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

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Williams, J. 2017. Open source internet research tool (OSIRT): an investigative tool for law enforcement officials.
AuthorsWilliams, J.
TypeConference poster
Description

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.

Year2017
ConferenceHEA National Conference for Learning and Teaching in Cyber Security
Official URLhttps://www.heacademy.ac.uk/training-events/national-conference-learning-and-teaching-cyber-security
Related URLhttps://www.heacademy.ac.uk/system/files/downloads/cyber_security_day_2_posters.pdf
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Deposited01 Aug 2017
Accepted16 Mar 2017
Output statusPublished
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