Open source internet research tool (OSIRT): an investigative tool for law enforcement officials

Williams, J. (2017) Open source internet research tool (OSIRT): an investigative tool for law enforcement officials. In: HEA National Conference for Learning and Teaching in Cyber Security, 5-6 April, 2017, Liverpool.

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Open Source Internet Research Tool (OSIRT) is a self-described “browser on steroids” that’s designed to aid law enforcement officials of all skill-levels to conduct Open Source Research on the Internet.

OSIRT styles itself on the look-and-feel of a normal web browser, but provides additional functionality such as screen capturing and automated logging of webpages visited. All evidential artefacts are automatically placed into a case container, along with the date and time they were obtained and a cryptographic hash for file verification.

OSIRT has been designed in collaboration with the College of Policing, where it is used as a centre piece for one of the College’s training courses. In addition to this, OSIRT is also used by numerous law enforcement officials across the UK for live investigations; with many of OSIRT’s features based directly from law enforcement feedback and suggestions.

This poster highlights the current features of OSIRT, along with OSIRT’s future direction and a call for ideas and suggestions from the academic community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA0076.75 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing
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Depositing User: Joseph Williams
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 11:59
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 11:59

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