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LOCARD and other 8 European Commission projects dedicated to cyber crime, have recently prepared a collective response to the EC consultation on proposed Cyber Resilience Act.

The response is available in the following link.

Following the first edition of the LOCARD training sessions that took place on 21, 28 and 31 January 2022, online, the project consortium has published several videos aiming to show to the public the developed platform and tools. Our videos will delve on how LOCARD tools are operated in order to process evidence, create reports and submit those reports to the LOCARD platform.

The following LINK provides all information to access our training material.

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On 21, 28 and 31 January 2022, the first edition of the LOCARD training sessions will take place, which can be followed online. Organised by the Project consortium, the aim of the event is to show to the public the developed platform and tools.

The event will be divided into 3 days: The 21st will be dedicated to present the main concepts of the LOCARD project along with a high-level view of the LOCARD system. The LOCARD platform and some of the most relevant tools will be presented during the 28th while the last day, the 31st, will be dedicated to present other relevant tools developed throughout the project.

LOCARD was presented by Dr. Constantinos Patsakis last March 25th at the i-Lead Research Day 2021 organised by the Polish Platform for Homeland Security in association with Europol. During the presentation, Dr. Patsakis highlighted some of the LOCARD findings using NLP in the context of detecting deviant online behaviour ranging from the detection of selling credentials to grooming. 

The presentation is available in the following LINK.


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Cybercrime is a risk for any society, weakens confidence in Information and Communication technologies and threatens international peace and stability. In its fight against cybercrime, one of the most difficult challenges for the European Union is to homogenise the jurisdictions of the Member States, promoting common collaboration frameworks (from legal and technical perspectives) and developing more advanced tools.

Hence, EU projects should make efforts to achieve high-quality results, cover a clearly demanded need and generate a permanent impact. To this end, LOCARD has recently joined forces with its sister project ROXANNE, which brings a consortium composed by Law Enforcement Agencies, industry and academia. Amongst its main objectives, ROXANNE aims to improve and assist police investigations by developing tools to accelerate investigative processes, and an interactive platform with AI intelligence that will combine advanced text, speech, and language technologies, along with network analysis. 

Our project was presented last Tuesday 17th by Pablo López-Aguilar at the APWG eCrime 2020 Symposium. During the presentation (available HERE), Pablo highlighted the importance to find a common framework in the handling of digital evidence among different jurisdictions, as one of the biggest challenges that we have to face in Europe and probably also in the world.

Indeed, to develop a mechanism to standardise digital forensic procedures may increase the quality of digital forensic reports and, therefore, foster digital forensics best practices and facilitate sharing and admissibility of reports across jurisdictions.


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