experience of our Digital Forensics team over this past year. Accreditation enables CACI to increase its support Law Enforcement which is particularly important now that the Forensic Science Regulator’s Statutory Code is in effect. CACI have the capacity and expertise to provide high quality digital forensic investigation services to the UK criminal justice system, and this recommendation from UKAS is a significant milestone in our journey.”
CACI are now looking forward to the many opportunities that will open up for the Digital Forensics team following this recommendation being confirmed, as well as the continued progression we’ve seen since the formation of the laboratory.