Roaming of devices from network and spectrum required

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Roaming of Devices from Network and Spectrum Required - I.D. Info on SIM – Also SMS, Phonebooks, and Last Numbers Dialled on SIM Terrorist use of phones as IED detonators Increased the demand for mobile forensics. Mobile device forensics is making a real impact in the war on terror. Adoption Has Moved Quickly From Federal to Local Level and Now Enterprise, Prisons, Schools, etc. Mobile Device Forensics Overview
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Mobile Device Forensics Today Now Used Widely Around the World Mobile Device Forensics Overview 80% of All Criminal Investigations in Europe Involve Mobile Device Forensics 90% of All Criminal Investigations in UK 70% in US (estimate and growing) Quickly Becoming The Necessary Part of Every Investigation!
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Cell Phone Forensics First Lesson : Cell Phone Forensics is NOT Computer Forensics! While The Intent Is Similar, The Method Is Different Mobile Device Forensics Overview
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Computer Forensics: Only a Few Major Operating System Standards : Windows, Mac, Linux. Standard practice is to image the Harddrive and Examine Data. Cell Phone Forensics: Multiple Operating Systems . Various Communication Standards. Each manufacturer has their own: Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Palm, Blackberry, etc., etc. Communication Standards Evolving. Started this way but is consolidating to four or five. Mobile Forensics is becoming more like computer forensics in some ways. Mobility Aspect: - Phones are Live Things Roaming Around . It’s not just about what’s on the device, but where has it been and what connections have been made? Networks Are Managing The Massive Data in Different Ways – Lots There. The Big Difference: Mobile Device Forensics Overview What’s retained by the network varies from carrier to carrier, but apart from the billing essentials, not much data is saved after 30 days. Some Exceptions.
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Mobile Device Forensics Overview Cell Phone Forensics is not technically “forensics”. We are just starting to image the drive. Mostly we are engaging it to tell us what’s in there and then recording and analyzing. Proper training in handling and processing phones is essential in reducing the risk of loss or contamination. While the acquisition of data is relatively easy, it often requires putting an Agent on the device to assist with data extraction. A phone is always updating with the network, and remote destruction is possible. Proper isolation of the device from the network and immediate analysis is best when possible. Another Difference: Phones Are Always Updating – Proper Handling and Isolation Are Essential
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Mobile Device Forensics Overview What Data is Obtainable?
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Start with the SIM on GSM Phones Mobile Device Forensics Overview FROM GSM and iDEN Phone SIM Cards (Partial List): IMSI: International Mobile Subscriber Identity ICCID: Integrated Circuit Card Identification (SIM Serial No.) MSISDN: Mobile Station Integrated Services Digital Network (phone number) Network Information LND: Last Number Dialled (sometimes, not always, depends on the phone) ADN: Abbreviated Dialled Numbers (Phonebook) SMS: Text Messages, Sent, Received, Deleted, Originating Number, Service Center (also depends on Phone) SMS Service Center Info: GPRS Service Center Info: Location Information:
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