Responding to the growing digital forensics needs.
A new digital forensics laboratory facility opens in the North East of England in October 2022, providing quality assured digital forensics services to support law enforcement needs. Delivering confidence for clients through security by design, and compliant with Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) Codes of Practice, CACI’s UK Digital Forensics Laboratory brings together ex-police staff with significant Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) expertise, and a respected global technology specialist.
CACI’s UK Digital Forensics Laboratory is supported by CACI Inc’s Washington-based digital forensics laboratory CDFL US, which has more than a decades experience supporting digital forensics requirements for criminal and civil investigations, litigation, post-incident response, and intelligence collection. It is one of only eight private digital forensic labs in the US to hold ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for its services.
Over 90% of crime has a digital element
By partnering with police forces, CACI’s UK Digital Forensics Laboratory aims to help law enforcement agencies respond quickly and effectively to operational demands and help strengthen the currently frail third-party supplier market. Obtaining accreditation for all services provided is a key requirement.
To ensure quality for all services and to meet the requirements for Forensic Science Providers in the Criminal Justice System, CACI’s UK Digital Forensics Laboratory is working towards accreditation for all key services to:
✓ BS EN I SO/IEC 17025:2017
✓ Forensic Science Regulators Code of Practice and Conduct
✓ ILAC G19 CACI Ltd is also accredited: ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and ISO 9001
Ensure compliance with digital forensic service levels
Technology is transforming the world we live in at an astonishing rate and its exploitation by criminals is expanding exponentially. With more than 90% of crime recognised as having a digital element, there is an increasing complexity in the way that threats are enabled and evidence is generated.
For police forces across the UK, this is proving to be a challenge. The NPCCs 2020 Digital Forensic Science Strategy, states: While crime and criminals have become ever more digitally sophisticated, our response, at every level of law enforcement, has been slow, fractured and piecemeal.
The report recognises that to deliver against top priorities, such as protecting children from sexual exploitation, breaking the scourge of County Lines, disrupting terrorism and reducing serious violence, there needs to be a coherent, cohesive and collective response to the use of digital forensics. This includes police forces partnering with private sector expertise, to strengthen capabilities and to achieve greater capacity.