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Lawful evidence cOllecting & Continuity plAtfoRm Development

LOCARD is the next generation platform to process digital evidence through blockchain technology and generate mutual recognition of judicial decisions among the EU.

Project Overview

LOCARD’s research and toolbox will contribute to elevate the level of security across Europe.
Target Group
LOCARD will provide LEAs, Judicial Authorities and private companies an innovative platform to manage digital evidence easily.
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Become part of the network of stakeholders and get early access to technology and public results.
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Project Overview

LOCARD is a project funded through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, that would automate the collection of digital evidence in any electronic format and medium. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive management approach to handle digital evidence to be presented in a court of law, alleviating many issues of current art and practice. LOCARD aims to increase trust in the handling and processing of digital evidence and the management of chain of custody by providing transparency and using immutable chain of custody stored with blockchain technology.

Objectives

Innovation Areas

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Objectives
All digital evidences have to be stored in a manner that cannot be disputed in a court of law.

LOCARD will provide a platform based on blockchain technology that will guarantee the immutability, transparency, robustness, auditability, integrity, authenticity and security of the digital evidence.

Manage an immutable chain of custody of the digital evidence.
Create commitments per involved entity to handle the digital evidence accordingly.
Allow for usage of live-streaming data as evidence.
Provide online crawlers to detect deviant behaviour in online content.
International usage of digital evidence in the corresponding format.
Tag malicious activities in data streams and receive notifications once alert criteria are met.
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Allow victim organisations to monitor the progress of their investigation in real-time.
Publish anonymised data to find correlations and identify campaigns.
Offline tools to collect multimedia evidence from media.
Infrastructure to store all digital evidence and handle its use in a court.
Integration of the platform modules in a Trusted Execution Environment.
Allow citizens report malicious online events and activities.
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Innovation Areas

There is a lack of standardisation on how forensic reports are presented to different stakeholders.

LOCARD will introduce new documents completing the existing norms in digital investigations, enabling stronger cross-border cooperation and evidence exchanges. Moreover, LOCARD will study how to support scalability and efficiency for storing and sharing vast amounts of data with blockchain technologies.

Foster unification and standardisation of digital forensic procedures

Legal Admissibility between EU Member States

Use of blockchain technology to store data and ensure traceability

Research on mobile and cloud forensics procedures

LOCARD aims to provide an holistic, trusted and distributed platform for chain of custody assurance along the forensics workflow allowing the storage of digital evidence metada in a blockchain.

Target




Law Enforcement Agencies

LOCARD will provide Law Enforcement Agencies and Judicial Authorities an innovative platform to manage digital evidence continuity of evidence easily, as well as a way to support cooperation and exchange of information between different jurisdictions. This will speed up and facilitate criminal investigations as well as assure evidence integrity for presentation in a Court.



Organisations

LOCARD will greatly benefit private organisations, especially those engaged in the providing of digital services. The platform’s modules will support forensic readiness processes, as well as compliance with GDPR provisions such as data breach notifications.



Citizens

LOCARD’s research and toolbox will contribute to elevate the level of security across Europe by providing the different actors involved in judicial proceedings with comprehensive tools to assure timely collection and the integrity of digital evidence. LOCARD’s identity management and blockchain elements will also support accountability of justice, and so citizens’ trust. Moreover, the crowdsourcing platform will put citizens in the loop, allowing them to timely report incidents and know that their input is evaluated.

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LOCARD is an ambitious project that not only seeks to generate high-quality results but aims to create a real and lasting impact in the digital forensic field. Hence, LOCARD is building a network of stakeholders (among Law Enforcement Agencies and Juditial Authorities, National or International Institutions, Research Centres and private companies from the forensics sector) interested in the results of the project, as well as in the use of the platform developed by the project.

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Early access to technology and public results

Demonstration of the platform during the project

Customization of the platform following the given feedback

Training and webinars

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Neurosoft S.A.

 

Neurosoft S.A.

Neurosoft was founded in 1994 with the vision to provide superior products, innovative solutions and exclusive services to its international clients. Listed in AIM Milan (NRST:MI) since 2009,Neurosoft is a fully integrated ICT company with Software Development, System Integration and Information Security capabilities. 

More specifically, Neurosoft’s cyber security services include but are not limited to, cyber security assessments, Red teaming, security design and architecture, security awareness and training, secure code review and cyber forensics for Information and Communication Technology infrastructures relying on traditional ICT equipment as well as on ICS/SCADA, SS7/Mobile, maritime environments and IoT technologies. Additionally, the company possesses expertise in Blockchain (hyperledger), where she has successfully completed projects in the field of supply finance. The company is located in Athens and has subsidiary offices in Cyprus, the UK and Dubai. The company participates in the project through its Cyprus subsidiary (Neurosoft Cyprus Limited).

Business areas covered by Neurosoft:

  • Fintech: Design and development of a unique ecosystem for Sales & Supply Chain Finance Operators with fully customized Business Intelligence & Risk Management modules using top-notch technologies such as BlockChain and IoT. In an ever-changing financial landscape where the need for liquidity is overwhelming, Neurosoft’s almost 20-year experience in the field is transformed into valuable solutions that meet organizations’ day-to-day financing demands.
  • Cyber Security: Provision of high-end Cyber Security solutions and services and development of innovative security products. In a world of viruses, malwares, hacktivists and organized cybercrime groups, Neurosoft has compiled a suite of practical and technologically advanced tools and methods to significantly enhance the protection of your mission-critical data.
  • System Engineering: Design, implementation, operation and support of large scale ICT infrastructure solutions for Operators of Critical Networks and Critical National Infrastructure Stakeholders. The vast experience in complex projects makes Neurosoft the ideal partner for any ICT infrastructure requirement.

The company is committed to client impact, continuous investments in R&D, innovation, adoption of advanced methodologies and well-known international standards (ISO9001 & 27001, OHSAS18001, OWASP). It demonstrates a track record of successful local & international group (multi-country) installations & continuous technical support, always on time – on budget – on spec.

Neurosoft has won the Premio Le Fonti Impresad’ Eccellenza “Software House” for Excellence in Software award.

Neurosoft’s Cyber Security services portfolio includes cyber security assessments, Red Teaming, Managed Security Services, Security design and architecture, Security Awareness and Training, Secure Code Review and Cyber Forensics for Information and Communication Technology infrastructures relying on traditional ICT equipment as well as on ICS/SCADA, SS7/Mobile, Maritime environments and IoT technologies.

Cyber Security Services are being delivered by Neurosoft’s highly qualified professional team with years of proven experience, holding internationally recognized certifications which demonstrate their advanced technical skills and high ethical profile.

  • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Wireless Attacks (OSWP)
  • eLearnSecurity Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT)
  • eLearnSecurity Mobile Application Penetration Tester (eMAPT)

Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)

Neurosoft Security Team conducts cyber security assessments driven by the “Think Evil” and “Act Professional” principles. Neurosoft also enforces high technical skill requirements through on-going participation of the Security Team to advanced trainings, conferences and seminars (Blackhat, Defcon, etc.), CTF (Capture the Flag) and War-game competitions (e.g. NATO coalition exercise, PANOPTIS, Lock Shields 2016, etc.), assuring that the methodologies used are always up-to-date and capable to offer Customers state-of-the-art tools for optimal results.

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