Exterro Introduces Free Forensic Imaging Training for Law Enforcement Officers

Exterro Introduces Free Forensic Imaging Training for Law Enforcement Officers

New FTK Imager Sessions Boost Success Rate in Fighting Crime with Forensic Data

PORTLAND, Ore., March 30, 2022 —Exterro Inc. – the preferred provider of Legal GRC software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy, and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations – today announced it is offering free training for its FTK® Imager software to law enforcement personnel to support their use of forensic tools in the fight against crime. FTK Imager is one of the most widely used forensic tools on the market and used by leading law enforcement agencies across the world.

As a free tool, FTK Imager enables users to quickly assess electronic evidence by obtaining forensic images of computer data, without making changes to the original evidence. The imager is part of a family of products known as Exterro FTK (Forensic Tool Kit) that enables organizations to perform in-depth analysis of complex investigations using the latest forensic technologies to both comb through and identify evidence, while allowing multiple parties to collaborate and communicate in real-time.

Sarah Hargreaves, Vice President of Global Training at Exterro, said, “We believe the training will be of great benefit to law enforcement personnel to support their fight against crime. FTK Imager is a tool with some really useful features. We want to make sure that whether used in the lab or in the field, our customers can get the best from the tool. Training has such an important part to play in DFIR. Providing access to our FTK Imager 100 class is a great way of supporting the law enforcement community.”

The increasing importance of digital evidence in criminal cases coupled with mounting data volumes has driven demand for forensic tools. However, training in their use is crucial: the forensic imaging process is the most volatile part of a forensic investigation because law enforcement officers must interact with live evidence. Data can be destroyed and inadvertently changed during a process if the correct steps are not followed.

Hargreaves added, “Training is an integral part of any law enforcement workflow. Because it is likely that police personnel will need to convey their evidence in a court of law, it is vitally important that the evidence that they provide is based on a tried and tested workflow

and that they can demonstrate both training and competence in the use of any tool or software that is used in the forensic workflow.”

The free, one-day classes will be offered in online and classroom formats over the next three months until June 30th, 2022, after which it will be freely available on demand to law enforcement customers. Hargreaves noted that, while the online format may be more convenient for some users, Exterro has made every effort to ensure that both formats offer a similar experience.

The free training classes will be made available via an application process, as numbers will be limited. The application form can be accessed here. Further information on FTK Imager and the associated training is available here.

About Exterro

Exterro empowers legal teams to proactively and defensibly manage their Legal Governance, Risk and Compliance (Legal GRC) requirements. Our Legal GRC software is the only comprehensive platform that automates the complex interconnections of privacy, legal operations, digital investigations, cybersecurity response, compliance and information governance. Thousands of legal teams around the world in corporations, law firms, government and law enforcement agencies trust our integrated Legal GRC platform to manage their risks and drive successful outcomes at a lower cost. For more information, visit exterro.com

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