The event aimed to assist the exchange of information on cybersecurity between academics and practitioners in central Europe. Members of the FORMOBILE consortium, including Dr Christian Hummert, a coordinator of the project were present at the CECC.

The CECC encourages dialogue between researchers of technical and social aspects of cybersecurity, both crucial in attaining adequate levels of cybersecurity. Complementary contributions dealing with its economic aspects, including legal, investigation and other related issues of cybersecurity are considered.

At this year’s event, FORMOBIE played a prominent role. An overview of the project was presented to participants; as well as being referenced during a session with Dr Uwe Ewald, a highly experienced and acclaimed attorney with a vast knowledge of criminal justice and digital evidence.

Dr Uwe Ewald conducts seminars on digitisation in the area of ​​internal security and criminal justice; as well as the use of software tools for the evaluation of mass digital evidence. Moreover, Ewald is a member of the FORMOBILE advisory board connected to the ethical elements of the project. Consequently, Dr Ewald’s position on the topic of FORMOBILE is well regarded and of interest to the consortium and other engaged stakeholders.

He delivered a presentation named:

“Digital Forensics vs. Due Process - Conflicting Standards or Complementary Approaches”

Ewald outlined many of the obstacles connected with digital forensics and the judicial systems; stating that FORMOBILE is an excellent approach for standardisation within the digital forensics community.

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The FORMOBILE booth was frequented throughout the day by many interested scientists attending the CECC. At the stand, members of FORMOBILE’s project team were on hand to answer questions and provide information about standardisation and technical-related matters.

Members of the FORMOBILE Consortium at ZITiS for the CECC 2019 Web

Key Takeaways

The primary outcome of the CECCC was a more precise understanding of the importance of including jurisdiction in the process of standardisation in digital forensics. Another significant takeaway was the necessity of cooperation between Law Enforcement and Science; to ensure that the upcoming challenges in cybercrime can be met and tackled appropriately.

Essentially, there is still lots of work to complete in mobile forensics, and the environment is continually evolving.